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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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 ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I write add the PPA, but I know realize that I have no idea what the difference between a PPA and a Repository is. So can someone please explain it to me?
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Is there any way to install MPV without having to compile it from source?

Hello does any know about/or have a mpv package compiled for 13.04? I have searched for a PPA without any luck.
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Nvidia 325 driver

I added xorg-edgers ppa and got this Drivers in my additional menu I thought this ppa should provide proprietary drivers but in the menu I see 325 (open source) so I have a question is this driver ...
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I've been having the following issue when trying to add any PPA

I've been having the following issue when trying to add any PPA. I'm somewhat new to Linux, so help is greatly appreciated. xiad@xiad-G41M-Combo:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons ...
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Can't install adobe-flash-properties-gtk

I am trying to see whether I can alter the settings of Flash to reduce the huge memory footprint—whether that succeeds is another issue—and came across advice regarding a settings tool that I am under ...
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Switching from Jupiter to TLP

As the laptop battery saving applet Jupiter isn't maintained anymore, I've seen many recommendations to use TLP instead. There seems to be a couple of TLP installation and configuration tutorials ...
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LibreOffice PPA version has incompabilities with Unity, how to solve them?

I have intermittent problems running LibreOffice 4.1.1.2 (from the PPA) on Precise 12.04.03. Sometimes when I am either opening or closing the document, the screen flashes and the unity panel ...
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Save packages and ppa list since system install

I'm going to change from 32 to 64 bit, there's anyway I can save a list of added ppa's and installed packages since first boot? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Package isn't found after adding PPA in apt-cache, why?

I am running 13.04. The system is new, just installed. I want to install package zeromq3 from PPA https://launchpad.net/~chris-lea/+archive/zeromq?field.series_filter=raring. I do: sudo ...
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I am having 404 ppa errors when I am downloading things in the terminal? [duplicate]

I need a basic but legit way to get rid of these 404 errors. I have asked another question about this already but the description is too detailed for me to understand. So can anyone give me a simple ...
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GPG error in Ubuntu update

When I run the sudo apt-get update, it results in the following Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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cannot remove appgrid ppa

i have installed appgrid fromm this ppa ---- ppa:appgrid/stable and now when i purge it, its giving me errors $ sudo ppa-purge ppa:appgrid/stable [sudo] password for srn: Updating packages lists ...
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Downloading Latest Blender Version from PPA [duplicate]

For a few days I've been looking for a trusted source for the latest version of Blender. I found two commands to download Blender, but the Launchpad page was like this: ...
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Is there an easy guide on how to prepare my python3 script for upload to my ppa?

I have a python3 script (4000 loc) written in PyQt4 with four, five dependencies. In the same folder where that script is placed there are some subfolders where all additional files (icons, saves, ...
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After adding PPA source for “skippy-xd”, the package still cannot be found

After adding PPA source for "skippy-xd", the package still can not be found: majo@think:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/skippy-xd [sudo] password for majo: You are about to add the ...
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Now that Mesa 9.2 stable is a out, is there a way to upgrade to it in Ubuntu 13.04 without using unstable ppas?

I have a notebook with an AMD graphics card and I use it for games occasionally. The performance in Ubuntu 13.04 using open-source drivers is only OK, but I understand that mesa 9.2, combined with a ...
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Setting up a PPA

I've written a program that I want to share with others via a PPA. How do I set up a PPA? Yes, there is the documentation, but I don't know what the system does when I say: sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 3.8 system failure

I installed Gnome 3.8 in my Ubuntu 13.04 as shown in this tutorial. It used PPA. Anyway, I wanted to uninstall it, so I installed PPA purge and ran sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3. Then by ...
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Global menubar in Libreoffice 4.1 in Ubuntu 12.04

Is there any way to install lo-menubar for Libreoffice 4.1 installed from the official Libreoffice ppa in Ubuntu 12.04? Thanks in advance!
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Create apt-get install for own software

I have develop java software which i have idea to create repository for it.So every user which want to install my application can install by typing "apt-get install myappname". How i can build it ?
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OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04

Guys how do I install OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04 ? I added the repo, but when installing it comes : Fetched 1,132 kB in 47s (23.8 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I selectively install a package from a ppa? [duplicate]

There is an updated package (coreutils) in a PPA that I am interested in installing on my server. I added the PPA with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dns/gnu In addition to coreutils, this PPA has a ...
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Problems with installation from ppa:ondrej

The server is running Lucid and I am trying to upgrade the PHP to 5.5 stable. I followed the intructions on this question: How do I install latest PHP in supported Ubuntu versions (like 5.4.x in ...
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How to host a project on Launchpad?

I want to create a Python project and host it on Launchpad. I have already produced Python code. What I want to know is: How can put it on Launchpad? How can I make a PPA for it?
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How to view packages provided by a PPA?

How do I view packages provided by a specific PPA? For example, I am trying to install the latest version of Gnome-Do, provided by the following PPA. ppa:do-testers/ppa However, I am unable to ...
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Unable to install emacs24 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

I've added the cassou ppa, but when I try to install emacs24 or emacs-snapshot, apt-get can't seem to find the right packages: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ... $ sudo apt-get update ... ...
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The purpose of updating after adding a ppa repository

When adding a ppa repository using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:..., why should I execute sudo apt-get update? I am new to Ubuntu and I don't see the purpose of it because there aren't packages ...
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apt-get update fails after upgrade

I just updated my Ubuntu from 12 to 13 doing: apt-get update ... apt-get upgrade Next time, I should probably simply use instead: apt-get dist-upgrade My current version now is: lsb_release -a ...
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Requesting key 9A690089 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04, and now I am installing LaTeX (TexLive2012), using the command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa. I properly entered the password and pressed Enter. After two or ...
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Why did KDE 4.11 from ppa remove kwin-style-qtcurve?

When installing KDE 4.11 from backports ppa, I noticed it removed kwin-style-qtcurve. After the update(all went fine), I tried to install it and it wanted to remove kwin. Why?
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Launchpad can't find rsvg while building deb package for Precise Pangolin

I have PPA with one package: clarity-icon-theme. It builds fine on all versions of Ubuntu, except Precise Pangolin where it fails with the following error: rsvg: command not found I have dependency ...
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.deb built in PPA doesn't install my binary

I'm going insane here. I've built a tool that doesn't need any actual compilation - it's just a Perl script - and when I run bzr builddeb on it, I get a WORKING .deb file which copies my script - ...
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After upgrade to 13.04 and installing Xubuntu no desktop UI

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 from mini CD with no UI. After I upgraded it to 13.04 and installed XFCE through sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop following these instructions. Logging in to XFCE was ...
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PPA for vim builds with python, ruby etc interfaces enabled?

Title says it all... looking for a vim ppa which is recent builds (within last week) of vim with language bindings enabled... I found this: https://launchpad.net/~dgadomski/+archive/vim-daily but ...
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PPA packages versions

I am developing an open-source Java application and want to distribute it for Ubuntu (12.04+) users through a PPA. My app depends on a Trove4j library v3+, but there is only 2.1 version of this ...
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Unable to remove a ppa

I had recently added the stormcloud ppa (ppa:jolicloud-team/ppa) to my software sources - but it happens to be an empty source and whenever I try to install stormcloud or update my system it gives an ...
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Install the latest libgd2 in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the latest libgd2 library because: I've upgraded to PHP 5.4 from this ppa and the GD library can't be loaded by PHP, probably because it's too old Here's the error from Apache2 ...
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PHP cli hangs after ppa update to 5.5

I remember having the exact same pb on my other machine, and I know I fixed in then, but I don't remember how... After installing php/apache/mysql/phpmyadmin from the usual repositories, I added ...
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upload freeware program to ubuntu software center

I am trying to upload a freeware program in ubuntu software center but it says that only paid programms can be uploaded. Why? How do i upload a freeware program.