Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

So LLVM 3.0 has been released, and I’d like to use it on my Ubuntu 11.10 system. On the LLVM Download Page, there are tarballs for LLVM+Clang 3.0 built for Ubuntu 11.10 (and 11.04, and other systems) in x86 & x86_64 flavors. I see that 12.04 will have LLMV 3.0 from the package manager, but there do not seem to be any PPAs with the new version for older Ubuntu releases, nor is 3.0 available in the back-ports.

I could, I suppose, unpack the tarballs into /usr/local, and then remove it if/when “offical” back-ports become available, but is that my best option?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I would unpack the ubuntu binary to /usr/local and install the .deb when it becomes available, either in a ppa or as a backports.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.