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I'm running RStudio. There's an update available, but the update isn't in Synaptic. Synaptic is aware of RStudio, however, and shows that it is installed.

I think I may have installed it initially by downloading the .deb, but I'm not sure. There's no indication in the properties for the package.

Is there another way to tell?

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You can select the "origin" button in the lower-left corner, and the list above will show the repositories for your packages. If the program you are looking for is under Local it was installed manually using a deb package.

For the RStudio desktop application case I'm pretty sure it has to be install/update by hand.

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Local it is. Thanks. – Amanda May 21 '13 at 2:42

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