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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How to create an installable package in a ppa the simple way

Because I can't figure out how to publish my program because I do not understand the packaging, I have some questions: Why can't I just upload a directory of files* to the ppa, and a setup file that ...
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proper package installation in Ubuntu

I have read an introduction about PPA at ubuntu PPA and would like to revise my habit of installation in Ubuntu: So, when I come to a Web page, click download for Ubuntu/Linux version and install ...
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“GPG error” while running “sudo apt-fast update”

One day I found out error messages as below, I don't know what happened, what is a solution to check for fixing, and I need help from you. ............. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 ...
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How can I install the development version of Node?

I want to get the latest updates for Node (evented I/O for v8 javascript). I already have installed Node using: sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make sudo ...
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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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can't detect rabbitVCS on ubutu 12.04

I installed rabbitVCS according to the steps inside the following instructor. I added the RabbitVCS ppa: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/ubuntu precise main deb-src ...
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Why is linux-image-extra missing from 3.8.9 onwards?

I've been using kernels from Ubuntu kernel team PPA for some time now. I have setup a script that wget's all the four files required for my setup: all the amd64+all headers, total of 4 files. Kernel ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I write add the PPA, but I know realize that I have no idea what the difference between a PPA and a Repository is. So can someone please explain it to me?
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Repository Location

I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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how to install gephi on ubuntu saucy

I have tried to add the PPA repo into my machine , and the used apt-get update the error I have got : W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I enable all installed Gnome Shell Extensions? [duplicate]

I need this, because sometimes the Gnome Shell "forgot" all my extensions configurations after a normal reboot/shutdown. And I'don't want reinstall entire system because this. So I want a script or ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS issue with sysv / udev: after upgrade no init script works

I am sort of refining my server's issues I have found some time ago and still persisting after more than half a year. Here are some of my previous "installments" about this issue: After last ...
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Apt pinning is pinning all sources

I've installed a PPA, ondrej/php5, so I can install PHP 5.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I want to install Apache 2.2, and the above PPA provides Apache 2.4. I created the file ...
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Can I show the native Ubuntu package version of a program for that a never version is installed from a PPA?

So lets say I have a beta version of a program installed via PPA and want to know the version of the official version that ships with Ubuntu. The only way I know is going to the Ubuntu package search ...
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What is a repository? How does it differ from a PPA? [duplicate]

While installing something I often came across the term repository. Can anyone tell what it is? Also, what is different to a PPA?
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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 to create a .deb package from compiled source files?

Question: Mono 3.0 is out, but I found no ppa from where I could install it. There is this one: https://launchpad.net/~directhex/+ppa-packages but it's mono 2.10.8.1-5. I'm playing with ASP.NET ...
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Can I add a ppa to a custom sources.list?

Is there any way to add a ppa to a specific sources.list? add-apt-repository by default adds new ppa to /etc/sources.list, I want to add a ppa to mysources.list
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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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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 can I see a list of new packages for my system

I run muon every few days to keep my system up to date. In the lower left corner, there is a number of available packages which keeps getting bigger! It makes me curious to see what they are. I would ...
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How can I search available PPA packages and get a list sorted by version number?

It is possible to search through the available PPAs on this web page, but is there any way to perform this search and get a list of PPAs sorted according to the version number and/or date of the most ...
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How to find out the package download count from a PPA?

I'd like to know how many downloads of a given package in a PPA there have been since it was first published. I remember there was a bug about it about getting these metrics on the web UI, but as far ...
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Newest Libre Office Isn't Installing Through PPA [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've followed the directions closely here: How do I install LibreOffice 4? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-1 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Is there a PPA to get the latest Mono and Monodevelop versions?

I need to program dot net apps via Ubuntu, so where can I get them because I always failed to compile the source??
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PPA repository :Where is the clone installed?

Would somebody be so kind and help me with the repository problem? I am trying to make a copy of PPA repository and I would like to specify the target installation folder. Without it I can run the ...
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How can you add a second main repository to sources.list?

I had a problem with some software, that doesn't provide a PPA but a whole alternative main repository, to install it. adding that repository to my sources.list made aptitude install a newer kernel ...
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How do I copy packages within a PPA from one release to another? (nonsensical “same version already has published binaries” error)

I keep getting weird errors from launchpad when I try and copy the Maverick packages to Natty for the PPA. I select the wine1.3 package (not in Ubuntu), select "copy to this PPA", and then select ...
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Automatically disable a ppa

Is there a way to automatically delete or disable a ppa that does not work anymore? When I do apt-get update I get a lot of error message regarding some ppas that cant be found. I have disabled them ...
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I am having trouble installing Retroarch?

This website is teaching me how to install retroarch. http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/11/install-retroarch-emulator-ppa-ubuntu/ I enter the first line in the terminal, the one that installs ...
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Cannot install gcc-4.8 because of unmet dependencies

I was trying to upgrade gcc-4.8.1 to gcc-4.8.2 using Synaptic from this PPA. The installation executed with no problem, but suddenly I had no gcc-4.8 at all. I was using gcc-4.7 and gcc-4.8 together, ...
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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 install both qt5-qmake and qt4-qmake

There is no qt5-qmake on default LTS 12.04 repository so I am using ppa from ubuntu-sdk-team ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa However since this or previous month, it stopped working to me. Now when I try to ...
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How to Remove elementary desktop environment?

I'm running ubuntu 12.10 and yesterday I installed elementary from ppa:elementary-os/daily. I later realized that elementary replaces the stock nautilus with another version that looks misplaced in ...
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Cannot add ppa for gvfs-mtp

I am a total newbie concerning anything to do with Ubuntu/Linux. I am running 12.04 on VM Player. I am trying to connect my HTC One (Android 4.3) to Ubuntu, and looking online has told me to do: ...
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Installing MySQL 5.6 using PPA

I'm trying to install MySQL 5.6 on my Ubuntu 12.04 over the already installed 5.5 the easy way (using PPAs). I've found Ondřej Surý's PPA here. It sounds promising but I couldn't upgrade my MySQL. ...
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Where can I find Vim 7.3?

Vim 7.3 is out, but not available in the sources. Where can I get an installation package for the 7.3 version? I don't want to install it manually.
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Something wicked happened resolving medibuntu repository, what happens?

We have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machines that is giving errors when I try to run updates. Specifically, I am getting a load of errors like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I submit an App to MyApps that is already in a PPA?

All my applications are already in my PPA in Launchpad. Now I want to submit them to MyApps. But MyApps insists in getting something to upload which makes no sense because everything is already ...
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Unmet dependencies for libgl1-mesa-dev while initializing build environment for android [duplicate]

I am trying to setup build environment on Ubuntu 12.04 (precise)(64bit). I am following the guide at official android site. I encountered the following message. $ sudo apt-get install ...
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I have 2 Different versions of nautilus installed somehow, How can I put the 3.6.3 version in the menu in GNOME Fallback?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.10, I used the standard Gnome 3 ppa to update all the GNOME apps in 12.10 to version 3.6 including Nautilus. Then I realized that It didn't update Rhythmbox to version 2.98, so I ...
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Why does apt-get update get a 403 from private-ppas for purchases in the software-center?

Here's the apt-get update output on the lines with a 403 error: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I install the Tor Browser Bundle in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I used the following PPA to install the 64-bit Tor Browser Bundle. However, in Ubuntu 13.10 it doesn't work anymore. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 sudo apt-get update ...
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Do I need to add the ppa before update a software via terminal?

Before updating a software which canonical does not support for updates (like vlc, Skype), do I need to add the relevant ppa to the system before run "apt-get install packagename" or "apt-get --only ...
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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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I can't add PPA repository behind the proxy

I'm trying to add the ppa repository (as a root) with the following command: export HTTP_PROXY="http://firstname.surname@xxx.com:my_pass@165.x.x.232:8080" add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 ...
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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair'

I had Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop. After I upgraded windows, I tried to get grub back through Boot Repair via these commands mentioned here: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair ...
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How do I create a PPA for a working program?

Let's assume I have a working application written in C, C++ or Python. I want to create a Launchpad PPA so others can easily install it from a package. Please give step by step instructions for doing ...
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Problem with adding ppa in ubuntu 13.10

When I want to add any ppa in terminal it give me this error: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:flacon/ppa'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. but when I turn on openvpn I could add ...
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Unable to install emacs24 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

I've added the cassou ppa, but when I try to install emacs24 or emacs-snapshot, apt-get can't seem to find the right packages: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ... $ sudo apt-get update ... ...