Update jq to 1.5

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woodswe
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Update jq to 1.5

Post by woodswe » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:13 am

Hi

I have Mint 17.2 64-b and need to update jq to v 1.5 but when I try, it refuses to do.
It tells that I have the latest version 1.3.

Can anyone help me ?

woodswe

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Re: Update jq to 1.5

Post by xenopeek » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:15 am

How are you updating it to a new release? As a rule you only get bugfixes and security updates for the version available in the repositories; you do not get new feature releases (with a few exceptions like the Firefox). New feature releases come when you upgrade to a new Linux Mint version. For Linux Mint developed software that is when you upgrade to a minor release (e.g., upgrading to 17.3) and for all other software on your system when you upgrade to a major release (e.g., upgrading to 18.x). And indeed, Linux Mint 18.x have jq 1.5.
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Re: Update jq to 1.5

Post by woodswe » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:28 pm

Thanks
Mint 18 will be the solution.

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