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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Why did debuild fail with “configure: error: unrecognized option:”

I was trying to follow the instructions listed in this question/answer. libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty The answer said : "Actually I cheated a bit. I couldn't satisfy ...
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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 ...
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Unable to find “testdisk” or “testdisk-dbg” packages in 15.04

Hello after a first installation 15.04 working at best, even better than manjaro + now it seems that there were some attacks (as usual) and by this the ppa or sources.lists are a bit affected + how do ...
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Download a package from a PPA as standalone file

I want to download (not install) a package from a PPA repository without adding the PPA by apt-add-repository and then updating APT cache. (Because updating cache can takes a long time and then I have ...
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Copying packages in PPA fail due to same version

I copied my package from trusty's repository also to utopic's repository of my PPA without re-building the binaries by using Launchpad's copy packages feature. Now I noticed that the utopic package ...
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What's the best way to make a program update from a new PPA (when an old one is no longer maintained)?

Let's say I'd like my FreeFileSync to update from 6.9 (the last version available in the official PPA) to 6.15 (the last version available on the official site). There's a proper Vivid package ...
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libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

Is there a PPA available for the most recent libimobiledevice 1.2 version with support for iOS 8 or can someone explain how to build it from source without messing up everything? ...
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Is PPA still the only way to publish free open source app for Ubuntu Desktop?

There is a lot of contradicting information about publishing for Desktop. Some sources say that from 14.10 onwards Click packages also for Desktop can be submitted to USC. Other sources say that Click ...
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software center not refreshing

When ever I add a ppa and then go over to the software center it never has new software. I tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade nothing worked
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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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installing latest node.js through ppa (not a duplicate!)

yeah yeah I know, this has been asked before. But when using the chris-lea ppa or the "official way" (which I think is actually the same thing?), after installing you get this: ~$ node --version ...
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Uninstalling Java which is installed via PPA [duplicate]

I installed Oracle Java 8 via PPA. Once java tried to update via the update manager but got corrupted due to a network issue. Now it seems like java is having some memory leaks so I would like to ...
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ERROR 403: Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz in 14.04 [duplicate]

I have had oracle's jdk7 installed on my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 now for some time and it has behaved as expected. However lately all my updates has ended in errors and after some research I found the ...
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Notify OSD config on vivid vervet

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet today and was annoyed, but unsurprised, to see that notify OSD was updated and restored to its default, limited, functionality. The thing is, the patched ...
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can i install kali tools in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

i was reading a tutorial about installing kali tools in ubuntu. in the starting , we have to add repositories like this deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION ...
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How I can upgrade gnome to latest(Testing or Unstable release) on ubuntu?

Now I'm using gnome shell version 3.14.3 on ubuntu 14.10 utopic.How I can upgrade gnome-shell to 3.16 or 3.15 91(on ppa:ricotz/testing repository). Currently I added following ppa repository ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Can't install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7 [duplicate]

I have been trying to download the desktop installer for Ubuntu for Nexus 7 (for reference wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation) I've successfully added the PPA with the following command sudo ...
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How to fix problematic Ubuntu ppa configuration?

When I do sudo apt-get update I get following errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 ...
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Ordering of the commands used to install from a ppa

To install from a ppa, you have to use the following 3 commands: sudo add-apt-repository example/program sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install example-program Is there any reason not to do this: ...
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ppa broke my repositorys [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. And added the ppa ppa:nathandyer/vocal-stable. After adding it, I runned sudo apt-get update and got the following error: Fetched 13,1 kB in 8s (1478 B/s) ...
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Install stable release of xfce 4.12 [duplicate]

I want to install the stable release of xfce 4.12 on my Xubuntu 14.04.2. However, when I add the repository (ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12) via terminal I get a message about these being pre-releases and ...
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How Can I Change PPA Fingerprint

I understand that if you create a PPA you have to accept the Ubuntu Code Of Conduct, and that in order to do so you have to register your OpenPGP fingerprint. Now, let's say that I lose my data on my ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) ubuntu 14.10

hi i have some problems whit this ... i tried to manual update and still stays there... i went to software & updates and tried to check the problem there and i get this W:Failed to fetch http: ...
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Installing a downgraded version of Firefox 16 from PPA

I'd like to fetch and install old FF16 instead of FF17 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. Currently FF17 is default. FF17 is incompatible with Selenium 2.26 ...
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How do I purge Pantheon desktop?/Why does this window appear?

This browser window showing http://elementary.io/ appears after I installed then uninstalled the Pantheon environment: Originally this occurred after (and possibly before) ppa-purging the PPA only ...
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How to build a source package?

I'm the lead developer of an open source software called GDevelop (https://github.com/4ian/GD): I'd like to distribute it on Ubuntu and benefit from the Launchpad platform to get it automatically ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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Should I upgrade to the “mainline” kernels?

Newer "mainline" versions of the kernel are available from the Ubuntu kernel team, e.g. 3.4 and 3.5, while Ubuntu 12.04 is on 3.2. What are the mainline kernels? Are they better than my existing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Install newer libqtwebkit4 instead 2.2.1 for ScudCloud

I am trying to install ScudCloud, but it requires libqtwebkit4 version 2.3.2 or greater. Unfortunately, in Ubuntu 12.04 the latest version still remains in 2.2.1. Is there a PPA or an alternative ...
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Ubuntu doesn't download files using apt-get update [closed]

When I type the command sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 14.04, it downloads most of the files but the other ones say for example: Failed to fetch ...
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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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Unable to update battery-status ppa

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm getting this error W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/iaz/battery-status/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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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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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's? I know I can look into /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but I'm ...
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Can't install DeVeDe, failed to fetch libavcodec-extra-54_1.2.6-1~trusty1_amd64.deb [duplicate]

While attempting to install DeVeDe, I get this error: sudo apt-get install devede Err http://ppa.launchpad.net/jon-severinsson/ffmpeg/ubuntu/ trusty/main libavcodec-extra-54 amd64 7:1.2.6-1~trusty1 ...
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I have a PPA, but I can't figure out how to add an image to the Software Center listing

So I have made a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~stefansundin/+archive/ubuntu/truecrypt After adding the ppa and updating the sources, I can see it in the software center. It is using the default icon ...
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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:gluster/ubuntu-glusterfs-3.5'

I am runnning into problem adding a repository. ~# add-apt-repository ppa:gluster/ubuntu-glusterfs-3.5 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:gluster/ubuntu-glusterfs-3.5'. Please check that the PPA name or format is ...
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Google Chrome PPA upgrade invalid signature

When running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got this output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease ...
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Red Triangle with an exclamation point [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04, having just installed it 2 weeks ago. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my only OS. I am a new user and I have to say I love the OS but I am having a difficult time learning it. I ...
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Cannot add PPA. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct

Internet connection is working. apt-get is working. Trying to add ppa:cooperjona/lightread but an error has raised: Cannot add PPA 'ppa:cooperjona/lightread' . Please check that the PPA name or ...
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Installing Java 8 and Setting environment variables

I just completly shifted to Ubuntu from Windows 7. I am a java developer and now I need to install Java 8 JDK and JRE. I installed 64 bit ubuntu 14.04.02 and it seems like there are lot of ways to ...
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I can't install IceCat on ubuntu 12.04

I want to install IceCat on Terminal but it doesn't work. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install icecat -y Cannot access PPA ...
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Error installing deluge on ubuntu server (unmet dependencies)

I am getting the error that I have an unmet dependency "deluge-common" when I run the command: dprogers@homeserver:~$ sudo apt-get install deluged [sudo] password for dprogers: no talloc ...
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Build failed LaunchPad “Dependency wait on lgw01-31”

I have got a PPA on LaunchPad and a pack which depends on gawk (>= 1:4.1.1+dfsg-1) (this is set in the control file). But when uploading the .change file to LaunchPad with dput I get this error: ...
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How to upload to a launchpad team PPA?

I have built and signed a package which I now wish to upload to my launchpad team with dput, but every time that I try to upload it I get this email: Rejected: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) uploads are ...
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What is a '.orig.tar.xz' file in packaging?

I have recently started packaging a bash script of mine into a .deb file so that I can upload it to my PPA, and I have noticed a lot of talk about a file which seems to have been created from my ...
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What is the correct address for precise/12.04 restricted, multiverse and universe ppa?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. When I run sudo apt-get update now I get the following errors at the end: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Packaging an app that uses autotools

Hopefully someone can help me, I maintain a ppa and lately I've been trying to package a few apps which utilize autotools in their source. I've tried various different configurations in my debian ...