Please upgrade the packaged version of geogebra

Bug #1211966 reported by Søren Holm on 2013-08-13
This bug affects 5 people
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geogebra (Debian)
geogebra (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

4.2.x is availabel. The current version is 4.0. Please upgrade to the latest version.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: geogebra
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.10.0-5.17-lowlatency 3.10.2
Uname: Linux 3.10.0-5-lowlatency i686
ApportVersion: 2.12-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Aug 13 22:39:09 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-05-21 (84 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha i386 (20130521)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: geogebra
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Søren Holm (sgh) wrote :
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Giovanni Mascellani (giomasce) wrote :

Unfortunately geogebra 4.2 doesn't appear to be free software anymore. Please see some more details at

I'm very sorry of this and already tried to get in touch with GeoGebra upstream developers to have this decision changes. But unfortunately I have to say that the way they answered (or didn't do it) leads me to thinking it won't be easy. :-(

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Søren Holm (sgh) wrote : Re: [Bug 1211966] Re: Please upgrade the packaged version of geogebra


Well anyway a solution could be to distribute a package that just downloads
the geogebra-tem packaged deb-file. Similar to what is done for adobe

Or am I missing the point ? .... :)

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Giovanni Mascellani (giomasce) wrote :

Well, in theory you could. Actually, at least in Debian you should be able anyway ship GeoGebra in the non-free part (I'm not sure, I should check the licenses more carefully to be sure that Debian is allowed to distribute the resulting binary blob). Probably the same applies to Ubuntu, although I'm not completely confident with Ubuntu packaging policies in multiverse.

But I have to say I'm not very motivated to do that. I don't like spending time on non free software packages. I may reconsider this decision, but for the moment I'm not doing anything (of course I won't stop at all other people willing to work on that and in case someone wants to step up I'll do everything I can to makes their way as smooth as possible).

Sorry for that. :-(

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Søren Holm (sgh) wrote :

Geogebra is no longer as free as it used to be making it problematic to package new versions.

Changed in geogebra (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in geogebra (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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Søren Holm (sgh) wrote :

Licensing does not allow an upgrade.

Changed in geogebra (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Latest GeoGebra Classic 6 version can be installed from "official" Geogebra repository, see:

the .deb and .rpm installers will automatically add the official GeoGebra repository to the package management system on the workstation. This will enable automatic update of GeoGebra every time a new version is released. If you want to include GeoGebra in your custom Linux distribution with GeoGebra included, the best way is to add the official GeoGebra repository ( to your package management system. The GPG key of the repository is at https://<email address hidden> - the name of the package is geogebra-classic.
 Installing GeoGebra directly from the command line: for Ubuntu, these two commands eliminate the need for downloading .deb files:

   $ sudo apt-add-repository -u 'deb stable main'
   $ sudo apt install geogebra-classic

tags: added: bionic focal upgrade-software-version
removed: apport-bug i386 saucy
Changed in geogebra (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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