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For a few days I've been looking for a trusted source for the latest version of Blender. I found two commands to download Blender, but the Launchpad page was like this: https://launchpad.net/~irie/+archive/blender so I just want to know if there is currently available a good compiled Blender version (it is 2.68a at the moment).

It would be great if someone would help me to get the latest Blender version. Thanks in advance.

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the error seems to be in launchpad wait for a while till the people make it available. Did you tried to install it using its source code? – Tarun Aug 31 '13 at 10:08
    
here is a useful link to install blender till the time its not available via ppa if its urgent wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:2.5/Doc/Building_Blender/Linux – Tarun Aug 31 '13 at 10:21
    
thanks for comment, and actually I am using blender for four years but I really don't know what is "Scons",CMake" or building Blender.. – Rıza Aug 31 '13 at 10:26
    
The page here provides info about installing CMake then compliling Blender. It should be noted that if you compile it yourself, you wont get automatic updates like in a PPA so it might be worth waiting for Launchpad to come back online first – minerz029 Aug 31 '13 at 10:29
    
from the blender website: Blender has two build system, SCons and CMake. Which one to use is a personal preference, and generally they can both build the same features, it's mostly a matter of personal preference. In my opinion then wait for a while till the maintenance of launchpad is completed then use the ppa to download it. It's available now via ppa the links are now working. – Tarun Aug 31 '13 at 10:32
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The ppa:irie/blender being down for several months now, I have tried to set-up a new version of it. It has 2.73 rc1 on it right now.

https://launchpad.net/~thomas-schiex/+archive/ubuntu/blender

Install it with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

PPA set up by Tishere.

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is that shutdown temporarily? ah of course, that is why I can't use the link at the moment because I just downloaded Blender 2.68a SVN built two days ago, and now, when I use the same code, terminal says that check your internet connection... – Rıza Aug 31 '13 at 10:28
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@Riza It looks like launchpad is back now but I'm not sure for how long – minerz029 Aug 31 '13 at 10:38
    
wow okay, so I started to download it, why it is shutting down like this? – Rıza Aug 31 '13 at 11:26
    
On Trusty I see blender-edge : Depends: libopenshadinglanguage1.5 but it is not installable Recommends: python3-numpy but it is not going to be installed – Mu Mind Apr 11 '15 at 23:21
    
FYI, apparently because I had previously installed (and apt-get removed the official Wily package for Blender 2.74), it would reinstall this version even after adding Thomas's PPA. To solve the problem, I had to first run sudo apt-get purge blender, which seems to destroy leftover configuration files as well... perhaps there is a less dangerous way? – Desty Nov 22 '15 at 13:02

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