Questions tagged [ppa]

"Personal package archives" serve applications to the public. Launchpad users bundle and prepare packages for users, who can add PPAs via terminal commands or "Software & Updates".

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How do I remove a PPA?

I've added multiple third party PPAs and there are bunch of PPAs which I don't need any more. Is there simple way to remove a PPA?
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Can I safely install any PPA for Ubuntu on elementary?

Can I expect that a PPA will work the same way it would on a Ubuntu installation? How can I know that a PPA that works on Ubuntu might not work on elementary?
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Recent change in elementary OS repository structure?

Has there be in recent time (mor exactly on 4 oct 2015) a change to the structure of the elementary OS repository in ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/dists/ changing URL pattern from .../...
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ppa/git problems after installing certificates. Revert system to default?

I have installed some certificates and after I did it i have a lot of problems with the ppa and git: sudo apt update returns errors for missing release files where they actually are: server ...
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“could not find a distribution template for Ubuntu/n/a” error in elementary OS

I got message like this : root@ferryready-Satellite-L510:/home/ferryready# curl -sL http://i-hate-farms.github.io/spores/install | sudo bash - Installing the repository... OK Traceback (most recent ...
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Error: “Signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available”

I get error message like this W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY AE0A77A7BFF792D0 ...
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Can I “convert” a Ubuntu installation to an elementary installation?

If I'm running a version of Ubuntu more recent than that on which elementary OS is based, can I install elementary's components onto it for a working elementary OS setup?
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How can I identify a PPA is safe or not?

I observed many posts on internet suggests to add PPA's to install an application. Is it safe to add the PPA's? The answer is : No (wrt this) My question: Is there any way to know whether the PPA'...
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How do I restore the elementary OS Freya original sources list?

I have messed up the PPA and now I do not know how to revert the sources.list to its original form. Thank you!
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Message of error each time I open Appcenter

Every time I open the appcenter there is a message of "Failed to fetch updates" Everything seems to be working fine, but I would like to solve it Here is the full content of the window W: ...
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How do I use PPAs with Elementary OS?

I have Elementary OS 5.1 Hera, and I would like to use PPAs. That way, I can install some more software not in the default repositories. How can I do this?
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In app centre it is showing failed to fetch updates

E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/tor-browser/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file. W: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore ...