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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What does this dput message mean?

I uploaded a new package to a PPA (the PPA contains no reference of any uploads of this package in the past), and dput output this curious message: Package includes an .orig.tar.gz file although ...
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How to prevent dput from uploading *.orig.tar.gz again?

When I upload a package to archive $ dput ppa:mylaunchpadid/myppa.ppa mypackage1.0-0ubuntu2_source.changes Checking signature on .changes gpg: Signature made ... gpg: Good signature from ... Good ...
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How to easily bump a package for a PPA?

What's the easiest way to bump the version number for a package that shall be uploaded to a Launchpad PPA? For instance, what I do now is that on each new release I unpack the previous ...
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Openstack Installation on Ubuntu Non Graphical server edition 14.04.1

We are trying to install Openstack on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server edition, single machine installation mode. We are facing an error while adding the repository The command sudo apt-add-repository ...
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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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The latest version of translations

How can I get the latest versions of translations for Ubuntu? In Launchpad I can see that there are many improvements for translations in my language, some of them were made even a year ago (Uzbek ...
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Apt-get 403 Forbidden, but accessible in the browser

I've noticed that running apt-get update recently has resulted in quite a few ppa's returning "403 Forbidden". In and effort to clean them up I had a look: W: Failed to fetch ...
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ppa problems while adding new ones [closed]

I am new to ubuntu so it might be a silly problem(im running ubuntu 15.04), but I get these problems everytime i try to add a ppa or update: W:Failed to fetch ...
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self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...
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How do I install nVidia graphics drivers from “X-Swat” ppa?

How am I supposed to install nvidia drivers from xorg-edgers? I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 and I get E: ...
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How to use xorg-edgers properly? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to get the latest "stable" Nvidia drivers for Ubuntu (the .run version that would be available from Nvidia website). I heard that the .run method of installation can cause your ...
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using ppa-purge (with/without -i) results in suggesting removal of over 100 packages I'm fairly sure ARE available in the standard ubuntu repository

I foolishly added the kxstudio ppa quite some time ago. All seemed well for a few months, then problems started showing up, and have been nothing but a pain since. I've submitted several bug reports ...
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Unmet dependencies - cannot remove package libgbm1

In this case I have the libgbm1 being held, giving me message like: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. Since I carefully read How do I ...
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'apt-get update' fails when using proxy [duplicate]

Using apt-get update I am getting Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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What happens to PPA and applications installed from PPA if Ubuntu is updated to the next release

What happens to PPA and applications installed from PPA if Ubuntu is updated to the next release? Since Ubuntu-provided repositories are specific to Ubuntu releases, I'm guessing the same is for PPA? ...
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What are the 'Other Software' PPAs?

In my "System Settings > Software & Updates > Other Software" section I have always (since install) had the two at the top disabled, and seem to always had these Independent ones which say that ...
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grive-tools : Depends: libcurl4-openssl-dev but it is not going to be installed

recently I tried to install Grive Tools, following the instructions from this website Ubuntu Google Drive Client with Grive and Grive Tools. Everything worked perfect until I reached the point where I ...
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Launchpad: Build package on utopic, but release for older versions

Let's say I want to build an application, that has certain Build-Depends, that can only be satisfied on utopic. To be more specific: openjdk-8-jdk*. The resulting binary will no longer have this ...
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PPA build fails only in one distribution and on one architecture

I'm trying to publish a package to my PPA, which builds find on my system, both native and using pbuilder (both trusty and precise). But when I upload it to PPA, the trusty AMD64 build fails for some ...
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redis-server - What difference between rwky/redis and chris-lea/redis-server?

What difference between https://launchpad.net/~chris-lea/+archive/ubuntu/redis-server and https://launchpad.net/~rwky/+archive/ubuntu/redis?
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Upload to PPA succeeded but packages doesn't appear

I'm trying to upload packages to my PPA for the first time. I want to use the PPA for customized versions of the OpenStack Compute (nova) project, so I tried to do a test by uploading packages ...
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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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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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PPA package: Specify different dependencies for different Ubuntu versions

Let's say I have a PPA package that depends on the libtool executable to build. In Vivid, this executable is provided by the libtool-bin package. For earlier Ubuntu versions, it is provided by the ...
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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Can I review programs from PPAs in the Software Center?

After a tip from OMG!Ubuntu! I added a PPA and installed a programmes. I'm very happy with the programme and would like to review it in the Software Centre. Unfortunately, I get the message 'Failed to ...
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xorg-edgers or mamarley ppa?

I've been having issues (it seems many have been experiencing the same problems) with the NVIDIA drivers and NVIDIA prime lately. More specifically, being unable to switch to the card and getting ...
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Any PPAs for Google's Go Language?

Do you know of any URLs for PPAs of Google's Go Language?
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How to fix GPG error on Intel Linux Graphics Installer?

I'm trying to use Intel Graphics Installer, but i get the following error: E:GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require ...
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Trouble adding a PPA and verifying with signing ring [duplicate]

I'm trying to add the ppa deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/kdenlive-release/ubuntu trusty main I've tried adding it to /etc/apt/sources.list but during the update process I get this error. W: ...