It is one of a set of python tools to deal with software properties. To install it, one have to install `python-software-properties`

learn more… | top users | synonyms

85
votes
6answers
111k views

How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line into an install script?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's? I know I can look into /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but I'm ...
73
votes
9answers
108k views

How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy?

I'm trying to follow the "Installing Cross Toolchain on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) and 10.10 (Maverick) Hosts" instructions on wiki.linaro.org (on my Ubuntu 10.04 VM). The first step is: sudo ...
47
votes
1answer
138k views

How to install 'add-apt-repository' using the terminal? [duplicate]

I want to install: add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testin It is showing: The program add-apt-repository is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install ...
36
votes
10answers
67k views

How to use a .iso image as a CD-ROM Repository?

I have all images of Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntustudio as .iso. How can I use them as repository to install my desired packages with sudo apt-get install package-name? I easily mount the .iso file with ...
32
votes
2answers
22k views

Difference between “ppa-purge” and “add-apt-repository -r”?

What is the main difference between ppa-purge and add-apt-repository -r. Which one better clear residual items and reason to use one over another? Does add-apt-repository -r should do what ppa-purge ...
28
votes
2answers
3k views

What is the difference between add-apt-repository & apt-add-repository?

Difference between add-apt-repository & apt-add-repository ?
17
votes
9answers
33k views

Adding PPA's results in “Couldn't resolve host 'launchpad.net'”

For example, after running this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa I get the following output : Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, ...
16
votes
1answer
56k views

Cannot Add PPA Behind Proxy Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to add a repository via the command line on Ubuntu 14.04. Apt-get works perfectly fine, and I am able to update the system. I have configured my /etc/apt/apt.config file as follows: ...
12
votes
2answers
543 views

What is the meaning of `ppa:x/y`

I know how to add a PPA to Ubuntu. But I don't know what this ppa:x/y PPA format means! For instance : # (VLC PPA) sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily What is videolan and what is ...
12
votes
3answers
14k views

How do I add a repository from behind a proxy?

Hi I've a problem at the office. We're behind a proxy (which is set and applied at ubuntu proxy settings) and when I try to add a repository from terminal, I get: Error reading --some url here--: ...
10
votes
4answers
37k views

How do I install Myunity on 12.10?

Basically as is the title how do you install Myunity on 12.10? I've tried adding the repository ppa:myunity/ppa and performing: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:myunity/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo ...
9
votes
1answer
3k views

add-apt-repository missing from mini.iso

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 mini.iso today. My intentions were to install the Razor-QT ppa. I found this here sudo apt-get install python-software-properties Did not work. I can't locate the ...
7
votes
5answers
20k views

How to install ppa packages in an apt-get style

I want to install ppa packages in a sudo apt-get install <program> style. I don't want to google for the ppa name and I don't want to execute add-apt-repository before executing apt-get. I just ...
7
votes
4answers
9k views

add-apt-repository returns unexpected length error

Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric ocelot): When I try to add a new ppa through add-apt-repository, it returns with: rene@rene-MS-N104:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa Traceback (most recent call ...
7
votes
2answers
589 views

How can I figure out the add-apt-repository command by looking at a launchpad project?

To install programs from launchpad, you can add a repository to the software sources list... I know how to look at a launchpad page and add the repository & public key through the "Software ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

Remove PPAs: “add-apt-repository --remove” vs. “rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/???.list”

According to How can PPAs be removed? there are mainly 3 methods to get rid of a PPA: Use the add-apt-repository command: sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:???/??? Manually remove the .list ...
6
votes
2answers
627 views

Check for and remove unused PPAs

Since the installation, I have added not too few PPAs to my 15.04 system because I wanted a specific application. But sometimes I have removed that package later again, because it did not work, was ...
6
votes
0answers
6k views

How can I install add-apt-repository [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a PPA on a server? When I want to use a package from Launchpad it tells me to execute the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name However, on my ...
5
votes
1answer
779 views

Can I call other dpkg or apt-* commands within my preinst scripts?

As part of my custom (in-house) .deb file that will be deployed to Ubuntu 12.04 devices, I need to add several PPA repositories, run apt-get update, and then install packages from those PPAs. Can ...
4
votes
4answers
18k views

How can I get add-apt-repository to work?

Whenever I try to add a repository via the command line, I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, in <module> ...
4
votes
1answer
184 views

Use of PPA to send simple updates

I wish to setup a PPA to send simple changes to several hundreds of ubuntu 12.04 machines in the field. Simple changes mean that bash script changes and configuration file updates and possibly other ...
3
votes
1answer
64 views

I deleted the partition volume where ubuntu 14.04 LTS was installed. now i cant access windows

I am stuck at grub rescue. I tried booting Ubuntu from a live USB, then doing this sudo app-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair the this error came up. Please check that the PPA name or ...
3
votes
1answer
10k views

how to disable third party repositories ubuntu 12.04

I wanted to install skype but as I installed the software, it was not correctly installed and gave an error on update that I have to disable third party repository. I want to know what's that mean, ...
3
votes
1answer
427 views

Unable to add ppa repository (14.04)

There are no proxies involved and I have already tried (repeatedly) to reinstall my ca-certificates but I still am unable to add ppa repositories. $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libccd-debs Cannot add ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Solution to no ultimately trusted keys found

I tried installing tlp and Ubuntu tweak on my new Ubuntu(previously I had the same Ubuntu, but reinstalled it). When adding their sources, I got the error no ultimately trusted keys found.In the ...
3
votes
1answer
12k views

apt-get install python-software-properties dependency problems

So, I was trying to add a repository using add-apt-repository and I got this error: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gijzelaar/opencv2 [sudo] password for foo: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Not able to add repo when APT is using a proxy connection

I have ubuntu 12.10 working on my system. I have tried many time to add repo but every time i tried i got the same error as in this case. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa Cannot ...
3
votes
0answers
719 views

12.10 - Touchegg: can't add repository

I would like to add some multi-touch gestures, like those on a Mac device. Therefore I want to install Touchegg but I get this error sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utouch-team/daily Cannot access PPA ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to fix “couldn't connect to host” error installing Unity Webapps?

I get the following errors when I try to install Unity Webapp on Ubuntu 12.04: root@detro-X101H:/home/detro# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
2
votes
1answer
409 views

add-apt-repository and update and install package

I find add-apt-repository very userful and use it quite often. I was wondering why it doesn't provide an option to do the add + update + install package in one command. I was planning to make a script ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

add-apt-repository: Problem with the SSL CA cert

user@amd64:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader [sudo] password for 1: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, in <module> ppa_info ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

No gpg key from behind a firewall

Just stumbled over this closed thread here: GPG Error while running apt-get Same problem here, Ubuntu 12.04 behind a firewall and proxy. I dont think that matter is duplicate of the given topic. So ...
2
votes
1answer
868 views

Can not use add-apt-repository due to SSL connection timeout

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 i386. Please help me. I cannot use add-apt-repository: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Adding repository error

I'm trying to add a repository on my VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 installed using this command : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js But terminal is showing command not found Then I've ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

why am i not able to add any ppa repositories?

karan@karan-HP-630-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer You are about to add the following PPA to your system: This PPA contains the latest release of Grub ...
2
votes
0answers
64 views

Can't add PPA using add-apt-repository: SSL support not available

whenever I tery to add any ppa to install any stuff i get the following error nikunj@nikunj-DL-H61MXE-V:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

Remove all non-exixtant repositories in ubuntu

How do I remove all repositories which don’t exist for one reason or another? I am wondering if there is a command to do this, so that I can remove all such repositories at once. I am running Ubuntu ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

“ No module named 'pycurl' ” exception when adding apt repo in terminal

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 a few hours ago. After installing some softwares, I surprisingly find I just can't add apt repo in terminal any more! When I excute sudo add-apt-repository ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Enabling multiverse/universe repositories? [closed]

I was trying to install some packages from the Software Centre, running 14.10 Ubuntu by the way, but it said I had to use the multiverse and universe repositories. I tried looking for other answers ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

nginx PPA does not work?

I want to use the newest version of nginx, so I wanted to add the nginx/stable ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable sudo apt-get update However, the upgrade command says that there are no ...
1
vote
2answers
23 views

Sending the {Return} key in a script file? [duplicate]

How can I send the Return key in a script file? I am installing all the PPAs from a script, and while it works, currently the addition of each PPA requires user input of the carriage return. ...
1
vote
2answers
33 views

Typed command incorrectly for wrong version - How do I correct?

First time using Ubuntu Server I added the following repositories following some directions not realizing that they were for the wrong version. (Should have been trusty instead of saucy) sudo ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

Is that possible to skip the step while adding repository?

While i trying to add an repository by running, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates It produces the ouput as, Updated versions of X.org drivers, libraries, etc. for Ubuntu. This ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

installing ansible on ubuntu

I'm following this document to install ansible: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-ansible-on-ubuntu-14-04 I'm try to add ansible to my ubuntu repositories ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

How do I change an application installed using PPA?

I installed an application using Personal Package Archives (PPA). I installed the application by adding the "unstable" PPA, and now I want to switch to the "stable" PPA. So I removed the "unstable" ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Sorry, the application add-apt-repository has stopped unexpectedly

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm getting a crash report as soon as i log in. This is what the report looks like: I have no idea about what to do with that.
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Unable to fetch file(openfoam240) from sourceforge

I tried to install openfoam240 using the instruction given by Official Website, and I followed the instruction step by step. but I experienced an error that was showing the deb package could not be ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

Can I mix sources from different ubuntu versions?

As we know that we are using Repositories for installing packages and repositories configuration file located at /etc/apt/sources.list. I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) which reaches End of ...
1
vote
1answer
286 views

Repositories added for “Maya” not “Precise”

I wanted to test Cinnamon in my Xubuntu 12.04. After installing it, when I try to add a PPA it is added for "maya" not "precise". I purged Cinnamon PPA but it is still the same... what can I do about ...
1
vote
1answer
784 views

Any way to skip the huge apt-cache-update everytime a repository is added?

I keep adding atleast one repository per day.! I like new stuff and to personalise my Ubuntu. But now evertime I add a repository,the apt cache needs to be updated and its almost a 10-15min update ...