Ubuntu Package Management

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 8 03:18:31 UTC 2008

On 05/07/2008 10:22 AM, chicharras wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Please help me understand how the installation and updates of
> applications works in Ubuntu 7.1.
> First, is it the same to install a package using "apt-get install"
> than using the Synaptic Package Manager? I am interested in getting
> update notices through the Update Manager.
> Second, does the Update Manger inform of new versions/release of
> installed software? I just installed some updates to Open Office using
> the Update Manager. These updates where from version
> 1:2.3.0-1ubuntu5.3 to 1:2.3.0-1ubuntu5.4, so I assume these are
> updates to the 2.3 version of OO.  But I see on the OO web page the
> availability of OO 2.4. Will Update Manager give me the option to
> upgrade from 2.3 to 2.4?
> I have been using Ubuntu 7.1 for a couple of months in my laptop, and
> I look forward to removing Windows completely soon.

As others have mentioned, you'll not get 2.4 with Gutsy. You can upgrade
to Hardy, or you can install standard OOo directly from
In order to install the standard OOo, you will need to uninstall your
Ubuntu (U)OOo. Let me know if you want to do this and if you need

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