Now I want off course to try the latest release (3.2.5) of this program (which includes the bugfix for my problem). Apt-get tells me that the version I have installed (3.2.3-1) is already the newest version.
So what is the best way to upgrade to a newer version of a package then is available in the repositories?
- remove the version I have currently installed with the package manager. Download the source of the newest version and compile it myself? Will this give problems when newer versions come out? Will I have to update this program manually in the future whenever newer versions come out?
- Should I do the above, but with a program like checkinstall, and remove the manually compiled version once the version can be installed via the package manager?
- Should I make a request for the package to be backported? I think my request will make little chance because the rules read:
Applications to be backported must have meaningful benefits to the user not attainable via other processes. Specifically: The sole purpose must not be to fix a bug or security vulnerability.
Or is there another way to do this correctly?