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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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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PPA package: Specify different dependencies for different Ubuntu versions

Let's say I have a PPA package that depends on the libtool executable to build. In Vivid, this executable is provided by the libtool-bin package. For earlier Ubuntu versions, it is provided by the ...
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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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What should I do to install a ubuntu repository on a Mint? [on hold]

I know that maybe it's not a good idea, but I think it's worth trying. What shuld I do? > sudo add-apt-repository ppa:something/bla Traceback (most recent call > last): File ...
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Can I review programs from PPAs in the Software Center?

After a tip from OMG!Ubuntu! I added a PPA and installed a programmes. I'm very happy with the programme and would like to review it in the Software Centre. Unfortunately, I get the message 'Failed to ...
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xorg-edgers or mamarley ppa?

I've been having issues (it seems many have been experiencing the same problems) with the NVIDIA drivers and NVIDIA prime lately. More specifically, being unable to switch to the card and getting ...
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Any PPAs for Google's Go Language?

Do you know of any URLs for PPAs of Google's Go Language?
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How to fix GPG error on Intel Linux Graphics Installer?

I'm trying to use Intel Graphics Installer, but i get the following error: E:GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require ...
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Launchpad build: Missing build dependencies: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev (>= 2.6.1)

I have a program that has libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 and libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev as dependencies on Launchpad. Problem is that it builds perfectly on Vivid (which contains these packages in Ubuntu ...
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Trouble adding a PPA and verifying with signing ring [duplicate]

I'm trying to add the ppa deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/kdenlive-release/ubuntu trusty main I've tried adding it to /etc/apt/sources.list but during the update process I get this error. W: ...
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installing latest node.js through ppa (not a duplicate!)

yeah yeah I know, this has been asked before. But when using the chris-lea ppa or the "official way" (which I think is actually the same thing?), after installing you get this: ~$ node --version ...
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Failed to fetch http:/dists///ppa.launchpad.net/Release.gpg Unable to connect to :http:

I have problem with PPA. after command sudo apt-get update I have :- W: Failed to fetch http:/dists///ppa.launchpad.net/Release.gpg Unable to connect to :http: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to add a PPA on a server?

The server version of Ubuntu does not have the add-apt-repository command. How can I add a Personal Package Archive (PPA) to the server without this command?
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How to fix the “Dependency is not satisfiable:libavcodec53 (>=4:0.7-1)|libavcodec-extra-53 (>=4:0.7-1)” error?

I tried to install Panda3D game engine (1.8 stable) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS several times and always something was going wrong. I followed each guide I found on the internet for the installation and none ...
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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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How do I 'remove' a redundant repository

I have a ppa 'installed' which has many packages which have been installed (replacing packages installed from Ubuntu standard repos) on my Ubuntu Trusty PC. I want to no longer use that ppa and want ...
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How do I install the latest Blender 3D builds from a PPA?

My problem is that i want to install latest blender and upgrade it automatically via sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade . So, i tried to add a repository sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to replace files in PPA after unsuccessful build?

I uploaded a package to my PPA, but the build failed. I made some corrections to the dependencies list and tried to upload the corrected file. It was rejected with this message: Rejected: File ...
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Edgers PPA Graphic Drivers Automatic Update

This may be a dumb question but does the Edgers PPA provide automatic updating? IE will the Edgers PPA automatically install newer releases of Nvidia drivers? Thanks.
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grive-tools : Depends: libcurl4-openssl-dev but it is not going to be installed

recently I tried to install Grive Tools, following the instructions from this website Ubuntu Google Drive Client with Grive and Grive Tools. Everything worked perfect until I reached the point where I ...
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How to add a PPA which does not include my Ubuntu distribution?

I am trying to add ppa:stevedh/smap to my repository with the following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stevedh/smap It gets added. When i sudo do apt-get update I recieve the following ...
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What happened to indicator-multiload? Is it safe to install it from ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily?

I have always needed to monitor the system resources. I guess this must be unusual, this is not easy to find. The monitor is very stable and if I remember correctly was easier to install and even ...
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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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Should I upgrade to the “mainline” kernels?

Newer "mainline" versions of the kernel are available from the Ubuntu kernel team, e.g. 3.4 and 3.5, while Ubuntu 12.04 is on 3.2. What are the mainline kernels? Are they better than my existing ...
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Now when there is no neon/kf5 ppa, how can I install KDE 5 in gnome Ubuntu 14.04?

All the other posts suggest to use the neon/kf5 but that doesn't work since early December. How can I do it now?
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Error when adding ppa repository: keyserver.ubuntu.com: Host not found [duplicate]

I had to reinstall Ubuntu today and despite having configured proxy for Apt, when trying to add a new PPA, the step that communicates with keyserver.ubuntu.com fails: $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Using repos vs compile: hot wo replace Nginx from repo with a compiled Nginx?

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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which PPA has the most current version of git for 12.04? ppa:git-core/ppa is outdated

Just installed git via ppa:git-core/ppa and got 1.7.9.5 when the current version is 1.9.2. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa You are about to add the following PPA to your system: The most ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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GLIBCXX_3.4.20 not found, how to fix this error?

Whey I try to run the program Layout Editor (available on this site) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS I get the following output in the terminal: $ layout layout: ...
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Trouble installing from PPA

I need to install this program rcsoccersim. I added this PPA ppa:gnurubuntu/rubuntu which caused me to get these 1 deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnurubuntu/rubuntu/ubuntu saucy main 2 deb-src ...
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can't add launchpad repo or open it via browser but update working will?

when I open launchpad.net via browser I got : Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at launchpad.net. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try ...
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How to view packages provided by a 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 find the latest build. Therefore I would like to ...
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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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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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Is there a PPA for gvim > 7.4.338?

The breakindent feature is the greatest thing ever, but it's in 7.4.338. The latest version in the Ubuntu repos is just 7.4, I think. I notice Arch has a package for it, but I can't seem to find one ...
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How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install VLC 2.2 Weatherwax in the Ubuntu (well, Xubuntu) 14.04 LTS release. There is a PPA from Videolan on Launchpad that offers more recent VLC releases for Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. Except ...
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downgrade ppa packages to versions available at a previous point in time

The backstory is that the normal Intel GPU drivers don't do the various OpenGL extensions that my hobby coding and some games want. So I have to install xorg-edgers and then its happy. However, last ...
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How to see if a ppa supports my distro

I often use the terminal to add a PPA to my resources list, only to find out afterwards that the PPA doesn't support my Ubuntu version. Allas, thus am greeted with an error: 404 Not Found How can ...
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Has xorg deleted the nvidia 343 package?

I'm following this answer to get my GTX 970 working, however before installing nvidia-343 I noticed that I couldn't find the package on xorgs site: ...
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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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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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I can't add PPA repository behind the proxy

I'm trying to add the ppa repository (as a root) with the following command: export HTTP_PROXY="http://firstname.surname@xxx.com:my_pass@165.x.x.232:8080" add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 ...
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why numix icon theme get updates almost everyday?

Everyday I open my pc and most of these days a Numix Icons update welcomes me? I'm starting to get suspicious about these. Is that a normal update cycle?
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Problem adding repositories [duplicate]

Whenever I try to do something like this: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily It asks for my password and after some time it will give me an error like this . ...
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Looking to install Thunderbird 31.4

I'm looking for a good PPA to pull the latest Thunderbird release (31.4). I'm a noob and still finding my way. Looked in Launchpad. Found PPA:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa. I have Thunderbird already ...
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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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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:gladky-anton/lammps'; Please check that the PPA name or format is correct

I am trying to install lammps in ubuntu 14.04. when I am running command line: "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gladky-anton/lammps" the following error is coming Cannot add PPA: ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I wrote add the PPA. But I now 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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Red Triangle notification on top panel

I have a red triangle on the top panel that says The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually by ...