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 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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How do I 'remove' a redundant repository

I have a ppa 'installed' which has many packages which have been installed (replacing packages installed from Ubuntu standard repos) on my Ubuntu Trusty PC. I want to no longer use that ppa and want ...
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How do I install the latest Blender 3D builds from a PPA?

My problem is that i want to install latest blender and upgrade it automatically via sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade . So, i tried to add a repository sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to replace files in PPA after unsuccessful build?

I uploaded a package to my PPA, but the build failed. I made some corrections to the dependencies list and tried to upload the corrected file. It was rejected with this message: Rejected: File ...
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Edgers PPA Graphic Drivers Automatic Update

This may be a dumb question but does the Edgers PPA provide automatic updating? IE will the Edgers PPA automatically install newer releases of Nvidia drivers? Thanks.
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How to add a PPA which does not include my Ubuntu distribution?

I am trying to add ppa:stevedh/smap to my repository with the following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stevedh/smap It gets added. When i sudo do apt-get update I recieve the following ...
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What happened to indicator-multiload? Is it safe to install it from ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily?

I have always needed to monitor the system resources. I guess this must be unusual, this is not easy to find. The monitor is very stable and if I remember correctly was easier to install and even ...
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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair'

I had Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop. After I upgraded windows, I tried to get grub back through Boot Repair via these commands mentioned here: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair ...
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Now when there is no neon/kf5 ppa, how can I install KDE 5 in gnome Ubuntu 14.04?

All the other posts suggest to use the neon/kf5 but that doesn't work since early December. How can I do it now?
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Error when adding ppa repository: keyserver.ubuntu.com: Host not found [duplicate]

I had to reinstall Ubuntu today and despite having configured proxy for Apt, when trying to add a new PPA, the step that communicates with keyserver.ubuntu.com fails: $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Using repos vs compile: hot wo replace Nginx from repo with a compiled Nginx?

Sometime ago I used Kura's PPA to install Nginx+Pagespeed on my VPS. I would like to update it to the newest version, but the latest packages from Kura aren't so recent and I'm thinking about ...
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which PPA has the most current version of git for 12.04? ppa:git-core/ppa is outdated

Just installed git via ppa:git-core/ppa and got 1.7.9.5 when the current version is 1.9.2. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa You are about to add the following PPA to your system: The most ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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GLIBCXX_3.4.20 not found, how to fix this error?

Whey I try to run the program Layout Editor (available on this site) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS I get the following output in the terminal: $ layout layout: ...
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Trouble installing from PPA

I need to install this program rcsoccersim. I added this PPA ppa:gnurubuntu/rubuntu which caused me to get these 1 deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnurubuntu/rubuntu/ubuntu saucy main 2 deb-src ...
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can't add launchpad repo or open it via browser but update working will?

when I open launchpad.net via browser I got : Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at launchpad.net. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try ...
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How to view packages provided by a PPA?

For example, I am trying to install the latest version of Gnome-Do, provided by the following PPA. ppa:do-testers/ppa However, I am unable to find the latest build. Therefore I would like to ...
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Installing Slowmovideo on 14.04 when only Saucy package is available

i like to install Slowmovideo. But on Launchpad there is no ppa for ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty). The latest supported ppa is for 13.10. What options (if any) do I have to install the software on my ubuntu ...
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How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install VLC 2.2 Weatherwax in the Ubuntu (well, Xubuntu) 14.04 LTS release. There is a PPA from Videolan on Launchpad that offers more recent VLC releases for Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. Except ...
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downgrade ppa packages to versions available at a previous point in time

The backstory is that the normal Intel GPU drivers don't do the various OpenGL extensions that my hobby coding and some games want. So I have to install xorg-edgers and then its happy. However, last ...
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How to see if a ppa supports my distro

I often use the terminal to add a PPA to my resources list, only to find out afterwards that the PPA doesn't support my Ubuntu version. Allas, thus am greeted with an error: 404 Not Found How can ...
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Has xorg deleted the nvidia 343 package?

I'm following this answer to get my GTX 970 working, however before installing nvidia-343 I noticed that I couldn't find the package on xorgs site: ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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I can't add PPA repository behind the proxy

I'm trying to add the ppa repository (as a root) with the following command: export HTTP_PROXY="http://firstname.surname@xxx.com:my_pass@165.x.x.232:8080" add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 ...
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why numix icon theme get updates almost everyday?

Everyday I open my pc and most of these days a Numix Icons update welcomes me? I'm starting to get suspicious about these. Is that a normal update cycle?
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Problem adding repositories [duplicate]

Whenever I try to do something like this: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily It asks for my password and after some time it will give me an error like this . ...
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Looking to install Thunderbird 31.4

I'm looking for a good PPA to pull the latest Thunderbird release (31.4). I'm a noob and still finding my way. Looked in Launchpad. Found PPA:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa. I have Thunderbird already ...
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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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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:gladky-anton/lammps'; Please check that the PPA name or format is correct

I am trying to install lammps in ubuntu 14.04. when I am running command line: "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gladky-anton/lammps" the following error is coming Cannot add PPA: ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I wrote add the PPA. But I now realize, that I have no idea what the difference between a PPA and a Repository is. So can someone please explain it to me?
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Red Triangle notification on top panel

I have a red triangle on the top panel that says The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually by ...
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Lost my extensions for Cinnamon by accidentally upgrading to 2.4.5 any easy fix?

So I'm running 14.04 and using Cinnamon I loved it until somehow an apt-get upgrade or something caused Cinnamon to crash every time it loaded. I did a dist-upgrade which removed Cinnamon. Then I ...
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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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can't get osd lyrics ubuntu 14.04

I tried to add ppa on my 14.04, but I got this error Fetched 609 kB in 3min 44s (2,711 B/s) W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/osd-lyrics/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages ...
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Is there a tool to list which PPAs are currently active on my system? [duplicate]

Before I reinvent a wheel, I thought I'd ask if there's a tool to list which PPAs are currently active. The upgrade process involves lots of add-apt-repository and ppa-purge cycles, and though I try ...
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Cant get pipelight to install

I cannot get pipelight to install (or anything from an alternate ppa, it seems). I have tired looking all over trying to find a solution, but can't seem to come up with one. I do sudo ...
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Purge video driver installation and set to default values

this is the (temporary, though) solution I found It's not permanent because it's really uncomfortable, but since it was saying me that the nvidia module wasn't loaded, I googled looking for one of ...
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Use a local tarball with webupd8's Oracle java package?

I'm using the Oracle java package from the webupd8 teams PPA, which is saving me a lot of hassles doing automated installs of the Oracle jvm. I'd like to speedup the process more, and avoid redundant ...
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Screen Brightness Ubuntu-Gnome 14.1 Toshiba Satellite L755

SO I have: Toshiba L755 , Nvidia backlight Here are some error messages I am getting while getting updates through the terminal: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Installing All Packages in a PPA

How do I download all of the packages contained within a particular PPA in one command, without explicitly listing out each package? For example, say I want to download all 108 or so packages ...
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how can i fix Failed to fetch [duplicate]

10 and i have this problem in terminal when i want to update Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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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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Is there a PPA for the latest Blender version?

I am interested in trying out the Blender 2.54 beta, but don't have the time or patience to download and install all of the dependencies for it and compile it myself. Is there a PPA somewhere that I ...
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Downloading Latest Blender Version from PPA [duplicate]

For a few days I've been looking for a trusted source for the latest version of Blender. I found two commands to download Blender, but the Launchpad page was like this: ...
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Why can't I install Pipelight on my Samsung Chromebook

When I follow the commands to get Pipelight on my Chromebook it gets through the first 2 steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable and sudo apt-get update. But when I get to the 3th step I ...
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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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Is there a PPA to get the latest Mono and Monodevelop versions?

I need to program dot net apps via Ubuntu, so where can I get them because I always failed to compile the source??
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Cinnamon PPA was not found

I am unable to add Cinnamon PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The add-apt-repository can't access the PPA. Also, when I visit PPA URL on https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan-dev/+archive/cinnamon-stable, I ...
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Is Gedit-3.14.2 available for ubuntu?

From where I will get gedit latest version? Current I have 3.10.4 installed on my Ubuntu version 14.10. Do we have any ppa available to download latest gedit?
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How to download a certain version of a package?

I tried sudo apt-get install package-name=1.23, but apparently it is not available for this version of Ubuntu...? I get: E: Version '1.23 for package-name' was not found. Do I need a command line ...