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The software repo in Quantal has version 3.2.1 of texmaker, but texmaker is now up to version 3.5. I would like to have version 3.5.

After downloading the .deb from the website (, Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 package) and trying to install it, it complains about wanting libpoppler-qt4-4.

I can't find libpoppler-qt4-4 in the repos, only libpoppler-qt4-3. How can I install texmaxer 3.5?

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Latest version Version 4.0.1 : March 16 2013 – nutty about natty Mar 23 '13 at 17:23
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The versions of the software you mention (Texmaker 3.2.1 and libpoppler-qt4-3) are those included in the Precise repositories. However, libpoppler-qt4-4 and Texmaker 3.4-1 are in the Quantal repositories and are listed here and here.

I should check whether you have upgraded properly and run sudo apt-get update to refresh your lists.

However, you can check the Software Sources gui (for example by going to update manager's settings) and see which repositories you are subscribed to, or perhaps edit your sources.list (see below), if inconsistencies have crept into it.

Note (for later readers): you should only carry out the following commands if you have upgraded successfully and are on 12.10.

So, at first open terminal and enter

cd /etc/apt

and then run

sudo sed -i 's/precise/quantal/g' *.list

That should change any erroneous instances of precise to quantal.

(If you wish, you can inspect it manually with gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list)

Now run sudo apt-get update and you should be using the quantal repositories and thus able to install libpoppler-qt4-4 and everything else you want.

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I can't believe this. I thought I installed 12.10 on Thursday, but I'm running 12.04! I must have picked the wrong .iso file when I made my boot stick. This is ridiculous. Thanks for your help. – Ian Hincks Oct 23 '12 at 17:58
Ah I see now- glad to help. – user76204 Oct 23 '12 at 18:53

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