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I would like to use newer versions of bash and zsh.

I've searched google for:

site:launchpad.net bash "ppa"

I've also searched at: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=bash

Doing the same for zsh also turned up nothing.

Based on the link in the first comment I tried:

dudette% sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bash
Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~bash/ubuntu/ppa'.
The user named '~bash' does not have any PPA
dudette% sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zsh 
Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~zsh/ubuntu/ppa'.
ERROR: '~zsh' user or team does not exist.

How do I find the PPAs for these two shells? I only have ssh access.


Close queue reviewers: I looked through the supposed duplicate. This question is about finding the PPA, not installing software. Also, I cant run Y-PPA Manager as suggested in the comment - I only have ssh access.

  • Possible duplicate of How do I install applications in Ubuntu? (read about Y-PPA-Manager). – N0rbert Sep 2 '18 at 12:28
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    I guess there is no PPA providing these two package, you have to compile it yourself. – Ravexina Sep 2 '18 at 12:40
  • bash is essential on Ubuntu systems, why exactly do you need a newer version? – dessert Sep 2 '18 at 12:40
  • @dessert to get the newer features of this essential package. :) – Tom Hale Sep 2 '18 at 12:48
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    I’d compile the software myself: Download e.g. bash-bash-5.0-testing.tar.gz and compile following the instructions in INSTALL. You should never replace the system’s bash though, just put the compiled binary anywhere outside PATH and run it from there. – dessert Sep 2 '18 at 13:09

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