(SOLVED) Updating Software - Gramps in this case

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amasa
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(SOLVED) Updating Software - Gramps in this case

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I am currently running Gramps 4.0.3. on Mint 17 XFCE. Gramps has released an upgrade (4.0.4 May 22, 2014) which addresses, inter alia, a bug that has been, well, bugging me. Ubuntu has a package(s?) at

http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty-backports/gramps,

specifically Package: gramps (4.0.4+dfsg-1~ubuntu14.04.1)

and shows a tar.gz file on the page(gramps_4.0.4+dfsg.orig.tar.gz), and also a download option.

I would much appreciate advice on way to go here.
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Re: Updating Software - Gramps in this case

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You can edit your repo list and add the trusty backport repo:

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deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
Then you will be able to install an updated version of your software. Be warned. It's not really complicated, but backport can decrease the stability of your system.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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Re: Updating Software - Gramps in this case

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Do you mean that Backports, that is, software distributed as backports, can reduce the stablity of the application being upgraded? I accept that upgrades that are not part of the regular major cycle of upgrades may result in less reliable, more unstable applications, but I wouldn't have thought that this would affect the whole Mint XFCE system.

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That's a risk. I doesn't mean it will be there. It means that maybe it can give you a bug somewhere... You just need to be aware of this. That's all ;)
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Re: Updating Software - Gramps in this case

Post by amasa »

Well, nothing ventured nothing gained.

I've followed the approach you suggested and upgraded the program. As you say, it wasn't complicated, and the upgrade to Gramps has fixed the bug I was concerned with, so looking good! At this stage anyway.

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.

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