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My Ubuntu 12.04 still has pidgin-plugin-pack package version 2.6.3-2, but the latest one is 2.7.0

Who is responsible for this package? How to update from 2.6.3 to 2.7.0 in Ubuntu repositories?

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You can have a look at the package metadata:

$ apt-cache show pidgin-plugin-pack | grep Maintainer
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Original-Maintainer: Felix Geyer <debfx-pkg@fobos.de>

As you can see, the current maintainer are the Ubuntu Developers. You can fill a package request at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/purple-plugin-pack/+bugs Someone already reported this: Upstream release 2.7.0 of purple plugin pack

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Ubuntu itself is responsible for that.However you can still add the pidgin PPA to software center from the Pidgin Website.Nothing to worry about really :) .

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