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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Gajim bug; how to safely upgrade to newest version?

I'm using Gajim 0.15.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. Quite a few menu items don't response when clicked. For example, under the "Actions" menu, the only items that work are "Start Chat..." and "Quit". Under the ...
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Error messages on the terminal when installing Wine on Ubuntu 12.04

ive just found interest and information in Ubuntu and its benefits. Thing is that im a studying vb.net programmer and a hobbyist of other programming languages. I downloaded the wine package 1.4 and ...
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Install Scribus 1.5 On Ubuntu 14.10

All HOWTOs I found how to install scribus 1.5 are only for Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04, but on 14.10 I cannot find the package scribus-trunk in the ppa: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scribus/ppa sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Tweak doesn't want to install

I use that commands in Ubuntu 15.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak When I run sudo apt-get update I get this error message: W: ...
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Use apt-get to install packages newer than Ubuntu release

I've been experimenting with an Amazon Ubuntu instance running 14.04 and am using python3-pandas package, which for this release is version 0.13.1, which is quite a ways behind the current version of ...
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Failed to fetch PPA launchpad [duplicate]

when I am updating my ubuntu using sudo apt-get update, I got the error like below Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [12.1 kB] Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net ...
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How do I select a PPA build?

There is this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/ubuntu/php5-oldstable I added it to my lucid system with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5-oldstable but it doesn't seem to provide any ...
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Restore default ppa settings

I accidentally removed a ppa and now I am unable to download any app from app center. How can resolve it? Also I don't remember the ppa, it was just the last one in the list.
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libimobiledevice 1.2 (iOS 8 Support) for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

Is there a PPA available for the most recent libimobiledevice 1.2 version with support for iOS 8 or can someone explain how to build it from source without messing up everything? ...
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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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Build on launchpad with newer compiler

I've got a project I'd like to have built by launchpad recipe, but it requires C++14 support available in g++-5.1 or newer. This compiler is easy to get on 14.04 LTS with the toolchain-r ppa, but I ...
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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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Automatically sign package files from debuild and upload with dput

I've created a source package for I library I'm working on. I use debuild to build it and then I can successfully upload it with dput. Now I want to set it up so that I can do this automatically ...
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Error 404 in update process using terminal [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W:Failed to fetch ...
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How to install PgAdmin3 version 1.20.0 in Ubuntu 14.04

I try to install using PPA First, I add a link to a file repository source.list directory the /etc/apt/sources.list $ Sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list deb ...
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How to add a PPA [duplicate]

I wish to add the 14.04 GQRX PPA, how can this be achieved? https://launchpad.net/~gqrx/+archive/ubuntu/releases
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dependency in ppa

i have a package(fcl) in my ppa in my launchpad ppa and it depends on another package (libccd) which is in another ppa ppa:imnmfotmal/libccd. FCL has both build and run dependency in libccd. SO i ...
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How to pin a PPA package?

I've installed ppa:ondrej/php5 (in order to use latest PHP 5.5) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but it also includes apache2 package, which causes me unable to install apache2-mpm-worker: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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Install stable release of xfce 4.12 [duplicate]

I want to install the stable release of xfce 4.12 on my Xubuntu 14.04.2. However, when I add the repository (ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12) via terminal I get a message about these being pre-releases and ...
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What's the difference between getting graphics drivers from the new ppa vs from Additional Drivers?

I've heard a lot of hype about the new PPA, but is it any better/different than using the Additional Drivers tab of the Software and Updates program?
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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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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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Can i install Deepin Desktop Environment 2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have tried to install Deepin DE from this . But it doesn't work. In this article they have used PPA from "raring ringtail." I want to install Deepin DE from trusty PPA. But I can't found the PPA. ...
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GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

I have been getting this error and its stopping me from downloading latest updates I have looked into other forum posts but im an absolute noob and they werent very clear and/or hard to understand and ...
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'apt-get update' gets stuck for hours at “100% [Working]” for specific PPA

When I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 15.04, I get the following (shortened) output: $ LANG=C sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for ipc-admin: Ign http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de vivid InRelease ...
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How to install via source code / Installing in Ubuntu (PPA)

Is there some general way of installing a software in Ubuntu (or Lubuntu) when the software provider says: PPA repository for Ubuntu right now is outdated. We strongly recommend you that install ...
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software updater is downloading updates for wrong version of ubuntu [closed]

I have ubuntu utopic(14.10) installed on my computer. I have updated it three times since clean installation(not upgrade). I have added few ppas of softwares , which were available for trusty release ...
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Error during apt-get update [duplicate]

While running apt-get i get the following error :- W: GPG error: https://dl.bintray.com Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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Terminal cannot install anything

I hav been using Ubuntu for quite sum time. yesterday i accidentally deleted the ubuntu partition (from windows) and again installed it. im having the following problems I tried 2 install Google ...
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PPA directory, Steam, Dota 2

I have a graphics problem on Dota 2, the characters and the wood are transparent. When I'm starting steam I am adviced to install ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates However, when I type that in Terminal I ...
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Ubuntu Tweak don't work

How can I make work Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 15.04? If I try to install him with simple commands like that don't work sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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GNOME is gone. How to fix?

I have had this issue for a few weeks. I use Ubuntu 14.04. I love GNOME and decided to upgrade to 3.12. Then I later decided to downgrade to 3.10, using ppa-purge. I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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Installing Java 8 and Setting environment variables

I just completly shifted to Ubuntu from Windows 7. I am a java developer and now I need to install Java 8 JDK and JRE. I installed 64 bit ubuntu 14.04.02 and it seems like there are lot of ways to ...
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cannot install android studio

I tried to install andorid studio with PPA : But after install running sudo apt-get install android-studio is giving error :- Setting up android-studio (4.11.0-ubuntu0) ... Archive: ...
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How can I fork a PPA

There is this PPA with lots of modified packages, but some are not of the version I need. How can I fork that PPA, and update only the packages I need?
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Use 14.04 application in 15.04

I am running 15.04. I need to install ghdl. However after adding the repository when I do apt-get update I keep getting failed to fetch ...
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How to version the PPA package for a new application?

I have a PPA set up to allow an application that I wrote to be installed by others. Currently, I have no plans for the application to be included in the official Ubuntu or Debian repos. I recently ...
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Install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box

I have a problem when trying to install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box I have add ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng with bellow command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng And I get following error ...
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Using repos vs compile: hot wo replace Nginx from repo with a compiled Nginx? [duplicate]

Sometime ago I used Kura's PPA to install Nginx+Pagespeed on my VPS. I would like to update it to the newest version, but the latest packages from Kura aren't so recent and I'm thinking about ...
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No gpg key from behind a firewall

Just stumbled over this closed thread here: GPG Error while running apt-get Same problem here, Ubuntu 12.04 behind a firewall and proxy. I dont think that matter is duplicate of the given topic. So ...
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node version outdated [duplicate]

I am trying to install Yeoman in my machine but i am getting the error node outdated,when i checked my versions i got this. node --version && npm --version v0.10.37 1.4.28 if my versions ...
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I can't install IceCat on ubuntu 12.04

I want to install IceCat on Terminal but it doesn't work. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install icecat -y Cannot access PPA ...
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Having problems installing Krita, unmet dependencies

sudo apt-get install krita Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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Are PPA's safe to add to my system and what are some “red flags” to watch out for?

I see a lot of interesting programs out there that can only be obtained by adding a "PPA" to the system but, if I'm understanding correctly, we should stay within the official "repositories" for ...
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How to search for and list available ppas via the python launchpad API?

I can't figure out how to use the python launchpadlib to search for ppas. In other words, I am looking for a python API interface for the official launchpad (ubuntu) ppa search. A web form for the ...
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How to upgrade bitcoind (Bitcoin Core) in Ubuntu?

I would like to know all the options that exist to upgrade bitcoind (PPA or manually). I am running a full Bitcoin node and it's important to kept the last available version.
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How can I fix a 404 Error when using a PPA or updating my package lists?

PPA seems to be constantly offline. Whenever I use sudo apt-get update, this error is shown: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ 404 Not Found How do I fix these errors?
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How to prevent dput from uploading *.orig.tar.gz again?

When I upload a package to archive $ dput ppa:mylaunchpadid/myppa.ppa mypackage1.0-0ubuntu2_source.changes Checking signature on .changes gpg: Signature made ... gpg: Good signature from ... Good ...
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Can't add ppa behind proxy?

First I set up /etc/apt/apt.conf to use my proxy and now I can update with sudo apt-get update. Now I want to add some ppas but can't. I try to add a PPA behind my proxy so I set up http_proxy and ...