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I want to install a specific version of ipython (0.13.1), but it kept telling me that particular version does not exist. I am wondering if I am using the wrong version name, so it can not match the version I want to what is available out there.

Thank you!

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What version of Ubuntu are you running? The latest repository version in 12.04 for ipython 0.12.1. This does pull some backports and bugfixes from 0.13 – Kevin Bowen Dec 25 '12 at 4:09
And with 12.10, Synaptic shows ipython 0.13.1~rc3-0ubuntu1 is available. – user25656 Dec 25 '12 at 4:31

Well, I don't know much about doing this sort of thing, but have you tried looking at the ipython GitHub?

The installation instructions can be found on their site, and it seems pretty easy if you can use either of their installation scripts.

As for using one of ubuntu's package managers to find a differing version, I have no idea. :/

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We faced same problem, we had to install a pkg which was pretty old and was not available in pkg manager. Only solution was to compile and install manually. It gave lots of error but it finally worked.

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