Sudo apt install hugo installs Hugo 0.18

I have Hugo 0.18, wanted to update to 0.21, so in my (Linux) shell tried sudo apt install hugo but got a message hugo is already the newest version (0.18).

Is there a plan to update the version available through apt or should I just build from source to get > 0.18?


So I just downloaded the hugo_0.21_Linux-64bit.deb file from and double-clicked on it, which worked.

If you’re using Ubuntu the main repos are maintained by Canonical, hence the outdated Hugo version.

For an always up-to-date Hugo version on Linux you should first uninstall the Hugo version you installed from the .deb and then in your terminal execute sudo snap hugo

For more on the snap format check this out: