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I say that because I'm using Ubuntu and Arch Linux.

I like Arch because the last updates... last ruby, python, php, apache (I'm a web developer), java, etc.

For me, this is very important.

But everytime I want that in Ubuntu, I need found many ppas and add them, and update, and, and...

For me, this "operation" is exhausting and boring, and in bad situation, can generate a lot errors in my Ubuntu.

So... have a option, or a master (debian/arch) repository with the last updates of "everthying"?
Or something like yum/pacman: download source and compile for Ubuntu.

And of course, I say that because I love the usability of Ubuntu and Unity... so I want stay here.

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marked as duplicate by dobey, karel, Eliah Kagan, vasa1, Avinash Raj Jan 18 '14 at 2:36

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What exactly are you asking? –  dobey Jan 17 '14 at 21:34
Seriously? I want the last updates ofb every repository like in Arch Linux. –  Patrick Maciel Jan 17 '14 at 22:00
Are you asking how to get apt-get to pull the latest versions of Ruby, Python, Java, etc? –  Ross Jan 17 '14 at 22:09
@Ross no. It's just an example. I just apt-get get the last versions of everything, like in Arch. I don't know if is possible. –  Patrick Maciel Jan 18 '14 at 11:22
Actually this is not a duplicate of the other, as the other question asks Why is Ubuntu following this release policy? and this question asks How can I circumvent that policy?. The answers on the other question doesn't provide an answer to how to get the latest software easily nor they say that it is not possible. (Though I think this question must have been asked before, but I can't find one.) –  falconer Jan 18 '14 at 11:46

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Ubuntu is a distro which adheres to a stable release cycle. Arch linux is a rolling release distro. Ubuntu doesn't have a rolling release version, so there is no such feature what you want in Ubuntu.

Debian has the Debian Unstable version which is rolling.

If you really need that rolling feature and can't get used to Ubuntu's release policy then stick with Arch or try Debian Unstable or another rolling release distro.

" Or something like yum/pacman: download source and compile for Ubuntu."

Downloading source and compiling works on Ubuntu too, as always, though you have to do it manually.

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