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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How to check if repo's in sources.list.d support particular Ubuntu version

New release of Ubuntu is just out and before upgrading to the new release, you want to check if repo sources that you have in /etc/apt/sources.list.d have added support for the said Ubuntu release
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HandBreak installtion fail

I just got Ubuntu the other day on my brand spanking new, yummy 8-core PC. Anyways, i was trying to get Handbrake to convert/compress my videos for file transfer. So I looked it up, and found the ...
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Can't delete disabled software fonts under Other Software, after upgrade to Saucy (13.10)

I just upgraded from Raring to Saucy. Software & Updates >> Other Software shows disabled entries, saying Disabled after upgrade to saucy. I can't check or uncheck these disabled entries to delete ...
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Where is my new Gnome 3.10 software?

After upgrading to Gnome 3.10 via the Gnome3 and Gnome3-staging I don't see the new software center, maps or any of the new software jazz that is suppose to come with Gnome 3.10. I see the window and ...
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PCSX2 1.0.0 installation issues

I've followed all the tutorials I can find to get this emulator to work and I'm now getting this error. Granted I've gotten a lot further than when I started. Running 13.10. Just downloaded the Linux ...
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apt-get update failed for some reason [duplicate]

when I run this command sudo apt-get update I get an error: jan@janOS:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list ...
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ERROR in Installing a Theme in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 3 days ago and since then I've been trying to install a couple of themes for example i tried MOKA theme and many more.whenever i try to install a theme when ever i add ...
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Error while installing lamp server [duplicate]

I purged my previous installation and when i wanted to install again i get the following error sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Gnome 3.10 doesn't show login, Ubuntu 13.10

I use gnome as default desktop. And I recently upgrade Ubuntu to 13.10 then upgraded gnome to 3.10. Upon restarting, it brings me to the gnome log in screen (GDM) and all I see is the top banner part ...
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To use PPA on 12.04 LTS Cloud Image

In a earlier post I had asked the question of why juju and MAAS wasn't working and outlined all of the steps. When using the 12.04 LTS cloud image should I still need to add the PPA for juju and ...
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nuvola player installation problems 13.10

So I'm trying to install nuvola player on my laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I follow the instructions on their website. Pretty standard, add the repo, apt-get update, and then install. However, no ...
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I downloaded a PPA and now what?

I downloaded a PPA successfully (I think) and now I what to run the program. I have now idea how to. I am new to Ubuntu. Here is the PPA I downloaded: ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases. Then in ...
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command to check if a ppa supports specific version of ubuntu [duplicate]

I always script my installs after a new version get released. everything usually smooth until the ppa's part. is there a quick command to check if a ppa would has a trunk for my current version? ...
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Need to downgrade a package with many dependents

In order to get a working low-power video card setup I decided to use a custom xserver from Andrikos:ppa. It worked well, but when the official release caught up to the bug fixes I dried to drop the ...
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“cannot access ppa” trying to download ubuntu sdk

I was trying to download Ubuntu sdk entering: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk However, the answer was Cannot ...
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I'm getting a gpg error [duplicate]

I'm getting a gpg error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: the following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available : NO_PUBKEY 5A9A06AEF9C8DB0 This came ...
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How can I undo adding a PPA and installing packages from it? [duplicate]

I was following a guide and did this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon nemo Now I am having a lot of trouble ...
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Get my app, having a kernel module, accepted by the review process of the Ubuntu Software Center

I have submitted an app divided in 3 parts: A kernel module A daemon A control panel The first and last parts are free and open source, and packaged in a PPA. The second one is closed source, and ...
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Something wicked happened resolving medibuntu repository, what happens?

We have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machines that is giving errors when I try to run updates. Specifically, I am getting a load of errors like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I find which PPA to remove from update?

When I run apt-get update I get some failures at the end and I'd like to remove them but I don't know which PPA they are coming from. I have Y-PPA Manager installed, but still can't find where it is ...
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Can't add any PPA's [duplicate]

Every time I try to add a ppa I get this error message. I have tried with about a dozen PPA's EDIT: UbuntuStudio 12.04
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Purge all PPAs with a single command

How can I purge all added ppa with a single command in terminal ?
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Is there a way to search unofficial repositories in launchpad?

I was wondering if this STDIN Plasmoid had been packaged by someone, so I googled for it. It seemed like it has been packaged as plasma-widget-stdin. However, this (unofficial) ppa also contained a ...
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Preventing apt-get from downloading other packages

I've recently installed Oracle JDK on my Ubuntu. Now when I download any package, apt-get first tries to download oracle-java8-installer. How can I stop it from doing that? Edit: Here's the output of ...
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Bumblee PPA failed to fetch on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When I attempt an update, I can't pull down the bumblebee ppa for saucy. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/bumblebee/stable/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found ...
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Error message in software center - not in lp-ppa-pasgui

I tried to publish a review for Homebank and got the error message "package homebank not in lp-ppa-pasgui precise for precise". What is it trying to tell me? I haven't removed any software sources ...
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How can I enable all installed Gnome Shell Extensions? [duplicate]

I need this, because sometimes the Gnome Shell "forgot" all my extensions configurations after a normal reboot/shutdown. And I'don't want reinstall entire system because this. So I want a script or ...
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“apt-get” ruined after a failed PPA addition. How do I fix this?

I was trying to xdman from the nooblabs PPA however something just went wrong now `apt-get is ruined. Here's what I get when I try to run the update manager: Also when I try to correct the error ...
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Update Manager Problem Failed to Fetch Updates [duplicate]

I have a problem where the update manager would not load all of the sources for updates. Here is the error that I am receiving when I press to check for updates. W:Failed to fetch ...
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Solution to no ultimately trusted keys found

I tried installing tlp and Ubuntu tweak on my new Ubuntu(previously I had the same Ubuntu, but reinstalled it). When adding their sources, I got the error no ultimately trusted keys found.In the ...
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How to re-install Unity from PPA

I found some PPA that is patching Unity. (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/789979 ) I want to re-install unity from this PPA. How can I do? EDIT: The accepted answer below is to ...
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How to Upgrade Gnome 3.4 to 3.10? [duplicate]

I have been happily using the Gnome desktop environment to complete my day-to-day computing. Recently, I learned that Gnome 3.10 was released. I tried to update using the ppa: gnome3-team/gnome3. ...
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How can I get the latest VLC if its not available from the VLC download page and its PPA [duplicate]

The latest vlc(2.1) had just been released - jeej - but, the vlc-ppa doesn't contain packages for 13.04 only 13.10. The vlc download page just says to sudo apt-get install vlc. 2.1.0 Highlights ...
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Will VLC from the Software Center receive the same updates as the stable PPA?

VLC 2.1.0 has been released. My computer runs 12.04 and the lastet VLC version is currently 2.0.8. Will the VLC 2.1.0 update be availabe for me as well (with a slight delay maybe), or is it ...
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Error : Cannot Access ppa while installing openstack swift

I was trying to install openstack swift all in one. Getting the error as follows: root@openstack-VirtualBox:/home/openstack# apt-add-repository ppa:swift-core/ppa Cannot access PPA ...
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How can I install pygame 1.9.2 on ubuntu 13.04?

The python-pygame package contains version 1.9.1release, but I need features from 1.9.2. Is there a PPA available for the latest pygame release? Thanks in advance!
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Installing touch-coreapps in Ubuntu 13.04 results in resolvable dependencies

I am trying to install touc-coreapps on my Ubuntu 13.04 installation for testing purposes. I added these ppas sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa sudo add-apt-respotiory ...
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Help me I cant do updates with these two errors :( [duplicate]

These are the two errors: http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/office/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages ...
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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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Specify the install-place in a package

I created a package (with dpkk-build and dh_make) from my own program source and got a deb-binary. So far, so good. No if I'd upload the package to my ppa and installed it from there, the program ...
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How to create an installable package in a ppa the simple way

Because I can't figure out how to publish my program because I do not understand the packaging, I have some questions: Why can't I just upload a directory of files* to the ppa, and a setup file that ...
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Is there a PPA for commonly used non-free software?

I'm looking for a PPA to easily install packages like Skype, Google Chrome and other commonly used non-free software. Does such a PPA exist? Please note that I'm not looking for ...
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install package from ppa with setup.py file

I am writing a python program that I want to upload to a ppa so other people can install it on their machine. Right now I have a setup.py-file that copies the files to their place and installs the ...
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Boot off of Ubuntu 12.04 using old kernel

Here's the thing, I was resizing my partition and gparted crashed (I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows XP SP3 dual boot), so now my computer won't boot. I wanted to try and use the PPA ...
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hgsubversion, mercurial (ppa): broken dependencies

I have installed mercurial from the PPA, then I wanted to install hgsubversion. That fails due to unmet dependencies. But they are met, as far as I understand. What am I missing here? jb@x60 ~ $ ...
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ThePirateBay Lense Not Removing from Unity

I can't seem to remove this lense. I installed it using this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-scope-piratebay python-lxml ...
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What does the message “Publishing has been disabled for this archive” mean for a PPA on Launchpad?

On a launchpad ppa page such as this one, what does the message "Publishing has been disabled for this archive" mean?
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Can't Purge X Updates PPA Because / is Treated as a Space?

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates I've tried running that command... several times. Copy/pasted it, manually typed it, tried it in XTerm and Terminal, to no avail. The output is always: ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Runs Very Slow After Update From Xorg-Edgers PPA [duplicate]

Ubuntu Ver - 13-04 32bit. Kernel Ver - 3.8.0-30-generic Computer Specs - Pentium IV (2.80GHz × 2) with build in graphics using an Intel 915G. After getting the latest drivers from Xorg-Edgers PPA the ...
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Has unity-revamped stopped working?

I'm running a fairly recent install of Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to get windows to minimize from the launcher. This answer recommends the unity-revamped ppa, and there is also the ...