Apologies if the title is a bit obtuse.

Essentially I'd like to use the mingw-w64 package version 4.0.6. Unfortunately I'm on 16.04 and the package for this version of Ubuntu is currently at 4.0.4.

The package for 16.10 is at the latest version of mingw-w64. Is there a way I can update my current packages to use the 16.10 repo, or would that be a bad idea? Or is there another way I can get the 4.0.6 package?

Thanks for any help :-)

  • You can download just that .deb package from that page by clicking on "yakkety" -- here's the direct link: packages.ubuntu.com/yakkety/all/mingw-w64/download Jul 29, 2016 at 21:25
  • If it installs without pulling in other dependencies or upgrading other packages, it should be fine Jul 29, 2016 at 21:26
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    Oh awesome, thank you very much! So I've tried installing it with the software installer, but the version remains at 4.0.4, even after a reboot. I'm guessing that might be on purpose? Would you recommend I try on a clean install? Also there are dependencies that are needed, will they get updated as well automatically or should I install one by one?
    – SRG3006
    Jul 29, 2016 at 21:34


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