cqrlog never been updated

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cqrlog never been updated

Hello guys,

I noticed that after regular updates of ubuntu and all apps I still have the old version of cqrlog:

The path to updates is entered

Calling the update center shows that no updates exist

only this message is shown:

The following packages have been withheld:
  cqrlog libodbc1



Linux eugen-Yoga 5.8.0-55-generic #62~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 2 08:55:04 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Database: MariaDB on DB-Server

what should be done to install the latest version?


Eugene DL1EYG


cqrlog never been updated

HI Eugene!

Yes. It is unfortunately true that packages do not follow all updates that are done to software source.
It is true with cqrlog, but also with almost all linux opensource programs.
Usually packages are updated when version number changes, or some fatal bug has been found and fixed.

If Linux user wants to keep program always up to date he has to learn to compile it from source. This is actually not very difficult, but needs little bit more focusing than loading package update. Fortunately internet is now full of instructions that can be easily accessed via Google (or other search engine) search.

If you want to update your cqrlog you usually need just update file /usr/bin/cqrlog that is the program itself and also help files to see what has been changed.
There are two ways.

Clone source from GitHub and compile it or install one of my ready compiled binary files from my testing GitHub.

At least following messages have instructions how to compile cqrlog from source:

Kubuntu 21 and cqrlog https://www.cqrlog.com/node/3160
Raspberry PI 4 and cqrlog https://www.cqrlog.com/node/3124
New Ubuntu and latest cqrlog https://www.cqrlog.com/node/2984
Mint 20 Cinnamon and new cqrlog https://www.cqrlog.com/node/2998

For ready compiled files with easy install script visit https://github.com/OH1KH/cqrlog/tree/loc_testing/compiled and first read the README.md there.

I have just updated files, so they are all "very latest midsummer 2021 editions"


cqrlog never been updated

Hello Saku,
Sure! You can also proceed differently:
save config-files
create adif/DB backup
uninstall application and
copy config back

Many roads lead to Rome...


73, de DL1EYG Eugene

cqrlog never been updated

HI Eugene!

Uninstall and reinstall does not lead to anywhere if distribution's package(s) are not up to date ( that they very seldom are).
Only true latest version comes from compiled source. "QSO list" window's left bottom corner date tells the truth, even when the "ver" number keeps same. At the moment date is 2021-06-21

In case of cqrlog it is good to backup ~/.config/cqrlog folder, but uninstall and reinstall does not touch that. So copying back is needed only if something went seriously wrong.