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On Ubuntu 16.04, I installed gitg using apt-get. Running

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gitg

tells me that:

gitg is already the newest version (3.17.1-1).

However, https://git.gnome.org/browse/gitg shows the latest version to be 3.26.

The installation instructions are straightfoward enough.

Can I install 3.26 directly, bypassing apt, without breaking anything? Are there any consequences down the line in doing so?

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The only thing that could happen is that there are missing dependencies for v3.26, other then that, remember to apt-get remove gitg before installing the higher version.

If something does go wrong, which I highly doubt will, you can always reinstall the previous version.

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  • Predictably, installing 3.26 from the repo complained about several missing dependencies. (pastebin.com/niZB2WLS) * I tried installing the missing GDK file with sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk-3-dev ([askubuntu.com/a/779067/609530](source)), but apt complained about several 404s, suggesting I update the package lists or use --fix-missing. * I had run apt-get update today, and running apt-get with --fix-missing still complains about 404s. (pastebin.com/s81mRns3) What's my next step? Thanks for your help.
    – UTAN_dev
    Sep 27, 2017 at 19:04

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