Questions tagged [ppa]

Questions about adding or managing PPAs (Personal Package Archives) should use this tag. PPAs are personal package archives that allow users and groups on Launchpad to make packages available to the public. PPAs can be added with a terminal command or through Software Sources.

A PPA is a personal package archive generally hosted by PPAs allow developers to distribute software in a manner similar to Ubuntu repository items using apt-get.

Users can add a PPA to their system with the add-apt-repository command or through the Software and Updates application. This allows users to install, update and remove PPA packages just like regular repository packages.

You can use the ppa-purge command to purge a PPA and all the packages provided by the PPA, or you can remove it through Software Sources.

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How can PPAs be removed?

I've added many PPAs using the add-apt-repository command. Is there a simple way to remove these PPAs? I've checked in /etc/apt/sources.list for the appropriate deb lines but they aren't there. This is on a server system so a command line solution…
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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 unstable distribution that some required packages…
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question spanning over several versions of Ubuntu. For your…
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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line into an install script?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's into a script that I can run on a new machine to replicate the repository setup including the keys? I know I can look into…
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Are PPAs safe to add to my system and what are some "red flags" to watch out for?

I see a lot of interesting programs out there that can only be obtained by adding a "PPA" to the system but, if I'm understanding correctly, we should stay within the official "repositories" for adding software to our system. Is there any way for a…
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How can I fix a 404 Error when using a PPA or updating my package lists?

PPA seems to be constantly offline. Whenever I use sudo apt-get update, this error is shown: W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found How do I fix these errors?
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Error sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

I’m running Ubuntu 14.04. When I run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa I get the following error: sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found I tried to run sudo apt-get install software-properties-common but it…
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How do I install different (upgrade or downgrade) PHP version in still supported Ubuntu release?

I am trying to update to install PHP 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0 in Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04 LTS, and I can only get PHP 5.3.10 for Ubuntu 12.04, PHP 5.5.9 for Ubuntu 14.04 or PHP 7.0.4 for Ubuntu 16.04 using official repositories (using apt-get). I'm not…
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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 full installation.
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How to add a PPA on a server?

The server version of Ubuntu does not have the add-apt-repository command. How can I add a Personal Package Archive (PPA) to the server without this command?
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Explicitly accept change for PPA 'Label'

When I run apt-get update on my ubuntu 17.10 I receive the following error: E: Repository ' artful InRelease' changed its 'Label' value from '***** The main PPA for PHP (5.6, 7.0, 7.1) with many PECL…
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What can I do if a repository/PPA does not have a Release file?

When updating, I get the following error message: W: The repository ' xenial Release' does not have a Release file. Here, I find another statement on this error: How can I fix a 404 Error when…
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How do I create a PPA?

How do I create my own custom PPA to share with the Ubuntu community? I am trying to create my own custom package set and I would really like to share it with the community.
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How to install Chromium without snap?

I just discovered that chromium will only be released as a snap package. How can I continue to get chromium, without snap? Is this possible without building from source? Notes: Please let's keep to the question as stated - not "what do you have…
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GLIBCXX_3.4.20 not found, how to fix this error?

Whey I try to run the program Layout Editor (available on this site) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS I get the following output in the terminal: $ layout layout: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20' not found (required by…
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