This question was asked previously, How to upgrade PHPmyAdmin
The answer given was
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
The version of
phpmyadmin included in apt-get is
4.5.4, which was released January 28 2016.
In a response to this question one answer was to use use the personal archive which offers the following commands.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nijel/phpmyadmin sudo apt-get update
In my case that updated a lot of things, but, not specifically
phpmyadmin, I needed the additional command
sudo apt-get update phpmyadmin
This did successfully get past the version
4.5.4 limit, but, only updated to version
4.6.6 which was released January 23 2017.
As of this writing it does seem that manually downloading and copying using the vague instructions from docs.phpmyadmin.net is required.
Is there a more current repository for
phpmyadmin than the PPA or is a manual install required?