APT 1.0.6 Has Been Released. How To Install APT 1.0.6 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, APT (Advanced Package Tool) has been updated yet again, reaching version 1.0.5. While APT 1.0 brought the following new features: apt list, apt search, apt show, apt update, apt install, apt remove, apt full-upgrade, app edit-sources, APT 1.0.6 (the latest version available) also brings some changes, mostly bug-fixes. For information about this release, see the official announcement.

 how to install APT 1.0.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, LXLE 14.04 , Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install APT 1.0.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, LXLE 14.04 , Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or ppa, we have to add a third party ppa to satisfy the dependencies, download the apt deb package from the debian ftp and install it via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg, due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

How to install APT 1.0.6 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Deepin 2014, Pinguy OS 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/apt/apt_1.0.6_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi apt_1.0.6_i386.deb

How to install APT 1.0.6 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Deepin 2014, Pinguy OS 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/apt/apt_1.0.6_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi apt_1.0.6_amd64.deb

 

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