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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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What are the different ways to install a software on Ubuntu?

I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and ...
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How to install cups 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to install cups 1.7.1 on my Ubuntu 12.04, because of cups filter gstoraster bug. I tried to install it from source: ./configure make sudo make install but the service does not start. I ...
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How can I install the development version of Node?

I want to get the latest updates for Node (evented I/O for v8 javascript). I already have installed Node using: sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make sudo ...
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Newest Libre Office Isn't Installing Through PPA [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've followed the directions closely here: How do I install LibreOffice 4? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-1 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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PPA repository :Where is the clone installed?

Would somebody be so kind and help me with the repository problem? I am trying to make a copy of PPA repository and I would like to specify the target installation folder. Without it I can run the ...
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Cannot install gcc-4.8 because of unmet dependencies

I was trying to upgrade gcc-4.8.1 to gcc-4.8.2 using Synaptic from this PPA. The installation executed with no problem, but suddenly I had no gcc-4.8 at all. I was using gcc-4.7 and gcc-4.8 together, ...
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Problem installing Bitcoin

I added the PPA and did sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt I get an error: Some packages could not be installed...The following packages have unmet dependencies: bitcoin-qt : ...
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Why do PPAs get errors after an upgrade?

I have a question?? After Upgrading to a newer version of ubuntu every time for some time I have problems with getting software from launchpad. So I have a question why does that happens why does ...
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nuvola player installation problems 13.10

So I'm trying to install nuvola player on my laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I follow the instructions on their website. Pretty standard, add the repo, apt-get update, and then install. However, no ...
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command to check if a ppa supports specific version of ubuntu [duplicate]

I always script my installs after a new version get released. everything usually smooth until the ppa's part. is there a quick command to check if a ppa would has a trunk for my current version? ...
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How can I get the latest VLC if its not available from the VLC download page and its PPA [duplicate]

The latest vlc(2.1) had just been released - jeej - but, the vlc-ppa doesn't contain packages for 13.04 only 13.10. The vlc download page just says to sudo apt-get install vlc. 2.1.0 Highlights ...
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Save packages and ppa list since system install

I'm going to change from 32 to 64 bit, there's anyway I can save a list of added ppa's and installed packages since first boot? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Setting up a PPA

I've written a program that I want to share with others via a PPA. How do I set up a PPA? Yes, there is the documentation, but I don't know what the system does when I say: sudo apt-get install ...
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Create apt-get install for own software

I have develop java software which i have idea to create repository for it.So every user which want to install my application can install by typing "apt-get install myappname". How i can build it ?
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Upgrade to Rhythmbox 2.99.1 in Xubuntu

I'd like to get the updates of rhythmbox for xubuntu but am really struggling to work out how. I've tried directly installing the deb from here but it gives an error about breaking package dependency ...
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1answer
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Issues about insalling Cinelerra video editor?

In order to install Cinerella I typed in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cinelerra-ppa/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinelerra But after last command typed, my computer gives ...
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Broken Package when trying to install libminiupnpc-dev

I'm not sure how to resolve the following broken package errors. I have libminiupnpc8 installed from a PPA (1.6-precise2) and when I want to install libminiupnpc-dev, it wants to install ...
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1answer
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Ghdl in Ubuntu 13.04

Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 after formating my laptop, and for some reason I can not install ghdl. After adding the ppa with this command : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pgavin/ghdl everything is ...
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How can I install git-annex assistant

I install recently git annex in ubuntu 12.10 using APT. However, the package seems to be built without the assistant support. Is there a PPA or another way of installing it ? I'd rather avoid ...
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Serious Installation Problem [duplicate]

I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It was all well. But suddenly from yesterday whenever I try to install something it shows: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: ...
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Strange jdownloader ppa package behavior [duplicate]

Trying to install Jdownloader like on this page sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install jdownloader-installer After commands above I get following ...
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How can I put games on a USB stick for a LAN party?

Soon, I'll be attending a LAN party. There will be a couple of laptops, of which some have Windows 7 installed, and some Ubuntu 12.04. None of these laptops are connected to the internet. I want to ...
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Can't install several development libraries

I can't install several packages. Here's what happened. I installed Ubuntu 12.04, added ppa:ricotz/testing and then upgraded to 12.10. My system works fine, but apt-get build-dep gnome-terminal for ...
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Can't install a dependency?

I've been trying to install 'boot-repair' but it keeps saying: The following packages have unmet dependencies: Depends: boot-sav (>= 3.196) but 3.196~ppa3~quantal is to be installed E: ...
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How to install Trinity on 12.04?

I want to install Trinity (the fork of KDE 3.x) on Ubuntu 12.04. I tried adding the PPA and doing sudo apt-get install kubuntu-default-settings-trinity kubuntu-desktop-trinity, but I got an error: ...
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Problem adding a PPA to install gcc-4.7

I want to install gcc compiler 4.7 to use c++11 features. I have looked on the internet for instructions, and I found in several websites these steps: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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1answer
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How to reinstall apps?

I am having trouble re-installing Create Launcher. I downloaded it two days ago but my Ubuntu was acting weird. Because I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, I un-installed it and re-installed it. I am trying to ...
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UbuntuShowdown apps installation unable to locate package error

I recently heard about UbuntuShowdown apps. There are some very nice apps which I really want to try. I am trying to install these apps by adding repositories as it is mentioned on their page. But at ...
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Why can't I install from PPAs?

just new in using ubuntu, just installed it last night. I having a trouble installing apps using the terminal. When I try to install this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo ...
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How do I push my app to Launchpad if I have followed the recommendations of the App Review Board for Quickly apps?

I developed an app called Discvur with Quickly. I intend to submit it to the App Review Board so that it can be published in the Software Center. Therefore I followed all the recommendations on ...
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How to create a deb package that adds ppa then installs another package?

I'm looking for a single click solution to add a ppa then install a package in that ppa as the apturl method is disabled for security reasons. I'm wanting to create a .deb file that adds my ppa then ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 and eliminate the following errors:

$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon cinnamon-session cinnamon-settings Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'cinnamon' instead of ...
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How to install GIMP 2.7?

Here I ask this question since 12.04 Beta 2 is usable and this question would come up sooner then later. After issuing the standard sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn sudo apt-get ...
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Error: need a repository as argument

i am kind of new in Linux, and i am using kubuntu and i keep getting this error when installing a package in terminal, i tried java, openshot, any ppa package and i keep getting "Error: nedd a ...
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Can't install package (Cinnamon)

I am trying to install Cinnamon 1.4 on my Ubuntu VM (10.10) and I can not get this to work. If someone could be nice enough to explain what i'm doing wrong I would really appreciate it! ...
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Setting PPAs during installation to fetch updates

The last versions of Ubuntu allow to download updates during the installation process. Is it possible to configure a PPA to fetch updates instead of using the default repositories? E. g. configure ...
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How to select from which source a software must be installed?

Here is my problem: I'm using Lucid Lynx and would like to have the latest version of freeciv. The latest version I can get without adding a PPA is 2.1.10-1, it is in one of the default sources ...
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How to install multiple PPAs and applications at once?

I'm going to set up a couple of general use computers on one of my lab's work benches. There's a whole bunch of PPA repositories and applications from the Ubuntu repositories that I'd like to install ...
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Installing XULrunner, adding mozilla daily ppa doesn't help

I need to install xulrunner so I can use Redcar, but am unable to do so. I followed the steps in this question verbatim Install XULRunner 2.0. Here's the output from adding the Mozilla PPA: ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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Adding y-ppa Manager [closed]

I was wondering if there was any way to add the app called Y-PPA managaer to ubuntu? Y-PPA@launchpad.net
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How can I install Glade 3.08?

Oneric comes with Glade 3.10 by default, and I need to install the older version. Is there any PPA, or some nice way to install it short of download the natty deb, pray that it works and pin it in ...
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Use a PPA, or use a package for a different Ubuntu version?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a PPA that's designed for your version of Ubuntu, versus using a "normal" package, but one designed for a different version of Ubuntu? Background: ...
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How do i install Libreoffice 3.4?

I read that it has better GTK+ integration,is faster and java has been minimized . so i wanted to try it . How do i install it ? A PPA would be preferable.
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How to install LibreOffice 3.3.1?

How do I install the new version of LibreOffice (3.3.1) in Ubuntu 10.04? I have installed the PPA for LibreOffice but no updates show up.
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What does add-apt-repository mean?

What does this mean? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maco.m/ruby sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rubygems Hows does it differ from running sudo apt-get install rubygems Thanks.