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I found some PPA that is patching Unity. (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/789979 )

I want to re-install unity from this PPA.

How can I do?

EDIT: The accepted answer below is to how to build your own version of Unity.. please carefully read all comments.

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It does not appear there is a PPA for that code. You can either wait for the fix to be released, update your version of Ubuntu, or build from source.

From the README included in the code / patch

http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ikarosdev/unity/5.0_unity-revamped/files

• Installation

Please see INSTALL or http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/InstallationGuideFromSource

The link then re-directs to an answer here:

How do I build Unity from source?

NOTE: If you build from source support will be limited, at best.

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So, You think http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~iaz/unity/menubar-lp789979/changes/2384?start_revi‌​d=2384 is not built yet? As I've this http://ppa.launchpad.net/iaz/unity/ubuntu added as a PPA in my sources. Sorry, I am very new to Launchpad. –  Muhammad Hewedy Sep 27 '13 at 16:22
    
There are no packages anywhere in that tree (if you look in the sub directories). –  bodhi.zazen Sep 27 '13 at 16:24
    
I found packages here : ppa.launchpad.net/iaz/unity/ubuntu/pool/main/u/unity If the do not install with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade , post any error messages. –  bodhi.zazen Sep 27 '13 at 16:25
    
BTW, the links you put above is very cool, I gonna clone the repo on my machine, do the change and then build/install the new unity locally. –  Muhammad Hewedy Sep 27 '13 at 16:26
    
I've tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade many times before, but cannot see the final result as stated in the above issue link (in my question). Can you help me make sure that I've the Unity version of this PPA? –  Muhammad Hewedy Sep 27 '13 at 16:27

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