I just want to install the newest version of clang http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/clang-3.2

Does this mean I have to update my kernel to raring?

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Clang 3.2.1 is currently available for 12.04(Precise), 12.10(Quantal) on Launchpad.

Clang 3.2.1 for 13.04(Raring) is available from the universe repository and can be installed normally through Synaptic or apt.

For 12.04, You can add the PPA to your repository through Synaptic using the following line(with instructions provided in the link below):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kxstudio-team/builds/ubuntu precise main

Or, from the command line(Ctrl+Alt+t):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kxstudio-team/builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clang

For 12.10, you can either download the more recent deb files from here and install with sudo dpkg -i <package name> or install from a PPA.

To install the PPA on 12.10, run the following commands from the terminal(Ctrl+Alt+t):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:georgekola/clang
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clang

In Synaptic, add the following line:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/georgekola/clang/ubuntu quantal main

Note for the 12.10 packages: The deb files are named 3.2-1~exp5ubuntu1 from February 2013, while the PPA is 3.2-1~exp1ubuntu3 from December 2012. Personally, I am using clang 3.2.1 on 12.04 and cannot currently give a recommendation over which package to use on 12.10.

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    I also have backports for Quantal and Precise in one of my PPAs. Apr 3, 2013 at 3:28
  • @George Edison Excellent! No reason why you shouldn't post this as an answer. Apr 3, 2013 at 4:29
  • Well, currently there is bug with the packages - they depend on a couple of packages that require a GCC 4.7 build from one of my other PPAs. I'm working to remove all external dependencies from the PPA. Apr 3, 2013 at 4:54
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    Just a note: Jeroen Keiren's PPA seems to work better for me on Quantal. The compilers in either PPA have a problem with using the -fsanitize=undefined flag, but I think that's a known issue.
    – detly
    Aug 22, 2013 at 4:41
  • @Nathan Are the newer versions of clang available for 12.04? May 16, 2014 at 3:00

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