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How to upgrade to Emacs 24.1?

emacs24 seems to bring quite a lot of minor improvements over the last version. I know there are already ppa's to easily install it but are there any chances that it will be backported to ubuntu 12.04? where should I make a request or should I make a request for this?

also does anyone know what version is shipping with 12.10?

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Here is how to install the quantal emacs24 release on 12.04 :

sudo -s
cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list-original
echo "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main restricted multiverse universe" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
aptitude update
aptitude install emacs24
cp /etc/apt/sources.list-original /etc/apt/sources.list
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I'm guessing this adds quantal repos to 12.04 which sounds even more dangerous than adding a ppa. Anyway I had tried installing from the ppa, broke my packages while removing emacs23 and then fix it somehow using aptitude. Now it seems to be working, thanks.. –  gokcehan Oct 21 '12 at 13:35

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