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I'm an Ubuntu Linux user looking to upgrade my Emacs from version 23.1.1 to the current version (23.3 I think). I have tried all of the suggested methods of upgrading on this thread, but none of them work.

How do I go about this?

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Which version of Ubuntu? – Patches Jun 12 '11 at 5:41
My version of Ubuntu is Lucid Lynx – Mark Smith Jun 12 '11 at 7:30

I build the emacs from repo. I use git mirror to keep the local copy. (one day older than the official bzr repo)

sudo apt-get install git build-essential
sudo sudo apt-get build-dep emacs

git clone git://
cd emacs
./ &> log.autogen
./configure &> log.configure
make bootstrap &> log.bootstrap
sudo make install &> log.install

once in while i do git pull to catch up the repo & build again.

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Just a correction - you'd do git pull to update to the newest version. – Jun 30 '11 at 0:38 thanks for pointing. corrected – kindahero Jun 30 '11 at 12:50

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