I am running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, which I believe slightly pre-dates a fix to some issues with the SNMP MIBs installed by the snmp-mibs-downloader. I'm trying to understand whether I can use apt-get to install the fixed version of the downloader. My expectation was that as the SNMP artefacts are installed independently of Ubuntu, that the Ubuntu version would not prevent me from install the fixed version of the mib downloader.
If I run
sudo apt-get install snmp-mibs-downloader
snmp-mibs-downloader is already the newest version (1.1)
However I know that a version 1.1+nmu1 exists, it's documented here and appears to be available at sites documented here. At the latter site it gives the format of a string I can add to my /etc/apt/source.list file.
deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful main multiverse
In fact I've successfully done this before, for another package only available from this site, so I'm pretty sure the config works.
However I don't see how to request this +nmu1 version, apt seems convinced that 1.1 is the latest version.
I realise that I could either download the tar.gz by hand, or go to a machine with Debian installed and get the fixed MIBs from there, but if I can use APT it feels cleaner. Is there a way to do this?