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    Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    Was poking through changelogs today, and saw software-properties had a new version out: https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s....75/+changelog
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      * new helper script "add-apt-repository" that can be used to
        enable a repository from the commandline. Useful for e.g.
        'add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-desktop'
    I gave it a try with `sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jpeddicord`. Not only did it add an entry to sources.list.d, it also fetched the GPG key automatically.

    Out of curiosity, I opened software-properties-gtk (system > admin > software sources) and tried to add a PPA on the third-party software tab.



    Using the same syntax for the add-apt-repository command, it worked. Didn't appear to grab the GPG key at first, but after restarting the interface the key was indeed there.

    This is awesome, and definitely lowers the barrier for adding PPAs to a system. Hopefully this functionality will continue to improve.
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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    Very, very cool.
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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    Nice!

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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    Ever since the authentication prompts became more prominent, I've been wanting this.

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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    That is very neat, I would though still prefer that work be focused on upstream PackageKit than our own complete suite of tools. It would make life so much easier and more pleasant.
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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    hunting gpg keys is a thing of the past.

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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    I think although this is a good idea. It kinda making even having a key useful.. If it auto gets keys for a repo.

    I sense this becomeing a windows mentality for installing dodgy 3rd party application.

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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    So i won't have to search for the GPG key any longer, save it to a blank file and then import it...?

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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    Quote Originally Posted by ELD View Post
    So i won't have to search for the GPG key any longer, save it to a blank file and then import it...?
    You haven't had to do that in ages
    But answering your guestion, yes, that command will do it for you.
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    Re: Awesome software-properties update for PPAs

    I actually have or it complains i don't have they key.

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