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I need to install the latest release of libssh2 listed in this repository onto an Ubuntu 16.04 VM on Microsoft's Azure Cloud. Unfortunately, the latest released version I can install from apt-get is 1.5.0.

I need an easily reproducible method of installing this specific release onto the VM. I currently have a script that download's the tarball from github, unpacks, and builds from source via autotools.

I was wondering if there was a way to setup a pre build mirror or something that I could use to install the binaries from apt-get?

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I think the simplest option here is to install the necessary packages from 17.10 or 18.04; you’ll need

I would install those using dpkg -i, but if you really want to use apt, you could either add the 17.10 repositories with suitable pinning, or create your own repository with those three packages using apt-ftparchive or reprepro.

  • dpkg -i is fine, in my script I would need to first download the deb files from launchpad from something like wget correct? And then simply run dpkg -i whatever_library.deb? – Dan McGrath Mar 5 '18 at 13:36
  • That’s it, yes — download the files using wget and then install them using dpkg -i, all three in the same command. – Stephen Kitt Mar 5 '18 at 13:38

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