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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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14.04 Cleanly upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php from ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6

I went through my usual server package upgrades today and discovered that ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 has been depreciated and we must now upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php. The basic provided instructions are to ...
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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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How to install ubuntu-device-flash in Ububtu 14.04?

I m trying to install ubuntu-device-flash on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits). I'm following the instructions here: Prepare your Ubuntu desktop I do: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa sudo add-...
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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 ...
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How can I make my PPA for Wily work with Xenial?

Like many people before me I have made a PPA to support Cairo with OpenGL, and just like them it is now out of date - https://launchpad.net/~stu-axon/+archive/ubuntu/cairo-gl How can I get this to ...
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apt-get update fails on Ubuntu 16.04 when I enable the google music manager ppa

Seems as if the pre-16.04 security key security is no longer sufficient. I'm not sure what to do to fix this. Or is this something google needs to fix on their end? moorepants@parvati:~$ sudo ...
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Impossible to create archive for PPA in 16.04

I'm trying to update my PPA with my new 16.04 (Kubuntu x64) but I have a problem with the command I use since 13.10. Here the terminal return: $ debuild -MY_KEY -S -sa --lintian-opts -i dpkg-...
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Install Popcorn-Time on Ubuntu 14.04

Hi guys I found a guide for install PopCorn Time on my notebook via ppa but entering the first command I have this error..can someone help me? I diden't found anything on web for the error! sudo add-...
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Packaging for PPA .deb Creation Missing Files

So after floundering around from doc to doc I've latched onto and been following this tutorial: http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/packaging-new-software.html So I tried the steps in there and started ...
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Ubuntu Mainline kernel naming

On http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ Why do the folders names include Ubuntu version names? For example: v4.5.2-wily/ Kernel 4.5 was (and will never be?) part of Wily.
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add-apt-repository producing python error

Recently I updated ubuntu 14.04 to kubuntu 16.04.Whenever I try to add ppa repositories through "add-apt-repository",its producing python error.Please help me solve this error or suggest alternative ...
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How to upgrade or downgrade QtCreator?

I am trying to avoid this nasty bug in QtCreator 3.5.1. https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTCREATORBUG-15291 I am quite sure that it is not present either in QtCreator 3.6.1 or in QtCreator 3.4.2. ...
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Repository adding > problem

After running those two commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next sudo apt-get update I am getting this output: Reading package lists... Done W: The repository 'ppa.launchpad.net/...
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virtualbox ppa for 14.04

I want to add a ppa to get virtualbox updates but I can't understand the debian-based steps on their webpage (or here). Normally I add repositories with sudo add-apt-repository ... Can anyone explain ...
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manage PPA via terminal

I was searching for a way to manage my repositories in an advanced way and I found y-ppa-manager GUI application. it is a great application, that's for sure. But is there a way to manage them via *...
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PCL Installation

I am new to Ubuntu and I am having a problem installing PCL on Ubuntu. I tried to do it via PPA but got the following : $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:v-launchpad-jochen-sprickerhof-de/pcl Cannot add ...
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Whats the differences between NVIDIA installed from ppa or from nvidia.com

Im actually testing drivers for my NVIDIA card from both the new ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa on the one hand and official drivers directly from nvidia.com on the other hand. Installation and workflow in ...
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How to install ffmpeg 3.0 on Ubuntu 15.10

ffmpeg 3.0 was released in February, it solves an important bug so I want to use it. Is there any easy way to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu Wily, for instance a PPA? What I tried: Xenial only has 2.8.6,...
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How do I go from what I see in sources list to correct PPA name?

This is something that has been bothering me for a while. I had some problems with conflicts after I added some repositories. Then it turns out I needed to remove them. I wanted to use the command. ...
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APT and the Devel Release

So I was looking around on the web, and I found out about the development release. It really popped out to me, because it's a rolling release, based on what I understand. I am aware that it sacrifices ...