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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How to upload package with dependencies to my PPA?

I made a package for my PPA and uploaded it. It built without any problems. Then I made another package that depended on the first and uploaded it. It failed because it couldn't find the files in the ...
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Trouble creating a package for my PPA

So I tried following the steps here to create a package to upload to my PPA. I ran dh_make and edited the files. However, when my package gets generated by debuild, none of the programs files show up ...
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Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ferramroberto/sopcast/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages [duplicate]

I don't know why I keep receiving the following error messages, when running apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Can I install Deepin Desktop Environment 2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have tried to install Deepin DE from this . But it doesn't work. In this article they have used PPA from "raring ringtail." I want to install Deepin DE from trusty PPA. But I can't found the PPA. ...
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what ppa should be removed to not get apt-get update error [duplicate]

When I try to update I get this error. I am not sure why am I getting this error. Fetched 424 kB in 46s (9,190 B/s) W: GPG error: ...
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Code of conduct: “The key has already been imported.”

I would like to activate a PPA, and for that I need to sign the code of conduct. I uploaded my GPG key fingerprint and downloaded the conduct txt. But when I access the signing page I get this ...
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How do I change an application installed using PPA?

I installed an application using Personal Package Archives (PPA). I installed the application by adding the "unstable" PPA, and now I want to switch to the "stable" PPA. So I removed the "unstable" ...
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How to update/reinstall PHP with Sury tag

I got pointed here by Ondřej Surý: https://github.com/oerdnj/deb.sury.org/issues/65#issuecomment-163165653 If someone could help me with instructions on how to resolve this that would be great. ...
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Does apt-get install package from ppa first and then official repository?

I want to get the most recent version of nodejs installed, so I add the ppa:chris-lea/node.js . but does it mean when I run apt-get install nodejs, it will install the package from the ppa instead of ...
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Using qt debug symbols from ppa in qtCreator

How to make use of debug symbols in qtCreator, that are installed using ppa? I use Stephan Binner "Qt 5.5.1 for /opt Trusty" packages, including packages with -dbg postfix. Running command: ...
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when i use this command “sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa” it's give me an ERROR?

when i use this command "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa" it's give me an ERROR ! Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line ...
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How to properly manage PPAs just from the command-line

What are the recommendations for managing other repositories and PPAs without the help of Software and Updates GUI. How to know if a repository/PPA already, - exist - enabled or - disabled ? How to ...
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How to install wammu in ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy) [closed]

I've tried following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nijel/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wammu I get following message in terminal : lekhnath@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wammu ...
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Best way to manually update package

I am using Texstudio, version 2.9.4. While this is the latest available from the ppa (here), there is a new stable version available. Since apt-get won't see this update, I need to install it ...
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Is the openjdk-r ppa trustworty?

I've seen a ton of blogs saying Java 8 is now available to Ubuntu 12.04 & 14.04 through the ppa openjdk-r. My question is how trustworthy is this ppa? Is it run by people from openjdk or ubuntu or ...
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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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E:The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could not be found

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 Wily. A "sudo apt-get update" or any attempt of installation through the software-center answers me this message : "E:The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could not be ...
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Is there a ppa for nginx mainline with pagespeed?

I could only find a couple for the stable branch of nginx
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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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Install TortoiseHG with mercurial 3.3.2

I want a GUI to view, compare and checkout versions of my project(s). But when I want to install Tortoise HG, apt proposes to downgrade Mercurial. I remember that upgrading to 3.3 has solved some ...
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I deleted the partition volume where ubuntu 14.04 LTS was installed. now i cant access windows

I am stuck at grub rescue. I tried booting Ubuntu from a live USB, then doing this sudo app-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair the this error came up. Please check that the PPA name or ...
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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 ...
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Is there any limit to the number of PPA's I can add to the system? Why?

I came across a post which suggests: Do Not instruct people to add PPAs unless it is necessary And one of the reason it has mentioned: There is a finite number of PPAs that a user can add. ...
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Downloading Latest Blender Version from PPA [duplicate]

For a few days I've been looking for a trusted source for the latest version of Blender. I found two commands to download Blender, but the Launchpad page was like this: ...
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How to install rabbitvcs on Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)

I would like to know if rabbitvcs work in Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) using Unity and if the right repository for installation is: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa Basically I need to ...
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How to add a ppa from a launchpad link [duplicate]

How can I add this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~ermshiperete/+archive/ubuntu/monodevelop to Ubuntu by a command? So given a launchpad link how can I created the appropriate command?
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resolve broken apt-get package download

I got an issue with the leap-keymanager package. sudo apt-get purge leap-keymanager Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package ...
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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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How to update VLC to the latest version?

As VLC 2.0 is released, how do I get it in Ubuntu (XUbuntu actually, in my case) 11.10? Any PPAs or packages to download? The official page says "Ask your favorite packager..."
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What is the 64-bit Firefox Beta PPA?

I recently discovered that my computer is 64-bit. I have backed up my Home folder, and reinstalled Ubuntu. The reinstall wasn't nearly as painful as I thought. There is one thing that I can't quite ...
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issues with device drivers,and ppa packages [closed]

i am very new to ubuntu . First try is with ubuntu 14 version. since its my very first try please i need help. Some of my Questions are a. which PPA's has best reputation b. which is the best way to ...
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redis-server - What difference between rwky/redis and chris-lea/redis-server?

What difference between https://launchpad.net/~chris-lea/+archive/ubuntu/redis-server and https://launchpad.net/~rwky/+archive/ubuntu/redis?
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Why isn't this package auto-updating?

I have the PPA for Mozilla's daily builds of Firefox set up, but for some reason firefox-trunk has not updated for over a month. In the PPA, it shows that it should be at version 45a1, but instead ...
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Is there a maximum number of ppas that I can add? [duplicate]

I read this: There is a finite number of PPAs that a user can add (more accurately GPG Keys). If they don't need a PPA to solve the problem, don't make them use up one of their slots. Is this ...
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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's? I know I can look into /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but I'm ...
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How do remove "Ignoring file in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ as it has an invalid filename extension?

Since upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, I get these annoying messages each time I install, update, upgrade, and so on: N: Ignoring file 'webupd8team-java-raring.list.disable' in directory ...
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libimobiledevice build for kubuntu 14.10 went wrong

I tried following the instructions given in this question: libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty but something went wrong and this is what i got when i reached the eighth step: ...
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Updates problem giving a PPA not found error [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and it always show me the little icon for updates, I do it and every time it show me this message : W:Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to add ppa repository (14.04)

There are no proxies involved and I have already tried (repeatedly) to reinstall my ca-certificates but I still am unable to add ppa repositories. $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libccd-debs Cannot add ...
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How to add “Refresh” option to right click menu in Ubuntu 15.04

I tried to use below steps to add refresh option in Ubuntu 15.04 but getting error E: Unable to locate package nautilus-refresh. Same steps worked fine in Ubuntu 14.04. Anything I am missing? I am ...
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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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Has xorg deleted the nvidia 343 package?

I'm following this answer to get my GTX 970 working, however before installing nvidia-343 I noticed that I couldn't find the package on xorgs site: ...
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GLIBCXX_3.4.20 not found, how to fix this error?

Whey I try to run the program Layout Editor (available on this site) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS I get the following output in the terminal: $ layout layout: ...
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can't seem to install custom libvirt

I just can't seem to install a custom version of libvirt on Ubuntu Server 14.04. I'm using this PPA and I used the method of manually pasting in the following lines to the bottom of my sources.list ...
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Having problems installing Krita, unmet dependencies

sudo apt-get install krita Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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No gpg key from behind a firewall

Just stumbled over this closed thread here: GPG Error while running apt-get Same problem here, Ubuntu 12.04 behind a firewall and proxy. I dont think that matter is duplicate of the given topic. So ...
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GPG Error Missing Signature [duplicate]

When I do the command below: sudo apt-get upgrade At the bottom I get an error saying W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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Removing PPA causing GPG error

When I run sudo apt-get update I get the following error: W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org ./ Release: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1436387333 How can I locate ...
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Is Gedit-3.14.2 available for ubuntu?

From where I will get gedit latest version? Current I have 3.10.4 installed on my Ubuntu version 14.10. Do we have any ppa available to download latest gedit?