I had some issues with ImageMagick and I was told Ubuntu's default ImageMagick package is an ancient version and I should upgrade to resolve my issues.
How can I do that? I have the latest Ubuntu version (12.10). Synaptic shows me
8:188.8.131.52-2ubuntu4 as the latest version of IM. It means my IM version is
convert --version outputs the same). IM does not provide deb binaries itself. Debian has something newer, but in some testing/experimental branches if I understand it well. I found IM on Launchpad, but there are no instructions how to add this to my sources, it seems it is not one of the usual PPAs I meet when searching for the latest/beta software. I don't know how to work with this one.
Is there a way how to mark a package to be taken from some bleeding edge sources and leave the rest of my system to be taken from standard sources? It would be probably the best to upgrade to the last stable version of IM (
6.8), but that is probably sci-fi as it is not even in Debian. However, I need at least
Note: I want to avoid compilation from source. I hate having installed something and not being able to manipulate with it easily with
apt-get or Synaptic. Moreover, there are no updates for compiled programs. Always I compile I feel like going against the system, like using glue, wires and duck tape. No, I do not want to compile it for sure.