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I've been having some trouble manually installing packages and so I was wondering if I can "trick" the GNOME 3 team's PPA to think I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, so I can install GNOME 3.6 software easily on Ubuntu 12.04.

Once it's done, though, I do want to change it back to 12.04 instead of the "fake" 12.10.

So, what this boils down to: How can I temporarily change my version identifier?

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Is there any reason why instead of using 13.10 which has GNOME 3.10 you are trying to mess with your package management? –  Braiam Feb 7 at 2:56
    
@Braiam 13.10 is only good for 9 months not 5 years. –  davidbuddy9 Feb 7 at 12:51
    
There's 14.04 around the corner with 5 year support too... –  Braiam Feb 7 at 12:58

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I would try adding the PPA the "normal" way (sudo add-apt-repository). Before running sudo apt-get update, I would open the /etc/apt/sources.list.d, and look for a file who's title resembles the ppa you added. As a root user, open the file with your favorite text editor, and replace all instances of the word precise, with quantal. Then, run sudo apt-get update, and install your desired packages. From there, change your ppa back, (or re-add with add-apt-repository), and run sudo apt-get update, to prevent other potentially problematic packages from installing.

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Yes I can confirm this works! Thank you –  davidbuddy9 Feb 7 at 13:21

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