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Installing a Newer Version than Synaptic Offers

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kd4e:
Synaptic offers an old 2019 version of the radio programming app CHIRP.

The latest version is here:

--- Code ---https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/
--- End code ---


Is the best practice to download the .gz package then to use gdebi to unpack and install it, please?

Thanks

kd4e:
Please allow me to restate my question ...

If I install CHIRP (or fldigi, or any other app) from the Repository can I then update it/them directly?

[The Repository versions are old.]

Or, does someone have to update the Repository for me?

--- Code ---
https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/
--- End code ---


--- Code ---
http://www.w1hkj.com/files/fldigi/
--- End code ---

pavroo:
There is no deb package so if you don't want ot install it from Debian repos, use flatpak instead.

kd4e:
Thank you for your reply.

I'd not like to be dependent on nagging the Repository manager(s) for all of the niche apps I may want to use.

I don't see a Flatpak selection in Synaptic or APTus.

I'm not sure how to install CHIRP (or some other app) via Flatpak in SparkyLinux.

I'll keep notes so I don't ask my Newbie questions more than once.

Thanks!

pavroo:
Flatpak packages can be installed by flatpak, read the wiki page:

--- Code ---https://wiki.debian.org/FlatPak
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