I need to learn how to search for packages for 'redis-server' and also what version they various repo's have?

I know to add a repo I add it to /etc/apt/source.list and sometimes I have to add a key.

(btw, why do you have to add a key to fetch from a repo?)


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You can use the following PPA: https://launchpad.net/~rwky/+archive/redis.

You can install this repo running the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rwky/redis

then update the packages' information

sudo apt-get update

finally install the application

sudo apt-get install redis-server
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    Is adding things from launchpad secure?
    – iDev247
    Apr 23, 2014 at 22:24
  • No, not particularly. Anybody can set up a PPA on Launchpad. If you trust (Ubuntu and) that particular Launchpad user, you can be reasonably sure that the packages you download and install are identical to the ones the user uploaded in the first place, but beyond that, there are no guarantees.
    – tripleee
    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:33
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    Be warned, this redis-server package changes a few things in the configuration, and isn't a drop in replacement. Sep 2, 2015 at 23:46

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