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 launchpad.net. PPAs allow developers to distribute software in a manner similar to Ubuntu repository items using
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.