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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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using git from pre-configure stage in debian/rules in Launchpad PPA

I'm preparing a new ppa for a source package I'd like to "follow" a git repo. I thought to be clever and avoid having to recreate the X.orig.tar bundle with a different name each time by doing a git ...
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Update only new added sources [duplicate]

When you add a new repository you must do apt-get update. This command will check all the sources and in my computer it take about 1~2 minutes to complete. Is it necessary to check all the sources? ...
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Not yet able to install sagemath-upstream-binary from ppa. Should I just be a little more patient and try again latter?

At this time (2014, October the 27th) I am not able to install sagemath-upstream-binary in my recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 utopic from ppa:aims/sagemath. I strongly suspect that I just need to wait ...
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Can I get a package from a ppa that my distro doesn't support?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pwr22/tomighty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tomighty I want this. This guy made a deb package out of the java original. Problem is I have 14.10 and a lot of ...
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How can I create a ppa from command-line in launchpad

I succesfully created my ppa, and I can now create new packages using the web interface of launchpad. I'm trying to backport some packages from ubuntu trusty to precise using the backportpackage ...
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Why adding a PPA doesn't ask (y/n)?

On ubuntu and few other distros I've tried, when the user is prompted with a yes or no question, 99% of the time it prompts the user to input y or n depending on the choice. But the only exception to ...
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How to remove completely the php packages from ondrej PPA?

I have Ubuntu 14.04, wanted to try php5.6. Added ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6. Updated. Installed php5. Got php5.6. Did not find some extensions and decided to switch back to ubuntu's own php 5.5. Deleted ...
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How to install the most recent numpy, scipy and scikit on ubuntu?

I need to install numpy 1.9 ('cause some methods are available in this version, not in the previous) which isn't the numpy package proposed yet today (apt-get returns 1.8). How to install the latest ...
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PPA containing newer version of screen

The GNU screen version for Ubuntu 14.04 seems to be 4.01, which was last updated May 2006! The newest screen version was updated May 2014 I know I can compile my own version, but I'm dealing with ~60 ...
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Failed to Fetch Trusty?

so here's my problem, i update every once in a while but this time it's different, it throws me an error: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 ...
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Not able to add 3rd party software in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a 3rd party software(terminator) PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 by running the command below: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update And now, when I search for that ...
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writing a pre-uninstall script for my ppa

I have implemented my personal ppa for a python script, the program is working well. Now, I would like to write a pre-uninstall script to replace the .bak files, but I don't know how to place it in ...
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Repackaging .deb with an alternate target

I'd like to create a PPA that hosts additional builds of binutils-cross, as Ubuntu and Debian only provide them for common architectures (there's no official ia64-cross build for Trusty or Wheezy, for ...
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update error in ppa [duplicate]

In sudo apt-get update, I see this error ( W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/multimedia/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found). How to solve my ...
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Difficulties installing Gephi on Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried to open Gephi after download with ./gephifrom the ~/bin file, which seems to work at first then it crashes. So I tried a different installation approach using : (How can I install ...
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PPA build fails due to Python.h missing

I'm trying to package my application for Ubuntu using PPA. The build fails because it can't find Python.h (build log here). This library is provided by libpython2.7-dev and I have it in build ...
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Which software ppa to use after applying LTS Enablement Stacks

I have applied the LTS Enablement Stacks on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am now running 12.04.5 with kernel 3.13.0.36 (so I guess these are the same Kernel than those currently on 14.04 LTS?). In my list of ...
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How can I run arbitrary commands as part of a deb package install?

I'm creating a ppa deb package for a python module, replacing a pip package (which I also created), and I would like to run "pip uninstall" as part of the deb installation. How can I run "pip ...
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How to prevent PPA to upgrade all packages instead of desired one

I added the Yorba ppa to get the latest version of Geary. Now when I went to upgrade my system next, it tried to also pull a later version of Shotwell from their PPA as well, but the upgrade failed ...
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Can't find wine1.6.2 after adding a ppa

I am installing wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, following this link http://www.tecmint.com/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint/ Installation of Wine 1.6.2 To install Wine, open the terminal by ...
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Meld Installation Ubuntu 10.10 not working [closed]

I tried sudo apt-get install meld , but it showing unable to locate package meld. I tried after updating also. Can somebody help me find out its PPA or some other way to install meld
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Debian preinst script

I am creating a icon package named smoothX* and its in development stage, and the same is been maintained in Ubuntu PPA, every time I update or delete some of them I want the same to be reflected in ...
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How do I ppa-purge Bodhi Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and I wanted to try the enlightenment wm. I installed it and it was alright, but really not my cup of tea. I uninstalled it, but it also updated some of the packages that ...
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Problems in update ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 in my Sony laptop. I tried to update using sudo apt-get update but the following errors occurred while updating Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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Cannot do update and cannot install any package [duplicate]

I am a centos user but a friend asked me to install programs on his lubuntu 12.04. For that I started to get an update but it did not work: $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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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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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 instead of 3 from webupd8team PPA?

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 ...