# Why are the Raspbian repositories so out of date?

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 I guess this question is now out-of-date, so probably best to just close it.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

• 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