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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Lost my extensions for Cinnamon by accidentally upgrading to 2.4.5 any easy fix?

So I'm running 14.04 and using Cinnamon I loved it until somehow an apt-get upgrade or something caused Cinnamon to crash every time it loaded. I did a dist-upgrade which removed Cinnamon. Then I ...
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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 ...
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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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Is there a tool to list which PPAs are currently active on my system? [duplicate]

Before I reinvent a wheel, I thought I'd ask if there's a tool to list which PPAs are currently active. The upgrade process involves lots of add-apt-repository and ppa-purge cycles, and though I try ...
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Cant get pipelight to install

I cannot get pipelight to install (or anything from an alternate ppa, it seems). I have tired looking all over trying to find a solution, but can't seem to come up with one. I do sudo ...
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Purge video driver installation and set to default values

this is the (temporary, though) solution I found It's not permanent because it's really uncomfortable, but since it was saying me that the nvidia module wasn't loaded, I googled looking for one of ...
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Use a local tarball with webupd8's Oracle java package?

I'm using the Oracle java package from the webupd8 teams PPA, which is saving me a lot of hassles doing automated installs of the Oracle jvm. I'd like to speedup the process more, and avoid redundant ...
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Screen Brightness Ubuntu-Gnome 14.1 Toshiba Satellite L755

SO I have: Toshiba L755 , Nvidia backlight Here are some error messages I am getting while getting updates through the terminal: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Installing All Packages in a PPA

How do I download all of the packages contained within a particular PPA in one command, without explicitly listing out each package? For example, say I want to download all 108 or so packages ...
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I need to add something odd as a PPA

I've been puzzling over adding this: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/armhf As a PPA. Or maybe not even a PPA. I just need access to its packages in apt. This is on an armhf system. Another ...
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how can i fix Failed to fetch [duplicate]

10 and i have this problem in terminal when i want to update Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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Personal Package Archive (PPA) export

I plan to upgrade a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. I explore the best way to export the Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository list and import it back after the migration? Does backing-up ...
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Is there a PPA for the latest Blender version?

I am interested in trying out the Blender 2.54 beta, but don't have the time or patience to download and install all of the dependencies for it and compile it myself. Is there a PPA somewhere that I ...
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Downloading Latest Blender Version from PPA [duplicate]

For a few days I've been looking for a trusted source for the latest version of Blender. I found two commands to download Blender, but the Launchpad page was like this: ...
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Why can't I install Pipelight on my Samsung Chromebook

When I follow the commands to get Pipelight on my Chromebook it gets through the first 2 steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable and sudo apt-get update. But when I get to the 3th step I ...
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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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screenlets PPA missing on 13.04 [duplicate]

when running a sudo apt-get update I keep getting the following W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found I've looked ...
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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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Cinnamon PPA was not found

I am unable to add Cinnamon PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The add-apt-repository can't access the PPA. Also, when I visit PPA URL on https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan-dev/+archive/cinnamon-stable, I ...
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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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Is Gedit-3.14.2 available for ubuntu?

From where I will get gedit latest version? Current I have 3.10.4 installed on my Ubuntu version 14.10. Do we have any ppa available to download latest gedit?
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How to download a certain version of a package?

I tried sudo apt-get install package-name=1.23, but apparently it is not available for this version of Ubuntu...? I get: E: Version '1.23 for package-name' was not found. Do I need a command line ...
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Signatures not verified [duplicate]

These are the signature errors that persist after I tried several fixes mentioned on the Internet W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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Openstack Installation on Ubuntu Non Graphical server edition 14.04.1

We are trying to install Openstack on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server edition, single machine installation mode. We are facing an error while adding the repository The command sudo apt-add-repository ...
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How to build a source package?

I'm the lead developer of an open source software called GDevelop (https://github.com/4ian/GD): I'd like to distribute it on Ubuntu and benefit from the Launchpad platform to get it automatically ...
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Gray desktop after updating XFCE on Xubuntu

Lately, I've been trying to run multiple monitors on Xubuntu without having them cloned. On the internet, I found some instructions to do that which basically required me to add a PPA in order to ...
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What happen if I uncheck all PPAs from 'Software & Updates'

What happen if I uncheck all items in 'Other Software' from 'Software & Updates'? No longer have new updates for packages??
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Authentication problem with my PPA

I created a package and uploaded it to my PPA. After it got built, I went to install it, but was faced with this message: ******@******-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install stackapplet Reading package ...
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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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Unable to add ppa repository (14.04)

There are no proxies involved and I have already tried (repeatedly) to reinstall my ca-certificates but I still am unable to add ppa repositories. $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libccd-debs Cannot add ...
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list all the ppa repositories added to my system

How can I list all the ppa repositories added to my system and save it to a .txt file, so that I don't want to spend my time in searching for ppa's for fresh installations and i can just select a ppa ...
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Could not add ppa:neon/kf5 (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the latest vesion of KDE. ~ $> sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:neon/kf5'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. It seems that ...
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can i install kali tools in ubuntu 14.04

i was reading a tutorial about installing kali tools in ubuntu. in the starting , we have to add repositories like this deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION ...
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HELP i cant install anything [duplicate]

i tried editing /etc/apt/sources.list and hono of the ULRs below appear in it. thanks in advance btw im running 12.04 root@p:~# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Hit http:// ...