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 update Java version to 7 or 8 using the ppa link ? [duplicate]

I have already tried to: Re-install ca certificates Run: sudo -E apt-add-repository Add repository links to the etc/apt/sources.list manually. None of the above worked. I am trying to run IGV ...
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How do I copy a package from Debian to my PPA?

I'd like to add the latest gourmet package from Debian sid to our team's PPA so Ubuntu users who would like to run an up-to-date version of Gourmet can add that PPA to their software sources. ...
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“GPG error” while running “sudo apt-fast update”

One day I found out error messages as below, I don't know what happened, what is a solution to check for fixing, and I need help from you. ............. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 ...
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tzdata-java / tzdata package update error ubuntu precise 12.04

I had an unexpected error while updating the tzdata-java package (through daily updates). The following packages have unmet dependencies: tzdata-java : Depends: tzdata (= 2014c-0ubuntu0.12.04) but ...
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how to install both qt5-qmake and qt4-qmake

There is no qt5-qmake on default LTS 12.04 repository so I am using ppa from ubuntu-sdk-team ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa However since this or previous month, it stopped working to me. Now when I try to ...
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Username/Password Authentication Failed. dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege

gichan02@gichan02-Latitude-D520:~$ wget https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/xojo/ubuntu/pool/main‌​/x/xojo/xojo-bin_2013.41-0ubuntu1_i386.deb; dpkg -i xojo-bin*.deb --2014-05-28 ...
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Cannot Add PPA Behind Proxy Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to add a repository via the command line on Ubuntu 14.04. Apt-get works perfectly fine, and I am able to update the system. I have configured my /etc/apt/apt.config file as follows: ...
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PPA without upgrades

I just installed smartgithg via ppa:eugenesan/ppa. After an upgrade and restart the whole window style got broken and I can't switch to my preferred keyboard layout. May be some other errors occured ...
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How to take ownership of a PPA?

Say there's a software that wasn't created for Ubuntu but someone creatred a PPA for it and I use that PPA. Now the PPA owner, doesn't want to maintain the PPA anymore. Can I ask the owner to hand it ...
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Where do you guys get the PPA's for installing new software [duplicate]

Whenever I want to download and install new software on my computer I have to go onto google and type "how to install etc etc" I'm just curious how you guys know the PPA's. Where do you get them?
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Why is apt unable to find bitcoin-qt package?

When I run these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt I get this: E: Unable to locate package bitcoin-qt. I am writing it ...
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Is it fine to remove ppa source list while the application is not removed?

Ok, I just installed Pinta from launchpad. After the installation finished I decided to remove the ppa source lists. I run the application just fine, Pinta fire-up flawlessly. I do this for any other ...
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Can't add PPA (cinnamon-stable) [duplicate]

Trying to add the PPA for the cinnamon desktop as suggested by many sites (e.g. How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop?) gives the following error: ~$ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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What's the easiest way to bring in libraries from a newer version of ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (precise). I'm trying run a binary which has dependencies that are not in the precise but are in trusty. What's the easiest way to bring those in? Here they are: libunwind8, ...
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How do I cherry pick packages from a PPA? [duplicate]

Is there a way to cherry pick packages from a ppa repository you add? That is, to exclude some from updating while including others? For example, I want just the chromium-browser package from this ...
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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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Personal Package Archive (PPA) export

I plan to upgrade a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. I explore the best way to export the Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository list and import it back after the migration? Does backing-up ...
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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 should I package my sources so Launchpad build my package for all versions of Ubuntu?

I have a package that should build for all versions of Ubuntu, so I hope that Launchpad builds all of them... well, it doesn't. I submitted just using trusty in the changelog release field, and ...
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Versioning a package for uploading to PPA

I've a package named Artha which I distribute as source and (deb) binaries for x86 and x86_64 architectures i.e. I've the experience in making deb files. I got quite a few requests for setting up a ...
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Why “There are .debs in this upload, and enforcing they don't exist.” when I try to upload package to a PPA?

I'm trying to upload some package that I build using debuild to a PPA, but it fails with the following: dput ppa:braiampe/ffc ffc_1.3.20140513-1_i386.changes Uploading ffc using ftp to ppa (host: ...
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Easy way to install CrashPlan

Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first ...
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How do I install nVidia graphics drivers from “X-Swat” ppa?

How am I supposed to install nvidia drivers from xorg-edgers? I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 and I get E: ...
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How do I install nVidia graphics drivers from “X-Swat” ppa? [duplicate]

How am I supposed to install nvidia drivers from X-Swat? I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 and I get ...
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When upgrading non official repository (ppa) will be lost?

Actually I want to upgrade to the newly released Ubuntu 14.04 from a saucy 13.10 version. Regarding that I never run into an upgrade process from a *nix version to an onward one, I want your kind ...
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Can 3rd-party package repositories be trusted? (Are there criteria to test if they're trustworthy?) [duplicate]

(Note: no disrespect whatever to the hard work people that people who run 3rd-party repositories put in.) I came across a package repository, a ppa, that was suggested for getting php5.5 on Ubuntu ...
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Package rename and version drop

I have a package foo that is currently at version 2.3.0 I'm trying to push the current development version into a ppa for my use. However, upstream the package source foo has been completely merged ...
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Bitcoin PPA installation problem

Im trying to download Bitcoin for my Ubuntu Oneiric. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin/bitcoin Everything goes smooth until the install ...
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apt doesn't update mplayer2 [closed]

I had mplayer2 from 13.04 repositories. Now I added motumedia PPA for it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:motumedia/mplayer-daily But while current mplayer2 is 2.0-554-gf63dbad-1ubuntu1 and ...
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how to upgrade Xcache via Ondrej ppa

I use Ubuntu 12.04 for my VPS. I have Xcache installed. Xcache version is 1.3 Current Xcache version is 3.1 Xcache 3.1 is not available on ubuntu 12.04 officially I found backport ...
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List all available packages of a PPA without accessing the launchpad page?

Is there a way to list all available packages of a PPA, before installing of any packages ? I mean, is apt-cache able to tell this, or any other methology ?
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Backport package stops at 99%

I am trying to backport texlive-extra for 12.04 and upload the result to my PPA on launchpad. So I executed backportpackage -u ppa:asolovets/backports texlive-extra. It starts downloading the source ...
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Installing Wine on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Tried several times to install Wine, see the terminal output below: ray@ray-Aspire-5735:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here you can get the latest ...
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ppa and System Security

I have been installing all my software from the Ubuntu Software Center. Recently, I had been installing software from PPAs. Can adding PPAs and installing software from them compromise the security of ...
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How to check if repo's in sources.list.d support particular Ubuntu version

So new release of Ubuntu is just out and before jumping to upgrade bandwagon, you want to check if the repo sources (in /etc/apt/sources.list.d) of your favorite apps have added support for the said ...
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BURG For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

As the title.. how do i do that? i really want that.. but ingalex has removed the folder.. making sudo apt-get update show a error like this W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do remove "Ignoring file in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ as it has an invalid filename extension?

Since upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, I get these annoying messages each time I install, update, upgrade, and so on: N: Ignoring file 'webupd8team-java-raring.list.disable' in directory ...
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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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Syspeek for Ubuntu 13.10

I've used syspeek since 12.04. It's a nice little tool that monitors system stats, like memory usage and processing usage, very neatly. My version of syspeek broke when I updated to 13.10 and I was ...
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Where is new firefox [duplicate]

How do you update Firefox? I tried doing it in the "about Firefox" menu but it isn't there like in windows. I also tried using synaptic but the highest available version there was 28 not 29 that i ...
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Cannot install Fragment Image Viewer on Ubuntu 14.04

I opened Software Center and tried to install Fragment. I clicked more info, then the Buy button, logged in to Ubuntu successfully. The installation never ends and nothing gets installed. When I run ...
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how do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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Workflow with self made packages

I have a folder ~/Packaging where all my public and private packages are in. For example, in the Packaging/think-rotate folder, there is the typical Debian stuff, like so: think-rotate-2.5.2/ ...
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Can I first install a package on Ubuntu, then add its PPA?

I am very new to Ubuntu. I just installed Nagios3 on Ubuntu 12.04: sudo apt-get install -y nagios3 Then I remembered I to add its PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nagiosinc/ppa So if I do sudo ...
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Probleme with PPA and Ubuntu distro

I use Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I'd like to install the following applications: Final Term Ledger But I can't, because, after having installed the corresponding PPA for Ledger and Final Term, I do sudo ...
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How do I install hackingtools that are not in repository?

I tried to follow the instructions here: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=73572 apt-get install nmap driftnet charon yamas wireshark tshark kismet cleven cowpatty But some packages are not in ...
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Zeal from the PPA has unmet dependences

I'm trying to install Zeal through ppa in Ubuntu 13.04, but is giving the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: zeal : Depends: libqt5core5 (>= 5.0.2) but 5.0.1+dfsg-0ubuntu4.1 ...
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How to find the PPA of the Skype package?

For example, with a webpage like this: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/skype, how can I find out to which ppa this package belongs? Thanks!
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Can't Purge X Updates PPA Because / is Treated as a Space?

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates I've tried running that command... several times. Copy/pasted it, manually typed it, tried it in XTerm and Terminal, to no avail. The output is always: ...
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Installing monodevelop from PPA on Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)

I've just install Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) to give a test run as I need to use monodevelop I've also decided to install that too. Previously I'd installed monodevelop compiling it from scratch on my ...