I'm trying to update my version of the skrooge software. This is normally done by retrieving the package from ppa:s-mankowski/ppa-kf5, which I have added to my sources list using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:s-mankowski/ppa-kf5.

When I perform a sudo apt update, I get the following results:

$ sudo apt update
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease           
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/s-mankowski/ppa-kf5/ubuntu focal InRelease   
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease 
Hit:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.

As you can see, the mankowski link is in the results for being updated. However, check out the results from the following commands:

$ sudo apt-cache madison skrooge
   skrooge | 2.21.1-1build2 | http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
$ sudo apt-cache policy skrooge
  Installed: 2.21.1-1build2
  Candidate: 2.21.1-1build2
  Version table:
 *** 2.21.1-1build2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

How do I get apt to recognize my mankowski link and pull the skrooge 2.24.6 update from that?

UPDATE EDIT: Here is my normal upgrade line and the current result:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get clean
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [114 kB]                             
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [109 kB]                              
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/s-mankowski/ppa-kf5/ubuntu focal InRelease                
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [101 kB]             
Fetched 324 kB in 1s (499 kB/s)                                     
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

As can be seen, it doesn't want to update skrooge here, either.

  • Please see my edit in my answer.
    – mook765
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 7:36
  • The binary package is named skrooge-kf5, see its page on PPA you have to install it with sudo apt-get install skrooge-kf5 as mook765 says in the answer below.
    – N0rbert
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 8:02

1 Answer 1


After you ran sudo apt update (which updates the package cache), you need to run

sudo apt upgrade

to effectively upgrade the package.

In your case this does not help. The name of the package in the added repository is skrooge-kf5 and you'll need to explicitely install it with

sudo apt install skrooge-kf5
  • Thank you for your advice. I've added the result of my upgrade command to the question above.
    – Machtyn
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 7:05

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