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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What is the meaning of `ppa:x/y`

I know how to add a PPA to Ubuntu. But I don't know what this ppa:x/y PPA format means! For instance : # (VLC PPA) sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily What is videolan and what is ...
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Manually Created .deb, how do I upload to a PPA?

I have a manually created .deb, and I'd like to upload it to a PPA. My question is as follows: Is that possible? and If so, how do I do that?
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Adding a ppa repo and get key signed - no valid OpenPGP data - proxy issue?

I want to get a ppa key signed I tried apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A258828C Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring ...
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How do I install Myunity on 12.10?

Basically as is the title how do you install Myunity on 12.10? I've tried adding the repository ppa:myunity/ppa and performing: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:myunity/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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How to create and administer multi-architecture PPAs?

I have a program that needs to be recompiled for every ubuntu version. Currently I am packaging it using Ubuntu's PPA just for the current distribution. Eventually, I have to provide packages for ...
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Is there a tool to update my PPA sources.list entries after upgrading?

When I upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to the next, the upgrade tool rightly disables all my PPAs, so that software compiled for or otherwise tied to the old version of Ubuntu does not interfere ...
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How to find out the package download count from a PPA?

I'd like to know how many downloads of a given package in a PPA there have been since it was first published. I remember there was a bug about it about getting these metrics on the web UI, but as far ...
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Where is the PPA sources config file?

I have added three PPAs. How do I backup their configuration? Where is the PPA config file?
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I can't add PPA repository behind the proxy

I'm trying to add the ppa repository (as a root) with the following command: export HTTP_PROXY="http://firstname.surname@xxx.com:my_pass@165.x.x.232:8080" add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 ...
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How do I add the mainline kernel PPA?

How can I add the mainline kernel ppa to the synaptic software sources? I have the url: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ but I am missing the ppa: line.
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Where would I find a PPA for the newest version of GIMP?

Does anyone know of a PPA that has the development version of GIMP? I would like to try out the new single window mode.
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Where can I find a list of daily builds?

I'm interested in finding out which PPAs have daily builds associated with them so I can be sure I'm always running the latest software available by these teams. Does such a feature exist?
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PPA for Android Studio?

Android Studio was released a few days ago and it's still in early access preview, but I would like to know if there is any PPA I could add to my Ubuntu Raring to automatically keep it updated with ...
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Gnome 3 ppa was unstable until April 28th, so is it ok now?

Everything I read said that the GNOME 3 PPA for Natty would be very experimental, cause sudden death, etc until April 28th. Well, today is April 28th, so if I start using GNOME 3 from the PPA will it ...
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Where can I find Vagrant packages?

Vagrant is a tool to build and manage virtual machines for developers. It has a getting started on Ubuntu guide that contains iffy-looking suggestions like $ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ruby1.8 ...
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Delete PPA after install the software?

Is it safe to delete the PPA after successful installation of the package? For example: Yesterday, I put a PPA in the list cause of the Trackpad function. Now, it works, but will it work when I delete ...
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Is it possible to only allow specific packages updates from a PPA

Let us say I have added a PPA that has X package that I want but it also has Y package that I do not want to use or receive updates from. How can I, from the same PPA, receive updates for a specific ...
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How to find out how many people have downloaded from PPAs [duplicate]

How do I find out how many people use a particular PPA. I see on a particular PPA ; Package build summary A total of 108 builds have been dispatched for this PPA. Completed builds 108 successful 0 ...
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Authentication problem with my PPA

I created a package and uploaded it to my PPA. After it got built, I went to install it, but was faced with this message: ******@******-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install stackapplet Reading package ...
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What's the best way to re-enable ppa's/repos after an upgrade?

when I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 whats the best way to re-enable my ppa's and added repos?
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How do I install the latest version of Chromium in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

Previously this same question was asked, however all of the answers are wrong -- including the chosen one. So, let's try it again. (I've specified the Ubuntu version number at the top to indicate the ...
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Should I trust these packages and ppas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? Should I trust these packages and ppas on Oneiric ...
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When will Apache 2.4.2 be available in a ppa or normal pkg release?

So Apache 2.4.2 was released on April 17th, 2012. As of yet, it doesn't seem to be in any repositories yet. All I can find out by googling is suggestions of building from the GIT source. I'd rather ...
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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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How can I install a program from a PPA that is listed as being for 12.04 when I'm using 11.10?

I would like to install a program from a PPA that has both Oneiric and Precise versions of the same program. The Precise version of the program is 2.2 whereas the Oneiric version is 2.0 If I try an ...
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Assign higher priority to PPA

I'm trying to figure out how to assign higher priority to one PPA over another PPA. I had a look on bunch of the answers on this forum but none of them solves my problem. We have two PPA sources on ...
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How to remove a half-installed package? (Sun JDK - Java)

I've tried installing Sun JDK from sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/java, it failed with the following: Downloading... --2012-05-05 15:50:09-- ...
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Error during apt-get update [duplicate]

While running apt-get i get the following error :- W: GPG error: https://dl.bintray.com Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs?

I installed many packages from many PPAs on my system. I want to list all the installed packages which are installed from launchpad PPAs, not repositories. Is this possible through command-line?
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Why is the google PPA reenabled after an upgrade to a new release?

PPA's are normally disabled when you upgrade, and must be re-enabled manually. I upgraded to 12.04 about a month ago and I just noticed that while my other PPAs had all been disabled, the Google PPAs ...
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What is the difference between the release, share and submitubuntu commands in Quickly?

There are 3 different commands in Quickly to release a new version of an app into a PPA release - Posts a release of your project to a PPA on launchpad so that users can install the application on ...
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How to install multiple PPAs and applications at once?

I'm going to set up a couple of general use computers on one of my lab's work benches. There's a whole bunch of PPA repositories and applications from the Ubuntu repositories that I'd like to install ...
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Is there a PPA to get the latest Mono and Monodevelop versions?

I need to program dot net apps via Ubuntu, so where can I get them because I always failed to compile the source??
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How do I add/create a <source.changes> file?

I have created a package with Quickly and also i have uploaded it to a brach on launchpad, but how can i create a ppa for that program and upload to it? i'm really new to these stuff, i just learned ...
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What's the name of PPA? (for ppa-purge)

I'm testing PPAs, so I commonly use ppa-purge, that restores my default versions. But I always have problem with the ppa name. What do I need to put as argument for ppa-purge? I always used my ...
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Is there an easy way to automatically patch ubuntu sources as they become available and upload to a PPA?

I'm looking for a tool to do the following: Automatically detect updates to a set of source packages (specifically gtk+2 and gtk+3) download the source package apply my own custom patches to the ...
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How can I make “apt-get update” faster with a slow internet connection?

I have a slow Internet connection and every time I add a new ppa to install software I need to run apt-get update. This takes about 10 minutes or so, I was wondering if there was a way to initiate a ...
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How do I remove this duplicate sources.list entry? [duplicate]

Sometimes, when I run sudo apt-get update or install an app sudo apt-get install I get the error below at the bottom in the gnome-terminal and I can't remove it. I searched for it in the ...
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How can I automatically remove duplicate sources.list entries? [duplicate]

I try to install a new ppa entry and when I update from command line I received a duplicate (error) message. I know what meens that and how to solve manually with Ubuntu Tweak or command line. Is any ...
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How to correctly remove a PPA source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can PPAs be removed? If I've added a PPA with "sudo add-apt-repository" should I just delete a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, or there is a command for removal?
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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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Google Chrome PPA upgrade invalid signature

When running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got this output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease ...
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Search Launchpad for PPAs matching software or package name?

Is there a way to search though LaunchPad's PPAs for a certain package name? For instance if I was looking for PPAs with Firefox packages I could search for "firefox" and retrieve a list of all the ...
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Can do an “apt-get update” but for only for one package? [duplicate]

After adding a new ppa to the repository, is it necessary to update the whole database? By "whole database" I mean is it necessary to update index's of each and every packege? If it's not necessary, ...
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How can I install elementary OS on Ubuntu?

How can I install the components that make up elementary OS on Ubuntu?
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What is the proper way to patch Wine for a custom PPA?

I've been manually applying patches to Wine for use on my own machine, but I want to put it in a PPA for my friends and relations. Currently I follow this procedure: Get the latest source from an ...
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What does add-apt-repository mean?

What does this mean? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maco.m/ruby sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rubygems Hows does it differ from running sudo apt-get install rubygems Thanks.
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Are there any differences in graphics drivers from the “X-Swat” vs. “xorg-edgers” PPAs?

Are there any differences between nvidia-graphics-drivers 304.43 from x-swap PPA and x-edgers PPA, or is it the same package?
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Why is 'ppa-purge' not installed by default?

A lot of websites encourage you (OMG Ubuntu...) to install ppa's but doesn't tell you how to uninstall it. On a default install it's possible to install a ppa by a one-liner but uninstalling isn't a ...
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How do programs make it into the Software center?

Personally, I mostly trust downloading programs from the software center, and usually stay clear of PPAs. Do programs go through a process of going from a ppa to becoming part of the universe ...