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Old 06-30-2016, 12:41 AM   #1
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What's The Difference Between a PPA and a PPA (Sources)?


In Mint 17.3, I have three PPA's with two choices each.

It has the PPA, then the PPA (Sources).

Looks like this;

Name of the PPA
Name of the PPA (Sources)

Name of the PPA
Name of the PPA (Sources)

Name of the PPA
Name of the PPA (Sources)

I get a duplicate error. If I only want one of each, what's the difference and which one should be checked?

Thank you,

Chris.
 
Old 06-30-2016, 06:59 AM   #2
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The ones saying "Sources" contain source files.
 
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The PPAs contain the binaries, the Sources contain the source code if you need to compile it yourself. At least that's the theory, but with a PPA (accent on the PERSONAL) you can never be certain unless you manually check the files.
 
Old 06-30-2016, 02:49 PM   #4
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OK, thank you. This means if I added a piece of software, and it added it to the PPA, for me it would be non source. I uncheck them anyway, because I just wanted the program, not everything else after that.

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