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For example, with a webpage like this:, how can I find out to which ppa this package belongs? Thanks!

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Skype isn't part of a ppa, it's part of an official repo. Usually to view info about a package you'll be in the sub page of a ppa, however for this you aren't as skype is just part of the partner repo, and isn't in a ppa.

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how can i find out the repo given the page mentioned in the question? It's looks quite complicated. Thanks! – qed May 7 '13 at 20:07
Look under the component section at the top left. – w4etwetewtwet May 7 '13 at 20:08

Normally all packages that are included in are actually inside the default repository! So no need to add a PPA for Skype, just make sure that the partner repository is enabled and you can just search for it in the Ubuntu Software Center.

Just a quick tip: When looking for software it is probably best to only use a PPA if there really isn't another way. Also make sure you only add PPA's that you absolutely trust or are maintained by the developer of the software. A bad PPA can cause all kinds of nasty, hard to troubleshoot issues.

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