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I need to learn how to search for packages for 'redis-server' and also what version they various repo's have?

I know to add a repo I add it to /etc/apt/source.list and sometimes I have to add a key.

(btw, why do you have to add a key to fetch from a repo?)

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The key isn't for authorization but instead is a mechanism for verifying the authenticity of the PPA's packages. Otherwise imagine a scenario where the PPA host was compromised and someone uploaded a rootkit. manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/hardy/man8/add-apt-key.8.html –  David Jun 20 '13 at 17:22
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You can use the following PPA: https://launchpad.net/~rwky/+archive/redis.

You can install this repo running the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rwky/redis

then update the packages' information

sudo apt-get update

finally install the application

sudo apt-get install redis-server
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Is adding things from launchpad secure? –  iDev247 Apr 23 at 22:24
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