I've been trying to install i3wm on Ubuntu 16.04LTS using.
The advice I've seen online is always along the lines of
sudo apt install i3wm
but the official 16.04 package only goes to version 4.11 of i3. I've tried installing from source but that gives tons of dependency erros, wherein some of the dependencies don't seem to really exist, definitely not with the same name, in 16.04.
I've also tried with the repository maintained by sur5r described on link but that results with the following error:
E: The repository 'http://debian.sur5r.net/i3 $(grep Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
I can't find much helpful info on how to proceed? Is it worth the time attempting to get a version newer than 4.11 on ubuntu 16.04. Would it be possible to pull a more up-to-date package from here or is that going to be a dependency hell as well.
Btw I am forced to use 16.04 for other dependency reasons to upgrading to 18.04 will not be an option.