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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Launchpad: CLI “Copying packages”

I'm using Launchpad to upload a .dsc, a debian.tar.gz and a .orig.tar.xz. The orig archive contains both i386 and amd64 files, and I use debian/rules to build different architecture packages. But it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install Sublime Text 2 on Ubuntu 14.04

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 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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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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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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Package isn't found after adding PPA in apt-cache, why?

I am running 13.04. The system is new, just installed. I want to install package zeromq3 from PPA https://launchpad.net/~chris-lea/+archive/zeromq?field.series_filter=raring. I do: sudo ...
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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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/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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Error:not file found grub rescue after installing ubuntu 12.10

I installed 12.10 and when it finished I restarted it, but it says at the beginning: Error: file not found, Grub Rescue> I then tried boot-repair and: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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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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Problems in update ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 in my Sony laptop. I tried to update using sudo apt-get update but the following errors occurred while updating Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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How to properly remove mesa and install it from source?

I have xorg-edgers ppa added to my system ( https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa?field.series_filter=trusty ) with the latest x-org/mesa packages (almost) every day. Recently ( ...
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Patch a package by adding new files to it?

I'm trying to patch an existing package, and my patch is supposed to change some files and add some files and directories to the package. All seems to work, the .patch file in debian/patches looks ...
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Cannot add PPA; Solutions not working

I am doing this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java The error output is: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:webupd8team/java'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. I have ...
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Cannot install sflphone-gnome-video on ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) (64-Bit) Just added the repository: ppa:savoirfairelinux: http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoirfairelinux/ppa/ubuntu precise main But I cannot install ...
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How can I patch a PPA and then upload the patched source to my PPA?

I'm trying to do something very simple but I'm having a lot of problems. I am trying to have a patched wine PPA. I want to download the wine1.7 ppa source from the ubuntu team ppa, apply 1 patch file, ...
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How to publish an application without add-apt-repository?

I have an application, and now i want to publish it via Ubuntu centre. Then, user can install it by using command(only one command): sudo apt-get install my_app_name I read Publishing to a PPA ...
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libreoffice reinstall problems

How a tiny problem turned into a big one. Summary of what I've done so far: Details are here I recently upgraded from Kubuntu Precise (with backports, including the LO PPA) to Trusty with backports. ...
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How to install Rigs of Rods from PPA

I really want to install rigs of rods on my Ubuntu 14.04(.1) machine. I know that to install it there are two ways; compiling from source or from PPA. I don't have good luck compiling so I rather ...
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Install rdekstop 1.8.1 from repository or ppa in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and the rdekstop version in the repository seems to be 1.7.1. According to rdekstop SourceFourge page 1.7.1 seems to pretty old and there are newer versions since 2012. I am ...
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How do I install Val(a)IDE and how do I know what the PPA for a software is?

How do I install Val(a)IDE? The Ubuntu website tells me to: sudo apt-get install valide but Terminal says, "Cannot locate package". The Launchpad page offers no instruction on how to install it. I ...
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uwsgi does not start after being installed with launchpad ppa. Installed version : 2.0.3-debian

sudo-apt get install uwsgi on 12.04 results in installing 1.X version of uwsgi which has a lot of bugs and is outdated. After reading on askubuntu I added launchpad ppa's to my sources.list : deb ...
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the best site to find ppa repositories

yes I am looking for sites like ubuntuupdates.org/ppas I am looking for a site where I can get a list of every single ppa or at-least quite a few I was told their is a site that lists all of them so I ...
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Modified package builds fine with pbuilder-dist on my computer but fails on Launchpad PPA

I made a small modification to the gnutls28 package from trusty. Basically I re-enabled a disabled package (as trusty defaults to gnutls26). On my local Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit computer the build and all ...
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How to install older version of java with the webupd8 ppa

I'm trying to install java via the webupd8 ppa. Normally, this isn't an issue, it's just a quick sudo add-apt-repository .. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install .. However, I find that the ...
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How do I mask hardware detection on steam ran w/ Wine? Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

How do I mask hardware detection on steam ran w/ Wine? I'm running Steam through Wine and trying to run CSGO but I get an error for no CSM support because I use an ATI graphics card 7800 series. ...
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tzdata-java / tzdata package update error ubuntu precise 12.04

I had an unexpected error while updating the tzdata-java package (through daily updates). The following packages have unmet dependencies: tzdata-java : Depends: tzdata (= 2014c-0ubuntu0.12.04) but ...
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What's the easiest way to bring in libraries from a newer version of ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (precise). I'm trying run a binary which has dependencies that are not in the precise but are in trusty. What's the easiest way to bring those in? Here they are: libunwind8, ...
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Package rename and version drop

I have a package foo that is currently at version 2.3.0 I'm trying to push the current development version into a ppa for my use. However, upstream the package source foo has been completely merged ...
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Backport package stops at 99%

I am trying to backport texlive-extra for 12.04 and upload the result to my PPA on launchpad. So I executed backportpackage -u ppa:asolovets/backports texlive-extra. It starts downloading the source ...