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I've added the cassou ppa, but when I try to install emacs24 or emacs-snapshot, apt-get can't seem to find the right packages:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs
...
$ sudo apt-get update
...
$ sudo apt-get install emacs24 emacs24-el emacs24-common-non-dfsg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package emacs24
E: Unable to locate package emacs24-el
E: Unable to locate package emacs24-common-non-dfsg
$ sudo apt-get install emacs-snapshot
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package emacs-snapshot is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'emacs-snapshot' has no installation candidate
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now try sudo apt-get -f install this may fix it –  SimplySimon Aug 19 '13 at 15:48
    
Try making sure via apt-cache search emacs –  edwin Aug 19 '13 at 16:14
    
The instructions in the cassou ppa don't make sense to me. Your command is the same as in the ppa, but I was also unable to locate the missing packages from your terminal error message in the cassou ppa package list. I suggest that you report a possible bug to: bugs.launchpad.net/emacs-snapshot –  karel Aug 19 '13 at 16:50
    
The current version of Emacs in Ubuntu 12.04 is Emacs 23.3.1 not quite what you wanted, but it works OK. –  karel Aug 19 '13 at 16:58
    
@karel Emacs 24 is very different from 23. Lots of plugins depend on 24, for example. –  apennebaker Aug 19 '13 at 17:32

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I'm able to successfully install emacs24 in Vagrant, so hopefully sudo apt-get install emacs24 works now.

https://github.com/mcandre/mcandre-ubuntu/blob/master/manifests/default.pp#L15-L20

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