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Why adding a PPA doesn't ask (y/n)?

On ubuntu and few other distros I've tried, when the user is prompted with a yes or no question, 99% of the time it prompts the user to input y or n depending on the choice. But the only exception to ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies?

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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Restore php5.5 after php5.6 removal

I have Ubuntu 14.04, wanted to try php5.6. Added ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6. Updated. Installed php5. Got php5.6. Did not find some extensions and decided to switch back to ubuntu's own php 5.5. Deleted ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2 on Ubuntu 14.04

All tutorials on installing ST2 on Ubuntu describe 2 ways: Manual way of downloading the tar from the official website, extracting it, moving it to /opt/, creating a symlink and start menu entry ...
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How to install the most recent numpy, scipy and scikit on ubuntu?

I need to install numpy 1.9 ('cause some methods are available in this version, not in the previous) which isn't the numpy package proposed yet today (apt-get returns 1.8). How to install the latest ...
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PPA containing newer version of screen

The GNU screen version for Ubuntu 14.04 seems to be 4.01, which was last updated May 2006! The newest screen version was updated May 2014 I know I can compile my own version, but I'm dealing with ~60 ...
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Failed to Fetch Trusty?

so here's my problem, i update every once in a while but this time it's different, it throws me an error: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 ...
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jekyll not respecting _config.yml — possible to upgrade?

Ubuntu 14.04 | default ruby 1.9.1 | Jekyll 0.11.2 Jekyll isn't respecting a number of my settings in _config.yml. I'm guessing this is because current Jekyll (gem) version is 2.3.0, but I could be ...
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how to install gephi on ubuntu saucy

I have tried to add the PPA repo into my machine , and the used apt-get update the error I have got : W: Failed to fetch ...
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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 to find out the package download count from a PPA?

I'd like to know how many downloads of a given package in a PPA there have been since it was first published. I remember there was a bug about it about getting these metrics on the web UI, but as far ...
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Not able to add 3rd party software in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a 3rd party software(terminator) PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 by running the command below: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update And now, when I search for that ...
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writing a pre-uninstall script for my ppa

I have implemented my personal ppa for a python script, the program is working well. Now, I would like to write a pre-uninstall script to replace the .bak files, but I don't know how to place it in ...
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How to add permissions to files installed by dpkg-buildpackage or debuild

I build a package from my own source using dh_make and dpkg-buildpackage. The install-file in /debian specifies the destinations for the project files. To make the installed program work, they need to ...
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Repackaging .deb with an alternate target

I'd like to create a PPA that hosts additional builds of binutils-cross, as Ubuntu and Debian only provide them for common architectures (there's no official ia64-cross build for Trusty or Wheezy, for ...
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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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update error in ppa [duplicate]

In sudo apt-get update, I see this error ( W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/multimedia/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found). How to solve my ...
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PPA build fails due to Python.h missing

I'm trying to package my application for Ubuntu using PPA. The build fails because it can't find Python.h (build log here). This library is provided by libpython2.7-dev and I have it in build ...
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Difficulties installing Gephi on Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried to open Gephi after download with ./gephifrom the ~/bin file, which seems to work at first then it crashes. So I tried a different installation approach using : (How can I install ...
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PPA for Android Studio?

Android Studio was released a few days ago and it's still in early access preview, but I would like to know if there is any PPA I could add to my Ubuntu Raring to automatically keep it updated with ...
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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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What are the different ways to install a software on Ubuntu?

I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and ...
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Debian preinst script

I am creating a icon package named smoothX* and its in development stage, and the same is been maintained in Ubuntu PPA, every time I update or delete some of them I want the same to be reflected in ...
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Which software ppa to use after applying LTS Enablement Stacks

I have applied the LTS Enablement Stacks on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am now running 12.04.5 with kernel 3.13.0.36 (so I guess these are the same Kernel than those currently on 14.04 LTS?). In my list of ...
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How to prevent PPA to upgrade all packages instead of desired one

I added the Yorba ppa to get the latest version of Geary. Now when I went to upgrade my system next, it tried to also pull a later version of Shotwell from their PPA as well, but the upgrade failed ...
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How can I run arbitrary commands as part of a deb package install?

I'm creating a ppa deb package for a python module, replacing a pip package (which I also created), and I would like to run "pip uninstall" as part of the deb installation. How can I run "pip ...
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Can't find wine1.6.2 after adding a ppa

I am installing wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, following this link http://www.tecmint.com/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint/ Installation of Wine 1.6.2 To install Wine, open the terminal by ...
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Meld Installation Ubuntu 10.10 not working [closed]

I tried sudo apt-get install meld , but it showing unable to locate package meld. I tried after updating also. Can somebody help me find out its PPA or some other way to install meld
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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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Poblem with adding a PPA [duplicate]

shravan@Shravan-pcc:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:docky-core/ppa'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. shravan@Shravan-pcc:~$
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How do I ppa-purge Bodhi Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and I wanted to try the enlightenment wm. I installed it and it was alright, but really not my cup of tea. I uninstalled it, but it also updated some of the packages that ...
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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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How to bring back older version of mesa packages from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

I'm trying to install older version of mesa packages from xorg-edgers PPA using following command: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev=10.3.0~git20140812.fa5b76e3-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty ...
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I am having trouble installing Retroarch?

This website is teaching me how to install retroarch. http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/11/install-retroarch-emulator-ppa-ubuntu/ I enter the first line in the terminal, the one that installs ...
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Problems in update ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 in my Sony laptop. I tried to update using sudo apt-get update but the following errors occurred while updating Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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Cannot do update and cannot install any package [duplicate]

I am a centos user but a friend asked me to install programs on his lubuntu 12.04. For that I started to get an update but it did not work: $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Is there an actively maintained Truecrypt repository

The last time I installed Truecrypt (on Debian) I built the package myself. I'm now on Ubuntu 11.04 and I'd rather not do that again. The only download they have on their site is a tarball, but I ...
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How to build a PPA from a git repository?

How can we build a PPA from a git repo? For example say that I have an icon theme hosted in Git. How can I add it to a PPA? (Note : I don't know much about Launchpad and PPAs)
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Remove ppa from previous Ubuntu versions

As the title, is there any way to automatically identify and remove ppa residual of previous release? I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.04 and my /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory contains a lot ...
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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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How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular PPA?

How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular PPA? Command-line answers preferred. Related question: how can I list all installed packages that are not available from the main Ubuntu ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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How to identify unused PPAs?

Let's say I want to verify if some PPAs aren't being used so I can minimize conflicts or whatever else could happen. Is it possible to verify which PPAs are no longer in use?
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Software Updater fail, and “apt-get update” throws “Invalid operation update” - what next?

I'm running a fairly vanilla 14.04 Ubuntu on a newish HP desktop. Just yesterday I got the dreaded "Failed to download repository information": A screenshot of this window has been seen on ...
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Can't Add ppa:x2go/stable

I am trying to turn a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 into an X2go server. I have followed the instructions here: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/wiki:repositories:ubuntu I have taken these steps: su ...
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Can I upload a deb package with an MIT License to PPA?

I'm trying to build a deb package from source with bzr dh-make and bzr builddeb, but bzr automatically adds the GPL license to my source code folder. Is it allowed to upload projects licensed under ...
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How do I release software on apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to desktop programming, and I currently prefer to work with scripting languages (open source and all). When I polish a tool off I then want to release it for installation via apt-get but ...
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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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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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can I remove PPA without affecting software?

I installed a PPA for the very first time according to instructions on here. I achieved my goal (needed to install an application by the name Solaar), and now I wonder if I can uninstall the PPA ...