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Thread: Package installation source

  1. #1
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    Package installation source

    Hi there. I'm about to install Handbrake. Is there any important difference between either adding the PPA as a software source or just downloading and running the .deb package?

    If no difference, may I consider best practice to download and run the .deb package when available instead of adding many ppa sources?
    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Package installation source

    Adding a software source will not only give you the current version of the package, but also allows it to be automatically updated through Ubuntu's package management, just lie the system itself and everything coming from the official repositories.

    Installing the .deb package will just give you that exact version of the package, no updates.

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