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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What is the linux-image-extra package for and do I need it?

Good day everyone. I occasionally update my kernel from this web site http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ I have been always downloading 3 deb files for installing linux header all, ...
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How can I check if a PPA has packages for another Ubuntu version?

I use a lot of PPA's. I'd like to check if all of them have packages for Saucy before updating. Is there a program which checks whether my PPAs have packages for a different version of Ubuntu?
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I can't add PPA repositories!

For example, after running this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa I get the following output : Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, ...
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Is it possible to “trick” PPA's to think you have installed 12.10 while actually running 12.04?

I've been having some trouble manually installing packages and so I was wondering if I can "trick" the GNOME 3 team's PPA to think I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, so I can install GNOME 3.6 software easily on ...
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I get the following errors when I try to install the Ubuntu SDK (ubuntu app development kit)

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I followed the steps given here . 1)When I try to execute the first step " sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Unmet dependencies and broken packages

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit computer. When I try to install anything, the following happens: $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Leyendo lista de paquetes.0.. Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias ...
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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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Install latest stable version of Firefox [duplicate]

Just a few hours ago, I have noticed that there is a new version of Firefox. Firefox 27. I have tried updating my Ubuntu 13.10 system using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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What purpose does this ppa file in sources.d serve and why did they create errors on apt-get update?

Earlier, I was getting the following error when execuing apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deb/dists/http/ppa/ubuntu/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found I found the ...
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Is upgrading a PPA through Synaptic normal behaviour?

I just downloaded a PPA for LyX with the commands from the wiki sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyx-devel/ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lyx2.0 I expected LyX to be upgraded with ...
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dpkg-source: error: can't build with source format '3.0 (native)': native package version may not have a revision

I'm encountering this strange issue when using this Launchpad recipe. The source package fails to build with this error message in the buildlog: dpkg-source -i -I -b recipe-{debupstream}-0~{revno} ...
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problem with ppa of cinelerra

I try to instal cinelerra a bunch of times, in ppa, tar.xz, etc. But then i had big problems whit dependecies i use ubuntu 12.04 i made all the steps right, like this: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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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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Replacement PPA for Ubuntu Precise

Today, when executing apt-get update after adding the R language repositories to apt, I received the following erros Err http://ppa.launchpad.net http/ppa/ubuntu/precise Sources 404 Not ...
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Zeal has unmet dependences in Ubuntu 13.04

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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Can't add any PPA's [duplicate]

Every time I try to add a ppa I get this error message. I have tried with about a dozen PPA's EDIT: UbuntuStudio 12.04
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Cannot access PPA

I know there already exits a post on this (Cannot access PPA... please check your internet connection) which doesn't answer my problem. I was trying to download TLP on Ubuntu-13.04 and I got the ...
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How do I get a non-standard non-repo version of python under package management?

For any number of reasons, I need a python version that isn't in mainline repositories. Where should I look? In my particular case I want 3.4 alpha/beta, but where should I look for non-standard ...
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Which PPA to purge in resolving this 404 error in apt-get udpate?

$ sudo apt-get update is breaking and giving the following error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages I've tried looking at /etc/apt/sources.list but i ...
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How do I add the kernel PPA?

I can get Ubuntu mainline kernels from this kernel PPA - is there a way to add it to my repository list the same as regular Launchpad PPAs?
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What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Today out of the clear blue I received the following message when I ran my updater under Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. Failed to download repository information. I see there are a ton of questions regarding ...
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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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Will installing the gedit 3.9.3 PPA break my system because of adding GNOME 3 staging?

I would like to get the new gedit version, but you have to add the GNOME3 Staging PPA and I've heard that GNOME 3.10 can/will cause issues with Unity, as I read here: Now – and it’s important ...
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How to get last updates from all repositories [duplicate]

I say that because I'm using Ubuntu and Arch Linux. I like Arch because the last updates... last ruby, python, php, apache (I'm a web developer), java, etc. For me, this is very important. But ...
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This update does not come from a source that supports changelogs

When I get an update via update-manager for a software like blender/vlc, I like to see what has been fixed/changed. But the software updater doesn't show me the changes from a ppa added software. I ...
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Upgrading Intel gpu drivers. PPA or from source?

I'm experiencing a bug with my i915 drivers for my Intel HD 4400 card (namely on leaving the laptop inactive for sometime, with screensaver running, I come back to find only a black screen with a ...
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“apt-get” ruined after a failed PPA addition. How do I fix this?

I was trying to xdman from the nooblabs PPA however something just went wrong now `apt-get is ruined. Here's what I get when I try to run the update manager: Also when I try to correct the error ...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Installation Error [duplicate]

nroot@MS-1762:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 [sudo] password for nroot: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Nvidia Driver outdated, will the PPA help? And what's a PPA?

Hi I'm a complete novice (usually rely on my son for help). In one of the answers it mentions 'ppa'. What is 'ppa'? If this problem is resolved will it stop the freezing as well?
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64-bit 12.04 with mtp phone

On my Ubuntu Precise 32-bit PCs, I added a PPA as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The 32-bit PCs then work fine on picking up my ...
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Adding the PPA does not update Geary

I have installed Geary mail client 0.4.0 from software center. After I read there is a new version, 0.4.1, I added the PPA through terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa sudo apt-get update ...
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Downgrade a bunch of packages

Maybe you have installed packages from a PPA or an external source (e.g. downloaded a .deb for a package that is available through the Ubuntu repos.). Then you decide to drop these upgraded versions ...
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After adding PPA source for “skippy-xd”, the package still cannot be found

After adding PPA source for "skippy-xd", the package still can not be found: majo@think:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/skippy-xd [sudo] password for majo: You are about to add the ...
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Is there a way to install a package from a particular repository using apt?

Sometimes a package I want from a PPA has the same name as a different package in another repository. Is there a way I can tell apt to download a package of packageName from a certain repo? I'd ...
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Is there any way to install MPV without having to compile it from source?

Hello does any know about/or have a mpv package compiled for 13.04? I have searched for a PPA without any luck.
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Is there an alternative for 'ppasearch' in newer versions of Ubuntu?

Is there an alternative for ppasearch (command-line app) in newer versions of Ubuntu? ppasearch is only avaiable for 10.10, 10.04 and 9.10.
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Problem with system updates after installing Rhythmbox 3 via PPA [duplicate]

I installed Rhythmbox 3 per these instructions on my 13.10 machine: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/install-rhythmbox-30-in-ubuntu-1310-or.html And now when i try to update, i get the following error: ...
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screenlets PPA missing on 13.04 [duplicate]

when running a 'sudo apt-get update' I keep getting the following W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found I've looked ...
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How to install new tmux 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04?

Are there any PPA? If no, how to make it from sources? Which dev libs I'll need to do this?
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gnome nanny dosen't work ubuntu 13.10

Good morning, i am looking for a other software like the gnome nannylike because he doesnt work on my 13.10 ubuntu I will use that for restricting some words, and limit internet access. I also used ...
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Can a deb package contain a PPA dependency and install packages from the PPA?

When creating a .deb package I create a file named control that contains some fields: Package: my-qt-app-name Version: 0.01 Architecture: all Maintainer: my name <my email address> ...
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updating ubuntu for usage with steam

I can get games like counterstrike and half life 2 working but everything is in basic black and white, steam recommends I update my video driver by add a ppa repository: Enter the following: deb ...
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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 install a realtime kernel?

I have read a lot of threads with similar questions, but after reading the answers, I am very confused. I have found in them lots of url's with repositories but people discusses about which ...
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How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?

I am trying to use pbuilder to upload to PPA. Package builds ok with the command: sudo pbuilder build <package>_<version>.dsc But upload fails with error: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) ...
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Libreoffice PPA 4.1.x for latest Ubuntu version [duplicate]

I am looking for a PPA that has LibreOffice 4.1. Even though it is in Beta I wish to test it out via a PPA. So is there a PPA that has the LibreOffice 4.1.x branch?
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How to verify trust and number of users of a certain PPA? [duplicate]

On what can I base my trust towards specific PPA? Is there some method for gaining information on which I can base my trust? From top of my mind, for example, how many people downloaded the package, ...
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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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Can't add any PPA's after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10

I can't add any PPA's at all after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10. Here is what it says: michael@MikesKomputer:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:atareao/atareao'. Please ...
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Override Distro Package with Custom Package?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS provides OpenSSL 1.0.1e, but it disables TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2. In the past it was an interop decision because of broken client implementations. In 2014, its really not appropriate ...