I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I recently upgraded to 12.10. Though I already have git 1.8 installed, update-manager keeps trying to install git and git-man version 1.7 (which obviously fails)!

Any idea why that happens? How can I get rid of that update?!


  • Use a different repository if you want a newer git version: How can I update to a newer version of Git
    – Marco
    Jul 18, 2013 at 14:56
  • @Marco I used checkinstall which, I believe, creates a .deb file; and as you can see in the screenshot, it is detected by apt. That's what I'm curious about! It's a clean installation, yet update-manager still offers an earlier version!
    – Fardin K.
    Jul 18, 2013 at 15:06

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If you check on the ubuntu package list, for the 12.10 ubuntu version the git version is

I don't know how you install the 1.8 version, but you're suppose to have the 1.7 version if you use the original ubuntu 12.10 repository list.

  • Well, I need to have 1.8! Can I, somehow, edit the list or sth.?!
    – Fardin K.
    Jul 18, 2013 at 13:55
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    You can't edit this list, it's the ubuntu official list. However, you can add this ppa and always has the latest git release.
    – Just1602
    Jul 18, 2013 at 23:02

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