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I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Evince 3.4.0. This version of Evince has some bugs (in particular showing patterns) that are fixed in the version 3.8.0. Does anyone know if there is some repository to have Evince up to date? I would prefer this option (repository) but if this can not be done I would accept also a manual installation of the up to date version.

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I had Evince 3.6.1. The way I upgraded, I just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install evince

Below are before and after images.

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Keep in mind that the current stable release is 3.6.1.

Or use Synaptic. If not installed, you can install it by, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install synaptic


Evince for 12.04 is not available in the repo anymore. its only available for 12.10, and 13.04. To get it for other Ubunut versions, check here or here.

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What version of Ubuntu do you have? – Red Jun 21 '13 at 12:40
Ubuntu 12.04. I did it on 2 machines, one worked, and other one didn't. So I downloaded the file manually, it installed, but wouldn't run. I will be deleting the answer, if I can't find a solution. – Mitch Jun 21 '13 at 13:48
I did in 2 machines too but it didn't work in both. – Red Jun 21 '13 at 19:30
I installed on work machine, it installs, but will not start. I will keep looking for a little while longer. – Mitch Jun 25 '13 at 10:26
Mitch, can you verify if you answer works? – Braiam Nov 3 '13 at 0:43

You can try the GNOME3 launchpad repository.

To add it, open a terminal and enter sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 && sudo apt-get update. But be aware that this will upgrade (if you do sudo apt-get upgrade) all the gnome related packages.

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I added the repository, update and upgrade but evince is still the 3.4.0 version one... – Red Jun 21 '13 at 10:39
For Precise it seems that only Gnome 3.4 is available. You can try to install evince from Quantal (12.10)... – Manuel Jun 21 '13 at 11:16

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