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I am interested in trying out the Blender 2.54 beta, but don't have the time or patience to download and install all of the dependencies for it and compile it myself.

Is there a PPA somewhere that I can use to obtain a pre-compiled package for it?

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Linked question: askubuntu.com/questions/110821/… –  fossfreedom Mar 7 '12 at 13:32
    
@Takkat: Okay, thanks for the heads up. –  Nathan Osman Jun 2 '13 at 20:27
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You can also use https://launchpad.net/~irie/+archive/blender which is another alternative to the 2.5.x and the 2.4.x

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender && sudo apt-get update

For Blender 2.68.x - sudo apt-get install blender

For Blender 2.4.x - sudo apt-get install blender2.4

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That's a much better solution... that way I can have both installed. –  Nathan Osman Jan 30 '11 at 20:03
    
NOTE: this works only for 10.10 and later. –  David Oneill Jan 3 '12 at 20:13
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I've managed to find a PPA for version 2.53 beta:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cheleb/blender-svn && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/blender-253-beta-3d-graphics.html

Reference: How to use PPAs

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Thanks! That'll be just great. Now that Launchpad supports daily builds, maybe we'll see more of these. –  Nathan Osman Sep 23 '10 at 23:06
    
My only concern with using this PPA is that it updates Python 3 to Python 3.2. Not sure if this will cause more problems for other Python 3 applications. –  CraigM May 21 '11 at 12:48
    
It's closed now. I've sent a message with question to cheleb. –  int_ua Aug 2 '12 at 9:48
    
His answer is: "due to time constraints I cannot maintain that PPA any longer. However there is still IRIE Shinsuke's excellent Blender PPA. He maintains Blender 2.4 and 2.6 and does ~weekly updates. I am gonna use that myself from now on. Sorry for the inconvenience. Best regards Ralf" –  int_ua Aug 2 '12 at 21:37
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work on me : http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/04/blender-257-ppa-repository-install.html

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This offers the same information as the accepted answer. –  CraigM May 21 '11 at 12:45
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