I'm attempting to install Xiphos and when I follow the links I get to this page which is a mystery to me: https://launchpad.net/~unit193/+archive/ubuntu/crosswire

What do I do with this??


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    Suggestion: if you want to install certain software, first check if the software is in official Ubuntu repositories with apt-cache search some-prog or just check software center app Aug 15, 2015 at 19:36

2 Answers 2


all you have to do is

go to a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+T then copy pat this commands to it one after another

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install Xiphos

or you can search xiphos in Ubuntu software center.

  • if this answer helped you, please mark it as the correct answer.
    – user433732
    Aug 15, 2015 at 19:30

What do I do with this??

The "mystery" page you see is a Personal Package Archives (PPA) page:

PPAs are for non standard software/updates. They are generally used by people who want the latest and greatest. If you are going extra lengths to get this kind of software, then you are expected to know what you are doing. The selection in the Software Centre is ample for most human beings. To know more about PPAs, see What are PPAs and how do I use them?

If you want to install xiphos from a PPA, open your terminal and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit193/crosswire
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xiphos

Note: You do not have to add PPA in order to install xiphos. Open 'ubuntu Software Center' and search for Xiphos Bible Guide. Click on the search results and hit 'Install'.

  • he doesn't have to add a PPA to install Xiphos, as it's available without it
    – user433732
    Aug 15, 2015 at 11:08
  • @RonnieDroid Sure he can. I am just following his method. Thanks for pointing out, I've added the information to my answer
    – Ron
    Aug 15, 2015 at 11:34
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    @RonnieDroid The PPA has a newer version ;)
    – A.B.
    Aug 15, 2015 at 19:46
  • @David Ashton As you're a reputation 9 user: If this answer helped you, don't forget to click the grey ☑ at the left of the answer, which means "yes, this answer is valid"! ;-)
    – Ron
    Aug 17, 2015 at 17:49

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