PPA are personal package archives that allows users and groups in launchpad to make packages available to the public. PPAs can be added with a terminal command or through Software Sources.

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Build a Ubuntu debian package [duplicate]

I would like to create an Ubuntu package from a single bash script I wrote. Is there a simple instruction how to build an Ubuntu package, that can be uploaded to launchpad? (I already created the PPA ...
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Cannot add any PPA

I recently tried to add PPA from this website. I did sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-qt5-edgers/qt5-proper from terminal. I get an error saying Cannot add PPA: ...
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How to download just one package from a PPA?

I would like to download the project-x package for Trusty from a PPA to replace the one supplied with the system. How I can download it (as a DEB file, for example) which I can then install from? I ...
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apt-get loop for ppa's

I recently wanted to install e17 on ubuntu 12.04. I first tried to use the ppa ~ hannes-janetzek / enlightenment-svn and it did not work for me, because it did not all packages (econnman), I kept ...
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apt-get seems to ignore specified package versions

I just added a PPA (for Compiz) with lower version numbers, and made an apt_preferences file: Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-townsend-compiz-nvidia-refresh-test Pin-Priority: 600 Sure enough, the ...
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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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apt-get error (blocking updates) “ubuntu/dist/trusty/main/binary-*” how to correct? [duplicate]

There's a problem with apt-get it appears two sources are bouncing back 404 errors. However this is curretly blocking me from updating or installing new packages. Can someone advise on what these ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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Downgrading libreoffice from repository

I am trying to downgrade from libreoffice 4.3.0~rc1 to the most recent stable 4.2.0. This is on account of this bug . I have seen this question about How to downgrade to a specific ppa version of ...
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uwsgi does not start after being installed with launchpad ppa. Installed version : 2.0.3-debian

sudo-apt get install uwsgi on 12.04 results in installing 1.X version of uwsgi which has a lot of bugs and is outdated. After reading on askubuntu I added launchpad ppa's to my sources.list : deb ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start or shows as a white screen after installing the repositories for connecting to iPhone

My sister is using Ubuntu 14.04 as the only boot in her notebook Megaware with graphics AMD Raedon. I gave my iPhone to my sister, she wanted to connect it to her notebook. I installed some ...
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Launchpad: CLI “Copying packages”

I'm using Launchpad to upload a .dsc, a debian.tar.gz and a .orig.tar.xz. The orig archive contains both i386 and amd64 files, and I use debian/rules to build different architecture packages. But it ...
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What is the meaning of `ppa:x/y`

I know how to add a PPA to Ubuntu. But I don't know what this ppa:x/y PPA format means! For instance : # (VLC PPA) sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily What is videolan and what is ...
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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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Forced using ppa's which only supports newer OSes

I have a problem: I'm added a ppa, which currently states 13.10 (removing soon) and 14.04 support. I would like to try force install a package from this ppa on my old 12.04 LTS without my OS version ...
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the best site to find ppa repositories

yes I am looking for sites like ubuntuupdates.org/ppas I am looking for a site where I can get a list of every single ppa or at-least quite a few I was told their is a site that lists all of them so I ...
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how to remove a repository added by ppa? [duplicate]

I run this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa: <repo> How can I remove the now ? Becaus when I run update it says that its index has failed to be downloaded.
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Modified package builds fine with pbuilder-dist on my computer but fails on Launchpad PPA

I made a small modification to the gnutls28 package from trusty. Basically I re-enabled a disabled package (as trusty defaults to gnutls26). On my local Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit computer the build and all ...
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can't get osd lyrics ubuntu 14.04

I tried to add ppa on my 14.04, but I got this error Fetched 609 kB in 3min 44s (2,711 B/s) W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/osd-lyrics/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages ...
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How to include a screenshot of my application in the DEB/PPA to show it in Software-Center? [duplicate]

I know how to create a DEB and push it into my PPA at Launchpad but I want to know how I can include a screenshot of the application that it shows up in Software-Center.
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How can PPAs be removed?

I've added many PPAs using the add-apt-repository command. Is there a simple way to remove these PPAs? I've checked in /etc/apt/sources.list for the appropriate deb lines but they aren't there. This ...
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Can't add any ppa in 13.04

I've made a clean install of 13.04 and just can't add any ppa I try. The output is always the same, something about my internet connection (that works fine with anything else). Heres an example (sorry ...
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How do I update a single PPA instead of all of them?

For example, I have ppa:skunk/pepper-flash and only want to update it instead of the whole apt-get update. Is there something like for example apt-get update ppa:skunk/pepper-flash that I can use?
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Added PPA, can't get updated packages

Alright, I'm no so much a ubuntu novice, but this one has me pulling my hair out. I've done this a MILLION times before, but this time something is just not working. I have added 2 PPA's: ...
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How to install older version of java with the webupd8 ppa

I'm trying to install java via the webupd8 ppa. Normally, this isn't an issue, it's just a quick sudo add-apt-repository .. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install .. However, I find that the ...
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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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How do I mask hardware detection on steam ran w/ Wine? Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

How do I mask hardware detection on steam ran w/ Wine? I'm running Steam through Wine and trying to run CSGO but I get an error for no CSM support because I use an ATI graphics card 7800 series. ...
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Ubuntu does not boot / cant add PPA

Its couple of days I DELETED my windows and tried to check Ubuntu out. It worked well until today that I started my laptop, seeing the error message "...Operating system not found..." I loaded the ...
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Use of PPA to send simple updates

I wish to setup a PPA to send simple changes to several hundreds of ubuntu 12.04 machines in the field. Simple changes mean that bash script changes and configuration file updates and possibly other ...
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Specify the target directory in a package

I created a package (with dpkk-build and dh_make) from my own program source and got a deb-binary. So far, so good. No if I'd upload the package to my ppa and installed it from there, the program ...
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How can i fix the add-apt-repository hang?

I'm not sure what happened, but add-apt-repository doesn't work anymore. If I try, it just hangs: After "[sudo] password for cyanogenhacker:" and entering the password, it just flashes the cursor ...
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Issue adding ppa's

When I run the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp It hangs after it asks for my password for a long time then shows this Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:linrunner/tlp'. Please check that ...
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bug in gforth.el preventing emacs24 from ppa from installing

I'm having trouble installing emacs24 from the repository ppa:cassou/emacs because of an error in gforth.el. The problem is with a known-bug in gforth.el failing on a byte-compile. I'm currently not ...
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Unable install cmake and ccmake?

So the thing is I'm trying to install Cmake and cmake-curses-gui. I have updated the system with apt-get-update. sudo apt-get install cmake Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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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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PPA with latest PHP 5.3.x branch for 12.04

Is there a PHP 5.3.x PPA for 12.04?
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Ubuntu 12.04 login screen finite loop and keep end my session

The difference between this issue and other threads about: "login screen loop" is that in my case it's a finite loop which means it runs five times and then I can type my password and start my ...
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List (Head) packages available from specific ppa by command-line

I want to list all Head packages available from specific ppa. Example: webupd8 ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 has following head packages for trusty: Can I list them by command-line?
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PPA removal problems

In an effort to use my printer, I installed a PPA but in the end, this PPA was not necessary. Now, this PPA causes an error when updates are loaded. The update error message is the following: ...
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apt-get update only for a specific repository

When I add a ppa and I want to install some of its content is quite annoying to re-update all my apt list using apt-get update Is it instead possible to only sync the content of a given repository?
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Install jitsi from PPAs?

I cannot find the PPA sources for the voice/video and instant messenger chat jitsi. How do I install it with apt? apt-get install jitsi
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What do I do if launchpad repository doesn't exist anymore?

Recently, ubuntu told me that it failed to resynchronize the package index files from their sources. Here's the output of apt-get update: ... W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to make packages for ARM in Launchpad?

When I request builds in this recipe it only creates 32 bit and 64 bit packages. How to create packages for ARM? I am using Quickly.
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Cinnamon PPA was not found

I am unable to add Cinnamon PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The add-apt-repository can't access the PPA. Also, when I visit PPA URL on https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan-dev/+archive/cinnamon-stable, I ...
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Error while running software updater [duplicate]

When trying to run software updater I am getting an error. Could this have anything to do with other ppas? My mom's computer at a different house is getting the same error along with a red "do not ...
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I can't add any ppa

I don't know why but after a while I can't add any working ppa any more! When I try this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser the output is: Cannot add PPA: ...
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How to see if a ppa supports my distro

I often use the terminal to add a PPA to my resources list, only to find out afterwards that the PPA doesn't support my Ubuntu version, Allas, thus am greeted with a error: 404 Not Found How can I ...