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 to install DB Browser for SQLite via PPA?

On the website they have mentioned to user ppa For Ubuntu and derivaties, @deepsidhu1313 provides a PPA with our latest release here: ...
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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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How do I upload an updated package to my PPA without having Quickly mess it up?

As part of Ubuntu App Showdown I received comments on deb packaging (as maybe all other participants). Those can be easy fixed and I spotted them before, but debian packaging files are managed by ...
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apt-get equivalent to yum's --enablerepo

Is there an easy way to use a repository/PPA only when needed as we'd do in a RHEL based distro with yum's --enablerepo, --disablerepo flags . For example yum --enablerepo=epel install vlc yum ...
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How to build -dev package in launchpad?

I am developing small library and I've created appropriate debian package configuration. You can take a look at it at https://github.com/mspanc/vspec. When I run debuild locally it properly builds ...
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How to upload to a launchpad team PPA?

I have built and signed a package which I now wish to upload to my launchpad team with dput, but every time that I try to upload it I get this email: Rejected: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) uploads are ...
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What is the next step in downloading Code::Blocks?

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu v. 14.04, and am trying to set up Code::Blocks(a compiler for c++) on my computer. Through the codeblocks website, I made my way to this launchpad PPA. In terminal, I ...
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How to create a PPA for C++ program?

My questions are: c++/gtkmm project created with NetBeans. How to make package to PPA from this? I have created target files structure (*.desktop, iconfile, ui glade files). Binary goes to ...
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PPAs cannot be added on Ubuntu 12.04

Whenever I try to do something like sudo add-apt-repository ... It gives me the following error message: File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 37 print _("The %s named '%s' has no PPA named ...
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How to download files instead of direct installation [duplicate]

just moved to Ubuntu from windows 8. I have windows computer in my office and ubuntu at home and I want to download tar files (softwares) on office's windows through software center or something and ...
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Safety difference between add PPA and install from package

I was think about the safety of the installed softwares in my personal computer and my question is about the difference between install it adding a PPA or using the package (.deb). See my example: I ...
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Was stuck in fallback with cinnamon - purged ppa now … help! Please?

Running Ubuntu 14.03 dual booting along Windows 7. I have about 64gb of source code I really don't want to have to download again. So I installed the cinnamon PPA like this: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

Is there a PPA available for the most recent libimobiledevice 1.2 version with support for iOS 8 or can someone explain how to build it from source without messing up everything? ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Clementine can't play m4a

As stated in the title, whenever I try playing music.m4a clementine crashes. The same files work without a problem in VLC. I've tried all the recommended solutions that I can find. Which includes ...
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GPG error in Ubuntu update

When I run the sudo apt-get update, it results in the following Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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Dupilcate sources.list entry

Duplicate sources.list entry http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages ...
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How do i uninstall kde packages with unmet dependencies?

I recently tried downloading from the software centre when I was greeted with this message: I then tried removing everything kde from ubuntu in the terminal but this is what happens: sudo ...
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name of a ppa for ppa-purge

I know that exists the same question, but I think that in that question there isn't the answer. I have to purge some ppas, and I'm trying to use ppa-purge with this command: sudo ppa-purge ...
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Installing and older package on Ubuntu 15.10 (Older package on newer Distro issue)

I've recently done an fresh ubuntu install for 15.10 (wily) and now need to get some of my older packages running again. In my case I need to get TileMill working. When attempting to install normally ...
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How can I upgrade to the latest wpa_supplicant?

I have (more precisely, my employer has) a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which comes with wpa_supplicant version 2.1. There are improvements in wpa_supplicant 2.5 which I believe may help with ...
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PPA directory, Steam, Dota 2

I have a graphics problem on Dota 2, the characters and the wood are transparent. When I'm starting steam I am adviced to install ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates However, when I type that in Terminal I ...
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How can PPAs be removed?

I've added many PPAs using the add-apt-repository command. Is there a simple way to remove these PPAs? I've checked in /etc/apt/sources.list for the appropriate deb lines but they aren't there. This ...
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Issues lxqt on Ubuntu 12.04

I wish to install lxqt desktop nvironment. I added PPA: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily/ubuntu precise main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily/ubuntu ...
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Distribute own application on PPA or use own server with repository?

I am writing an advanced cross-platform open-source application. It is commercial app, but free&open-source (GPLv3). The thing is, this app is related to data security, so we need, that the source ...
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Need to resolve a dependency error: libc6 : Breaks: locales (< 2.19)

I could use some advice on how to get around an error message I received when attempting to install a program from the makemkv ppa. I've attempted to run install with the -f command, but the error ...
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Why do I need to check updates after adding a ppa [duplicate]

Is there a way to avoid this step a check only the newly added ppa?
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after installing ubuntu 15.10 , i got error in update

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to add PPAs through a list? [closed]

I need to add PPAs on Ubuntu 14.04.3 from a file that contains a list of repositories, as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa: $ (cat ppas.list) or sudo add-apt-repository $ (cat ppas.list) or ...
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Using a PPA from an earlier distro

I have trusty or 14.04 distro. I wanted to add a stable version of Ubuntu GIS, specifically GDAL utilities. The only stable version either gave me saucy or precise distro versions in the Ubuntu ...
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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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ubuntu install latest redis through ppa source

How could I install the latest redis-server through https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/redis I know how could install via ppa, but I don't know the url in this source .
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How to replace ppa provided packages by ubuntu provided ones?

Recently I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I wanted to install latest vlc (2.2.1), and googled for it. Then I came across this ppa: ppa:mc3man/trusty-media and added it to my repositories ...
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PPA Build failing - Failed to build on lcy01-29

I am trying to learn how to upload source and other files to PPA and I am trying it with "HotShots-2.2.0" source. I have created the .dsc and .changes file using "debuild -S -" command and then ran ...
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Any PPAs for Google's Go Language?

Do you know of any URLs for PPAs of Google's Go Language?
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How to install Yubikey personalization tool on Ubuntu

How to install binary version of https://www.yubico.com/support/downloads for Ubuntu. I'm using 14.04 LTS. [edit] Also how to fix "An unexpected error has occurred" in Google Account
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unable to resolve host address ‘\\’ when trying to install Java from PPA

I'm trying to install Oracle Java 8 from PPA on an Ubuntu 14.04 system, following the instructions at http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html. Everything goes fine ...
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How to fix missing gpg key even though it should have been imported?

I am changing the way I install docker on a bunch of machines as pointed out here. It worked fine on one, yet this one behaves strangely. I have imported the key: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver ...
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I cannot find a ppa, where should I look? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. When trying the following command: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg'. Please check that the ...
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Is it possible to manage (pair) Logitech Unifying devices in Ubuntu 15.10?

Unfortunately, project Solaar is discontinued and there is no PPA or package available for Ubuntu 15.10. Both these repositories are old and do not support a version for Wiley: ...
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How is proper uck link working ? ( - link is somehow broken ) [duplicate]

Hello when fetching datas with : sudo apt-get update then all links work except the link of uck respectively of uck-tool. the message output is then in German like here: Es wurden 2.138 kB ...
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How to Install gimp 2.8 on ubuntu?

I installed gimp 2.9.3,on my Ubuntu 15.10 but I saw that this version of Gimp have some bugs with tools like Cage Transform tool. I google the problem and after a while I decide to uninstall Gimp ...
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Cannot build on launchpad

I have succesfully uploaded my app to launchpad:However it fails to build on both i386 and amd64. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/~mkamenjak/+archive/ubuntu/bugappppa/+packages Here is the ...
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Delete PPA after install the software?

Is it safe to delete the PPA after successful installation of the package? For example: Yesterday, I put a PPA in the list cause of the Trackpad function. Now, it works, but will it work when I delete ...
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When we install packages from ppa , are the packages downloaded at the location /var/cache/apt/archive?

When we install packages from ppa , are the packages downloaded at the location /var/cache/apt/archive? I am making a local repository of all the packages installed with apt-get. I see that packages ...
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i cannot install wine

I have tried this code: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine But at late it shows these errors W: Failed to fetch ...
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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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Messed up with ppa: restore package manager

I was trying to read a Matrioska video, so I've added the followiong ppa: ppa:strukturag/libde265 but it supports until ubuntu vivid, so I've modified the list.d file changing wily to vivid, then ...
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PPA removed and purged but still showing available upgrades

This is on Ubuntu 14.04 (SERVER, so no GUI) Ok so earlier today I was asked to upgrade GCC to GCC 4.9 (current available is GCC 4.8 for Trusty). So following these directions I installed the PPA ...
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Can't Add PPA Behind Proxy using CNTLM

I'm trying to add a PPA to upgrade PHP, but receiving the following error: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6'. Please check that the PPA name or ...