Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My scenario is like this : I have installed redmine on my ubuntu 12.04 server, and i installed it using apt-get install redmine. So we run the latest stable version 1.3.2 (mysql) , some time after that I found out that there is already 1.4 and even 2.x available to download.

So I wanted to upgrade to 1.4 or any other newer version. But I found out that the newer versions are not available on the official repository.

So from now on I want to check which versions are available in the ubuntu repository . Is there probably even a release schedule?

And I heard that I can download redmine 1.4 from repository if I have ubuntu 13.04 , so I wondered how this works? How to check the repository for any other ubuntu version ?

Many Questions, looking for answers

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Browse to There, you can search for any package within any Ubuntu version. That will tell you what version of a specific package is available in what Ubuntu version.

There is no release schedule, as packages are added or updated when ready/necessary.

However, there is a changelog that you can check. For instance, if you go to: Ubuntu – Details for package redmine in raring, you will find a Changelog link at the right under Ubuntu Resources.

Within your particular Ubuntu version, you can check which versions of a particular package are available, and which one will be installed, using the command apt-cache policy. For instance:

$ apt-cache policy redmine
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.3.1-1
  Version table:
     2.3.1-1 0
        500 saucy/universe amd64 Packages
share|improve this answer
thank you for nice info. What version are you running that you can download 2.3.1-1 0 ? I wonder why I only could download 1.3.2 (stable mysql) using apt-get install redmine – Private Jan 9 '14 at 15:34
I am running Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander", where Redmine 2.3.1 is available. You are running Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin", where the most up-to-date available version of Redmine is 1.3.2. – Malte Skoruppa Jan 9 '14 at 15:44

Yes, install the rmadison package, then you can do for instance:

$ rmadison redmine
 redmine | 0.9.3-1              | lucid/universe         | source, all
 redmine | 0.9.3-1ubuntu0.1     | lucid-updates/universe | source, all
 redmine | 1.3.2+dfsg1-1ubuntu1 | precise/universe       | source, all
 redmine | 1.4.4+dfsg1-1        | quantal/universe       | source, all
 redmine | 1.4.4+dfsg1-2        | raring/universe        | source, all
 redmine | 2.3.1-1              | saucy/universe         | source, all
 redmine | 2.3.3-3.1            | trusty/universe        | source, all
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.