Questions tagged as ['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.
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How to use a older version of a package from the same PPA as a dependency while building is Launchpad?
in flag

I'm trying to package software for the Cardano blockchain using Launchpad, and so far I have been able to create a PPA with the required libsodium fork. This fork is required to build the Cardano node software, which was my next step - to build it and put it on the PPA as well. The problem is that in order to build the node software, the builder needs to use that PPA to be able to install the proper dep ...

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eSlavko avatar
PPA: Install old version
in flag

I am trying to install package qelectrotech on ubuntu 18.04.
After installing I got (old) version 0.5-2. So I added a PPA (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scorpio/qelectrotech-dev) source to get the newer version. But they don't work automatically. Now I need to manually force "downgrade" and look for the version to get a new version of 0.90.
After checking, I realised that my ubuntu system added some ver ...

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Juan avatar
Issue with graphic libgegl library
al flag

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.03 LTS.

I found an issue when I changed from the Snap version of GIMP (2.10.28) to the "official" PPA version of GIMP (2.10.18).

The issue is about the graphic library called: "libgegl"

The "Focal" version of that library is the numbered as: "0.4.22-3"

That is the only one library version which let us to use the GIMP 2.10.18 PPA version.

The issue is about the "standard" upgr ...

Score: 1
RTC222 avatar
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'apt_pkg' trying to install deadsnakes repository
cn flag

I want to install Python 3.10 on Ubuntu 18.04 (I'm currently on Python 3.8) from the deadsnakes repository with the following set of commands I found on the internet:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3.10

But I got the error "sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found."

More net research led me to this set of commands at "ModuleNotFoundError: No m ...

Score: 1
user4948798 avatar
Oracle JDK-1.8 installation issue on Ubuntu-20.04-LTS
eg flag

With below Dockerfile trying to install Oracle JDK-1.8. But it fails during docker build.

# Pull base image.
FROM ubuntu:20.04

# Install Oracle JDK 1.8
RUN add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java && \
    apt-get -y update
RUN echo debconf shared/accepted-oracle-license-v1-1 select true | debconf-set-selections
RUN echo debconf shared/accepted-oracle-license-v1-1 seen true | debconf-set-selec ...
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user1400 avatar
Manually Installed and Compiled Package Breaks apt update
in flag

I've installed ksuperkey via cloning from git and compiling with make. Now when I run "apt update" it has an error:

username@osboxes:~$ sudo apt update
Hit:1 bionic InRelease
Hit:2 bionic-updates InRelease                                                                        
Hit:3 bionic-ba ...
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Err:10 focal Release when installing linsiid software
id flag

I ran the following comand in the jobstep for install the linssid software:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wseverin/ppa

Those are the result:

LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to iwscanner (Linux) and Inssider (Microsoft™ Windows®). It is written entirely in C++ using Linux wireless tools, Qt5, and Qwt.
 Más información:
Pulse [E ...
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MaKaNu avatar
Identify which user added ppas
cn flag

I am responsible for a system, which someone else had setup. Sadly we just started documentation after I took the honor. We had an issue with old bionic packages since we dist-upgraded to 20.04 and solved it, but we are still messing with a few ppa's which I in first place need to figure out what they provide and in second place who installed them.

Is it possible to figure this out?

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Moez Ben Rebah avatar
The repository ' focal Release' does not have a Release file
jp flag

I'm under ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I got the below error while I apt-get update my system:

E: The repository ' focal Release' does not have a Release file.

I tried to search for a solution to remedy this error but I didn't find a reliable path, and I don't need to occur other system problems using wrong or inadequate solutions. help me, please!

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Yi Sun avatar
*Error* for Sudo apt-get update on ubuntu 20.04
my flag

I've just recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my PC. When I try to sudo apt-get update in a new terminal, it gives me this error:

Hit:1 trusty InRelease            
Err:2 focal InRelease                 
  Could not resolve ''
Ign:3 focal-security InRe ...
Score: 2
Juan Antonio avatar
Adding Ultimaker Cura repository possible
cn flag

I am currently using the Ultimaker Cura that one can install via the Software Centre which is currently in version 4.8. However, there is a more recent version of the software available here (that is version 4.11). I can download the AppImage and run it but I just want to add a repository so that the newest release automatically replaces any old version.

Can anyone help me assemble the line: sudo a ...

Score: 1
Maan Patel avatar
How do I remove this hashicorp ppa key?
za flag

This is the error I'm getting whenever I do sudo apt-get update or anything with apt.

This is the error

Err:2 focal InRelease   
  The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY DA418C88A3219F7B

I've even went to:

/etc/apt/sources.list.d$ ls

But did not find anything related to hashicorp. How do I get rid of this annoy ...

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SyntheticHuman avatar
Why is sudo apt update not working?
in flag

For the past while, I've been trying to run sudo apt update so I can prep my computer to upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10. However, every time I run it, I get a combination of these types of errors:

W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: focal InRelease: Coul ...
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lucidbrot avatar
Why must a PPA Label change be explicitly accepted in `apt`?
de flag

As discussed here, if an apt PPA changes its label and we try to apt-get update, we get something like this:

E: Repository ' artful InRelease' changed its 'Label' value from '*****
The main PPA for PHP (5.6, 7.0, 7.1) with many PECL extensions *****' to '*****
The main PPA for supported PHP versions with many PECL extensions *****'
N: This must be accepted ...
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SRY avatar
Why does the ubuntu 20.04 update fail me?
in flag
ubuntu# sudo apt update
Obj:1 stable InRelease                  
Obj:2 focal-security InRelease             
Obj:3 focal InRelease         
Obj:4 focal InRelease                    
Obj:5 focal-updates InRelease        ...
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Sajad Speed avatar
Roll back to stable version Lubuntu LXQt
in flag

I use this commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-ci/unstable-ci-proposed
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pcmanfm-qt
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge

to update my LXQt desktop and PCManFM-qt but everything went wrong. Please help me to get back to the same stable version.

Stable versions:

LXQt: 0.14
PCManFM-qt: 0.14


LXQt: 0.16
PCManFM-qt: 0.17
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How to install dbgsym to AWS Server?
co flag

I would like to use SystemTap to debug in AWS Linux server

here is my AWS Linux server kernel version

root:/# uname -r

I know that I need to install dbgsym to help me do the debug, I had searched this link

I found there is a package which might I need linux-image-5.11.0-1019-aws-dbgsym.

But I have no idea how to add this package or ...

Score: 5
tim.t avatar
Can't find a PPA to install Firefox-ESR 91 on Ubuntu 20.04
us flag

I want to install Ubuntu 20.04 on the old Notebook of my parents because the Support for Windows 7 ended and the machine is to slow for Windows 8 or 10 - and my knowledge ends with Windows 7. I have to keep thinks easy for them, too much updates and missing language support (whats normal with every new Firefox version) is a problem. But i can't find a PPA for Firefox-ESR 91. Is it enough to install the  ...

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RAI avatar
I have been getting this error from several sources, the latest in installing a new Canon printer
nl flag
richard@richard-Predator-G3120:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon
[sudo] password for richard: 
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
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Thelonius avatar
I can't apt update
cn flag

I just installed Ubuntu 21.04 on dual-boot, but when i try to use sudo apt update i receive the following error:

Ign:1 hirsute
Hit:3 hirsute InRelease                    
Hit:4 http://de ...
Score: 1
DarkBrave_ avatar
Cannot Install Dolphin Emulator From PPA
jp flag

I'm trying to run Dolphin Emulator on Kubuntu 21.04 using the recommended PPA. However, when I try to install it using sudo apt install dolphin-emu-master, I get an error about it not having a release file for 21.04/Hirsute. On the PPA, there is only a release file up to 18.04/Cosmic which is still being updated. I decide to edit the apt sources file to make it say cosmic rather than hirsute, however  ...

Score: 2
Joel Russo avatar
sudo apt dist-upgrade trying to install packages that do not exist in parrot os ppa
cn flag

I have installed parrotOS PPA in my ubuntu 20.04, so I can easily install and update hacking tools.

I created a script to automatically install some common tools that I use, adding PPA with the following function.

function addTools () {
    echo "deb rolling main contrib non-free" > ${file}
    echo "#deb-src https:/ ...
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compilebunny avatar
Unable to convince apt to use the PPA version of a package rather than the universe version
af flag

I am attempting to use the PPA version of touchegg on the Raspberry Pi version of MATE (focal; 20.04). The PPA is at touchegg version 2.0+ while Ubuntu Universe is at 1.1+.

The PPA info is here:

I execute:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:touchegg/stable 

and the PPA appears to install. This is followed by apt-get update.

/etc/apt/sources. ...

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Sarah Tanveer avatar
How do I package my source code on a GitHub repo for a PPA?
cn flag

I am trying to make a PPA to run a custom version of open5gs on POWDER testbed. The source code will be a GitHub repo so how do I include the source code in my package? I believe I need to make .deb package? Any help would be appreciated!

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Aravinda B N avatar
How to upgrade Apache 2.2 using source install from
ng flag

I am a newbie in source install on linux and Ubuntu. I have an urgent requirement where I need to have apache 2.4.48 on Ubuntu 18.04 where as by default it supports only 2.4.29. So I tried downloading the source tar ball from and install it. It got installed after some trial and errors. Now how do I disable the existing apache2 and make this newly installed apache2 to be used from now onwards ...

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"does not have a Release File" yet cannot find reference to source or ppa (Couchdb)
cn flag

I tried unsuccessfully to install CouchDB on Ubuntu 21, but now I get this error on apt-get update which seems preventing me from installing anything else on my system.

d@mypc:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit:1 focal InRelease
Ign:2 hirsute InRelease                                      
Hit:3 https://download. ...
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MaidRonin avatar
How do I know if a ppa is trustworthy?
cn flag

I've been searching for a way to create a bootable USB drive of a windows iso. So I found some posts on some reliable ( ?) sources about a ppa that contains Woeusb (

Has anyone used this one? Kinda of a noob question here, so I don't know what makes a ppa "safe". Cherrs,

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Drubbels avatar
Removed ppa: where have the packages gone?
id flag

I tried installing something to make a PlayStation 3 DualShock controller work on my Ubuntu 20.04 machine:

drubbels@drubbels:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:falk-t-j/qtsixa
drubbels@drubbels:~$ sudo apt update
drubbels@drubbels:~$ sudo apt upgrade
drubbels@drubbels:~$ sudo apt install qtsixa

It did not make the controller work, unfortunately, so I chose to uninstall. I did not think to purge the  ...

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Besmella Kazimy avatar
How do I search for a specific installed app using `apt list --installed`?
cn flag
apt list --installed

The above command will list all installed apps which is usually more than 100 but I need to see all apps that start with a specific word

I have installed more than 2 wine versions and I want to uninstall them but when I write apt list --installed, even scrolling to reach the top is time consuming so I want some way to make this list smaller like the command ls win* in dir ...

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Install Oracle 11.0.12 failure
mq flag

I have followed this, perfectly with no errors, "jdk-11.0.12_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz" copied to "/var/cache/oracle-jdk11-installer-local/" however when I run "sudo apt install oracle-java11-installer-local" I get the output below, and nothing is installed, still the same Ubuntu OpenJKD and when I try to show alternatives it says none. I am a Ubuntu newbie but everything is straightforward.

root@serve ...