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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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 ...
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Getting 404 errors and more with sudo apt-get update

I'm completely new to Linux. Running Ubuntu 16.04. When executing sudo apt-get update I get 404 errors and Failed to fetch ... along with a whole lot more. I do not know what this is nor how to fix ...
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Why am I getting Error: need a single repository as argument for sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio

I am executing the following command as per the instructions in the link. sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio I am getting the error - Error: need a single repository as ...
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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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Is there a Kdenlive PPA for Ubuntu trusty or how to use a PPA for a different version of Ubuntu?

The official PPAs do not offer packages for trusty. Can I still use them to install for example the packages for utopic at my own risk? Or is there a PPA with packages for trusty? And no, I can not ...
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Wine 1.7 not installing on Xubuntu 15.10

So, after setting up my installation of Xubuntu yesterday, I tried to install Wine 1.7 using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa. However, after doing sudo apt-get install wine1.7, it keeps giving me this error: ...
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Cant add ppa on Ubuntu 15.10

Since I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 I can no longer add ppa to my repository list: @:~>sudo apt-add-repository ppa:git-core/ppa Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~git-core/ubuntu/ppa'. ERROR: '~git-core' user ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 using Trusty - phablet tools issue

I want to install Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 4; I am using Trusty as a Desk top and I am following this guide where it states that there is a no-longer updated version of the phablet-tools package in ...
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How do I install different (upgrade or downgrade) PHP version in still supported Ubuntu release?

I am trying to update to install PHP 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0 in Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04 LTS, and I can only get PHP 5.3.10 for Ubuntu 12.04, PHP 5.5.9 for Ubuntu 14.04 or PHP 7.0.4 for Ubuntu 16.04 using ...
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Is plexydesk supported on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty)

I tried installing but it fails. Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/plexydesk/plexydesk-dailybuild/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found I read on Launchpad that it ...
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Check whether I have a certain ppa

How do I check whether I already have a certain ppa in my list? How do I search through my list of ppas?
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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How can a current version of Linphone be installed?

I want to install a current version of Linphone. I have attempted to install using the following procedure on Ubuntu 16.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linphone/release sudo apt-get update sudo apt-...
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All the PPA in software center has been removed

all my PPAs are gone. thats why i cant install any other updates because the repositories are unavailable. what should i do to bring the repositories back? what command lines or methods should i ...
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14.04 php7 install - Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'

I want to install php 7 version on Ubuntu 14.04. I run below command (root account). # LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php and result is. Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'. Please ...
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Installing some programs and games [duplicate]

I'm trying to install some programs like Runescape with the (terminal) but I get 404 error. I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm adding PPA (and try to get sudo apt-get update) but it fails to download ...
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How to install gfortran 5 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install gfortran 5. As per how do I install gfortran, I tried sudo apt-get install gfortran but it installs 4.8.4 gfortran compiler. I searched and found this. When I wrote, sudo add-apt-...
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Is there an “unofficial” software center with all the PPAs?

Many questions are answered simply with add this repository and install. I understand that Ubuntu developers cannot quickly verify all packages and make them available in official repositories. But ...
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16.04 Gnome Software PPA applications

With the new Gnome Software replacing Ubuntu Software Center, will I still be able to add PPAs and have those app show up in Gnome Software?
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How to install Elementary's Pantheon Mail client on Ubuntu (15.10)

I would like to tryout Pantheon Mail (a Geary fork by Elementary OS) on Ubuntu (15.10). I found their code hosting but I can't find how to install that. There's also a Q&A about building from ...
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PPA Problems after Octave installation

Every time after I add a PPA , and run : sudo apt-get update. I get some errors with some Octave stuff added there. I don't know what happened with my Octave installation, Octave runs fine but now I ...
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Looking for ppa kernel for ubuntu 16.04

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ dose not have any ppa kernels for 16.04. I have stability with current kernel/nvidia. I have frequent system freeze (when switching between VT). The ...
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Ubuntu GNOME: GNOME 3.20 from staging PPA fails to start Xorg

I just tried installing GNOME 3.20 via the gnome3-staging PPA. Rebooted, but was presented with text-based console login. Tried to start GUI using Xorg, but it said that it cannot open /dev/tty0 for ...
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Installing vlc 3.0 on Trusty through ppa still gives version 2.1.6

How do I install vlc 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04? I have tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc But it says: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to transition PPA users from one PPA to another?

I need to transition existing users from one PPA(s) to different PPA, so this is a question how to automate the transition without as little impact on the users as possible. More precisely: I have ...
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How can I make sure O/S doesn't use a particular Signing Key (gpg)

Actually this is two (2) different questions. I am on Xubuntu 14.04 but I believe the answers would be the same for all *buntu variants. The first one is in the title of this message. The second is ...
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Zeal from the PPA has unmet dependences

I'm trying to install Zeal through ppa in Ubuntu 13.04, but is giving the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: zeal : Depends: libqt5core5 (>= 5.0.2) but 5.0.1+dfsg-0ubuntu4.1 ...
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Red triangle with an exclamation mark Ubuntu 16.04

so I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and the red exclamation mark just appeared. What can I do?? but everything is up to date on the computer here's what I get, when I use the update/upgrade command: ...
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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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Error while setting up jdk8 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

i was trying to setup jdk 8 using this guide. After downloading the jdk i got an error that asked me to manually configure dpkg. adeen-s@adeen-s-PC:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up oracle-...
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Launchpad Build Recipes: How do I correctly specify build dependencies for packages in the same PPA?

I am trying to build Code::Blocks IDE on Ubuntu 16.04 using this recipe: https://code.launchpad.net/~damien-moore/+recipe/codeblocks-16.01-release It needs libwxgtk2.8-dev, which isn't in the 16.04 ...
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Install python 2.7.11 on Ubuntu without compiling or replacing the pre-installed version

I'm using Ubuntu trusty which comes with python 2.7.6 pre-installed. I need to install 2.7.11 in like /usr/local/bin/python without touching /usr/bin/python or compiling from source. There are some ...
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What is the difference between Oracle JDK 8 and Open JDK 8? [duplicate]

There are two kind of JDK available for Ubuntu(Oracle JDK 8 and Open JDK 8). Which one is recommended for programmer to install ?
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How to install brackets.io from the command line?

For some reason the gnome installer that handles .deb packages on my system is not working. I'm not concerned. How would one install the Brackets.io program from the terminal?
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What is the default repositories on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit?

I followed some commands online to install skype but now my repository list is filled with stuff i dont want. How can i restore back the list in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit? OS:Linux Ubuntu OS Version:16....
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Why isn't there a useful version of GeoGebra in Ubuntu

One of the great things about Ubuntu used to be that you install software from the packaging system (with apt-get or similar), not by downloading from a website. Now when I want recent Geogebra or ...