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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Can't add ppa behind proxy?

First I set up /etc/apt/apt.conf to use my proxy and now I can update with sudo apt-get update. Now I want to add some ppas but can't. I try to add a PPA behind my proxy so I set up http_proxy and ...
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Where can I obtain nightly-builds of LibreOffice?

Is there a PPA with nightly builds of LibreOffice? Or some another source that I can add to my sources.list such that I can try nightly-builds of LibreOffice? I know about the various ways to get the ...
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After installing Oracle Java 8 how can you update?

There is an oracle-jdk8-installer dir in /var/cache/ There is a /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle dir How can I update to the latest plugins and jre stuff?
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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 are software sources controled?

I was on my way to installing a bitcoin wallet ppa, when I realized the file /etc/apt/sources.list is missing from that directory. I am using trusty, with Mate. If I add sources.list, will it work? ...
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Why isn't Oracle Java included in the standard Ubuntu repo?

Unlike many popular programming languages, the popular Oracle Java package is only available using a PPA, not by the official repo. Why isn't Oracle Java included in the standard Ubuntu repo?
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What is the linux-image-extra package for and do I need it?

I occasionally update my kernel from this web site http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ I have been always downloading 3 deb files for installing linux header all, linux image and linux ...
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is there a ppa for up to date netbeans installation on ubuntu 14.04?

I search for my question too much, but i didn't found any good answer. I want to know is there any separate repository for installing and updating netbeans on ubutnu 14.04? In the ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How can I remove all PPA? [duplicate]

I noticed that sudo apt-get update takes longer and longer, because i used several sudo apt-add-repository xxx it seems like non ubuntu repositories are not as fast or dont have as much ...
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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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How can be found from which repository package has been installed if source was purged from source list [duplicate]

I have several repositories listed in my source list and some ppa added as sources Can I know from which one specific package has been installed? It is still possible if after installation ...
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SSL Certificate error when adding PPA

I've been trying to install a package from a PPA for some hours now. I am running a freshly installed version of ubuntu 14.04. I've been following these instructions: ...
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How to update jdk 7?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 version, 64 bit. when I give java -version in terminal, I get : java version "1.7.0_65" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.3) (7u71-2.5.3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) OpenJDK ...
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Authenticated Packages for Flocker

The current installation instructions for Flocker on Ubuntu 14.04 state that one should run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-https software-properties-common sudo ...
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PPA Failed Build

I am trying to upload a package to a PPA to be built. The package ucc in this repository won't build. It fails by saying: make: *** No rule to make target '../src/parser.y', needed by ...
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How to bump the version of a package available in another user's PPA?

When looking for a recent version of CMake 3.2 for Ubuntu 15.04 I came across this PPA. However, instead of CMake 3.2.1 I'd like to use version 3.2.3. How can I easily build upon the existing work ...
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Kodi package problems after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04: libsdl2 not found

After my HTPC system upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 I can't seem to install Kodi. I run sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi kodi-bin And ...
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why numix icon theme get updates almost everyday?

Everyday I open my pc and most of these days a Numix Icons update welcomes me? I'm starting to get suspicious about these. Is that a normal update cycle?
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Cant Downgrade php5.5 back to php5.3

I have tried to upgrade my apache2.2 to apache2.4 and php5.3 to php5.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04. For php5.5 I have used those commands below (I dont remember which PPA i used for apache upgrade) : ...
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libapache2-mod-php5 : Depends: php5-common [duplicate]

I have tried to upgrade my apache2.2 to apache2.4 and php5.3 to php5.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04. For php5.5 I have used those commands below (I dont remember which PPA i used for apache upgrade) : ...
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How do I name a repository [duplicate]

I installed most software from the terminal. I saw that with some programs people give commands like this for example: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Is there a simple way to get Django 1.2.* (latest stable) installed?

I want to start developing for it. I could easy_install or pip install but I'd prefer a proper repo. Is there a PPA that's up to date?
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How to add the source packages on launchpad to my PPA?

I have a working project on launchpad, with generation of packages for three version of Ubuntu distribution and all is fine there. However, I cannot find the option to tell launchpad to put the source ...
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Cannot Add PPA Behind Proxy Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to add a repository via the command line on Ubuntu 14.04. Apt-get works perfectly fine, and I am able to update the system. I have configured my /etc/apt/apt.config file as follows: ...
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Xorg PPA vs Michael Marley or Nouveau

Which driver source is better Xorg vs Michael Marley or should I stick with Nouveau? Please explain your answer? My graphic card is MSI GTX 760 2GB TF IV GAMING OC And what is the difference of this ...
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Easy way to install CrashPlan

Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first ...
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How do I run Steam games without removing xorg-edgers?

I have just recently found out the problem to my previous question seen here in which I concluded that the problem was the xorg-edgers PPA. I don't want to remove it becuase: I require better ...
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How to find which PPA contains a specific package?

I would like to know which repository contains a specific package, in order to add the PPA link to the sources.list file. The package can also be outside of the official repositories (multiverse or ...
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install wikidpad

How can I install WikiDPad? I know I have ran it before on ubuntu 14.10 and now I want to run it on 15.04. I have looked for .debs or a ppa for it but I don't know whether to trust the sources that I ...
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Remove all packages installed from a PPA?

I have installed LibreOffice 4 using PPA. I was using LibreOffice 3, then I had upgraded to LibreOffice 4, because I was somewhat eager to try a new version. Now since I found that LibreOffice 4 ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't open the computer: (ubuntu 14.04). Please help me. Thanks very much! This is images: http://i.stack.imgur.com/a2mmH.jpg Some error: Failed to fetch http://ppa.lauchpad.net.... p/s: my ...
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How can I remove this PPA?

I have just installed a personal package archive from NodeSource by running curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash - I would like to know how to remove this. After looking at other ...
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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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Upgrading things later

I have installed a bunch of apps using debs and ubuntu standard repos. Is it possible that when I add a ppa of such an app at later time ubuntu will update my app. Common examples are apps such as ...
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Snes9x-GTK freezing on Ubuntu 13.10 while try to open roms

I just install the snes9x-gtk from ppa on Ubuntu 13.10. But, when i try to open a rom file, the snes9x-gtk frezes and I'm getting this message: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", ...
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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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Can't Add ppa:x2go/stable error in 14LTS

This problem kept many Ubuntu LTS users like me from using x2go and forced to choose vnc or other alternatives. A question with same title is existing but it requires some reputation to answer. ...
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Identifying PPA

I have a ppa update error message: W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/office/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found , E:Some index files failed to ...
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Application rejected on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. What can I do?

I submitted a desktop application on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com long time ago. But it was rejected today with the following reason: This package submission process is now deprecated. To provide my ...
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Can I map Archlinux's official-packages into a PPA automatically?

I've been using chroagh on my Chromebook to get an Archlinux environment. Unfortunately, maintenance of chroagh is not keeping up with Freon. I'm switching to Ubuntu on my Chromebook, since crouton ...
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Package from a PPA not showing up

I've just added a PPA (more specifically, this one), but for some reason, I can't find any of the packages from it. As the link shows, there are packages there, but a search only comes the very ...
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Inkscape PPA not installing updates? [closed]

I have inkscape 0.48 installed and I'm trying to install inkscape 0.91 on the site they provide me with these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Why did debuild fail with “configure: error: unrecognized option:”

I was trying to follow the instructions listed in this question/answer. libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty The answer said : "Actually I cheated a bit. I couldn't satisfy ...
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proxy authentication error in using app-ppa-repository after exporting proxy settings in ubuntu 15.04

i am trying to add repositories through the terminal after exporting proxy settings. export http_proxy="http://username:password@proxy":"port" export ...
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What should I delete when “Failed to fetch ppa”

So when I tried to update I got the following message error: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/floe/libtisch/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found After I googled ...
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multiple repositories throwing a 404 trying to update on 15.04

I have 15.05 installed on my desktop, i recently installed it on my laptop and it was working fine, i opened it today and attempted to do an apt-get update and i'm having multiple repositories in the ...
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How to uninstall youtube-dl by using terminal

I was install Youtebe-dl through Ubuntu Software Center, but now my ubuntu software center is not working. So i can not able to Update and Install youtube-dl. I try following procedure for ...
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Notify OSD config on vivid vervet

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet today and was annoyed, but unsurprised, to see that notify OSD was updated and restored to its default, limited, functionality. The thing is, the patched ...
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Now when there is no neon/kf5 ppa, how can I install KDE 5 in gnome Ubuntu 14.04?

All the other posts suggest to use the neon/kf5 but that doesn't work since early December. How can I do it now?
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How do I fetch a specific package version from a repository?

Adding a PPA then running apt-get update to fetch seems to only fetch the latest version from that PPA, but I would like to install a specific version. Eg: I'm adding the ondrej/php5-5.6 ppa. After ...