Sunday, 13 April 2014

What is a PPA for on Ubuntu or Linux Mint?

  • PPA stands for Personal Package Archive
  • It allows apps to be installed that are not in the Ubuntu/Mint repositories
  • Provides access to newer software
Example - add PPA for apt-fast
  •  On Ubuntu or Linux Mint from a terminal for a 64 bit OS :
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable 
$ sudo apt-get update 
$ sudo apt-get install apt-fast

  • This allows 'apt-fast' to be installed which is not in the standard repositories

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