PPA are personal package archives that allows users and groups in 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 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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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I write add the PPA, but I know realize that I have no idea what the difference between a PPA and a Repository is. So can someone please explain it to me?
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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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What does 'Ign' mean when running an apt-get update?

I had a bunch of errors in the output of sudo apt-get update: duplicate entries and 404 not found errors. Figured those out, I hope: I removed PPAs that didn't have any packages associated with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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How to add ppa repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PPAs and how do I use them? I always like to have my programs up to date but in ubuntu software center the software aren't always up to date. I know about ...
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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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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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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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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 I install the Tor Browser Bundle in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I used the following PPA to install the 64-bit Tor Browser Bundle. However, in Ubuntu 13.10 it doesn't work anymore. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 sudo apt-get update ...
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Unable to install Emacs 24 from ppa:cassou/emacs

I followed the following instructions to install Emacs 24 on my machine (borrowed from: http://www.mikeyboldt.com/2011/11/30/install-emacs-24-in-ubuntu/): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ...
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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 ...
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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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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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downgrade ppa packages to versions available at a previous point in time

The backstory is that the normal Intel GPU drivers don't do the various OpenGL extensions that my hobby coding and some games want. So I have to install xorg-edgers and then its happy. However, last ...
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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 to create a PPA that just contains links to other PPAs?

So that I just have to maintain one PPA on maybe Launchpad and have all the packages I like. Update: Nifty workarounds are welcome, too ;) Update: I'm running a server here at home. So if there is a ...
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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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Is there an actively maintained Truecrypt repository

The last time I installed Truecrypt (on Debian) I built the package myself. I'm now on Ubuntu 11.04 and I'd rather not do that again. The only download they have on their site is a tarball, but I ...
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PPA for Eclipse Juno 4.2

Is there a PPA for Eclipse Juno 4.2? If not, would it be too difficult to create one, perhaps based on the official packaging? I'm on Ubuntu 12.10.
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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 to debug a build failure which cannot be reproduced outside of a Launchpad build environment?

I am attempting to build a modified libdbusmenu package. It builds correctly if I build it locally: sudo apt-get build-dep libdbusmenu wget ...
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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 to create a PPA for a Maven project?

I wanted to try creating my own PPA. The project I have is a java project built with maven. This is what I've already done so far: Created a PPA. Set up a new project on Launchpad. Added a branch ...
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Active PPA for latest stable chromium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install the latest stable version of Chromium? I run chromium and used this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable I just realized that it ...
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What is the converse of add-apt-repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can PPAs be removed after they have been added with the add-apt-repository command? You can a new PPA repository with add-apt-repository. How do you remove an added ...
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Is the ppa of LibreOffice to be considered safe for the system?

I've got some info on the website of Webup8 for adding a ppa from Libreoffice to the system (11.04) in order to get the latest, more stable version, of LibreOffice. I've done that, and I'm pleased ...
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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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Is there a PPA with a Wayland build I can use?

It seems like Wayland is coming to Ubuntu in the distant future. Being the curious type, I thought I would give it a try. I was going to build it myself, but wanted to save myself the trouble if there ...
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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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How can I figure out the add-apt-repository command by looking at a launchpad project?

To install programs from launchpad, you can add a repository to the software sources list... I know how to look at a launchpad page and add the repository & public key through the "Software ...
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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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Analytics on PPA package downloads? [duplicate]

Is there some way to get download metrics on PPA packages? It would be nice to know how many users are using my application from my PPA and what distributions they are using. If not, any idea of the ...
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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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How do I add a PPA in a shell script without user input?

Basically, I want to run add-apt-repository ppa:(whatever) without the "press Enter to continue" prompt. How would I do this? Essentially, I want to deploy adding a repository in a shell script ...
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How can I force the usage of a repository?

I have added the following to my sources.list: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/experimental/ubuntu/ lucid main Unfortunately, whenever I do a sudo apt-get update, the repository is ...
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Unofficial/Local repositories and how do they differ from PPAs in Launchpad

I normally tend to use the PPAs (Personal Package Archives) found in launchpad.net, but I have noticed more and more that some repositories are being created in other places or a website that manages ...
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Now that Mesa 9.2 stable is a out, is there a way to upgrade to it in Ubuntu 13.04 without using unstable ppas?

I have a notebook with an AMD graphics card and I use it for games occasionally. The performance in Ubuntu 13.04 using open-source drivers is only OK, but I understand that mesa 9.2, combined with a ...