PPAs are personal package archives that allows users and groups on Launchpad to make packages available to the public. PPAs can be added with a terminal command or through Software Sources.

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Ubuntu 16.04: How to get rid of GNOME Environment completely

I installed GNOME Desktop like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ubuntu-gnome-default-settings sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to downgrade GNOME from 3.20 to 3.18

I'd like to downgrade GNOME because 3.20 on my Ubuntu 16.04 is a mess. There are countless sources on the Internet (including askubuntu) saying how to do this, and it's always: sudo ppa-purge ppa:...
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Keep Ubuntu at the frontier with the latest stable releases

I would like to set up my own Ubuntu distribution such that it is always updated with the latest stable releases of every single package I have. Since stable Ubuntu point releases are always a bit ...
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How to get a list of all packages installed from PPAs even for PPA repositories that may have been removed

I've already seen this question: How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs? It only works for packages installed from PPAs where the PPA repository is still added to the system. Is ...
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minimal bash line editing error in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I tried this link but I got the following errors: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. and even this doesn't seem to work, nano /etc/...
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404 not found with sudo apt-get update

Can somenone help me? How can I solve those problems? Thanks in advice W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data ...
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Electron App as PPA

I've been doing some research: You can't build PPA's from a Node.js application. Apparently, this is not a rule, since there are a few projects that have successfully achieve this. WebUDP8 is an ...
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How can i get older version of ppa? [closed]

Is there a way for me to get older version of a ppa? I have searched on google but to no avail. The reason I asked this because newer version of the ppa only supports higher version ubuntu and I have ...
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Left Click not Working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I use ubuntu 14.04 Lts. Now my left mouse button does not work but previously it was working fine. My right mouse button works fine. This happened in all usb mouse i tried. I found that this is a bug ...
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Why would a package be downgraded during a do-release-upgrade?

After going from 12.04 to 14.04 via do-release-upgrade, I find that I have version 0.4.7 of Xournal where I previously had version 0.4.8. The latter is provided by a ppa (viz. the ubiquitous webupd8),...
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Install python-wxgtk2.8 on Ubuntu 16.04

Does anybody know how to install python-wxgtk2.8 on Ubuntu 16.04? Is needed for ride (robot framework) Thank you in advance!
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PPA does not have a release file

I'm trying to install Oracle Java 7 from Webupd8team ppa by following instructions from here. I have it installed on one of my other systems using the same ppa. But now when I try to apt update after ...
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Fetch specific boost version with apt-get

To make my plex server run nicely I would like to fetch boost library version 59... $ /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex\ Media\ Scanner --help /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Scanner: error while ...
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can't update in terminal or software update

I keep getting W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found when I do a apt-get update, also get failed to download ...
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How to downgrade plasma 5.6.4 to 5.5

I installed via the backports ppa but experiencing pretty much bugs. Is there any way to downgrade?
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Unable to install and run App/Panel Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

I have developed an app indicator for Ubuntu 14.04 using Python. I followed this tutorial and I was able to push my app indicator to my PPA successfully. When I run the following commands - sudo add-...
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Eliminate 404 error [duplicate]

I added a PPA and every time I run apt-get update the Bash reminds me of my failure: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/whatever/ etcetera/.../.../Packages 404 Not Found I want to know ...
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PPA upload of custom kernel package

Is there any documentation on how to build custom kernel packages and upload the result into a PPA? In particular, I would like to build mostly the stable upstream kernel (i.e. git://git.kernel.org/...
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Installing NVIDIA 361.45.11?

I was checking recent packages and figured out that NVIDIA 361.45.11 [recent version] is available here. I am new here and cant understand how to install this package (NVIDIA binary driver - version ...
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How to fix `sudo apt-get update` on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. Got this error while installing ppa:
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How can I install BlueGriffon 2.0 from a deb package or PPA?

Is it possible to install BlueGriffon 2.0 from a deb package or PPA?
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Installing nvidia-opencl-icd-367 breaks the package manager

I am using the graphics-drivers ppa. I got an update dialogue today which stated that I can update my nvidia driver to 367.18 (~gpu16.04.6). I started the update just like every time, but it failed ...
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How do I add a PPA in a libertine container?

I am trying to install Corebird (Corebird twitter client for Ubuntu 14.04) in a libertine container named vivid on my M10 tablet. After adding the PPA's, which do show up in ~/.cache/libertine-...
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Please check that the PPA name or format > is correct

There is a problem where one cannot add new PPAs using the apt-add-repository command. It's not 100% repeatable on one machine. I manage many VMs so this one is an anomaly. The rest do not have this ...
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can pbuilder style hooks be used on launchpad builds

I'm working on putting a project into PPA. The project is large and has lots of tests. A couple of tests require that some locales are installed. To get around this I've made a pbuilder hook that ...
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Can't interact with 'Software & Updates'

As of a few weeks ago, I can no longer change anything inside 'Software & Updates'. If I click on checkboxes, select different items from a dropdown, or edit/add/remove PPAs, the fields just stay ...
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How to fix corrupted package cache in ubuntu

Whenever I try to install any new package in Ubuntu 16.04 , it ends up with the following error menssage The package cache file is corrupted I've tried the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-...
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apt-get keeps upgrading the same package over and over

I have created an experimental PPA which hosts a lot of different packages for Ubuntu 16.04. The builds are as recent and stable as possible. Everything works fine, except for 2 packages and I can't ...
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how does adding a ppa with a curl command work?

This link discusses different ways to install nodejs and npm. One of the methods was installing it via ppa. curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash - He used the above command to add ...
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Update notification

I updated to version 16.04 of Ubuntu from version 15.10. I now get operating system update notifications from the Ubuntu Software program. But does not update other programs I have installed, IE Kcad,...
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apt-get upgrade gives GPG Error [duplicate]

How would I go about fixing this error? I have pycharm installed through a ppa that I have been using for years in various computers. W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/mystic-mirage/pycharm/...
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How to install dependencies for unity 8 music-app an terminal-app?

I used vthompsom ppa to install unity 8 apps in my Ubuntu 16.04. I could get file manager app, calculator app and weather app working. Media hub app installed but is not available in the dash. Music ...
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How to swap out packages that came from a PPA for Ubuntu provided versions?

Embarrassingly, I reported a bug that was in fact my own doing. How can I safely remove the 11.0~git packages and replace them (if necessary) with Ubuntu provided mesa as suggested in the comment ...
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Getting 404 errors and more with sudo apt-get update

I'm completely new to Linux. Running Ubuntu 16.04. When executing sudo apt-get update I get 404 errors and Failed to fetch ... along with a whole lot more. I do not know what this is nor how to fix ...
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Is there a Kdenlive PPA for Ubuntu trusty or how to use a PPA for a different version of Ubuntu?

The official PPAs do not offer packages for trusty. Can I still use them to install for example the packages for utopic at my own risk? Or is there a PPA with packages for trusty? And no, I can not ...
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14.04 Cleanly upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php from ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6

I went through my usual server package upgrades today and discovered that ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 has been depreciated and we must now upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php. The basic provided instructions are to ...
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Installing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 using Trusty - phablet tools issue

I want to install Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 4; I am using Trusty as a Desk top and I am following this guide where it states that there is a no-longer updated version of the phablet-tools package in ...
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Error : Running add-apt repository ppa:

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and I'm running this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio and I'm getting this error: I've even tried reinstalling ca-certificates, but after ...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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How can a current version of Linphone be installed?

I want to install a current version of Linphone. I have attempted to install using the following procedure on Ubuntu 16.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linphone/release sudo apt-get update sudo apt-...
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14.04 php7 install - Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'

I want to install php 7 version on Ubuntu 14.04. I run below command (root account). # LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php and result is. Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'. Please ...
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Installing some programs and games [duplicate]

I'm trying to install some programs like Runescape with the (terminal) but I get 404 error. I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm adding PPA (and try to get sudo apt-get update) but it fails to download ...
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Check whether I have a certain ppa

How do I check whether I already have a certain ppa in my list? How do I search through my list of ppas?
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How to install gfortran 5 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install gfortran 5. As per how do I install gfortran, I tried sudo apt-get install gfortran but it installs 4.8.4 gfortran compiler. I searched and found this. When I wrote, sudo add-apt-...
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PPA Problems after Octave installation

Every time after I add a PPA , and run : sudo apt-get update. I get some errors with some Octave stuff added there. I don't know what happened with my Octave installation, Octave runs fine but now I ...
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Trying to install Gstreamer 1.0 on 12.04 - is the PPA of the backports gone?

I am trying to install Gstreamer 1.0 on a new 12.04 installation. When I try to add the PPA I get this: Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~gstreamer-developers/+archive/ppa) to get PPA ...
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Ubuntu GNOME: GNOME 3.20 from staging PPA fails to start Xorg

I just tried installing GNOME 3.20 via the gnome3-staging PPA. Rebooted, but was presented with text-based console login. Tried to start GUI using Xorg, but it said that it cannot open /dev/tty0 for ...
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Installing vlc 3.0 on Trusty through ppa still gives version 2.1.6

How do I install vlc 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04? I have tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc But it says: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How can I make sure O/S doesn't use a particular Signing Key (gpg)

Actually this is two (2) different questions. I am on Xubuntu 14.04 but I believe the answers would be the same for all *buntu variants. The first one is in the title of this message. The second is ...
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Looking for ppa kernel for ubuntu 16.04

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ dose not have any ppa kernels for 16.04. I have stability with current kernel/nvidia. I have frequent system freeze (when switching between VT). The ...