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Today a new version of vscode was available, so I went to https://code.visualstudio.com/ and downloaded the .deb file. I clicked the downloaded file, it opened in the Ubuntu Software Center and I clicked install to update my current version. So far this is a very user friendly process IF the installation would actually work :-)

What actually happened:

If I go to the Software Center after the installation it still shows me the old version of VSCode: enter image description here

If I click the downloaded .deb file again it still shows me that I can install it and NOT launch it, even if the installation was successful (I can check it by opening VSCode from the dock and check the version).

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My questions are:

  1. What happened here?
  2. Why is Ubuntu not showing me the updated version in the Software Center?
  3. Why does Ubuntu still show me that I can install the .deb file even if I have just installed it
  4. How can I show this post to Canonical, so they can finally implement a NOT buggy installation/update process?

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