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 do I install nVidia graphics drivers from “X-Swat” ppa?

How am I supposed to install nvidia drivers from xorg-edgers? I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 and I get E: ...
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How do I install nVidia graphics drivers from “X-Swat” ppa? [duplicate]

How am I supposed to install nvidia drivers from X-Swat? I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 and I get ...
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Can 3rd-party package repositories be trusted? (Are there criteria to test if they're trustworthy?) [duplicate]

(Note: no disrespect whatever to the hard work people that people who run 3rd-party repositories put in.) I came across a package repository, a ppa, that was suggested for getting php5.5 on Ubuntu ...
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Package rename and version drop

I have a package foo that is currently at version 2.3.0 I'm trying to push the current development version into a ppa for my use. However, upstream the package source foo has been completely merged ...
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apt doesn't update mplayer2 [closed]

I had mplayer2 from 13.04 repositories. Now I added motumedia PPA for it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:motumedia/mplayer-daily But while current mplayer2 is 2.0-554-gf63dbad-1ubuntu1 and ...
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how to upgrade Xcache via Ondrej ppa

I use Ubuntu 12.04 for my VPS. I have Xcache installed. Xcache version is 1.3 Current Xcache version is 3.1 Xcache 3.1 is not available on ubuntu 12.04 officially I found backport ...
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Backport package stops at 99%

I am trying to backport texlive-extra for 12.04 and upload the result to my PPA on launchpad. So I executed backportpackage -u ppa:asolovets/backports texlive-extra. It starts downloading the source ...
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Installing Wine on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Tried several times to install Wine, see the terminal output below: ray@ray-Aspire-5735:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here you can get the latest ...
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ppa and System Security

I have been installing all my software from the Ubuntu Software Center. Recently, I had been installing software from PPAs. Can adding PPAs and installing software from them compromise the security of ...
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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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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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Where is new firefox [duplicate]

How do you update Firefox? I tried doing it in the "about Firefox" menu but it isn't there like in windows. I also tried using synaptic but the highest available version there was 28 not 29 that i ...
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how do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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Can I first install a package on Ubuntu, then add its PPA?

I am very new to Ubuntu. I just installed Nagios3 on Ubuntu 12.04: sudo apt-get install -y nagios3 Then I remembered I to add its PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nagiosinc/ppa So if I do sudo ...
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Probleme with PPA and Ubuntu distro

I use Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I'd like to install the following applications: Final Term Ledger But I can't, because, after having installed the corresponding PPA for Ledger and Final Term, I do sudo ...
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Is Avant Window Navigator Available For Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install avant-window-navigator on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install by following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:awn-testing/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start or shows as a white screen after installing the repositories for connecting to iPhone

My sister is using Ubuntu 14.04 as the only boot in her notebook Megaware with graphics AMD Raedon. I gave my iPhone to my sister, she wanted to connect it to her notebook. I installed some ...
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Why is apt unable to find bitcoin-qt package?

When I run these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt I get this: E: Unable to locate package bitcoin-qt. I am writing it ...
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Cannot Add PPA Behind Proxy Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to add a repository via the command line on Ubuntu 14.04. Apt-get works perfectly fine, and I am able to update the system. I have configured my /etc/apt/apt.config file as follows: ...
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Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA

I'm trying to build budgie-desktop debian packages and upload it to my launchpad ppa. Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA(with the following errors) make[2]: Entering ...
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Cannot update to GNOME 3.12

Ok, I tried to avoid asking this question here, as it's noobish and and always closed/downvoted, but I cannot figure it out myself. I'm on 14.04 and trying to update GNOME from 3.10 to 3.12. Most ...
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File transfer with MTP device on Ubuntu 12.04 via GVFS

Hello I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(Android 4.1.2) and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit installed on my laptop. I added the following ppa https://launchpad.net/~langdalepl/+archive/gvfs-mtp and did an ...
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Can't install boot-repair on live-USB [duplicate]

Had boot problems so decided to try installing boot repair, now even that and I'm getting and error when downloading it, can somebody help? http://pastebin.com/rKxnvEme edit:- thanks, i was able to ...
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Cannot install Fragment Image Viewer on Ubuntu 14.04

I opened Software Center and tried to install Fragment. I clicked more info, then the Buy button, logged in to Ubuntu successfully. The installation never ends and nothing gets installed. When I run ...
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When upgrading non official repository (ppa) will be lost?

Actually I want to upgrade to the newly released Ubuntu 14.04 from a saucy 13.10 version. Regarding that I never run into an upgrade process from a *nix version to an onward one, I want your kind ...
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`apt` log files: is there a log for `apt-add-repository ppa:…`?

The apt command has the nice behavior to log all what you request it to do in /var/log/apt/history* file. This is quite handy, because in case of reinstall you can see which packages you have ...
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Installing monodevelop from PPA on Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)

I've just install Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) to give a test run as I need to use monodevelop I've also decided to install that too. Previously I'd installed monodevelop compiling it from scratch on my ...
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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: ...