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 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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Re-enable working PPA's after ubuntu upgrade

when I upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 all my ppa's disabled. whats the best way to re-enable working ppa in trusty(14.04)? and i used y-ppa manager to re enable but y-ppa is not working in trusty.
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Snes9x-GTK freezing on Ubuntu 13.10 while try to open roms (solved)

I just install the snes9x-gtk from ppa on Ubuntu 13.10. But, when i try to open a rom file, the snes9x-gtk frezes and I'm getting this message: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", ...
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Unable to add ppas that contain '-'

I have searched for this error and it seems I am the only one getting this problem. When I run, for example $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager Cannot add PPA: ...
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Why isn't launchpad building my package?

I attempted to upload files to launchpad for building, using dput ppa:sparhawkthesecond/ahm xserver-xorg-input-evdev_2.8.2-1ubuntu2ahm0ly1_source.changes It completed fine, and I was told that it ...
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Publishing my first application on PPA (Launchpad) [duplicate]

Let's say that I have a little script that outputs "Hello world!" in terminal: echo "Hello World!" How can I publish it to Launchpad PPA so I can type: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Where can i ask to increase space quota for launchpad ppa?

I did put an question in launchpad answers but i think there is only one guy active on the help desk of launchpad. Where can i ask to increase my ppa space quota? I'm newbie & trying to maintain ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu Phone SDK

I've been trying to install Ubuntu Touch development software, and tried installing the packages by trying these two commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa as well as ...
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Can't install PPA after switching to Ubuntu [closed]

I installed 13.10 on a partition that had Mint on it. When trying to add any ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snwh/moka-gtk-theme-daily I get the following error: sh: 1: ...
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apt-get update error.

When I try to apt-get update, I got these errors: Err https://private-ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages SSL: certificate subject name (a248.e.akamai.net) does not match target host name ...
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Something is wrong with the PPA

I'm trying to install some packages from a PPA but it fails. I can't install the package I want. apt-get says "unable to locate package": sudo apt-get install somepackage Reading package lists... ...
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How can I add ppa:webupd8team/java to my repository with there are certificate errors?

I know this question has had a lot of attention and I wouldn't ask unless previous answers wouldn't work. I have tried each of the responses at these questions: ...
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How to install cups 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to install cups 1.7.1 on my Ubuntu 12.04, because of cups filter gstoraster bug. I tried to install it from source: ./configure make sudo make install but the service does not start. I ...
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Publish a package on Ubuntu Software Center?

Recent, I uploaded a package on MyApps. After uploading finished, I received a notice: Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to ...
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Can't add applications using sudo apt-get and unofficial ppa: unable to lock directory [duplicate]

My terminal shows this error. I can't add any applications. Please help someone ashwin@ash:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa [sudo] password for ashwin: The official Ubuntu Tweak stable ...
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Is Bitcoin core V.0.9 not updated on PPA ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin?

Version 0.9 of Bitcoin-Qt just came out. When will ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin be updated? In the meanwhile, any steps showing how to upgrade are welcome! Equally posted on ...
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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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Use one PPA in another PPA

I would like to create a PPA for package that is not in Ubuntu yet. It has a dependency on another piece of software which isn't in the official repository either, but available from another PPA. Is ...
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Why is a repository still in /etc/apt/sources.list.d after removing it with add-apt-repository --remove?

I am trying to remove a repository in 12.04, like so sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:cassou/emacs sudo apt-get update but when I run the command ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d I get the name ...
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There is an alternative to launchpad for a deb repository?

I'm curious to know if there is a real alternative to Launchpad for a developer who wants to build his own repository.
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Gnome session with no shell [closed]

I recently upgraded from 13.10 Ubuntu-GNOME to 14.04 Ubuntu-GNOME, and I'm having some major problems with the DE. I know I'm using unstable software and I shouldn't complain, but I hope someone ...
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proper package installation in Ubuntu

I have read an introduction about PPA at ubuntu PPA and would like to revise my habit of installation in Ubuntu: So, when I come to a Web page, click download for Ubuntu/Linux version and install ...
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How can I install the development version of Node?

I want to get the latest updates for Node (evented I/O for v8 javascript). I already have installed Node using: sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make sudo ...
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bug in gforth.el preventing emacs24 from ppa from installing

I'm having trouble installing emacs24 from the repository ppa:cassou/emacs because of an error in gforth.el. The problem is with a known-bug in gforth.el failing on a byte-compile. I'm currently not ...
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can't detect rabbitVCS on ubutu 12.04

I installed rabbitVCS according to the steps inside the following instructor. I added the RabbitVCS ppa: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/ubuntu precise main deb-src ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS issue with sysv / udev: after upgrade no init script works

I am sort of refining my server's issues I have found some time ago and still persisting after more than half a year. Here are some of my previous "installments" about this issue: After last ...
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Can I show the native Ubuntu package version of a program for that a never version is installed from a PPA?

So lets say I have a beta version of a program installed via PPA and want to know the version of the official version that ships with Ubuntu. The only way I know is going to the Ubuntu package search ...
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What is a repository? How does it differ from a PPA? [duplicate]

While installing something I often came across the term repository. Can anyone tell what it is? Also, what is different to a PPA?
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Repository Location

I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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Cannot add PPA. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct

Internet connection is working. apt-get is working. Trying to add ppa:cooperjona/lightread but an error has raised: Cannot add PPA 'ppa:cooperjona/lightread' . Please check that the PPA name or ...
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Can I add a ppa to a custom sources.list?

Is there any way to add a ppa to a specific sources.list? add-apt-repository by default adds new ppa to /etc/sources.list, I want to add a ppa to mysources.list
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How can I see a list of new packages for my system

I run muon every few days to keep my system up to date. In the lower left corner, there is a number of available packages which keeps getting bigger! It makes me curious to see what they are. I would ...
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Install multiple ppas at once via terminal without using script

I want to add these four ppa's to my machine. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/malys-themes sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alecive/antigone sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nitrux/nitrux-artwork sudo ...
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ppa for GHC 7.6

I was wondering if there is some decently trusted PPA of GHC 7.6? Preferably the newest. I want a decently recent Haskell platform without having to build from source. I am not experienced enough ...
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Newest Libre Office Isn't Installing Through PPA [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've followed the directions closely here: How do I install LibreOffice 4? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-1 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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PPA repository :Where is the clone installed?

Would somebody be so kind and help me with the repository problem? I am trying to make a copy of PPA repository and I would like to specify the target installation folder. Without it I can run the ...
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How can you add a second main repository to sources.list?

I had a problem with some software, that doesn't provide a PPA but a whole alternative main repository, to install it. adding that repository to my sources.list made aptitude install a newer kernel ...
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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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Cannot install gcc-4.8 because of unmet dependencies

I was trying to upgrade gcc-4.8.1 to gcc-4.8.2 using Synaptic from this PPA. The installation executed with no problem, but suddenly I had no gcc-4.8 at all. I was using gcc-4.7 and gcc-4.8 together, ...
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Cannot add ppa for gvfs-mtp

I am a total newbie concerning anything to do with Ubuntu/Linux. I am running 12.04 on VM Player. I am trying to connect my HTC One (Android 4.3) to Ubuntu, and looking online has told me to do: ...
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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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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 a error: 404 Not Found How can I ...
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Installing MySQL 5.6 using PPA

I'm trying to install MySQL 5.6 on my Ubuntu 12.04 over the already installed 5.5 the easy way (using PPAs). I've found Ondřej Surý's PPA here. It sounds promising but I couldn't upgrade my MySQL. ...
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I have 2 Different versions of nautilus installed somehow, How can I put the 3.6.3 version in the menu in GNOME Fallback?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.10, I used the standard Gnome 3 ppa to update all the GNOME apps in 12.10 to version 3.6 including Nautilus. Then I realized that It didn't update Rhythmbox to version 2.98, so I ...
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Unmet dependencies for libgl1-mesa-dev while initializing build environment for android [duplicate]

I am trying to setup build environment on Ubuntu 12.04 (precise)(64bit). I am following the guide at official android site. I encountered the following message. $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Do I need to add the ppa before update a software via terminal?

Before updating a software which canonical does not support for updates (like vlc, Skype), do I need to add the relevant ppa to the system before run "apt-get install packagename" or "apt-get --only ...
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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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How to downgrade to a specific PPA version of LibreOffice?

Since 2012 I have been using LibreOffice provided by this PPA. But yesterday, I made an upgrade which contains a bug that messes with all my Sheets. While I wait for a fix, I want to downgrade from ...
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Certification validation issues with ppa

So I just installed ubuntu on my computer at work and when I try to add a ppa I get the following message: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~libreoffice/+archive/ppa: ...