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What is the linux-image-extra package for and do I need it?

Good day everyone. I occasionally update my kernel from this web site http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ I have been always downloading 3 deb files for installing linux header all, ...
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Will VLC from the Software Center receive the same updates as the stable PPA?

VLC 2.1.0 has been released. My computer runs 12.04 and the lastet VLC version is currently 2.0.8. Will the VLC 2.1.0 update be availabe for me as well (with a slight delay maybe), or is it ...
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tox pidgin plugin for Ubuntu

I would like to add the tox plugin in pidgin. There is only a really complicated tutorial how to create it yourself at https://wiki.tox.im/Tox_Pidgin_Protocol_Plugin I would prefer an automatic ...
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Package system is broken - updating Python

First I wrote the following command: sudo apt-get update And when that was completed, I ran this command: sudo apt-get -f install And I got this error from the terminal: dpkg: error processing ...
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I want to install deepin music player in my ubuntu?

I want to install deepin music player in my ubuntu. When I run sudo apt-add-repository ppa:noobslab/deepin-sc in terminal it says: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:noobslab/deepin-sc'. Please check that the ...
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how to do a pbuilder-dist build with dependencies in a ppa?

I'm trying to build a package for my ppa that uses packages from two other ppas. I want to do a test build using pbuilder-dist. I have done this before and I know that I need a combination of: ...
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Problem during Plowshare's installation

Today i tried to install Plowshare on Ubuntu Server 14.10, as written in Plowshare's documentation. So, i added the Plowshare's repository with this command: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to create a automatic PPA?

How can I create a PPA that automatically pulls changes from a git (hub) repository every time a new tag (release) is added, and then compiles the app?
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The update information is outdated [duplicate]

I am still new to linux and not sure what to do to solve this situation. I try to update the repository with the command: sudo apt-get update but it returns this error: W: Impossibile recuperare ...
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Cannot build on launchpad

I have succesfully uploaded my app to launchpad:However it fails to build on both i386 and amd64. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/~mkamenjak/+archive/ubuntu/bugappppa/+packages Here is the ...
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I cannot open exe files

I have tried installing wine but this fails. I use, sudo add-app-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa Then sudo apt-get update Finally sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks It ends up by saying error ...
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Create .deb of shared library

I tried everything, but failed. I need to make package of libsodium for precise. When I do regular mantra (./autogen.sh && ./configure && make && make install) everything ...
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Xbmc Lubuntu quantal

I have a mac mini g4 with Ubuntu 12.0 with kernel:-Version-:Linux 3.5.0-17-powerpc-smp (ppc). Now i want to get XBMC but i cant get it installed, i have tried many things but it won't work: ...
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Can I use the Aurora PPA to install Firefox Developer Edition?

I would like to get an auto-updating version of Firefox Developer Edition rather than a once-off installation. From comments on the announcement and this Mozilla ticket it appears that Firefox ...
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how to fix update error? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/trusty-media/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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How can I fix a 404 Error when i updating using apt-get [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/crass/v-mobile-broadband/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I add the mainline kernel PPA?

How can I add the mainline kernel ppa to the synaptic software sources? I have the url: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ but I am missing the ppa: line.
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Dell Vostro 5470 DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint Driver

I've bought Dell Vostro 5470 for using my development projects. Everything is going perfect for 2 weeks but I am not able to use DigitalPersona, Inc. VSF XXX Fingerprint with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ...
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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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Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb ...
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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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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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How to install Eclipse?

I want to install the latest version of Eclipse but the Ubuntu Software Centre contains an older version. Is there a PPA or some other way to install latest Eclipse? Please describe the steps for ...
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Failed to install pidgin-whatsapp in Ubuntu 14.10 (Error - Failed to fetch PPA) [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user. In the process of installing WhatsApp into Ubuntu 14.10, and while I have successfully installed Pidgin, I am facing problems when installing whatsapp-purple plugin for Pidgin. ...
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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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How can I backup my PPAs?

Related to this question. But my concern is that over the past year, most of my more interesting (or used) applications are from PPAs, and just backing up my sources list won't add the associated ...
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Unable to connect and GPG Error on Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting the following error when i apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg Unable to ...
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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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Updated PPA for Gparted

I am looking for a PPA that has an updated version of GPARTED. The one in the official repositories is very old (Version 0.12.1). Since then, there has been 10 new versions. The last one was the 0.16 ...
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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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using git from pre-configure stage in debian/rules in Launchpad PPA

I'm preparing a new ppa for a source package I'd like to "follow" a git repo. I thought to be clever and avoid having to recreate the X.orig.tar bundle with a different name each time by doing a git ...
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Update only new added sources [duplicate]

When you add a new repository you must do apt-get update. This command will check all the sources and in my computer it take about 1~2 minutes to complete. Is it necessary to check all the sources? ...
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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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Not yet able to install sagemath-upstream-binary from ppa. Should I just be a little more patient and try again latter?

At this time (2014, October the 27th) I am not able to install sagemath-upstream-binary in my recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 utopic from ppa:aims/sagemath. I strongly suspect that I just need to wait ...
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Can I get a package from a ppa that my distro doesn't support?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pwr22/tomighty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tomighty I want this. This guy made a deb package out of the java original. Problem is I have 14.10 and a lot of ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2 instead of 3 from webupd8team PPA?

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 remove completely the php packages from ondrej PPA?

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 can I create a ppa from command-line in launchpad

I succesfully created my ppa, and I can now create new packages using the web interface of launchpad. I'm trying to backport some packages from ubuntu trusty to precise using the backportpackage ...
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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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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 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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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 ...