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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What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Today out of the clear blue I received the following message when I ran my updater under Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. Failed to download repository information. I see there are a ton of questions regarding ...
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Will installing the gedit 3.9.3 PPA break my system because of adding GNOME 3 staging?

I would like to get the new gedit version, but you have to add the GNOME3 Staging PPA and I've heard that GNOME 3.10 can/will cause issues with Unity, as I read here: Now – and it’s important ...
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How to get last updates from all repositories [duplicate]

I say that because I'm using Ubuntu and Arch Linux. I like Arch because the last updates... last ruby, python, php, apache (I'm a web developer), java, etc. For me, this is very important. But ...
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Upgrading Intel gpu drivers. PPA or from source?

I'm experiencing a bug with my i915 drivers for my Intel HD 4400 card (namely on leaving the laptop inactive for sometime, with screensaver running, I come back to find only a black screen with a ...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Installation Error [duplicate]

nroot@MS-1762:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 [sudo] password for nroot: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Nvidia Driver outdated, will the PPA help? And what's a PPA?

Hi I'm a complete novice (usually rely on my son for help). In one of the answers it mentions 'ppa'. What is 'ppa'? If this problem is resolved will it stop the freezing as well?
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64-bit 12.04 with mtp phone

On my Ubuntu Precise 32-bit PCs, I added a PPA as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The 32-bit PCs then work fine on picking up my ...
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Is there an alternative for 'ppasearch' in newer versions of Ubuntu?

Is there an alternative for ppasearch (command-line app) in newer versions of Ubuntu? ppasearch is only avaiable for 10.10, 10.04 and 9.10.
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Problem with system updates after installing Rhythmbox 3 via PPA [duplicate]

I installed Rhythmbox 3 per these instructions on my 13.10 machine: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/install-rhythmbox-30-in-ubuntu-1310-or.html And now when i try to update, i get the following error: ...
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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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How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?

I am trying to use pbuilder to upload to PPA. Package builds ok with the command: sudo pbuilder build <package>_<version>.dsc But upload fails with error: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) ...
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How to verify trust and number of users of a certain PPA? [duplicate]

On what can I base my trust towards specific PPA? Is there some method for gaining information on which I can base my trust? From top of my mind, for example, how many people downloaded the package, ...
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updating ubuntu for usage with steam

I can get games like counterstrike and half life 2 working but everything is in basic black and white, steam recommends I update my video driver by add a ppa repository: Enter the following: deb ...
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Override Distro Package with Custom Package?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS provides OpenSSL 1.0.1e, but it disables TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2. In the past it was an interop decision because of broken client implementations. In 2014, its really not appropriate ...
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Updating to the latest ALSA release

I would like to have the latest stable/dev release of ALSA. Can I do this via PPA? So, I need a solution for stable versions and another one for latest releases, even they are unstable.
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Err http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main amd64 Packages

sudo apt-get update: Translation-en Fetched 973 kB in 33s (28,8 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/network-manager/ppa/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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nexus 7 ubuntu ppa error [duplicate]

fallowing this https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation when add the ppa and update it will give me failed to fetch 404 W: Failed to fetch ...
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Preventing other packages from being upgraded from PPA [duplicate]

On Gentoo Linux: If I wish to upgrade my Konsole progam which is available in an overlay named KDE all I have to do it is to add the overlay to my system layman -a kde At this point I can install ...
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I can't add any ppa

I don't know why but after a while I can't add any working ppa any more! When I try this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser the output is: Cannot add PPA: ...
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UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0x* in position *: ordinal not in range(128)

I tried to enter the following command add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5 You are about to add the following PPA to your system: This branch follows latest PHP packages as maintained by me & ...
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Installing Repo

I have installed repo and created the ~/bin etc. However, when I open the bin folder the repo is a gedit file, how do I make it so that the file is executable?
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Does Update Manager show updates for software in PPAs?

I'm new to ubuntu, and I have some basic knowledge of how it works. I have a question about PPAs, and installing an application/program/script via PPA. When I add a PPA to the system, and install the ...
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Gpgkeys can't be retrieved

I added a repository using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next After adding it i get the message: gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/pubring.gpg' ...
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Is there a way to install a package from a particular repository using apt?

Sometimes a package I want from a PPA has the same name as a different package in another repository. Is there a way I can tell apt to download a package of packageName from a certain repo? I'd ...
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Issue Backporting SQLite 3.8.1 to Ubuntu Precise from Trusty

I'm pretty new to all of the packaging of Ubuntu applications and what not so this may not be the correct place to ask this question or there may be a more appropriate place to re-ask this question. ...
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Problem with adding ppa in ubuntu 13.10

When I want to add any ppa in terminal it give me this error: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:flacon/ppa'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. but when I turn on openvpn I could add ...
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How to reset all package from PPA?

I am getting an error Failed to download repository information. I want to reset all packages from PPA and want download the standard versions released for my distribution 12.04. What can I do?
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Adding the PPA does not update Geary [duplicate]

I have installed Geary mail client 0.4.0 from software center. After I read there is a new version, 0.4.1, I added the PPA through terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa sudo apt-get update ...
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Cinnamon won't run on *Ubuntu 13.10

I tried to install cinnamon on my Kubuntu 13.10, just upgraded from 13.04 without problems. There is this ppa: ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable Also tried to use the non-ppa-versions (those ...
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Adding KDE Backports PPA has caused unmet dependencies. How to fix?

I added ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports in the usual way, then performed a dist-upgrade. It needed to download over gigabyte of files, so I left if for the afternoon. Upon my return, I found that the system ...
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how can I publish nightly builds / beta on ppa

I am distributing some of my software using PPA. However, I would like to use the same for nightly builds or development versions, so that beta testers can use aptitude to download latest testing ...
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How can I (de)activate a PPA from the command-line with a single command?

Ubuntu offers an easy GUI interface that allows you to edit, (de-)activate and remove PPAs. But going through all the GUI dialogs and menus can sometimes be tedious, especially if you have a lot of ...
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Backporting Qt 4.8.4: Circular dependencies of qtchooser

I'm trying to backport the latest Qt packages (4.8.4) to Precise, using Launchpad. This worked well for the qt4-x11 packages but now I also need qtchooser which does not exist in 12.04. Trying to ...
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How do I install the Tor Browser Bundle in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I used the following PPA to install the 64-bit Tor Browser Bundle. However, in Ubuntu 13.10 it doesn't work anymore. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 sudo apt-get update ...
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Moka icon theme doesn't apply correctly Ubuntu 13.10 64bit

I am a fan of Moka icon theme http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/08/moka Recently I had to reinstall Ubuntu, and what was a surprise for me when I found out that my favourite theme doesn't work anymore. ...
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Cannot add any PPA

I recently tried to add PPA from this website. I did sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-qt5-edgers/qt5-proper from terminal. I get an error saying Cannot add PPA: ...
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Is it fine to remove ppa source list while the application is not removed?

Ok, I just installed Pinta from launchpad. After the installation finished I decided to remove the ppa source lists. I run the application just fine, Pinta fire-up flawlessly. I do this for any other ...
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How do I see what PPA or PPAs are installed or in use

Sometimes I install good guy PPAs because someone on askubuntu says to use add-apt-repository . Later I wonder, where have they gone? Where can I find a list of Personal Package Archives that are ...
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How do I fix Noise music player on Ubuntu 13.04?

I'm using a really nice music player from Elementary OS called Noise, which I installed on my Ubuntu Raring 13.04 install by adding the elementary-os/stable PPA (the entry is deb ...
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Can a deb package contain a PPA dependency and install packages from the PPA?

When creating a .deb package I create a file named control that contains some fields: Package: my-qt-app-name Version: 0.01 Architecture: all Maintainer: my name <my email address> ...
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Daily builds for VIM

Is there any PPA that allows to be up to date with the latest changes in VIM, even they are buggy or not? I would like to know that I use the latest VIM build even it is unstable. Also, the ...
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how to install gvfs-mtp backend in ubuntu 12.10

as given on the launchpad page here PPA description These builds of gvfs have my native mtp backend backported from gvfs master. Use this to easily access MTP based devices with Nautilus. ...
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Does Kingsoft Office Official PPA exist?

Kingsoft Office has better supporting of Microsoft Office than LibreOffice. But it's annoying every time when new release published to download and install it manually. So, does Kingsoft Office ...
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Darktable not starting. No Error

when i try to start darktable, simply nothing happens. No error appears, nothing. What can I do to get an errorlog or something else to get further help? This happens after upgrading from 13.04 to ...
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How to install the newest Mono?

I want to install the newest version of Mono on my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, but obviously it requires me to download a lot of packages from the Debian website, which is not ideal as it is hard to ...
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couldn't open the software-center and sources [duplicate]

Failed to download repository information W:GPG error: (http)://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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Problem installing Bitcoin

I added the PPA and did sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt I get an error: Some packages could not be installed...The following packages have unmet dependencies: bitcoin-qt : ...
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How to make packages for ARM in Launchpad?

When I request builds in this recipe it only creates 32 bit and 64 bit packages. How to create packages for ARM? I am using Quickly.
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Why do PPAs get errors after an upgrade?

I have a question?? After Upgrading to a newer version of ubuntu every time for some time I have problems with getting software from launchpad. So I have a question why does that happens why does ...
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Why are PPA's designed for only latest version of Blender?

Why are PPA's set to only retain the latest version of the software? I ask because I just installed Blender 2.69 and it constantly crashes on me; I then decided to just install 2.68a but found that it ...