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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How to build a PPA from a git repository?

How can we build a PPA from a git repo? For example say that I have an icon theme hosted in Git. How can I add it to a PPA? (Note : I don't know much about Launchpad and PPAs)
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How to identify unused PPAs?

Let's say I want to verify if some PPAs aren't being used so I can minimize conflicts or whatever else could happen. Is it possible to verify which PPAs are no longer in use?
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Remove ppa from previous Ubuntu versions

As the title, is there any way to automatically identify and remove ppa residual of previous release? I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.04 and my /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory contains a lot ...
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Can't Add ppa:x2go/stable

I am trying to turn a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 into an X2go server. I have followed the instructions here: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/wiki:repositories:ubuntu I have taken these steps: su ...
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Installing Linux Mint and Xubuntu via terminal [closed]

I'm want to install Linux Mint 17 Qiana XFCE and Xubuntu 14.04 alongside an existing Ubuntu installation. I'm not trying to have a "normal dual-boot" where you select which OS to boot. I want to boot ...
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Can I upload a deb package with an MIT License to PPA?

I'm trying to build a deb package from source with bzr dh-make and bzr builddeb, but bzr automatically adds the GPL license to my source code folder. Is it allowed to upload projects licensed under ...
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How do I release software on apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to desktop programming, and I currently prefer to work with scripting languages (open source and all). When I polish a tool off I then want to release it for installation via apt-get but ...
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Software Updater fail, and “apt-get update” throws “Invalid operation update” - what next?

I'm running a fairly vanilla 14.04 Ubuntu on a newish HP desktop. Just yesterday I got the dreaded "Failed to download repository information": A screenshot of this window has been seen on ...
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can I remove PPA without affecting software?

I installed a PPA for the very first time according to instructions on here. I achieved my goal (needed to install an application by the name Solaar), and now I wonder if I can uninstall the PPA ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2 on Ubuntu 14.04

All tutorials on installing ST2 on Ubuntu describe 2 ways: Manual way of downloading the tar from the official website, extracting it, moving it to /opt/, creating a symlink and start menu entry ...
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jekyll not respecting _config.yml — possible to upgrade?

Ubuntu 14.04 | default ruby 1.9.1 | Jekyll 0.11.2 Jekyll isn't respecting a number of my settings in _config.yml. I'm guessing this is because current Jekyll (gem) version is 2.3.0, but I could be ...
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Problem with ppa:barracuda72/ralink repository

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. My WiFi/Bluetooth card is of ralink. When I installed wireless driver the barracuda ppa was added(unchecked) and I enabled(checked) them as follows: ...
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How to properly remove mesa and install it from source?

I have xorg-edgers ppa added to my system ( https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa?field.series_filter=trusty ) with the latest x-org/mesa packages (almost) every day. Recently ( ...
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I want to change my desktop enviroment

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I like Unity, but I'm also curious so I would like to try out another DE. Few days ago I installed Cinnamon via PPA but that was not my style. I read good things about Gnome ...
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Is there a PPA for gvim > 7.4.338?

The breakindent feature is the greatest thing ever, but it's in 7.4.338. The latest version in the Ubuntu repos is just 7.4, I think. I notice Arch has a package for it, but I can't seem to find one ...
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Patch a package by adding new files to it?

I'm trying to patch an existing package, and my patch is supposed to change some files and add some files and directories to the package. All seems to work, the .patch file in debian/patches looks ...
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Why am I getting Error: need a single repository as argument for sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio

I am executing the following command as per the instructions in the link. sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio I am getting the error - Error: need a single repository as ...
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Can i install Deepin Desktop Environment 2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have tried to install Deepin DE from this . But it doesn't work. In this article they have used PPA from "raring ringtail." I want to install Deepin DE from trusty PPA. But I can't found the PPA. ...
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Cannot add PPA; Solutions not working

I am doing this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java The error output is: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:webupd8team/java'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. I have ...
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Cannot install sflphone-gnome-video on ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) (64-Bit) Just added the repository: ppa:savoirfairelinux: http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoirfairelinux/ppa/ubuntu precise main But I cannot install ...
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How do I install the latest Mesa release?

Which is the preferred way to install the latest stable version of Mesa on Ubuntu? I believe that would be a PPA, but not the bleeding-edge one like xorg-edgers. I would like to see a PPA that ...
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Can't copy PPA package to another series: “same version already building”

I have a PPA with a package built for Precise, which I want to also have available for Trusty. I've read that is as simple as using the "copy packages" feature in Launchpad. When I do so, I get the ...
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Problem in Installing Gnome 3.12

I tried to install Gnome 3.12 on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell: 3.10) I did the following steps (from this tutorial): $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to bring back older version of mesa packages from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

I'm trying to install older version of mesa packages from xorg-edgers PPA using following command: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev=10.3.0~git20140812.fa5b76e3-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty ...
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How can I patch a PPA and then upload the patched source to my PPA?

I'm trying to do something very simple but I'm having a lot of problems. I am trying to have a patched wine PPA. I want to download the wine1.7 ppa source from the ubuntu team ppa, apply 1 patch file, ...
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Cannot access PPA ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp on Ubuntu 14.04

I followed the recommendations in the following Q&A to get my phone to work with Ubuntu: How to connect Nokia Lumia 520 to Ubuntu 12.04 Unfortunately the installation failed for me. When ...
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libreoffice-base not configured yet

I have the LibreOffice ppa installed (ppa:libreoffice/ppa) and today I had a problem after updating. I got the following error. Reading package lists ... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to publish an application without add-apt-repository?

I have an application, and now i want to publish it via Ubuntu centre. Then, user can install it by using command(only one command): sudo apt-get install my_app_name I read Publishing to a PPA ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS: legacy PPA upgrade

I'd like to upgrade my server from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. However I have a small number of 3rd party applications, looking at their PPA list I foresee I could have trouble. So I am here to ...
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libreoffice reinstall problems

How a tiny problem turned into a big one. Summary of what I've done so far: Details are here I recently upgraded from Kubuntu Precise (with backports, including the LO PPA) to Trusty with backports. ...
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How to replace files in PPA after unsuccessful build?

I uploaded a package to my PPA, but the build failed. I made some corrections to the dependencies list and tried to upload the corrected file. It was rejected with this message: Rejected: File ...
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Add Package to Official Repository [duplicate]

I wrote a driver for a remote filesystem (mounts a Google Drive, similar to the way SSHFS mounts a remote server). It's super useful as an alternative to dropbox or ubuntuone. It is now getting ...
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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the ...
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Error installing the noobslab Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

I wanna install the noobslab Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm following the steps defined in the site http://www.noobslab.com/2014/05/delorean-dark-theme-updated-install-in.html but when I try the ...
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Unable to add PPA

I was just trying to get Pipelight installed when I came across following error. I copy and pasted the input into my terminal the second time around and the error still occured.
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How to install Rigs of Rods from PPA

I really want to install rigs of rods on my Ubuntu 14.04(.1) machine. I know that to install it there are two ways; compiling from source or from PPA. I don't have good luck compiling so I rather ...
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ppa: Grails installation error [duplicate]

I have tried installing Grails using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:groovy-dev/grails sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grails-ppa The first command returns without errors: $ sudo ...
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Install rdekstop 1.8.1 from repository or ppa in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and the rdekstop version in the repository seems to be 1.7.1. According to rdekstop SourceFourge page 1.7.1 seems to pretty old and there are newer versions since 2012. I am ...
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Problems with tor ppa

I'm tried to fix a problem with tor ppa in my Ubuntu 14.04, but I can't. I tried to use root@vitor-HP:~# LANG=C dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of torchat: ...
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I can´t install Cinammon on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm new on linux and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts. I want to install cinnamon but after typing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinammon-stable it shows me this: Cannot ...
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How to compile a SH file so it can be uploaded to PPA Launchpad

I want to make a few installation scripts via .SH files, and then upload them to http://launchpad.net? How would I do that?
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Difference between key (recv-keys), signing key, and fingerprint in APT/PPA system

Let's take https://launchpad.net/~ansible/+archive/ubuntu/ansible as an example. If you click on 'Technical details about this PPA' you see: Signing key: 4096R/7BB9C367 Fingerprint: ...
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How do you install the Ubuntu Touch Coreapps?

How do you install the Ubuntu Touch Coreapps on an Ubuntu Desktop?
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How to search official ppa?

How can I search official ppa? Some applications in ubuntu doesn't update for last version for long time. For example VirtualBox, GCC, Git. I am afraid to use ppa which can be unofficial and I ...
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I am having trouble downloading Wine onto my Linux Mint 17 [duplicate]

I type in: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa I put in my password, then this comes up: You are about to add the following PPA to your system: Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here ...
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Fetch fail on PPA [duplicate]

Every time I run the update command I get the following message at the end of the update: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deja-dup-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages ...
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Intel Graphis card not updating. Problem with ppa?

I'm trying to update my graphics card. Info: description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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Installing Slowmovideo on 14.04 when only Saucy package is available

i like to install Slowmovideo. But on Launchpad there is no ppa for ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty). The latest supported ppa is for 13.10. What options (if any) do I have to install the software on my ubuntu ...
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Custom update process for ubuntu

I a have remote embedded system with Ubuntu on it. Also it runs our proprietary Java application Jar on it. In order to update that jar I have tried to set up private PPA repository, but it seems too ...
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How to BuildMyOwnKernel, bumping +1 for revision number version?

I'm facing a hard time with Linux 3.13 from Trusty but, it is another topic (http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-server@lists.ubuntu.com/msg06775.html), so, I decided to backport the Linux 3.16 from ...