We tried asking this in the XBMC forum and got no responses, but it might be more appropriate in this forum anyway. For some reason we're unable to upgrade XBMC on a system running Ubuntu Natty to the current release version (XBMC Eden). When we first built the system, Natty had just come out (might even have still been in beta) and there were no official versions of XBMC available that would work on Natty (pre-release or otherwise), however, someone pointed us to an unofficial repository at https://launchpad.net/~easy-vdr4you/...able-vdr-natty that offered an early pre-release version of Eden, and we installed from there, because at the time it was the only version we could get to work.
Flash forward to today, and the problem is that even though we have disabled that repository in Synaptic, and added the official team-xbmc repository, Synaptic insists that the pre-release version we already have is the latest version of XBMC available, and will not even offer the final release version. We can't figure out what we're doing wrong.
One thing we very much do NOT want to to have happen is that we lose our current XBMC settings, so for that reason we're very reluctant to simply remove the current pre-release version of XBMC using Synaptic. Besides, even if we did that, we're not entirely convinced that it wouldn't continue to find the other version from the VDR4YOU site, because it seems to still be saying the latest version is the same as the installed version, even though we've disabled those repos!
Even when we tried to force it to use the team-xbmc repository (which is where the current release version is located) using apt-get it doesn't work:
~$ sudo apt-get install -t team-xbmc xbmc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
xbmc is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
All we want to know is, how can we force it to upgrade XBMC from the official team-xbmc site, WITHOUT first removing the current pre-release beta version and risking the loss of all our settings? The weird part is we don't even see the new release version of XBMC in Synaptic, and we don't know why.