Ubuntu 16.04: Install xenial-proposed package

Upgradeable packages of Ubuntu 16.04 are in xenial-proposed.

The packages will be moved to xenial-update after a while.

This article will describe installing packages in xenial-proposed.


1 Add xenial-proposed

Add xenial-proposed and update package list.

$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ \
xenial-proposed restricted main multiverse universe' \
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xenial-proposed.list"
$ sudo apt update -y

2 Install xenial-proposed package

Install xenial-proposed package.

$ sudo apt -t xenial-proposed install -y <pkgname>

Do not run "apt upgrade" because all upgradeable packages will be installed.

3 Remove xenial-proposed

Remove xenial-proposed and update package list.

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xenial-proposed.list"
$ sudo apt update -y