View Full Version : What PPAs do you enable?

April 23rd, 2009, 01:20 AM
Personally I have:

Updated Telepathy and Empathy packages:

Updated Banshee packages:

Pulseaudio 0.9.15 (because I want to correctly configure my 5.1 and have better stability)

Updated X drivers:

April 23rd, 2009, 01:25 AM
Wine, I don't really run many windows applications but it's worth running the dev release.


April 23rd, 2009, 01:28 AM
How safe are PPA's ? with growing FOSS popularity, could we begin to see malicious PPA's. Something i wonder...

I currently have Docky and Exaile PPA's enabled.

Edit: on re-check I currently have SMPlayer.

April 23rd, 2009, 01:35 AM
How safe are PPA's ? with growing FOSS popularity, could we begin to see malicious PPA's. Something i wonder...

I currently have Docky and Exaile PPA's enabled.

It depends on how you look at it, all PPAs are signed with their own key. You can thus be sure when you install them that the packages have passed through that PPA. What someone puts in a PPA is though entirely up to them and as such no safer than how much you trust them. In the PPA you can see the data that went through the build system so you can track what goes on your system down to the specific code changes. Given the signing you can also be reasonably sure that the package you install is the package you inspect in the PPA.

Still I only enable PPAs from people I trust and I know to do good work that can be counted on.

As a packager your name is right on there, it can be tracked down to you. Doing anything evil would leave a very clear trail of breadcrumbs to your door. If anyone was caught doing this he would instantly be experiencing the full wrath of the community.

April 23rd, 2009, 01:49 AM
I'm pretty satisfied with jaunty as it is. Also, i usually just download the package i want from the PPA instead of adding the repo. I have had enough surprises with regressions (winehq repo), and rolling updates from arch linux. The reason i run ubuntu is because it's in a "frozen" state. If i introduce new packages to the system i prefer to do it selectively.
Having said that, i will probably update gnome-do when it hits 0.8.2 though. ( https://launchpad.net/~do-core/+archive/ppa )

April 23rd, 2009, 01:50 AM
I use these:

In intrepid I also had the do-testers PPA.

April 23rd, 2009, 01:52 AM
Midori (https://launchpad.net/~midori/+archive/ppa) (Dependent on the Webkit PPA)
Webkit (https://launchpad.net/~webkit-team/+archive/ppa)
Chromium (https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa) (Very unstable)
Shutter (https://launchpad.net/~shutter/+archive/ppa)
Daily Mozilla builds (Firefox 3.5/3.6) (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa)I was actually thinking about starting a thread like this. I'm really interested to see what other people use!

April 23rd, 2009, 03:45 AM
Quite a few... Here's all my extra repos (not all are PPA).

Google (though I don't use anything from that one at the moment), Medibuntu, MkvToolNix, NX, Opera, Pidgin, Shutter, Ubuntu Tweak, VirtualBox, and Wine. I think this is a really great way of distributing software! Hope to see more people distributing their application through PPA (or an off-site Debian repository) in the future.

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free #Google

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free #Medibuntu free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free #Medibuntu free

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty non-free #Medibuntu non-free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty non-free #Medibuntu non-free

deb http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/intrepid/ ./ #MkvToolNix INTREPID
deb-src http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/intrepid/ ./ #MkvToolNix INTREPID

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ubuntu jaunty main #NX
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ubuntu jaunty main #NX

deb http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/debian/ lsb3.2 postscript-ricoh #OpenPrinting Ricoh drivers

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free #Opera

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #Pidgin
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #Pidgin

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/shutter/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #Shutter
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/shutter/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #Shutter

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu jaunty main #Ubuntu Tweak
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu jaunty main #Ubuntu Tweak

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian intrepid non-free #VirtualBox INTREPID

deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt jaunty main #WineHQ

Mr. Picklesworth
April 23rd, 2009, 05:05 AM

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free

Bleeding edge banshee:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu jaunty main

Gnome Do:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu jaunty main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ubuntu jaunty main

Webkit Stuff (including early epiphany-webkit 2.27, which is the version that may actually become stable this time):
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ubuntu jaunty main

deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt jaunty main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mono-ubuntu/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/vala-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Breathe icon set:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/breathe-dev/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Bleeding edge liferea (which uses webkit!):
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/liferea/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

I love my PPAs. And web browsers, apparently :)

April 23rd, 2009, 05:47 AM
Deluge: https://launchpad.net/~deluge-team/+archive/ppa
Exaile: https://launchpad.net/~exaile-devel/+archive/ppa
IPlist: https://launchpad.net/~ssakar/+archive/ppa
Open Office: https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive/ppa
Mono (includes moonlight): https://launchpad.net/~mono-ubuntu/+archive/ppa
Compiz: https://launchpad.net/~compiz/+archive/ppa
Gnome Do: https://launchpad.net/~do-core/+archive/ppa
Wine: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa
Dropbox: http://www.getdropbox.com/downloading?os=lnx

April 23rd, 2009, 05:48 AM
Since I have Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) OpenOffice.org Scribblers:

Shutter (http://shutter-project.org/) Team:

PPA for Pidgin Developers:

Ubuntu Tweak (http://ubuntu-tweak.com/):


April 23rd, 2009, 07:07 AM
I use a few:

1) Ubuntu Tweak: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main #Ubuntu Tweak
2) Wine: deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt hardy main #Wine
3) Medibuntu: deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free #Medibuntu
4) Virtualbox: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian hardy non-free
5) Remastersys: deb http://www.remastersys.klikit-linux.com/repository remastersys/
6) Ypops: deb http://tskariah.net78.net/ubuntu ubuntu main
7) Deluge: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
8) gtkhash: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nicolai-spohrer/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nicolai-spohrer/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
9) Google: deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free #google
10) unetbootin: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

11) --># PulseAudio Fixes - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/psyke83/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/psyke83/ubuntu hardy main

April 23rd, 2009, 08:32 AM
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mono-ubuntu/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

I have to ask... who the hell are these people? We've *never* heard of or from them within the Debian Mono Group. They certainly don't maintain Mono in Ubuntu as their PPA claims (I do!)

April 23rd, 2009, 08:35 AM
Usually it's mozilla-daily (to get the latest beta of firefox, be it firefox-3.5 or firefox-3.6), and chromium-browser.

April 23rd, 2009, 08:49 AM
I have to ask... who the hell are these people? We've *never* heard of or from them within the Debian Mono Group. They certainly don't maintain Mono in Ubuntu as their PPA claims (I do!)

As I remember the effort was start with the sole purpose of providing 2.0 for Intrepid. Perhaps though it should carry some bigger warnings such as "not DMG approved"

April 23rd, 2009, 09:04 AM
Call me ignorant but what are PPAs?

April 23rd, 2009, 09:12 AM
Call me ignorant but what are PPAs?

Personal Package Archives. Typically a PPA would be used by developers or maintainers of a given application to ensure that users have the latest version (or to do pre SRU testing of fixes). E.g. if you look at an application like Banshee, it is very likely that it will have important bugfixes and feature updates in the lifetime of an Ubuntu release but policy does not easily allow to push these to the stable repos. Since upstream is only interested in supporting thr latest release this poses a problem. PPAs are a way to address this.

Now at their base, they are a some what bad idea as well as a good one. It is easy to cause a lot of problems this way but it is also a powerful tool to let users and developer do important testing and upgrades.

Naturally they do no big favors to QA which is a problem.

April 23rd, 2009, 09:34 AM
Now that Jaunty has been released, I started activating the PPAs I use.. the following are:

Mozilla Team
https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv CE49EC21 && gpg --export -a CE49EC21 | sudo apt-key add -

Ubuntu Mozilla Daily Build
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv 247510BE && gpg --export -a 247510BE | sudo apt-key add -

OpenOffice.org Scribblers (don't use for Jaunty [yet??])
https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs (https://launchpad.net/%7Eopenoffice-pkgs)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv 247D1CFF && gpg --export -a 247D1CFF | sudo apt-key add -

Get Dropbox (file sync)
deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv 3565780E && gpg --export -a 3565780E | sudo apt-key add -

deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt jaunty main #WineHQ - Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope"
KEY: http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/Scott%20Ritchie.gpg

WebKit (dependency of Midori PPA)
https://launchpad.net/~webkit-team (https://launchpad.net/%7Ewebkit-team)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 2D9A3C5B && gpg --export -a 2D9A3C5B | sudo apt-key add -

Midori (requires WebKit PPA)
https://launchpad.net/~midori (https://launchpad.net/%7Emidori)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv A69241F1 && gpg --export -a A69241F1 | sudo apt-key add -

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv A1F196A8 && gpg --export -a A1F196A8 | sudo apt-key add -

https://launchpad.net/~compiz (https://launchpad.net/%7Ecompiz)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 42C24D89 && gpg --export -a 42C24D89 | sudo apt-key add -

https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix (https://launchpad.net/%7Etualatrix)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
KEY: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 0624A220 && gpg --export -a 0624A220 | sudo apt-key add -

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing non-free
KEY: https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free
Not yet activated (re-thinking)

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