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I need automake-1.12.2, however, the most recent automake in my apt-get is 1.11.x. I have downloaded and compiled the latest automake. How do I install it without breaking the current installation and messing up with APT ?

I am using Debian 7 stable.

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On which operating system are you solving the problem? (most probably Linux) Which distribution? Which version? Most probably it will suffice to install automake from a newer repository. I will remove my -1 after you add the missing information. – pabouk Oct 29 '13 at 12:45
Does it make a difference ? APT is for Debian and its derivative only anyway... I'm using Debian 7. – Julien Oct 29 '13 at 13:07
I think that this makes difference. There are different repositories available for different OSs. Also Debian is available in different flavours. There is Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. --- I am also not sure what do you mean by *... wihtout ... messing up with APT". If you mean that you want to ignore APT then it is not a good idea. --- Could you please add the information to the question to make it a better question? It is not a good idea to leave it just in comments. – pabouk Oct 29 '13 at 13:12

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