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 install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install VLC 2.2 Weatherwax in the Ubuntu (well, Xubuntu) 14.04 LTS release. There is a PPA from Videolan on Launchpad that offers more recent VLC releases for Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. Except ...
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What's the best way to make a program update from a new PPA (when an old one is no longer maintained)?

Let's say I'd like my FreeFileSync to update from 6.9 (the last version available in the official PPA) to 6.15 (the last version available on the official site). There's a proper Vivid package ...
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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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PPA removed and purged but still showing available upgrades

This is on Ubuntu 14.04 (SERVER, so no GUI) Ok so earlier today I was asked to upgrade GCC to GCC 4.9 (current available is GCC 4.8 for Trusty). So following these directions I installed the PPA ...
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Installing Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get

How can I install the Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get on Ubuntu 12.04 (prevcise)? I tried: apt-get install oracle-java8-installer from ppa:webupd8team/java, but it installed 8u45. After ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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How do I purge Pantheon desktop?/Why does this window appear?

This browser window showing http://elementary.io/ appears after I installed then uninstalled the Pantheon environment: Originally this occurred after (and possibly before) ppa-purging the PPA only ...
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Cannot install flightgear on Ubuntu 15.04 because of broken packages

I am unable to install flightgear using the information and data provided in the PPA repository indicated on the public site of the simulator. The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Difference between “ppa-purge” and “add-apt-repository -r”?

What is the main difference between ppa-purge and add-apt-repository -r. Which one better clear residual items and reason to use one over another? Does add-apt-repository -r should do what ppa-purge ...
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How to install Mono 4.0 [duplicate]

I want to use Mono on VSCode, so I installed Mono 3.2.8 but VSCode told me I need Mono 3.10 or higher so I decide to just install Mono 4 but I just can't. I uninstalled Mono-Complete, added PPA for ...
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PCL Ubuntu Installation

I have been trying to install PCL for linux on Ubuntu 14.10: http://pointclouds.org/downloads/linux.html So far, I have done the first two steps, sudo add-apt-repository ...
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PPA Pinning, trying to install qemu with glusterfs packages

I need to have glusterfs enabled qemu, however default repository qemu is not built with glusterfs support. I have found a ppa & added it, I made the pinning in apt preferences, however even when ...
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How can I install the latest version of Tor?

I can't run tor from Iran with obfs3 but when I download the latest version of Tor Browser from https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/4.5.1/tor-browser-linux64-4.5.1_en-US.tar.xz, it worked ...
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Vlc - package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

I tried to install Vlc 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as it not available on Ubuntu Software Centre using following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update && ...
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Is there a PPA for the latest proftpd security issue? (May 18th 2015)

I would need the 1.3.4e/1.3.5 package for precise (12.04). Thanks a lot...
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Installing Node.JS through a PPA does not fetch the latest version

yeah yeah I know, this has been asked before. But when using the chris-lea ppa or the "official way" (which I think is actually the same thing?), after installing you get this: ~$ node --version ...
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Graphics changed after relogin on Ubuntu 15.04

So, a little background. While trying to fix the issue with chrome and other video player freezing when waking up from suspend, I think I accidentally changed some settings. And from my history I'm ...
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How Can I Change PPA Fingerprint

I understand that if you create a PPA you have to accept the Ubuntu Code Of Conduct, and that in order to do so you have to register your OpenPGP fingerprint. Now, let's say that I lose my data on my ...
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PPA for recent versions of mercurial

Im trying to access mercurial repositories that were created on windows with mercurial version 1.8.2. As the version in the repositories is a few numbers behind, its not playing ball. Does anyone ...
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How to correctly version a modified package?

Currently I'm modifying the deja-dup backup tool, my inglorious attempts are documented under: https://answers.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+question/76645 and my source-branch can be found under: ...
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Setting up on Ubuntu 14.04, trusty [duplicate]

This is my current version of Ubuntu: root@vps132318:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty I ...
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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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gdebi vs dpkg : How gdebi automatically gets missing dependancies ? can i use gdebi for all other installations of deb packages?

Recently i happened to reinstall my ubunut in to lubuntu 15.04.. So i was searching for skype installation..and got this nice tute IT was really cool .. what it did was download official package of ...
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Cannot remove mistyped repository

I accidentally mistyped a ppa when adding it. Instead of sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa I used sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xmbc/ppa (xmbc instead of xbmc) Now I get an error when I ...
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How do I install latest PHP in supported Ubuntu versions (like 5.4.x in Ubuntu 12.04)?

I am trying to update to php 5.4 in Ubuntu 12.04, and I can only get 5.3.6 using official repositories (using apt-get). I'm not really sure how to do a manual update – I'm sorta new to ubuntu, but I ...
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade throws a Error 404 [duplicate]

Some days ago I install Ubuntu 15.04 (x64) and when the installation finished I tried to install cinnamon by doing: sudo apt-get install cinnamon But it seems that didn't work, next I try by doing: ...
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How can I download deb from a PPA?

How can I download deb package from a PPA?
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How long does it take for PPAs to get rebuild? Is it automatic?

I bought a new SSD so I installed Vivid on it today (the killer feature for me was systemd which cuts the shutdown process from 15 seconds to two) despite being on Trusty until yesterday. To my ...
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Unable to find “testdisk” or “testdisk-dbg” packages in 15.04

Hello after a first installation 15.04 working at best, even better than manjaro + now it seems that there were some attacks (as usual) and by this the ppa or sources.lists are a bit affected + how do ...
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Download a package from a PPA as standalone file

I want to download (not install) a package from a PPA repository without adding the PPA by apt-add-repository and then updating APT cache. (Because updating cache can takes a long time and then I have ...
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Copying packages in PPA fail due to same version

I copied my package from trusty's repository also to utopic's repository of my PPA without re-building the binaries by using Launchpad's copy packages feature. Now I noticed that the utopic package ...
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Is PPA still the only way to publish free open source app for Ubuntu Desktop?

There is a lot of contradicting information about publishing for Desktop. Some sources say that from 14.10 onwards Click packages also for Desktop can be submitted to USC. Other sources say that Click ...
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Uninstalling Java which is installed via PPA [duplicate]

I installed Oracle Java 8 via PPA. Once java tried to update via the update manager but got corrupted due to a network issue. Now it seems like java is having some memory leaks so I would like to ...
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ERROR 403: Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz in 14.04 [duplicate]

I have had oracle's jdk7 installed on my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 now for some time and it has behaved as expected. However lately all my updates has ended in errors and after some research I found the ...
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can i install kali tools in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

i was reading a tutorial about installing kali tools in ubuntu. in the starting , we have to add repositories like this deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION ...
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How I can upgrade gnome to latest(Testing or Unstable release) on ubuntu?

Now I'm using gnome shell version 3.14.3 on ubuntu 14.10 utopic.How I can upgrade gnome-shell to 3.16 or 3.15 91(on ppa:ricotz/testing repository). Currently I added following ppa repository ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Can't install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7 [duplicate]

I have been trying to download the desktop installer for Ubuntu for Nexus 7 (for reference wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation) I've successfully added the PPA with the following command sudo ...
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How to fix problematic Ubuntu ppa configuration?

When I do sudo apt-get update I get following errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 ...
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Ordering of the commands used to install from a ppa

To install from a ppa, you have to use the following 3 commands: sudo add-apt-repository example/program sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install example-program Is there any reason not to do this: ...
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ppa broke my repositorys [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. And added the ppa ppa:nathandyer/vocal-stable. After adding it, I runned sudo apt-get update and got the following error: Fetched 13,1 kB in 8s (1478 B/s) ...
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Install stable release of xfce 4.12 [duplicate]

I want to install the stable release of xfce 4.12 on my Xubuntu 14.04.2. However, when I add the repository (ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12) via terminal I get a message about these being pre-releases and ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) ubuntu 14.10

hi i have some problems whit this ... i tried to manual update and still stays there... i went to software & updates and tried to check the problem there and i get this W:Failed to fetch http: ...
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Installing a downgraded version of Firefox 16 from PPA

I'd like to fetch and install old FF16 instead of FF17 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. Currently FF17 is default. FF17 is incompatible with Selenium 2.26 ...
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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 ...