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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Upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

Actually I want to upgrade to the newly released Ubuntu 14.04 from a saucy 13.10 version. Regarding that I never run into an upgrade process from a *nix version to an onward one, I want your kind ...
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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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`apt` log files: is there a log for `apt-add-repository ppa:…`?

The apt command has the nice behavior to log all what you request it to do in /var/log/apt/history* file. This is quite handy, because in case of reinstall you can see which packages you have ...
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debuild: no upstream tarball found

What is the correct naming convention for a patched package? I am trying to put together a version of exiv2 with patch to add an extra schema. here is what I have done so far: $ sudo apt-get ...
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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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Installing monodevelop from PPA on Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)

I've just install Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) to give a test run as I need to use monodevelop I've also decided to install that too. Previously I'd installed monodevelop compiling it from scratch on my ...
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How to configure PPA to automatically point to use my current release code-name?

I know I can get my current release code-name using lsb_release -cs but is there a way through which I can edit my PPA URLs to use this command to point to the current release automatically ? My ...
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Re-enable working PPA's after ubuntu upgrade

when I upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 all my ppa's disabled. whats the best way to re-enable working ppa in trusty(14.04)? and i used y-ppa manager to re enable but y-ppa is not working in trusty.
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Snes9x-GTK freezing on Ubuntu 13.10 while try to open roms (solved)

I just install the snes9x-gtk from ppa on Ubuntu 13.10. But, when i try to open a rom file, the snes9x-gtk frezes and I'm getting this message: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", ...
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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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PPA spring cleaning — list packages installed from a PPA?

This is a Q&A-style thing --- hoping to help you in this period of new LTS release(s). There are a lot of links in this post, follow them and upvote them to give the authors the relevant kudos. ...
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Where can I find Vagrant packages?

Vagrant is a tool to build and manage virtual machines for developers. It has a getting started on Ubuntu guide that contains iffy-looking suggestions like $ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ruby1.8 ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu Phone SDK

I've been trying to install Ubuntu Touch development software, and tried installing the packages by trying these two commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa as well as ...
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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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How do I install hackingtools that are not in repository?

I tried to follow the instructions here: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=73572 apt-get install nmap driftnet charon yamas wireshark tshark kismet cleven cowpatty But some packages are not in ...
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Unable to install BURG [on hold]

I recently removed my Ubuntu 13.10 and installed 14.04 and I wanted to install burg bootloader, but all the ppas that were working in 13.04 and 13.10 are not working. Please help
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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 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 do I install Pinta?

I ordered a new computer with Windows 8 to test before rolling out. It arrived with Ubuntu 12.04. Rather then just send it back, I decided to check it out first as I think the system is probably much ...
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How do I install ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I need to install the package ffmpeg because I am trying to install subsonic server on my new Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When I try: apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Some packages could not be installed. ...
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how to create a ppa .dep that depends on non-default GCC?

I want to create a .dep package in my PPA. That project however requires a recent GCC 4.8 or Clang 3.4+. I found out, that you can add custom PPA dependencies, so I added ubuntu-toolchain-r/test to ...
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Getting frustrated trying to update R-base

I've read through similar questions/guides: A similar question on AU - Installing latest version of R-base The guide from CRAN on updating in ubuntu - ...
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How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs?

I installed many packages from many PPAs on my system. I want to list all the installed packages which are installed from launchpad PPAs, not repositories. Is this possible through command-line?
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How do I install latest PHP in supported Ubuntu versions (like 5.4.x in Ubuntu 12.04)?

I am trying to update to php 5.4 in Ubuntu 12.04, and I can only get 5.3.6 using official repositories (using apt-get). I'm not really sure how to do a manual update – I'm sorta new to ubuntu, but I ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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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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using ppa-purge (with/without -i) results in suggesting removal of over 100 packages I'm fairly sure ARE available in the standard ubuntu repository

I foolishly added the kxstudio ppa quite some time ago. All seemed well for a few months, then problems started showing up, and have been nothing but a pain since. I've submitted several bug reports ...
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Why isn't launchpad building my package?

I attempted to upload files to launchpad for building, using dput ppa:sparhawkthesecond/ahm xserver-xorg-input-evdev_2.8.2-1ubuntu2ahm0ly1_source.changes It completed fine, and I was told that it ...
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Unable to add ppas that contain '-'

I have searched for this error and it seems I am the only one getting this problem. When I run, for example $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager Cannot add PPA: ...
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Publishing my first application on PPA (Launchpad) [duplicate]

Let's say that I have a little script that outputs "Hello world!" in terminal: echo "Hello World!" How can I publish it to Launchpad PPA so I can type: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Where does adt or eclipse store it's Android SDK path settings?

I'm a newbie & trying to create packages of ADT, Android-SDK & Android-Studio. But i want to use less space on ppa , so i split up ADT & SDK into two packages. Also i want to use same SDK ...
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ppa for GHC 7.6

I was wondering if there is some decently trusted PPA of GHC 7.6? Preferably the newest. I want a decently recent Haskell platform without having to build from source. I am not experienced enough ...
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Is android-sdk architecture independent for Linux?

I'm newbie. I'm trying to do packaging adt & android studio for launchpad ppa. But currently i'm facing space quota issue. So i was thinking to provide single copy of android-sdk for both ...
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Where can i ask to increase space quota for launchpad ppa?

I did put an question in launchpad answers but i think there is only one guy active on the help desk of launchpad. Where can i ask to increase my ppa space quota? I'm newbie & trying to maintain ...
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Remove all packages installed from a PPA?

I have installed LibreOffice 4 using PPA. I was using LibreOffice 3, then I had upgraded to LibreOffice 4, because I was somewhat eager to try a new version. Now since I found that LibreOffice 4 ...
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How to downgrade to a specific PPA version of LibreOffice?

Since 2012 I have been using LibreOffice provided by this PPA. But yesterday, I made an upgrade which contains a bug that messes with all my Sheets. While I wait for a fix, I want to downgrade from ...
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Can't install PPA after switching to Ubuntu [closed]

I installed 13.10 on a partition that had Mint on it. When trying to add any ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snwh/moka-gtk-theme-daily I get the following error: sh: 1: ...
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apt-get update error.

When I try to apt-get update, I got these errors: Err https://private-ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages SSL: certificate subject name (a248.e.akamai.net) does not match target host name ...
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Something is wrong with the PPA

I'm trying to install some packages from a PPA but it fails. I can't install the package I want. apt-get says "unable to locate package": sudo apt-get install somepackage Reading package lists... ...
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How to install Winusb in ubuntu 13.10?

I want to install winusb software on ubuntu 13.10. Installation via PPA method doesn't work. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install winusb
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How can I add ppa:webupd8team/java to my repository with there are certificate errors?

I know this question has had a lot of attention and I wouldn't ask unless previous answers wouldn't work. I have tried each of the responses at these questions: ...
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How to install cups 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to install cups 1.7.1 on my Ubuntu 12.04, because of cups filter gstoraster bug. I tried to install it from source: ./configure make sudo make install but the service does not start. I ...
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Where can I find a Subversion 1.8 binary?

The Subversion 1.8 was released two weeks ago and is already available on the Windows platform via the Tortoise SVN client. I would like to get it running on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I've already ...
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Publish a package on Ubuntu Software Center?

Recent, I uploaded a package on MyApps. After uploading finished, I received a notice: Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to ...
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Install a newer version of wine [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu newbie having just installed Ubuntu 13.10 in a 2007 emachine. All the native apps seem fine, but the Wine provided in the Ubuntu Software Center, Wine 1.4.x, is not running the programs ...
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Can't add applications using sudo apt-get and unofficial ppa: unable to lock directory [duplicate]

My terminal shows this error. I can't add any applications. Please help someone ashwin@ash:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa [sudo] password for ashwin: The official Ubuntu Tweak stable ...
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Install multiple ppas at once via terminal without using script

I want to add these four ppa's to my machine. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/malys-themes sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alecive/antigone sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nitrux/nitrux-artwork sudo ...
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Dovefix update issue [duplicate]

I am trying to create an email server. I am using an arstechnia guide (link), which has me using postfix and dovecot. My server of choice is an Amazon EC2 instance running ubuntu server 12.04. One of ...
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Failed to install software via terminal [closed]

I'd like to install a program called my weather indicator, i installed via terminal. But it's failed to install: FirstStrike@mylaptop:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao [sudo] password ...
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Is Bitcoin core V.0.9 not updated on PPA ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin?

Version 0.9 of Bitcoin-Qt just came out. When will ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin be updated? In the meanwhile, any steps showing how to upgrade are welcome! Equally posted on ...