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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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: ...
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Is it possible to “trick” PPA's to think you have installed 12.10 while actually running 12.04?

I've been having some trouble manually installing packages and so I was wondering if I can "trick" the GNOME 3 team's PPA to think I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, so I can install GNOME 3.6 software easily on ...
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Unmet dependencies and broken packages

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit computer. When I try to install anything, the following happens: $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Leyendo lista de paquetes.0.. Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias ...
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Is there a PPA to get the latest Mono and Monodevelop versions?

I need to program dot net apps via Ubuntu, so where can I get them because I always failed to compile the source??
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Install latest stable version of Firefox [duplicate]

Just a few hours ago, I have noticed that there is a new version of Firefox. Firefox 27. I have tried updating my Ubuntu 13.10 system using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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I get the following errors when I try to install the Ubuntu SDK (ubuntu app development kit)

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I followed the steps given here . 1)When I try to execute the first step " sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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What purpose does this ppa file in sources.d serve and why did they create errors on apt-get update?

Earlier, I was getting the following error when execuing apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deb/dists/http/ppa/ubuntu/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found I found the ...
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Is upgrading a PPA through Synaptic normal behaviour?

I just downloaded a PPA for LyX with the commands from the wiki sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyx-devel/ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lyx2.0 I expected LyX to be upgraded with ...
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How to do packaging of ADT (Android Development Tools) for PPA?

From last few days i am trying to learn packaging in Ubuntu. I successfully created Binary deb of Scilab 5.4.1 & ADT but i don't have any webspace or server to host repository for these packages. ...
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Apt pinning is pinning all sources

I've installed a PPA, ondrej/php5, so I can install PHP 5.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I want to install Apache 2.2, and the above PPA provides Apache 2.4. I created the file ...
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problem with ppa of cinelerra

I try to instal cinelerra a bunch of times, in ppa, tar.xz, etc. But then i had big problems whit dependecies i use ubuntu 12.04 i made all the steps right, like this: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Syspeek for Ubuntu 13.10

I've used syspeek since 12.04. It's a nice little tool that monitors system stats, like memory usage and processing usage, very neatly. My version of syspeek broke when I updated to 13.10 and I was ...
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“GPG error” while running “sudo apt-fast update”

One day I found out error messages as below, I don't know what happened, what is a solution to check for fixing, and I need help from you. ............. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 ...
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Replacement PPA for Ubuntu Precise

Today, when executing apt-get update after adding the R language repositories to apt, I received the following erros Err http://ppa.launchpad.net http/ppa/ubuntu/precise Sources 404 Not ...
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Zeal from the PPA has unmet dependences

I'm trying to install Zeal through ppa in Ubuntu 13.04, but is giving the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: zeal : Depends: libqt5core5 (>= 5.0.2) but 5.0.1+dfsg-0ubuntu4.1 ...
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How do I get a non-standard non-repo version of python under package management?

For any number of reasons, I need a python version that isn't in mainline repositories. Where should I look? In my particular case I want 3.4 alpha/beta, but where should I look for non-standard ...
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Which PPA to purge in resolving this 404 error in apt-get udpate?

$ sudo apt-get update is breaking and giving the following error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages I've tried looking at /etc/apt/sources.list but i ...
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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?