While fiddling a bit with Network Manager on my Ubuntu, I checked it's version with
NetworkManager -V and it gave me 1.2.6
From there I decided to look online what the most current versions where, and to my surprise, there have been a lot of others, with the most current being 1.8 if I am not mistaken.
So to update it, I tried the following:
sudo apt update
result: Version stayed the same
sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install network-manager
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done network-manager is already the newest version (1.2.6-0ubuntu0.16.0.4.1). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 97 not upgraded.
QUESTION: What might be the reason I am not managing to update my network manager? Am I not using the right command to get the new version? Might it be something else? The terminal said it's set to the newest version, but how can that be the case when googling online shows so many higher versions.
UPDATED: some extra info:
No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial