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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how do i uninstall a PPA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can PPAs be removed? Do I uninstall PPAs through synaptic just like I would a "default" application? or do I need to do different/additional steps?
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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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All the PPA in software center has been removed

all my PPAs are gone. thats why i cant install any other updates because the repositories are unavailable. what should i do to bring the repositories back? what command lines or methods should i ...
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Why are there PPAs for each Ubuntu version?

and not one ppa, which fits for every ubuntu version and all the following versions ? A global PPA would be a nice idea.
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download packages from ppa.launchpad.net via ftp or https

I would like to ask if it is possible to update/upgrade packages through ftp. It means accessing ppa.launchpad.net via ftp/https. Or does launchpad.net have mirrors? I know that I can download ...
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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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PPA & Packaging: Packaging Source as a Binary Package

I'm trying to create a .deb for a python-based IRC bot. I've already gone through the Ubuntu Packaging Guide, and done a debuild -S on it to create the source package. When its uploaded to the PPA, ...
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PPA & Packaging: Having versions of packages for multiple distros

(quote from chat) Got a PPA on launchpad for source packages for an IRC bot project I'm associated with (since its all the intermediate packaging for the stuff between releases, it's classified as ...
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How do I rollback to Firefox to 3.6 from a PPA version?

I foolishly upgraded my Firefox install on Ubuntu to the beta 4 release, I believe by adding the PPA repository -- is there an easy way to roll it back to the 3.6 version provided by Ubuntu?
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Adding PPA on install

I have a app I am packaging for ubuntu. I don't like the idea that if included in the ubuntu repositories I will have no control over updating that application. I don't want my users stuck on an out ...
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How can I backup my PPAs?

Related to this question. But my concern is that over the past year, most of my more interesting (or used) applications are from PPAs, and just backing up my sources list won't add the associated ...
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How do I create a PPA for a working program?

Let's assume I have a working application written in C, C++ or Python. I want to create a Launchpad PPA so others can easily install it from a package. Please give step by step instructions for doing ...
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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 --secret-...
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Is there a way to install the latest version of Unity in 10.10?

Is there a PPA or hack I can use to install the latest version of Unity in 10.10? I want to use Unity as it is in 11.04, but I don't want to run alpha versions of everything else.
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Can a PPA be added to an Ubuntu repo mirror?

In our college, we have mirrors of most new Ubuntu distros to save update costs. We would like to add rabbitvcs to the computers, but is available through a PPA and not the official repo. So can a PPA ...
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How to install LibreOffice 3.3.1?

How do I install the new version of LibreOffice (3.3.1) in Ubuntu 10.04? I have installed the PPA for LibreOffice but no updates show up.
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Does dist-upgrade require PPA software to be uninstalled first?

I'm still running Ubuntu 10.04 with quite a few PPAs. Amongst the PPAs there is Guiodic (Guido Iodice) Lucid quasi-rolling :) PPA which brings most recent versions of many programs to my desktop. My ...
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Where can I get “DA360C64005E0276” public key for “ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release”?

When I apt-get update I get the following error: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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How to apply a changelog file to packages in a PPA when building from recipe?

When my package gets build by launchpad using a recipe, it ignores the ./debian/changelog file I provide, and it generates a useless one like following: harmonyseq (0.14~natty1) maverick; urgency=low ...
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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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Tell Launchpad what DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to use when building PPA package

When I generate and upload source packages to my PPA, what's the best way to pass DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS that Launchpad will use when building binary versions of the package? In particular, I want to ...
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Upload to PPA succeeded but packages doesn't appear

I'm trying to upload packages to my PPA for the first time. I want to use the PPA for customized versions of the OpenStack Compute (nova) project, so I tried to do a test by uploading packages ...
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PPA for MySQL 5.5 underway? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade MySQL to 5.5, am I best off waiting for it to be available through apt-get? Are there any efforts in this direction? PostgreSQL 9.0 is already available ...
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Is there a list, directory, or review of PPAs that is worth a look? Or can you share links to some notable PPAs that you know of or use?

IMHO a list of well-maintained PPAs is a useful commodity for a Ubuntu user to have. Perhaps some of you have links of this kind to share? Or maybe you've seen a review or list of PPAs (a blog post ...
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How to track Firefox beta via a PPA, but not Thunderbird daily builds etc?

I would like to install the beta of Firefox 4 in lucid or maverick. I know I can install the ubuntu-mozilla-daily PPA (ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa) and have easy apt-get access to firefox-4.0. ...
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How can I backup my Repositories?

I want to backup all the repositories I added to the Ubuntu Software Center, but apparently sources.list contains only the ones which belong to Canonical. So where do I find the other ones?
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Where can I get the latest version of Totem?

I would like to install the latest version of Totem. I want to use a PPA or a .deb and I couldn't find anything on the web.
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2.6.37 (or 2.6.36) Ubuntu Kernel in Maverick. Is this possible and where can I get it?

Is it possible to get a newer kernel with the ubuntu patches applied (as a deb + related packages - such as headers, since this machine would be best not compiling the kernel for time restraints)? I'd ...
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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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Keep up to date with Rhythmbox?

Since Banshee is going to be replacing Rhythmbox in 11.04, is there a PPA for Rhythmbox so I can still keep up to date with the newest stable builds?
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Is there a ppa or debian package for Thunderbird 3.3a?

I'm trying to find a debian installer for Thunderbird 3.3 (in development) or a ppa. I couldn't find any ppas, but I'm guessing someone must have created one by now :D. Anyone know where I can get one?...
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Good PPA for ffmpeg

Its annoying that the default ffmpeg in ubuntu's repositories is outdated and hobbled for legal reasons, however, there's a great page on the forums that walks you through building it from scratch: ...
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How can I get Firefox to work with the global application menu? [closed]

I've been following the progress of getting Firefox (and Thunderbird) working with the global application menu, how can I test and follow along it's progress?
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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 http://archive....
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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 apt-...
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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?