Ubuntu – Emacs 25 on Ubuntu 16.10

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Is there any way of installing Emacs 25 or 25.1 on Ubuntu 16.10 without having to compile from source?

I want a stable install of Emacs and do not wish to install an unstable or nightly build.

Best Answer

  • According to the r/emacs post in Reddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/55hnxo/best_way_to_update_on_ubuntu/d8b8jtg/, the PPA at https://launchpad.net/~kelleyk/+archive/ubuntu/emacs provides the stable release of Emacs 25. To add this PPA, do:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelleyk/emacs
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install emacs25
    
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