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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apt-get seems to ignore specified package versions

I just added a PPA (for Compiz) with lower version numbers, and made an apt_preferences file: Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-townsend-compiz-nvidia-refresh-test Pin-Priority: 600 Sure enough, the ...
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Launchpad: CLI “Copying packages”

I'm using Launchpad to upload a .dsc, a debian.tar.gz and a .orig.tar.xz. The orig archive contains both i386 and amd64 files, and I use debian/rules to build different architecture packages. But it ...
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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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What is the meaning of `ppa:x/y`

I know how to add a PPA to Ubuntu. But I don't know what this ppa:x/y PPA format means! For instance : # (VLC PPA) sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily What is videolan and what is ...
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Forced using ppa's which only supports newer OSes

I have a problem: I'm added a ppa, which currently states 13.10 (removing soon) and 14.04 support. I would like to try force install a package from this ppa on my old 12.04 LTS without my OS version ...
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can't get osd lyrics ubuntu 14.04

I tried to add ppa on my 14.04, but I got this error Fetched 609 kB in 3min 44s (2,711 B/s) W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/osd-lyrics/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages ...
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How do I update a single PPA instead of all of them?

For example, I have ppa:skunk/pepper-flash and only want to update it instead of the whole apt-get update. Is there something like for example apt-get update ppa:skunk/pepper-flash that I can use?
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Added PPA, can't get updated packages

Alright, I'm no so much a ubuntu novice, but this one has me pulling my hair out. I've done this a MILLION times before, but this time something is just not working. I have added 2 PPA's: ...
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Ubuntu does not boot / cant add PPA

Its couple of days I DELETED my windows and tried to check Ubuntu out. It worked well until today that I started my laptop, seeing the error message "...Operating system not found..." I loaded the ...
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Issue adding ppa's

When I run the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp It hangs after it asks for my password for a long time then shows this Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:linrunner/tlp'. Please check that ...
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How can i fix the add-apt-repository hang?

I'm not sure what happened, but add-apt-repository doesn't work anymore. If I try, it just hangs: After "[sudo] password for cyanogenhacker:" and entering the password, it just flashes the cursor ...
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PPA with latest PHP 5.3.x branch for 12.04

Is there a PHP 5.3.x PPA for 12.04?
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Use of PPA to send simple updates

I wish to setup a PPA to send simple changes to several hundreds of ubuntu 12.04 machines in the field. Simple changes mean that bash script changes and configuration file updates and possibly other ...
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List (Head) packages available from specific ppa by command-line

I want to list all Head packages available from specific ppa. Example: webupd8 ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 has following head packages for trusty: Can I list them by command-line?
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Install jitsi from PPAs?

I cannot find the PPA sources for the voice/video and instant messenger chat jitsi. How do I install it with apt? apt-get install jitsi
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What do I do if launchpad repository doesn't exist anymore?

Recently, ubuntu told me that it failed to resynchronize the package index files from their sources. Here's the output of apt-get update: ... W: Failed to fetch ...
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Cinnamon PPA was not found

I am unable to add Cinnamon PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The add-apt-repository can't access the PPA. Also, when I visit PPA URL on https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan-dev/+archive/cinnamon-stable, I ...
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Error while running software updater [duplicate]

When trying to run software updater I am getting an error. Could this have anything to do with other ppas? My mom's computer at a different house is getting the same error along with a red "do not ...
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How to update Java version to 7 or 8 using the ppa link ? [duplicate]

I have already tried to: Re-install ca certificates Run: sudo -E apt-add-repository Add repository links to the etc/apt/sources.list manually. None of the above worked. I am trying to run IGV ...
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How do I copy a package from Debian to my PPA?

I'd like to add the latest gourmet package from Debian sid to our team's PPA so Ubuntu users who would like to run an up-to-date version of Gourmet can add that PPA to their software sources. ...
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PPA without upgrades

I just installed smartgithg via ppa:eugenesan/ppa. After an upgrade and restart the whole window style got broken and I can't switch to my preferred keyboard layout. May be some other errors occured ...
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PPA removal problems

In an effort to use my printer, I installed a PPA but in the end, this PPA was not necessary. Now, this PPA causes an error when updates are loaded. The update error message is the following: ...
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How to take ownership of a PPA?

Say there's a software that wasn't created for Ubuntu but someone creatred a PPA for it and I use that PPA. Now the PPA owner, doesn't want to maintain the PPA anymore. Can I ask the owner to hand it ...
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Username/Password Authentication Failed. dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege

gichan02@gichan02-Latitude-D520:~$ wget https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/xojo/ubuntu/pool/main‌​/x/xojo/xojo-bin_2013.41-0ubuntu1_i386.deb; dpkg -i xojo-bin*.deb --2014-05-28 ...
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Where do you guys get the PPA's for installing new software [duplicate]

Whenever I want to download and install new software on my computer I have to go onto google and type "how to install etc etc" I'm just curious how you guys know the PPA's. Where do you get them?
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Can't add PPA (cinnamon-stable) [duplicate]

Trying to add the PPA for the cinnamon desktop as suggested by many sites (e.g. How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop?) gives the following error: ~$ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Personal Package Archive (PPA) export

I plan to upgrade a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. I explore the best way to export the Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository list and import it back after the migration? Does backing-up ...
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How should I package my sources so Launchpad build my package for all versions of Ubuntu?

I have a package that should build for all versions of Ubuntu, so I hope that Launchpad builds all of them... well, it doesn't. I submitted just using trusty in the changelog release field, and ...
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Why “There are .debs in this upload, and enforcing they don't exist.” when I try to upload package to a PPA?

I'm trying to upload some package that I build using debuild to a PPA, but it fails with the following: dput ppa:braiampe/ffc ffc_1.3.20140513-1_i386.changes Uploading ffc using ftp to ppa (host: ...
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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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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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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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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 ...