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I'm trying to install Owncloud, which is currently at version 6.0.3. However, Raspbian's version is from about two years ago.

$ apt-cache show owncloud
Package: owncloud
Version: 4.0.4debian2-3.3

Similarly, Raspbian deluge (1.3.3) is well over two years old.

  1. Is this common for many Raspbian packages?
  2. Why does this repository lag behind so much?
  3. Is there a way to get newer packages another repository, and/or would installing Pidora or Arch help?
  • Because all the new stuff is going into Jessie.. but Jessie is not 100% ready for ARM yet. I wrote somewhere on this site how to use Jessie to get certain latest packages. – Piotr Kula Jun 6 '14 at 9:08
  • Also, the main Debian repos are different to the Raspbian ones (i think...), so even though version 6.0.3 it seems to be there for wheezy, i think it may take a while to filter over the raspbian ones (e.g. recompiling may be required for the Raspberry Pi's architecture/hardware) – Wilf Jun 9 '14 at 19:06
  • Did you ever manage to solve your problem? Please answer your question or mark one correct. Thanks – Piotr Kula Dec 23 '15 at 15:04
  • @ppumkin I didn't get a reply from my comment 1.5 years ago. I can't remember clearly now, but I think that I had some kind of issue (as per the comment). I guess this question is now out-of-date, so probably best to just close it. – Sparhawk Dec 23 '15 at 21:41
  • Greetings from the future, @SDsolar! Yes, I updated to stretch a couple of months ago. Took a day or so; I had problems with apache security mods and mysql. Apart from that it worked okay. – Sparhawk Aug 22 '17 at 1:58
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I know link updates are frowned upon, but this is an internal link to what you need.

Half way down that answer it shows how you can select packages from Jessie repository so you can install the latest ones will be there.

https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/15061/894

  • Thanks, I'll give that a go after I've fixed my pi. – Sparhawk Jun 6 '14 at 14:36
  • I fixed my pi and followed your instructions to the tee, but apt-get upgrade is now trying to pull upgrades from the jessie repo, specifically jessie/main linux-libc-dev armhf 3.13.10-1+rpi1+b2. – Sparhawk Jun 13 '14 at 5:16
  • How about a whole new OS? Here it is, released Aug 2017: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/71462/… – SDsolar Aug 22 '17 at 1:39

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