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I always like to have the latest version of things, particularly if that thing is gcc, g++ and there has recently been a revision to the c++ standard.

I have forgotten what ppa's I need to add to my system (I think they come from the Ubuntu organization) in order to be able to install g++-4.9.

Please could I be reminded how to complete this process, thanks.

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This helped me in the end but not all the steps worked as I expected askubuntu.com/questions/312620/… –  user3728501 Jun 24 at 20:15

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You can get all the upstream development tools for Ubuntu 14.04 (and its derivatives) from ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test

Activate it like so:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install g++-4.9

Source: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ToolChain#PPA_packages

Hope this helps!

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