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I am wondering how I would go about updating nautilus from 3.26 to 3.30, as I need it for an extension to work properly. I tried running apt-get upgrade nautilus with no success. Any ideas are appreciated

  • Ubuntu 18.10 comes with 3.26 (packages.ubuntu.com/…), so the upgrade of nautilus will come when you upgrade to 19.04 when released (my box has 3.30.4-stable on it). It's a core program, and would require a lot of updates to also occur (packages.ubuntu.com/disco/nautilus to view dependencies), which likewise would cause a lot more updates - so your machine would become 19.04 pretty much to run it. Your only alternative would be a snap type package, but being a core GNOME program I didn't find one. – guiverc Jan 12 at 6:56
  • would it be possible to update the entirety of gnome to a version that would be using nautilus 3.3? – Tyler Jan 12 at 20:01
  • 3.3 was used by Ubuntu 12.04; so do you really mean 3.3? or 3.30? (it's not a decimal, it's three.thirty; major.release=3, minor.release=30). gnome 3.3 is EOL, 3.30 is currently in use by Ubuntu 19.04. Ubuntu works on a release system, so the safest & easiest way to use gnome 3.30 is to just use Ubuntu 19.04; the development or 'testing' branch of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 19.04 is not supported on this site (it's off-topic), being supported elsewhere (eg. irc on #ubuntu+1) Yes you can use 19.04 (I'm using it right now; why I have nautilus 3.30.4-stable) but be aware there is no help available here. – guiverc Jan 12 at 23:44
  • Yes I did mean 3.30 just accidentally kept putting .3, and where did you download your 19.04? I tried the daily builds and mine had nautilus 3.26 still – Tyler Jan 13 at 1:51
  • My box was a 17.10 daily build once upon a time, and I've just do-release-upgrade -d from that to what it is now (or about every six months), so I'd expect a daily-build to contain the same version as my installed Ubuntu 19.04. I now only test Lubuntu & Xubuntu builds myself, so I've not looked at a GNOME flavored daily build, but I'd expect it to be the same as what I have installed (packages.ubuntu.com/disco/nautilus) so check you have the 'disco' & current. I have a script grab mine, latest lubuntu comes from cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current (remove 'l') – guiverc Jan 13 at 2:01

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