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Re: Emails




On 05/09/2018 09:01 PM, David wrote:
> I currently use Evolution for my emails with Debian 8.
> 
> The version in the repository is very old, I'm currently using V3.12.
> 
> Is there a method for me to access a repository with a newer version?
> 
> regards,
> 
> David.
> 
> 

It is generally not recommended to install software yourself unless you
know what you're doing. You do have a few choices:

1. Update to Debian Jessie (9). This will get you evolution 3.22.6.
2. Update to Debian Buster (testing), currently 3.28.1, if you don't
mind running testing. Make sure you are ready to run testing, though.
3. Grab a copy of the evolution source code from
<https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution> and compile it yourself (a-la
make; make install). Make sure this is what you want, and that you are
aware of the consequences of going down this path.
4. Backport evolution yourself. I personally have never done something
like this, so not 100% sure on the procedure involved. I assume it might
be safer than doing the 'make install' as in (3).

Overall, <https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian> is good resource to
refer to in case you want to do something like this, make sure that you
know what you're doing and what can happen to your system if you do it.
Especially pay attention to
<https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian#Don.27t_suffer_from_Shiny_New_Stuff_Syndrome>.

Most importantly, determine if you actually do need the newer version in
the first place, or if you're upgrading just for the sake of upgrading.
The Debian developers are quite good at keeping up to date with security
updates, so hopefully you won't need to worry about those too much.