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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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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How to update VLC to the latest version?

As VLC 2.0 is released, how do I get it in Ubuntu (XUbuntu actually, in my case) 11.10? Any PPAs or packages to download? The official page says "Ask your favorite packager..."
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Installing Kodi, add apt-repository won't work

I've been following the instructions to install Kodi on my Ubuntu built pi as per the instructions here. However, when I get to the install: sudo add-apt-repository pps:team-xmbc/ppa Error ...
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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How to install Eclipse?

I want to install the latest version of Eclipse but the Ubuntu Software Centre contains an older version. Is there a PPA or some other way to install latest Eclipse? Please describe the steps for ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Use 14.04 application in 15.04

I am running 15.04. I need to install ghdl. However after adding the repository when I do apt-get update I keep getting failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pgavin/ghdl/ubuntu/dists/vivid/...
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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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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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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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How to fix missing gpg key even though it should have been imported?

I am changing the way I install docker on a bunch of machines as pointed out here. It worked fine on one, yet this one behaves strangely. I have imported the key: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://...
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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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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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GLIBCXX_3.4.20 not found, how to fix this error?

Whey I try to run the program Layout Editor (available on this site) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS I get the following output in the terminal: $ layout layout: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6:...
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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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Getting frustrated trying to update R-base

I've read through similar questions/guides: A similar question on AU - Installing latest version of R-base The guide from CRAN on updating in ubuntu - http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/...
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PPA for Android Studio?

Android Studio was released a few days ago and it's still in early access preview, but I would like to know if there is any PPA I could add to my Ubuntu Raring to automatically keep it updated with ...
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PPA removed and purged but still showing available upgrades

This is on Ubuntu 14.04 (SERVER, so no GUI) Ok so earlier today I was asked to upgrade GCC to GCC 4.9 (current available is GCC 4.8 for Trusty). So following these directions I installed the PPA ...
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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 long does it take for PPAs to get rebuild? Is it automatic?

I bought a new SSD so I installed Vivid on it today (the killer feature for me was systemd which cuts the shutdown process from 15 seconds to two) despite being on Trusty until yesterday. To my dismay,...
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How do I add the kernel PPA?

I can get Ubuntu mainline kernels from this kernel PPA - is there a way to add it to my repository list the same as regular Launchpad PPAs?
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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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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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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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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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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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RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Recently I installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I would like to install RabbitVCS on my system. I already add the PPA and apt update and seem no build yet for xenial http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/...
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Recent Qt repository

Is there any repository for latest Qt versions (recent version is 5.0.1 while ubuntu has 4.8) ? PS I found this PPA but it tagged as [deprecated]!!!, so I'm wondering what if there is official one ...
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Search Launchpad for PPAs matching software or package name?

Is there a way to search though LaunchPad's PPAs for a certain package name? For instance if I was looking for PPAs with Firefox packages I could search for "firefox" and retrieve a list of all the ...
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Where to find new firmware upgrades application on GNOME 3.18

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I read here that there is a new firmware upgrades application, but I can't seem to find it anywhere, so how do I find it? I have ...
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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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PPA-Purge not working on GNOME3 staging ppa [duplicate]

I wanted to try GNOME 3.20 so i added the GNOME3 Staging ppa. But then there were many bugs so I decided to ppa-purge it. But when I did that the following error popped up: sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-...
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list all the ppa repositories added to my system

How can I list all the ppa repositories added to my system and save it to a .txt file, so that I don't want to spend my time in searching for ppa's for fresh installations and i can just select a ppa ...
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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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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 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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Problem trying to add Refresh option to Right click menu

I am trying to add Refresh option to Right click menu in ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I tried with the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dr3mro/nautilus-actions-extra sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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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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Gpgkeys can't be retrieved

I added a repository using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next After adding it i get the message: gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/pubring.gpg' ...
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Can a ppa repository be added to /etc/apt/source.list?

By sudo add-apt-repository '<deb url codename component>', a repository is added to the /etc/apt/source.list file. By sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<user>/<ppa-name>, I saw that all ...
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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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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 ...