Based on this question: apt-get update warning: Ignoring Provides line with DepCompareOp for package…, it appears that updating
apt-get to a version upwards of 1.0.7 is required.
This concerns me greatly. First, doing the upgrade in the "good old way" of
make && make install is probably going to cause more trouble than it is worth. This is why everyone has moved away from that method. Second, manually updating is a pain (see point above) and I would rather use a
PPA if there was one. However, I cannot find it. Thirdly, and probably more importantly I wonder if it is a safe thing to do.
Is there a safe way to update