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How to configure PPA to automatically point to use my current release code-name?

I know I can get my current release code-name using lsb_release -cs but is there a way through which I can edit my PPA URLs to use this command to point to the current release automatically ? My ...
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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 ppa:git-core/ppa is outdated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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PPA spring cleaning — list packages installed from a PPA?

This is a Q&A-style thing --- hoping to help you in this period of new LTS release(s). There are a lot of links in this post, follow them and upvote them to give the authors the relevant kudos. ...
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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 do I install ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I need to install the package ffmpeg because I am trying to install subsonic server on my new Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When I try: apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Some packages could not be installed. ...
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How do I install hackingtools that are not in repository?

I tried to follow the instructions here: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=73572 apt-get install nmap driftnet charon yamas wireshark tshark kismet cleven cowpatty But some packages are not in ...
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how to create a ppa .dep that depends on non-default GCC?

I want to create a .dep package in my PPA. That project however requires a recent GCC 4.8 or Clang 3.4+. I found out, that you can add custom PPA dependencies, so I added ubuntu-toolchain-r/test to ...
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Getting frustrated trying to update R-base

I've read through similar questions/guides: A similar question on AU - Installing latest version of R-base The guide from CRAN on updating in ubuntu - ...
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How do I install Pinta?

I ordered a new computer with Windows 8 to test before rolling out. It arrived with Ubuntu 12.04. Rather then just send it back, I decided to check it out first as I think the system is probably much ...
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How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs?

I installed many packages from many PPAs on my system. I want to list all the installed packages which are installed from launchpad PPAs, not repositories. Is this possible through command-line?
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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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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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, ...