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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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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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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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. I'...
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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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PPA does not have a release file

I'm trying to install Oracle Java 7 from Webupd8team ppa by following instructions from here. I have it installed on one of my other systems using the same ppa. But now when I try to apt update after ...
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PPA upload of custom kernel package

Is there any documentation on how to build custom kernel packages and upload the result into a PPA? In particular, I would like to build mostly the stable upstream kernel (i.e. git://git.kernel.org/...
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Can't interact with 'Software & Updates'

As of a few weeks ago, I can no longer change anything inside 'Software & Updates'. If I click on checkboxes, select different items from a dropdown, or edit/add/remove PPAs, the fields just stay ...
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apt-get update fails on Ubuntu 16.04 when I enable the google music manager ppa

Seems as if the pre-16.04 security key security is no longer sufficient. I'm not sure what to do to fix this. Or is this something google needs to fix on their end? moorepants@parvati:~$ sudo ...
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Can't add PPA using add-apt-repository: SSL support not available

whenever I tery to add any ppa to install any stuff i get the following error nikunj@nikunj-DL-H61MXE-V:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How to properly manage PPAs just from the command-line

What are the recommendations for managing other repositories and PPAs without the help of Software and Updates GUI. How to know if a repository/PPA already, - exist - enabled or - disabled ? How to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ppa:george-...
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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: https://launchpad.net/~graysky/...
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Fetch specific boost version with apt-get

To make my plex server run nicely I would like to fetch boost library version 59... $ /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex\ Media\ Scanner --help /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Scanner: error while ...
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Update notification

I updated to version 16.04 of Ubuntu from version 15.10. I now get operating system update notifications from the Ubuntu Software program. But does not update other programs I have installed, IE Kcad,...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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14.04 php7 install - Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'

I want to install php 7 version on Ubuntu 14.04. I run below command (root account). # LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php and result is. Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'. Please ...
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Installing gambas3 from ppa

When using a Debian OS on my computer, I can download gambas3 from ppa:gambas-team/gambas3 every time I try with no problems. However when using a Ubuntu OS on the same computer using the same ppa, I ...
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/tmp running out of space, can't umount /tmp to cleanup (device busy)

When I tried installing VLC plugin libde265 , I got this error message E: Write error - write (28: No space left on device) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. I also ...
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apt-get equivalent to yum's --enablerepo

Is there an easy way to use a repository/PPA only when needed as we'd do in a RHEL based distro with yum's --enablerepo, --disablerepo flags . For example yum --enablerepo=epel install vlc yum --...
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How to build -dev package in launchpad?

I am developing small library and I've created appropriate debian package configuration. You can take a look at it at https://github.com/mspanc/vspec. When I run debuild locally it properly builds ...
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How can I upgrade to the latest wpa_supplicant?

I have (more precisely, my employer has) a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which comes with wpa_supplicant version 2.1. There are improvements in wpa_supplicant 2.5 which I believe may help with ...
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Using qt debug symbols from ppa in qtCreator

How to make use of debug symbols in qtCreator, that are installed using ppa? I use Stephan Binner "Qt 5.5.1 for /opt Trusty" packages, including packages with -dbg postfix. Running command: dpkg-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center Install From PPA

I have installed a PPA. Now I want to view all software that the PPA has to offer in the Ubuntu Software Center GUI. Everywhere I look on the internet they say,"The packages available from the PPA can ...
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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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Error installing deluge on ubuntu server (unmet dependencies)

I am getting the error that I have an unmet dependency "deluge-common" when I run the command: dprogers@homeserver:~$ sudo apt-get install deluged [sudo] password for dprogers: no talloc ...
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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 apt-...
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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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`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: (60,...
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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 ...