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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Ignore certain packages from ppa

I've been using Elementary Desktop for a while, but after the last update, Docky have broken. I've tried using the Docky stable ppa, but it is overridden by the Elementary ppa, as they provide a newer ...
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How do I copy packages within a PPA from one release to another? (nonsensical “same version already has published binaries” error)

I keep getting weird errors from launchpad when I try and copy the Maverick packages to Natty for the PPA. I select the wine1.3 package (not in Ubuntu), select "copy to this PPA", and then select ...
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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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Is it okay to upload a binary 'source' archive to Launchpad for building?

I have a package that is extremely complicated and uses libraries not included in any of the default repos. Can I upload a 'source' archive that contains the source and a pre-compiled binary? The ...
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Tool to search for packages whose installed version does not match any version from a repository?

I just upgraded from Lucid to Maverick, and as expected, all my PPAs were disabled. I have re-enabled most of the ones that I want, but I would like to get a list of all packages that I installed from ...
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Does Wine 1.3.X have a PPA for Natty

Upon upgrading from Maverick to Natty (development) it broke the Wine PPA. Deleting it and adding it again (though it says Natty in it's address) is broken. Update manager moans about not being able ...
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Is there a PPA for vim 7.3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find Vim 7.3? Vim 7.3 is out, and there's a PPA for Ubuntu 10.10. Is there a PPA for Ubuntu 10.04?
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bisig PPA causing 404 error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I need default source list for ubuntu 10.04. Can anybody help me? Here is Mine:--- # Ubuntu supported packages deb ...
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How to upload a qmake-based package to my PPA?

I have an application that uses qmake that I'd like to upload to my PPA. How can I set up the package so that the project builds properly?
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How to get Racket in Maverick?

Is there a PPA or a package somewhere?
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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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Error in Software Sources 404 Not Found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I get an error while using aptitude update: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources 404 Not Found Err ...
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How can I install a real time kernel?

Is there a repository I can use to install linux-rt for Ubuntu 10.10? This package used to be available from the default repositories but isn't in the 10.10 repositories.
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How to have Debian packaging generate two packages given an upstream source archive?

I am packaging something for my PPA. The upstream source is a .tar.gz archive which is Makefile-based. Since this package has a significant amount of architecture-independent data, it would be wise ...
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Error installing a package: “trying to overwrite directory /usr/share/pixmaps”

I'm trying to install a package from a PPA I've added. (Yes, I'm the author of the package if that helps in any way.) Running a simple install command yields the following: xxxxx@xxxxx:~$ sudo ...
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How to install Evince 2.32?

I would like to install Evince 2.32 in Lucid (10.04) Is there any safe way to do it ? Download the source and start install all the required dependences is this approach dangerous for the ...
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Where can I find a Netbeans nightly build?

Is there any chance to install nightly Netbeans via apt? I'd like to get daily updates to newest versions. Any PPA?
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How can I view the complete changelog for a PPA package?

When I am viewing a PPA in Launchpad, the "Package Details" view shows me the most recent change from the changelog. Is there a way to view the entire changelog for a source package in a PPA without ...
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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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How to install ppa packages in an apt-get style

I want to install ppa packages in a sudo apt-get install <program> style. I don't want to google for the ppa name and I don't want to execute add-apt-repository before executing apt-get. I just ...
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W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix the GPG error “NO_PUBKEY” without terminal? After i run sudo aptitude update i get the below error: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net ...
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PPA hosting packages not built on launchpad build farm

Is it possible to build the deb packages in house and then upload the binaries to launchpad PPA, instead of uploading the source package and let it build by the build farm ?
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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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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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PPA build failed because of unmet dependencies of another package in the same PPA

I have 2 packages swami-2.0.0 and libinstpatch-1.0.0 in my PPA where the first one depends on the latter. The swami-2.0.0 control file contains libinstpatch-dev (>= 1.0.0) but it seems this is not ...
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Installing CoverGloobus

Is there any easier way to install Covergloobus 1.6 in Ubuntu 10.10 ? PPA doesnt work , tried to compile it but failed , are there any other ways??
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Is there any guarantee that software from Launchpad PPAs is free from viruses and backdoor threats?

As Linux continues to grow and develop, and the more we use Linux, the greater the threat from viruses. We also know that a virus/threat in Linux (if any) would have difficulty running or spreading ...
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Does ubuntu tweak add ppa

I know downloading softwares from ubuntu tweak usually installs the latest stable, but does it also adds the ppa of the respective software?
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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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Where can I find Vim 7.3?

Vim 7.3 is out, but not available in the sources. Where can I get an installation package for the 7.3 version? I don't want to install it manually.
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How to make our own repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? I want to create my own repository for my 'deb' applications that I had made. What should I do or is any tutorial to create my own ...
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How can I get Movable Type 5 experimental package?

I'd like to install the movabletype-opensource package for version 5.0 I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 installed. How do I install the experimental package? Do I need to add a site to my apt sources? ...
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Is there any PPA for ralink 3090 64bit?

Is there any PPA for ralink 3090 64bit? I have just added this markus-tisoft PPA but I have not found any driver for ralink 3090 yet in Synaptic Package Manager. (it is only available for 32bit ...
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Error in Software sources [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? When I try to open update manager, I get the error: ...
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How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular PPA?

How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular PPA? Command-line answers preferred. Related question: how can I list all installed packages that are not available from the main Ubuntu ...
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Changing PPAs from lucid to maverick [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a tool to update my PPA sources.list entries after upgrading? I recently upgraded to Maverick and I have a not so long list of PPAs. Is there a way to quickly ...
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How do I install Nautilus-Elementary?

I've added the am-monkeyd PPA and upgraded my system. Yet, there's no sign of elementary in my fresh Maverick RC install. Have I done anything wrong? The PPA upgrades the default nautilus package and ...
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apt-build & Chromium PPA

I'd like to build an (optimized) Version of Chromium for my machine with apt-build on Ubuntu 10.04. I've added a Chromium-PPA to my /etc/sources.list.d/ like this: deb ...
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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nginx PPA does not work?

I want to use the newest version of nginx, so I wanted to add the nginx/stable ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable sudo apt-get update However, the upgrade command says that there are no ...
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Is there a PPA for the latest Blender version?

I am interested in trying out the Blender 2.54 beta, but don't have the time or patience to download and install all of the dependencies for it and compile it myself. Is there a PPA somewhere that I ...
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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 way to use *some* packages from upcoming version of Ubuntu?

For my work I need to stay close to 2.8 version of llvm (not yet released). I found out that Maverick will have it installed and already have some prepackaged version. Is there a way I can use just ...
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Is there an up-to-date VLC PPA for 10.04?

I'm looking for updated VLC builds for Lucid. I was using c-korn, but it's gone.
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Can I use Ubuntu PPAs in Sidux? [closed]

I want to test Sidux in Dual-Boot! Cause it is Debianoid a question popped up: Is ist possible to use PPAs in Sidux, too?
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How can I start my own Repository

I'm an avid developer but I never actually gotten around to setting up my own PPA - how would someone go about this? Common issues encountered? How do I get my source code to be compiled into packages ...
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Backup Software Sources

In Ubuntu 10.04, when I goto System > Administration > Software Sources and goto the Authentication tab, I can view all of my keys allowing me to download from third party sources. How would I back ...
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How can Wolfenstein Enemy Teritory with dependency on libgtk1.2 be installed on Ubuntu?

Hey, Im trying to install Wolfenstein E.T however it comes up with this error message when running, Saying its missing Libgtk-1.2. In the repos there is only libgtk2.0 any ideas how i can get around ...
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How can I give the packages in my PPA an icon?

When browsing the Software Center, I noticed that certain packages have icons - like Blender, the Gimp, etc. How can I give the packages in my PPA an icon? Also, when someone brings up the ...