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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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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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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Problem adding repositories [duplicate]

Whenever I try to do something like this: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily It asks for my password and after some time it will give me an error like this . ...
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Looking to install Thunderbird 31.4

I'm looking for a good PPA to pull the latest Thunderbird release (31.4). I'm a noob and still finding my way. Looked in Launchpad. Found PPA:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa. I have Thunderbird already ...
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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:gladky-anton/lammps'; Please check that the PPA name or format is correct

I am trying to install lammps in ubuntu 14.04. when I am running command line: "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gladky-anton/lammps" the following error is coming Cannot add PPA: ...
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Red Triangle notification on top panel

I have a red triangle on the top panel that says The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually by ...
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Is there a tool to list which PPAs are currently active on my system? [duplicate]

Before I reinvent a wheel, I thought I'd ask if there's a tool to list which PPAs are currently active. The upgrade process involves lots of add-apt-repository and ppa-purge cycles, and though I try ...
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Cant get pipelight to install

I cannot get pipelight to install (or anything from an alternate ppa, it seems). I have tired looking all over trying to find a solution, but can't seem to come up with one. I do sudo ...
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Use a local tarball with webupd8's Oracle java package?

I'm using the Oracle java package from the webupd8 teams PPA, which is saving me a lot of hassles doing automated installs of the Oracle jvm. I'd like to speedup the process more, and avoid redundant ...
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Purge video driver installation and set to default values

this is the (temporary, though) solution I found It's not permanent because it's really uncomfortable, but since it was saying me that the nvidia module wasn't loaded, I googled looking for one of ...
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Lost my extensions for Cinnamon by accidentally upgrading to 2.4.5 any easy fix?

So I'm running 14.04 and using Cinnamon I loved it until somehow an apt-get upgrade or something caused Cinnamon to crash every time it loaded. I did a dist-upgrade which removed Cinnamon. Then I ...
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Screen Brightness Ubuntu-Gnome 14.1 Toshiba Satellite L755

SO I have: Toshiba L755 , Nvidia backlight Here are some error messages I am getting while getting updates through the terminal: W:Failed to fetch ...
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how can i fix Failed to fetch [duplicate]

10 and i have this problem in terminal when i want to update Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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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?
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Why can't I install Pipelight on my Samsung Chromebook

When I follow the commands to get Pipelight on my Chromebook it gets through the first 2 steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable and sudo apt-get update. But when I get to the 3th step I ...
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How to download a certain version of a package?

I tried sudo apt-get install package-name=1.23, but apparently it is not available for this version of Ubuntu...? I get: E: Version '1.23 for package-name' was not found. Do I need a command line ...
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Signatures not verified [duplicate]

These are the signature errors that persist after I tried several fixes mentioned on the Internet W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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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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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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Openstack Installation on Ubuntu Non Graphical server edition 14.04.1

We are trying to install Openstack on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server edition, single machine installation mode. We are facing an error while adding the repository The command sudo apt-add-repository ...
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Gray desktop after updating XFCE on Xubuntu

Lately, I've been trying to run multiple monitors on Xubuntu without having them cloned. On the internet, I found some instructions to do that which basically required me to add a PPA in order to ...
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What happen if I uncheck all PPAs from 'Software & Updates'

What happen if I uncheck all items in 'Other Software' from 'Software & Updates'? No longer have new updates for packages??
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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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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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Could not add ppa:neon/kf5 (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the latest vesion of KDE. ~ $> sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:neon/kf5'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. It seems that ...
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can i install kali tools in ubuntu 14.04

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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HELP i cant install anything [duplicate]

i tried editing /etc/apt/sources.list and hono of the ULRs below appear in it. thanks in advance btw im running 12.04 root@p:~# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Hit http:// ...
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install the latest version from PPA

If I add this PPA for a newer workrave version by rob caelers to my sources.list.d on Ubuntu 14.10 (utopic) and install workrave, I only get the version 10.4 How can I install version ...
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tox pidgin plugin for Ubuntu

I would like to add the tox plugin in pidgin. There is only a really complicated tutorial how to create it yourself at https://wiki.tox.im/Tox_Pidgin_Protocol_Plugin I would prefer an automatic ...
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Package system is broken - updating Python

First I wrote the following command: sudo apt-get update And when that was completed, I ran this command: sudo apt-get -f install And I got this error from the terminal: dpkg: error processing ...
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I want to install deepin music player in my ubuntu?

I want to install deepin music player in my ubuntu. When I run sudo apt-add-repository ppa:noobslab/deepin-sc in terminal it says: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:noobslab/deepin-sc'. Please check that the ...
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Problem during Plowshare's installation

Today i tried to install Plowshare on Ubuntu Server 14.10, as written in Plowshare's documentation. So, i added the Plowshare's repository with this command: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to create a automatic PPA?

How can I create a PPA that automatically pulls changes from a git (hub) repository every time a new tag (release) is added, and then compiles the app?
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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Cannot build on launchpad

I have succesfully uploaded my app to launchpad:However it fails to build on both i386 and amd64. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/~mkamenjak/+archive/ubuntu/bugappppa/+packages Here is the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The update information is outdated [duplicate]

I am still new to linux and not sure what to do to solve this situation. I try to update the repository with the command: sudo apt-get update but it returns this error: W: Impossibile recuperare ...
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I cannot open exe files

I have tried installing wine but this fails. I use, sudo add-app-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa Then sudo apt-get update Finally sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks It ends up by saying error ...
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Can I use the Aurora PPA to install Firefox Developer Edition?

I would like to get an auto-updating version of Firefox Developer Edition rather than a once-off installation. From comments on the announcement and this Mozilla ticket it appears that Firefox ...
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how to fix update error? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/trusty-media/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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How can I fix a 404 Error when i updating using apt-get [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/crass/v-mobile-broadband/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Dell Vostro 5470 DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint Driver

I've bought Dell Vostro 5470 for using my development projects. Everything is going perfect for 2 weeks but I am not able to use DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ...
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Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb ...
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list all the ppa repositories added to my system

How can I list all the ppa repositories added to my system and save it to a .txt file, so that I don't want to spend my time in searching for ppa's for fresh installations and i can just select a ppa ...
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Failed to install pidgin-whatsapp in Ubuntu 14.10 (Error - Failed to fetch PPA) [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user. In the process of installing WhatsApp into Ubuntu 14.10, and while I have successfully installed Pidgin, I am facing problems when installing whatsapp-purple plugin for Pidgin. ...
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Unable to connect and GPG Error on Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting the following error when i apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg Unable to ...
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How to prevent dput from uploading *.orig.tar.gz again?

When I upload a package to archive $ dput ppa:mylaunchpadid/myppa.ppa mypackage1.0-0ubuntu2_source.changes Checking signature on .changes gpg: Signature made ... gpg: Good signature from ... Good ...
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using git from pre-configure stage in debian/rules in Launchpad PPA

I'm preparing a new ppa for a source package I'd like to "follow" a git repo. I thought to be clever and avoid having to recreate the X.orig.tar bundle with a different name each time by doing a git ...
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Update only new added sources [duplicate]

When you add a new repository you must do apt-get update. This command will check all the sources and in my computer it take about 1~2 minutes to complete. Is it necessary to check all the sources? ...
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Not yet able to install sagemath-upstream-binary from ppa. Should I just be a little more patient and try again latter?

At this time (2014, October the 27th) I am not able to install sagemath-upstream-binary in my recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 utopic from ppa:aims/sagemath. I strongly suspect that I just need to wait ...
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Can I get a package from a ppa that my distro doesn't support?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pwr22/tomighty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tomighty I want this. This guy made a deb package out of the java original. Problem is I have 14.10 and a lot of ...