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Hello I'm trying to install a PPA,but the software center doesn't read it. I try for hardware sensors idicator and for handbrake and they don't appear in the all software tab so I can install them. Plus my software center is acting all weird like if it was buggy, I liked the old one better,simple.

I did what Luis Alvarado told me to do in the terminal and nothing. I copy and past it sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots and then I updated with sudo apt-get update and still nothing for handbrake it doesn't show up in the software center.

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Most likely the PPAs don't have packages for 11.10 yet. Which PPAs are you trying to use? –  Florian Diesch Oct 13 '11 at 20:37
    
Handbrake and Hardware sensors indicator. I did what Luis Alvarado told me to do in the terminal and nothing. I copy and past it sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots and then I updated with sudo apt-get update and still nothing for handbrake it doesn't show up in the software center. –  jart Oct 13 '11 at 21:40
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Did you try, for example, assuming you want the PPA snapshot version of handbrake.

  1. Google for "ppa handbreak". In the second link of launchpad it says snapshot.

  2. On the snapshot handbreak launchpad page: https://launchpad.net/~stebbins/+archive/handbrake-snapshots copy the ppa line: ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots

In my case I go to the console/terminal and type there:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots

Then I wait for the ppa to merge with the source.list and then do an update. Either sudo aptitude update or sudo apt-get update.

Now IF the ppa has the package for the 11.10 version, you should see it. If not you need to wait until it appears in the PPA. In this case the PPA was updated about 14 hours ago with the 11.10 version for it BUT remember, this is a snapshot.

Then just go to synaptic, software center, aptitude, apt-cache or whichever you want and you should see the new version there saying hello.

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