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The latest version of apache web server is 2.2.19 but when i try to install apache with

apt-get install apache2

it installs 2.2.12 which is several years old. Why is this+

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Please post the output of "uname -a". –  wolfgangsz Jun 7 '11 at 14:21
    
Linux B20000-760000 2.6.31-21-server #59-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 24 08:26:06 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux –  Martin Jun 7 '11 at 14:47
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The package installed by a specific version of Ubuntu is one that was stable at the time of the release of that version of the OS. Security fixes are then backported, but other changes are left out to maintain compatibility.

You're running Ubuntu 9.10, which used Apache 2.2.12. 9.10 is no longer supported; consider an upgrade.

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