[tomboy-list] Update Tomboy version in Ubuntu
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 11:21:36 PDT 2009
On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:45 AM, Johannes Buchner<buchner.johannes at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Thu, 06 Aug 2009 13:48:17 +0200
> "Josep M. Fontana" <josepm.fontana at upf.edu> wrote:
>> Probably this should be marked as OT as it pertains more to questions
>> about Ubuntu (from a newby) than to questions about Tomboy itself
>> here it goes in case someone can help me.
>> I checked my current version of Tomboy and I see it is still 0.14.0.
>> I'd like to update it to the most recent stable version since I'd
>> like to take advantage of some of the improvements. Going through
>> Synaptic or doing apt-get update doesn't seem to help.
> The distribution always need time to test and repackage releases from
> the maintainers.
The hold-up with Ubuntu is not lack of testing, but an ongoing
argument about whether or not Tomboy 0.14.2 breaks their Stable
Release Update policy. I am hoping we will have a resolution on this
after the Ubuntu folks return from their summit in Dublin. I
apologize for the ridiculous delay with this. I am as surprised and
frustrated with it as you are. It has not been a problem in the past.
>> I guess I
>> could simply download a binary and manually install it but I would
>> prefer not to do that as I'm afraid that if I do that my installation
>> might not be recognized by the Ubuntu update manager and then I would
>> miss all the automatic updates (if there's any, which I'm starting to
> That is true.
>> What is your recommendation?
> You can download and run the newest version of tomboy as a local
> installation (so only in your home folder ~).
> So after extracting, run in the folder
> $ ./configure --prefix=/home/user/bin/tomboy/ --disable-scrollkeeper
> $ make
> $ make install
> and it will be installed there.
> However, it will not be integrated in the menus, you'll have to add a
I would still recommend looking for a deb or a PPA before installing
from source. Installing from source is not hard, as you can see, but
it require you to install a lot of developer dependencies that you
might not otherwise need.
Looks like you can get a binary of 0.14.2 here, after a quick google:
Of course, not being an Ubuntu user, I have not tried it.
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