Can I use more recent versions of applications than what is in the repositories?
siretart at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 12:50:25 UTC 2005
On 10/26/05, Dave M G <martin at autotelic.com> wrote:
> With at least two applications - bittorrent and gnucash - the version
> on the application's official web site is more recent than what it in
> the Universe repositories.
> I've attempted to install bittorrent from the deb package on the web
> page, but it doesn't work. (Ubuntu is Debian based, isn't it?)
Bittorrent switched its distribution licence, see
followups for details. Sorry, we cannot distribute such software,
please use alternatives.
> Before I go stumbling in the dark with Gnucash, as I'm doing with
> bittorrent, is there something I don't understand about Ubuntu
> compatibility with applications outside of the official repositories?
There are a lot of poorly maintained repositories out there. We try to
get all usefull and free redistributable stuff in our own archives.
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