I wanted to install the latest version of the owncloud-client package available for my distribution (Linux Mint 20.2) which corresponds to the package for Ubuntu 20.04.
with the following instructions:
echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/Ubuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/isv:ownCloud:desktop.list curl -fsSL https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:desktop/Ubuntu_20.04/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/isv_ownCloud_desktop.gpg > /dev/null sudo apt update sudo apt install owncloud-client
It installed owncloud-client 2.6.3+oc-2668 which is more recent than the version owncloud 18.104.22.16873+dfsg-1ubuntu4 available in the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal repository (see on
However, I have now discovered this other page: https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/linux/download/
which indicates owncloud-client-2.8.2+oc-4246 as the latest version for Ubuntu 20.04, and which gives the following installation instructions:
wget -nv https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/linux/Ubuntu_20.04/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add - echo 'deb https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/linux/Ubuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list sudo apt update sudo apt install owncloud-client
My questions are the following:
- How comes OpenSuse offers to install an owncloud-client package for Ubuntu through its own repository? I suspect it is because they are contributing to the development of owncloud. But if so, why two different repositories with different versions available? Why not pointing directly to the more up-to-date repository on
- Also, maybe this is not the right place to ask but just in case someone here knows, on the openSuse repos there is a special repository for Linux Mint 19, which is based on Ubuntu 18.04, but not for Linux Mint 20. Why is this special repository required for Linux Mint 19 instead of the repository for Ubuntu 18.04? And will there be a special repository available for Linux Mint 20 in a near future?
Thanks a lot for your help in deciphering this.