Can emscripten be brought up to date to provide support for WebAssembly?

Asked by C.W.Holeman II

When emscripten is installed with the Synaptic Psckage Manager, "emcc -v" produces:

LLVM version appears incorrect (seeing "(tags/RELEASE_400/rc1)", expected "3.4")

See for details.

Emsripten appears to be at 1.37.19 vs 1.22.1 from the package. See

The current version of emscripten should be used to provide support for WebAssembly.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Ubuntu is not a rolling release and packages will get old. Stability is champion and just because a new version exists or is released of a piece of software that doesn't immediately get it into the repository. If there is no real gain (significant bug and security fixes) then a package will remain as is

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

There are some PPAs where people have compiled it for themselves and they are publicly accessible.

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

You can then filter the PPA to see if the package is available for your release. You can then add the PPA and run normal updates to pull down the package.

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