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I am stuck on Ubuntu 14.04 and upgrading to 15.10 is probably not an option. The highest version of python supported by Ubuntu 14 is 2.7.6.
This is very old. I want to install a newer version.
I understand that all I need is a .deb version of the software that I'd like to install. I think I just need to find a server that has this and added it to the list of repositories (
/etc/apt/sources.list) and then
apt-get will magically do the right thing.
However, I am going to want to break the rules and install newer versions of other software too. The more often I do this, the more likely bad things are to happen of course. However, I suspect that there are MANY people in my shoes who want to do the same thing. So maybe there is repository for rule breakers like myself can use to replace the official Ubuntu repositories?
Does such a magical repository exist?
If I add it to
apt-get install python give me a newer version of python than is available via the official repositories?