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How do I install the latest Mesa release?

Which is the preferred way to install the latest stable version of Mesa on Ubuntu? I believe that would be a PPA, but not the bleeding-edge one like xorg-edgers. I would like to see a PPA that ...
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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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Issue Backporting SQLite 3.8.1 to Ubuntu Precise from Trusty

I'm pretty new to all of the packaging of Ubuntu applications and what not so this may not be the correct place to ask this question or there may be a more appropriate place to re-ask this question. ...
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How to do a ppa for a java ant project?

I was doing a launchpad ppa for my ant project using jdeb. when I had the unpleasant surprise in the last step that ubuntu ppa actually builds the package from the repository, not just accepts signed ...
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Application rejected on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. What can I do?

I submitted a desktop application on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com long time ago. But it was rejected today with the following reason: This package submission process is now deprecated. To provide my ...
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What does this dput message mean?

I uploaded a new package to a PPA (the PPA contains no reference of any uploads of this package in the past), and dput output this curious message: Package includes an .orig.tar.gz file although ...
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redis-server - What difference between rwky/redis and chris-lea/redis-server?

What difference between https://launchpad.net/~chris-lea/+archive/ubuntu/redis-server and https://launchpad.net/~rwky/+archive/ubuntu/redis?
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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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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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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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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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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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Apt pinning is pinning all sources

I've installed a PPA, ondrej/php5, so I can install PHP 5.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I want to install Apache 2.2, and the above PPA provides Apache 2.4. I created the file ...
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Specify the target directory in a package

I created a package (with dpkk-build and dh_make) from my own program source and got a deb-binary. So far, so good. No if I'd upload the package to my ppa and installed it from there, the program ...
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Is Mactel PPA good stuff for Macbook Pro 5,3 with Ubuntu 13.04?

The Mactel repository proposes some extra packages in order to run Ubuntu on Macbook computers. Mine is a Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) running Ubuntu 13.04. The wiki page about the Mactel support seems to ...
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Unable install cmake and ccmake?

So the thing is I'm trying to install Cmake and cmake-curses-gui. I have updated the system with apt-get-update. sudo apt-get install cmake Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How to edit a backported package before uploading it to a PPA?

I'm attempting to backport Clang 3.2 to Quantal from Raring. Thinking this would be a relatively painless process, I ran the following command: backportpackage -s raring -d quantal -u ...
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/usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could not be found

After using Ubuntu 12.10 for two weeks I ran into problems updating the package database. Running sudo apt-get update returns the following error: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could ...
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files missing from my PPA package

Summary: Uploaded by first attempt at a package to my PPA; after the launchpad build the package, I found that files are missing from the resulting deb package. My PPA: ...
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How to search for and list available ppas via the python launchpad API?

I can't figure out how to use the python launchpadlib to search for ppas. In other words, I am looking for a python API interface for the official launchpad (ubuntu) ppa search. A web form for the ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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I have a PPA, but I can't figure out how to add an image to the Software Center listing

So I have made a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~stefansundin/+archive/ubuntu/truecrypt After adding the ppa and updating the sources, I can see it in the software center. It is using the default icon ...
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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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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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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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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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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the ...
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Unable to add PPA

I was just trying to get Pipelight installed when I came across following error. I copy and pasted the input into my terminal the second time around and the error still occured.
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How to BuildMyOwnKernel, bumping +1 for revision number version?

I'm facing a hard time with Linux 3.13 from Trusty but, it is another topic (http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-server@lists.ubuntu.com/msg06775.html), so, I decided to backport the Linux 3.16 from ...
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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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How do I update a single PPA instead of all of them?

For example, I have ppa:skunk/pepper-flash and only want to update it instead of the whole apt-get update. Is there something like for example apt-get update ppa:skunk/pepper-flash that I can use?
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how do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start or shows as a white screen after installing the repositories for connecting to iPhone

My sister is using Ubuntu 14.04 as the only boot in her notebook Megaware with graphics AMD Raedon. I gave my iPhone to my sister, she wanted to connect it to her notebook. I installed some ...
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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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How can I see a list of new packages for my system

I run muon every few days to keep my system up to date. In the lower left corner, there is a number of available packages which keeps getting bigger! It makes me curious to see what they are. I would ...
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Certification validation issues with ppa

So I just installed ubuntu on my computer at work and when I try to add a ppa I get the following message: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~libreoffice/+archive/ppa: ...
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64-bit 12.04 with mtp phone

On my Ubuntu Precise 32-bit PCs, I added a PPA as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The 32-bit PCs then work fine on picking up my ...
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“cannot access ppa” trying to download ubuntu sdk

I was trying to download Ubuntu sdk entering: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk However, the answer was Cannot ...
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Preventing apt-get from downloading other packages

I've recently installed Oracle JDK on my Ubuntu. Now when I download any package, apt-get first tries to download oracle-java8-installer. How can I stop it from doing that? Edit: Here's the output of ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and AMD proprietary graphics drivers with PPA

I want the AMD proprietary graphcis drivers installed via PPA. I don't want to install it manually because of updates. The open source drivers are not good for me because Unity is not smooth then. My ...
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Can't add ppa behind proxy?

First I set up /etc/apt/apt.conf to use my proxy and now I can update with sudo apt-get update. Now I want to add some ppas but can't. I try to add a PPA behind my proxy so I set up http_proxy and ...
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Authenticated Packages for Flocker

The current installation instructions for Flocker on Ubuntu 14.04 state that one should run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-https software-properties-common sudo ...
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PPA Failed Build

I am trying to upload a package to a PPA to be built. The package ucc in this repository won't build. It fails by saying: make: *** No rule to make target '../src/parser.y', needed by ...
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How do I run Steam games without removing xorg-edgers?

I have just recently found out the problem to my previous question seen here in which I concluded that the problem was the xorg-edgers PPA. I don't want to remove it becuase: I require better ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't open the computer: (ubuntu 14.04). Please help me. Thanks very much! This is images: http://i.stack.imgur.com/a2mmH.jpg Some error: Failed to fetch http://ppa.lauchpad.net.... p/s: my ...
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Can I map Archlinux's official-packages into a PPA automatically?

I've been using chroagh on my Chromebook to get an Archlinux environment. Unfortunately, maintenance of chroagh is not keeping up with Freon. I'm switching to Ubuntu on my Chromebook, since crouton ...
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unmet dependencies [Wine]

Again with unmet dependencies problem, but this time it's something else... I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I am trying to install wine but I get this message: The following packages have unmet ...
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Computer doesnt start after installing Oibaf Drivers

I recently installed Oibaf drivers on my computer and after having done that, the computer no longer starts, freezes in gnome logo (I use ubuntu gnome), I install the drivers using these commands: ...
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PPA Pinning, trying to install qemu with glusterfs packages

I need to have glusterfs enabled qemu, however default repository qemu is not built with glusterfs support. I have found a ppa & added it, I made the pinning in apt preferences, however even when ...
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Graphics changed after relogin on Ubuntu 15.04

So, a little background. While trying to fix the issue with chrome and other video player freezing when waking up from suspend, I think I accidentally changed some settings. And from my history I'm ...