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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Intel Graphis card not updating. Problem with ppa?

I'm trying to update my graphics card. Info: description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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Installing Slowmovideo on 14.04 when only Saucy package is available

i like to install Slowmovideo. But on Launchpad there is no ppa for ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty). The latest supported ppa is for 13.10. What options (if any) do I have to install the software on my ubuntu ...
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Custom update process for ubuntu

I a have remote embedded system with Ubuntu on it. Also it runs our proprietary Java application Jar on it. In order to update that jar I have tried to set up private PPA repository, but it seems too ...
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Ubuntu will not allow me to add a repository, why can't it access PPA?

When I type in this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java The system echos something along the lines of "Can't access lanchpad.net PPA, please check your internet connection" My ...
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How to BuildMyOwnKernel, bumping +1 for revision number version?

I'm facing a hard time with Linux 3.13 from Trusty but, it is another topic (http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-server@lists.ubuntu.com/msg06775.html), so, I decided to backport the Linux 3.16 from ...
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How do I create a PPA?

How do I create my own custom PPA to share with the Ubuntu community? I am trying to create my own custom package set and I would really like to share it with the community.
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How to install Eclipse?

I want to install the latest version of Eclipse but the Ubuntu Software Centre contains an older version. Is there a PPA or some other way to install latest Eclipse? Please describe the steps for ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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Can a ppa repository belong to Main?

Software repositories in Ubuntu are divided into four categories or components - main, restricted, universe and multiverse, according to support offered by Ubuntu and free and open source: how well ...
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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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How do I install Val(a)IDE and how do I know what the PPA for a software is?

How do I install Val(a)IDE? The Ubuntu website tells me to: sudo apt-get install valide but Terminal says, "Cannot locate package". The Launchpad page offers no instruction on how to install it. I ...
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Build a Ubuntu debian package [duplicate]

I would like to create an Ubuntu package from a single bash script I wrote. Is there a simple instruction how to build an Ubuntu package, that can be uploaded to launchpad? (I already created the PPA ...
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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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How to download just one package from a PPA?

I would like to download the project-x package for Trusty from a PPA to replace the one supplied with the system. How I can download it (as a DEB file, for example) which I can then install from? I ...
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apt-get loop for ppa's

I recently wanted to install e17 on ubuntu 12.04. I first tried to use the ppa ~ hannes-janetzek / enlightenment-svn and it did not work for me, because it did not all packages (econnman), I kept ...
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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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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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apt-get error (blocking updates) “ubuntu/dist/trusty/main/binary-*” how to correct? [duplicate]

There's a problem with apt-get it appears two sources are bouncing back 404 errors. However this is curretly blocking me from updating or installing new packages. Can someone advise on what these ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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Downgrading libreoffice from repository

I am trying to downgrade from libreoffice 4.3.0~rc1 to the most recent stable 4.2.0. This is on account of this bug . I have seen this question about How to downgrade to a specific ppa version of ...
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uwsgi does not start after being installed with launchpad ppa. Installed version : 2.0.3-debian

sudo-apt get install uwsgi on 12.04 results in installing 1.X version of uwsgi which has a lot of bugs and is outdated. After reading on askubuntu I added launchpad ppa's to my sources.list : deb ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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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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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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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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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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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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the best site to find ppa repositories

yes I am looking for sites like ubuntuupdates.org/ppas I am looking for a site where I can get a list of every single ppa or at-least quite a few I was told their is a site that lists all of them so I ...
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how to remove a repository added by ppa?

I run this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa: <repo> How can I remove the now ? Becaus when I run update it says that its index has failed to be downloaded.
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Modified package builds fine with pbuilder-dist on my computer but fails on Launchpad PPA

I made a small modification to the gnutls28 package from trusty. Basically I re-enabled a disabled package (as trusty defaults to gnutls26). On my local Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit computer the build and all ...
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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 to include a screenshot of my application in the DEB/PPA to show it in Software-Center? [duplicate]

I know how to create a DEB and push it into my PPA at Launchpad but I want to know how I can include a screenshot of the application that it shows up in Software-Center.
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How can PPAs be removed?

I've added many PPAs using the add-apt-repository command. Is there a simple way to remove these PPAs? I've checked in /etc/apt/sources.list for the appropriate deb lines but they aren't there. This ...
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Can't add any ppa in 13.04

I've made a clean install of 13.04 and just can't add any ppa I try. The output is always the same, something about my internet connection (that works fine with anything else). Heres an example (sorry ...
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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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How to install older version of java with the webupd8 ppa

I'm trying to install java via the webupd8 ppa. Normally, this isn't an issue, it's just a quick sudo add-apt-repository .. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install .. However, I find that the ...
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Cannot add PPA. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct

Internet connection is working. apt-get is working. Trying to add ppa:cooperjona/lightread but an error has raised: Cannot add PPA 'ppa:cooperjona/lightread' . Please check that the PPA name or ...
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How do I mask hardware detection on steam ran w/ Wine? Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

How do I mask hardware detection on steam ran w/ Wine? I'm running Steam through Wine and trying to run CSGO but I get an error for no CSM support because I use an ATI graphics card 7800 series. ...
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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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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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Specify the target directory 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 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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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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bug in gforth.el preventing emacs24 from ppa from installing

I'm having trouble installing emacs24 from the repository ppa:cassou/emacs because of an error in gforth.el. The problem is with a known-bug in gforth.el failing on a byte-compile. I'm currently not ...
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Unable install cmake and ccmake?

So the thing is I'm trying to install Cmake and cmake-curses-gui. I have updated the system with apt-get-update. sudo apt-get install cmake Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...