Will the applications I install through ubuntu-make update themselves automatically? Like when I install something with apt-get or like when I add a repository.



Automatic update is not supported by umake. You need to reinstall software when a new version becomes available (unless the software package itself has built in update functionality).

Umake simply downloads the latest version available from the official websites and doesn't give you much option in terms of versioning (besides sometimes having a stable and a beta version).

  • Source: github.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-make/issues/327
    – JasoonS
    Jun 25 '16 at 14:31
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    so if I want to update a program I should just use umake --remove then install again using umake? (say it doesn't have built-in updating) Jun 26 '16 at 0:15
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    Yes, so you may prefer the PPA approach more if that annoys you. umake just tries to make installing reconfigured software packages easy so you don't have to waste time setting up.
    – JasoonS
    Jun 26 '16 at 7:52
  • I wish umake was more capable of doing things on its own instead of manually doing everything.
    – Pranav
    Nov 8 '19 at 2:22
  • Snaps are a good modern alternative: snapcraft.io (or even flat pack flatpak.org )
    – JasoonS
    Nov 8 '19 at 8:24

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