How to install budgie desktop 10.5 in ubuntu budgie 18.04 LTS?

how to install budgie desktop 10.5 in ubuntu budgie 18.04 LTS?
the ppa backports repository is only for testing purpose. how will I install permanently and get updates as well. is it supported like that?
harish p

Backports is our ppa and is fully supported by the UB team.

There are other test ppa’s that we ocassionally knock up … and yes the emphasis is test.

I am looking at 10.5 at the moment for 18.04. Once I am happy with it I will release it to our backports ppa.

how can I not love ubuntu budgie more?
thanks for your inputs and eagerly waiting to update to new budgie desktop.
thanks again,
harish pathangay

budgie-desktop v10.5 is now in backports.


i have backports enabled but do not see any package.
what package name should I search for ?

just update as normal via software-updater or via command line

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


budgie-desktop --version 

will confirm the version of budgie-desktop you are running.

My Bad. I did the same but did not check desktop version.
I am on 10.5 !!! Yeah!!!
Excited…will explore new features and enjoy budgie.

thanks very much.

Primary I’m searching a way to install latest Budgie on my Linux Mint 19.1 LTS and found your Ubuntu Budgie to be highly compatible.

I tested following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop

which brought me a very basic old Budgie version.

Now I tried to switch to your newer build but got some errors installing the test-backports version:

~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/test-backports
PPA can not be added: »Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)«.

Is the test-backports closed or how could I upgrade the backports to Budgie 10.5?

Another question for a testbed: Is UB LTS using Budgie 10.5 right now or do I have to switch to standart 19.04 instead if I want to try it?

Backports has the latest v10.5 version of budgie-desktop for 18.04 and 18.10.

yes test-backports is closed

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Remember it may “look old” - because you are installing the very basic vanilla desktop. It doesnt have any of the customisation around it that a distro such as UB or Manjaro etc add to make it a welcoming environment / ready to use.

No problem, 10.5 worked and I am able to add more apps and content with Mint software repository. It’s only to get a first look & feel about Budgie desktop.