I'm attempting to upgrade Graphicsmagick on Ubuntu 12.04 from 1.3.12 to 1.3.18 or newer. I tried to install it following these instructions, but Graphicsmagick did not upgrade and remained 1.3.12. I resorted to manually downloading the .deb and installing it using
dpkg, but came across this behaviour, where
dpkg would install the older version of the package.
$ gm GraphicsMagick 1.3.12 2010-03-08 Q8 http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/ [...] $ sudo apt-get remove graphicsmagick [...] $ gm -bash: /usr/bin/gm: No such file or directory $ wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/graphicsmagick/graphicsmagick_1.3.18-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb $ sudo dpkg -i graphicsmagick_1.3.18-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package graphicsmagick. (Reading database ... 493625 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking graphicsmagick (from graphicsmagick_1.3.18-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ... Setting up graphicsmagick (1.3.18-1ubuntu3) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... $ gm GraphicsMagick 1.3.12 2010-03-08 Q8 http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/
The package does indeed contain the advertised version of graphicsmagick, as installing it on another machine worked fine. Is there some explanation for why a newer version of the package can't be installed? Thanks.