View Full Version : Which PPA repositories from launchpad do you use? Which are popular?

December 16th, 2011, 04:18 AM

Im just interested which repositories from launchpad (or anywhere else) do you use and for which programs... which ones, that i dont have yet (repositories and/or programs) would you recommend to me?

thank you!


ps. i use these:

# aMule SVN
deb http://www.vollstreckernet.de/debian/ testing amule-stable

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

# debian.scribus.net - Primary repository
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/scribus/ppa/ubuntu/ oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/scribus/ppa/ubuntu/ oneiric main

# debian scribus also
deb http://debian.scribus.net/debian/ oneiric main
deb-src http://debian.scribus.net/debian/ oneiric main

# debian.tagancha.org - Backup repository
deb http://debian.tagancha.org/debian/ oneiric main
deb-src http://debian.tagancha.org/debian/ oneiric main

# project neon
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/neon/ppa/ubuntu/ oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/neon/ppa/ubuntu/ oneiric main

# KDE backports
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu oneiric main

# KDE experimental
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/experimental/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/experimental/ubuntu oneiric main

# KDE 4.7.3
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main

#Automatic Keys (WebUPd8)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu oneiric main

# Google software repository
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

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

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cheleb/blender-svn/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/cheleb/blender-svn/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape-nightly/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape-nightly/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/audacity-team/daily/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/audacity-team/daily/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/adilson/experimental/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/adilson/experimental/ubuntu oneiric main

December 16th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Moved to Community Cafe.

December 16th, 2011, 08:24 PM
All I frankly know is that I wish there was a list like this back when I started using Ubuntu. Ideally it would be intigrated into the software center, so its not a hazzle to find PPAs.

December 16th, 2011, 08:39 PM
SimonAndric, you seem pretty obsessed with having the absolute latest packages eh? Half that stuff is already in the repos.

I am using the XBMC one, and that is about it. Most things I need are in the standard Ubuntu repos.

December 16th, 2011, 11:29 PM
I use superos repository (http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS_repository). It is not a ppa. But it contains some packages I use like: truecrypt, opera, vbox, ........

December 17th, 2011, 12:21 AM
I use as little PPAs as possible. Howver right now I have PPAs for OpenShot, Kdenlive and TV-MAXE (which works quite well to watch sopcast streams.). I have OpenShot and Kdenlive via PPA as I'm on Lucid and the versions in the Lucid repos are quite old.

December 17th, 2011, 12:31 AM
I use as little PPAs as possible.

Same here. I think I have one for Handbrake, that's it.

Frogs Hair
December 17th, 2011, 12:31 AM
I have started to use some theme PPA'S because updating Gnome 3 themes was becoming a bit of a hassle .

December 19th, 2011, 08:21 PM
PPA's are a such an addiction, and its what keeps me away from Debian ^_^
Its like Firefox add-ons, can't live without them or even switch browsers :3

For Debian users:
Imagine having a stable system with only the packages you want updated.., without compiling, that is, and automatically updated. Sure, repositories have always done that, and PPAs are nothing but small personal repositories, that happen to compile packages for the various architectures and versions; instead of forcing each developer to host their own (which most never bother to do).

This alone makes it worth to do an Ubuntu minimal install and custom your way instead of Debian, just to have flawless PPA support. That is a difference that matters, distro wise. Of course the other Ubuntu derivatives such as Mint enjoy this.

Ok i must say Ubuntu also has some nice tasksel selections, way more than Debian (and some strange, Xubuntu minimal or XFCE desktop?) :)

The ones i have enabled in this machine (11.04):

Pidgin musictracker (jon-turney)
Pylotro (ajackson-bcs)
Firefox Stable (mozillateam)
Pidgin (pidgin-developers)
Shotwell (yorba)
Bsnes Nestopia Handbrake (hunter-kaller)
RawTherapee Luminance (dhor)
Jdownloader (jd-team)
UNetbootin (gezakovacs)
Thunderbird Stable (mozillateam)
Nvidia (ubuntu-x-swat)
Wine (ubuntu-wine)