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 fix update error? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/trusty-media/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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How can I fix a 404 Error when i updating using apt-get [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/crass/v-mobile-broadband/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I add the mainline kernel PPA?

How can I add the mainline kernel ppa to the synaptic software sources? I have the url: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ but I am missing the ppa: line.
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Dell Vostro 5470 DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint Driver

I've bought Dell Vostro 5470 for using my development projects. Everything is going perfect for 2 weeks but I am not able to use DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ...
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Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb ...
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Ubuntu will not allow me to add a repository, why can't it access PPA?

When I type in this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java The system echos something along the lines of "Can't access lanchpad.net PPA, please check your internet connection" My ...
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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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Failed to install pidgin-whatsapp in Ubuntu 14.10 (Error - Failed to fetch PPA) [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user. In the process of installing WhatsApp into Ubuntu 14.10, and while I have successfully installed Pidgin, I am facing problems when installing whatsapp-purple plugin for Pidgin. ...
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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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Unable to connect and GPG Error on Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting the following error when i apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg Unable to ...
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How to prevent dput from uploading orig.tar.gz again

When I upload a package to archive $ dput ppa:mylaunchpadid/myppa.ppa mypackage1.0-0ubuntu2_source.changes Checking signature on .changes gpg: Signature made ... gpg: Good signature from ... Good ...
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Updated PPA for Gparted

I am looking for a PPA that has an updated version of GPARTED. The one in the official repositories is very old (Version 0.12.1). Since then, there has been 10 new versions. The last one was the 0.16 ...
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How to find out the package download count from a PPA?

I'd like to know how many downloads of a given package in a PPA there have been since it was first published. I remember there was a bug about it about getting these metrics on the web UI, but as far ...
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using git from pre-configure stage in debian/rules in Launchpad PPA

I'm preparing a new ppa for a source package I'd like to "follow" a git repo. I thought to be clever and avoid having to recreate the X.orig.tar bundle with a different name each time by doing a git ...
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Update only new added sources [duplicate]

When you add a new repository you must do apt-get update. This command will check all the sources and in my computer it take about 1~2 minutes to complete. Is it necessary to check all the sources? ...
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Not yet able to install sagemath-upstream-binary from ppa. Should I just be a little more patient and try again latter?

At this time (2014, October the 27th) I am not able to install sagemath-upstream-binary in my recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 utopic from ppa:aims/sagemath. I strongly suspect that I just need to wait ...
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Can I get a package from a ppa that my distro doesn't support?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pwr22/tomighty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tomighty I want this. This guy made a deb package out of the java original. Problem is I have 14.10 and a lot of ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2 instead of 3 from webupd8team PPA?

All tutorials on installing ST2 on Ubuntu describe 2 ways: Manual way of downloading the tar from the official website, extracting it, moving it to /opt/, creating a symlink and start menu entry ...
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How to remove completely the php packages from ondrej PPA?

I have Ubuntu 14.04, wanted to try php5.6. Added ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6. Updated. Installed php5. Got php5.6. Did not find some extensions and decided to switch back to ubuntu's own php 5.5. Deleted ...
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How can I create a ppa from command-line in launchpad

I succesfully created my ppa, and I can now create new packages using the web interface of launchpad. I'm trying to backport some packages from ubuntu trusty to precise using the backportpackage ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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Why adding a PPA doesn't ask (y/n)?

On ubuntu and few other distros I've tried, when the user is prompted with a yes or no question, 99% of the time it prompts the user to input y or n depending on the choice. But the only exception to ...
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How to install the most recent numpy, scipy and scikit on ubuntu?

I need to install numpy 1.9 ('cause some methods are available in this version, not in the previous) which isn't the numpy package proposed yet today (apt-get returns 1.8). How to install the latest ...
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PPA containing newer version of screen

The GNU screen version for Ubuntu 14.04 seems to be 4.01, which was last updated May 2006! The newest screen version was updated May 2014 I know I can compile my own version, but I'm dealing with ~60 ...
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Failed to Fetch Trusty?

so here's my problem, i update every once in a while but this time it's different, it throws me an error: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 ...
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jekyll not respecting _config.yml — possible to upgrade?

Ubuntu 14.04 | default ruby 1.9.1 | Jekyll 0.11.2 Jekyll isn't respecting a number of my settings in _config.yml. I'm guessing this is because current Jekyll (gem) version is 2.3.0, but I could be ...
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how to install gephi on ubuntu saucy

I have tried to add the PPA repo into my machine , and the used apt-get update the error I have got : W: Failed to fetch ...
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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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Not able to add 3rd party software in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a 3rd party software(terminator) PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 by running the command below: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update And now, when I search for that ...
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writing a pre-uninstall script for my ppa

I have implemented my personal ppa for a python script, the program is working well. Now, I would like to write a pre-uninstall script to replace the .bak files, but I don't know how to place it in ...
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How to add permissions to files installed by dpkg-buildpackage or debuild

I build a package from my own source using dh_make and dpkg-buildpackage. The install-file in /debian specifies the destinations for the project files. To make the installed program work, they need to ...
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Repackaging .deb with an alternate target

I'd like to create a PPA that hosts additional builds of binutils-cross, as Ubuntu and Debian only provide them for common architectures (there's no official ia64-cross build for Trusty or Wheezy, for ...
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How can I fix a 404 Error when using a PPA or updating my package lists?

PPA seems to be constantly offline. Whenever I use sudo apt-get update, this error is shown: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ 404 Not Found How do I fix these errors?
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update error in ppa [duplicate]

In sudo apt-get update, I see this error ( W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/multimedia/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found). How to solve my ...
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PPA build fails due to Python.h missing

I'm trying to package my application for Ubuntu using PPA. The build fails because it can't find Python.h (build log here). This library is provided by libpython2.7-dev and I have it in build ...
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Difficulties installing Gephi on Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried to open Gephi after download with ./gephifrom the ~/bin file, which seems to work at first then it crashes. So I tried a different installation approach using : (How can I install ...
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What are the different ways to install a software on Ubuntu?

I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and ...
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Debian preinst script

I am creating a icon package named smoothX* and its in development stage, and the same is been maintained in Ubuntu PPA, every time I update or delete some of them I want the same to be reflected in ...
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Which software ppa to use after applying LTS Enablement Stacks

I have applied the LTS Enablement Stacks on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am now running 12.04.5 with kernel 3.13.0.36 (so I guess these are the same Kernel than those currently on 14.04 LTS?). In my list of ...
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How to prevent PPA to upgrade all packages instead of desired one

I added the Yorba ppa to get the latest version of Geary. Now when I went to upgrade my system next, it tried to also pull a later version of Shotwell from their PPA as well, but the upgrade failed ...
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How can I run arbitrary commands as part of a deb package install?

I'm creating a ppa deb package for a python module, replacing a pip package (which I also created), and I would like to run "pip uninstall" as part of the deb installation. How can I run "pip ...
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Can't find wine1.6.2 after adding a ppa

I am installing wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, following this link http://www.tecmint.com/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint/ Installation of Wine 1.6.2 To install Wine, open the terminal by ...
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Meld Installation Ubuntu 10.10 not working [closed]

I tried sudo apt-get install meld , but it showing unable to locate package meld. I tried after updating also. Can somebody help me find out its PPA or some other way to install meld
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How do I ppa-purge Bodhi Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and I wanted to try the enlightenment wm. I installed it and it was alright, but really not my cup of tea. I uninstalled it, but it also updated some of the packages that ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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How to bring back older version of mesa packages from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

I'm trying to install older version of mesa packages from xorg-edgers PPA using following command: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev=10.3.0~git20140812.fa5b76e3-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty ...
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I am having trouble installing Retroarch?

This website is teaching me how to install retroarch. http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/11/install-retroarch-emulator-ppa-ubuntu/ I enter the first line in the terminal, the one that installs ...
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Problems in update ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 in my Sony laptop. I tried to update using sudo apt-get update but the following errors occurred while updating Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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Cannot do update and cannot install any package [duplicate]

I am a centos user but a friend asked me to install programs on his lubuntu 12.04. For that I started to get an update but it did not work: $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Is there an actively maintained Truecrypt repository

The last time I installed Truecrypt (on Debian) I built the package myself. I'm now on Ubuntu 11.04 and I'd rather not do that again. The only download they have on their site is a tarball, but I ...