I would like to try PROJ 5 to understand if it solves some issues with version 4. The documentation states the following regarding Linux:

How to install PROJ on Linux depends on which distribution you are using. Below is a few examples for some of the more common Linux distributions:

On Debian and similar systems (e.g. Ubuntu) the APT package manager is used:

sudo apt-get install proj-bin

[...] On Red Hat based system packages are installed with yum:

sudo yum install proj

However, only packages for version 4 are available (example from Ubuntu):

$ apt policy proj-bin
  Installed: 4.9.3-2
  Candidate: 4.9.3-2
  Version table:
 *** 4.9.3-2 500
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Is there any other package source out there?

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Thanks to Angelos Tzotsos, PROJ 5.2 is now available for Ubuntu from the ubuntugis-experimental PPA

This is not yet user ready, hiccups are to be expected. But gives at least an opportunity to try the new version in a controlled environment.

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