Installing applications from outside the repositories

Jon Reagan jreagan1990 at
Sun Feb 10 18:01:43 GMT 2008

You can always try the gutsy version on fiesty.  It may work, and then
it may not.  It doesn't look like that there are any other versions
available, so giving it a try might be the best option.

Hope this helps!


On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 11:54 -0500, Eric Weir wrote:
> I posted this query on the Ubuntu forums over a week ago and still 
> haven't gotten a response, so I thought I'd give it a try here.
> Recently I installed an "notetaking" application -- Zim -- from the 
> repository. I think it's going to meet my needs, but the version I have 
> is significantly out of date and the most recent version has significant 
> additional features.
> I started an install of the most recent version for Ubuntu from the 
> developer's website, but aborted, [1] because it's described as being 
> for Gutsy and I'm still running Feisty, and [2] because as the required 
> perl library packages were about to be installed I got a message saying 
> that older versions were available from the repositories and 
> recommending that I install them.
> So my questions. Can I do any harm by installing the Gutsy version of 
> the app on my Feisty system? Likewise regarding the unsupported libraries?
> Thanks much in advance.
> Sincerely,
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Eric Weir
> Decatur, GA USA
> eeweir at

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