I've done it a couple of times - because I was too dim to think of the Package Manager!
I found it very fiddly at first but got the hang of it, but the current instructions look a bit harder, using tarballs.
Today is the only time I've ever needed to fax something, so I'm sure I can do without it, and everything else is working well.
So I shall leave well alone, I think, and wait for the repos to catch up.
Sorry to trouble you. But then you're used to that!