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Old 12-30-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
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Where exactly do I get ppa's?


I've reade that it's at launchpad.net, but I don't know what to do.
 
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In a very general sense a ppa is a cookbook of sorts. You do a search for an application. It should or may say to add in a ppa to allow installation. Then when you try to install the ppa has the directions.

For example read this page.

https://launchpad.net/~handbrake-ubuntu/+archive/ppa
 
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PersonalPackageArchives are usually located at Launchpad but you can have your own located anywhere you want to. On the launchpad page that is for the PPA there will usually be a drop down you click on to locate your version of Ubuntu, click the drop down and a small box will appear that gives you the archive address for your sources.list. Add it to your sources.list and refresh. You should now be able to access the archive through synaptic, apt, aptitude.
 
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Repositories/CommandLine - Community Ubuntu Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...A_Repositories
 
Old 12-31-2011, 12:38 PM   #5
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To search for a PPA, do I just type a package name in the search box at Launchpad, e.g. (package name) ppa

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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Yeah, and then I just choose it from a list of results. This Geany one is the first result, it's for developers, but it should do for ordinary users.
 
  


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