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    Where to find PPAs?

    Pretty much the title. I hear about people adding repositories but I have no idea where exactly you get them?

    Let's use the example that prompted me to ask this question. I'm looking into how to automount several partitions upon booting, and a guide I'm reading says to get the program pysdm. It says to just run sudo apt-get install pysdm. When I run that in the terminal it says that it couldn't locate the package. In this case I'm assuming I need to add another repository? I know the command to install them, but how do I find them?

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    Re: Where to find PPAs?

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    Re: Where to find PPAs?

    See http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=pysdm and https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pysdm

    It seems that the package pysdm stopped being seeded in Precise.

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    Re: Where to find PPAs?

    That package is old and was removed from the repos after 12.04.(rightfully, I would say)
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/23706...-pysdm-package

    As for ppa's
    Typically, you'll find them at launchpad.net
    Do a search, with google or other search-engine for which ever package you'd like to try.
    The ppa's home page like this one
    https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ppa
    will give you the details of how to add it to your system.
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    Re: Where to find PPAs?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    That package is old and was removed from the repos after 12.04.(rightfully, I would say)
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/23706...-pysdm-package

    As for ppa's
    Typically, you'll find them at launchpad.net
    Do a search, with google or other search-engine for which ever package you'd like to try.
    The ppa's home page like this one
    https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ppa
    will give you the details of how to add it to your system.
    Thanks, this was exactly the type of answer I was looking for

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    Re: Where to find PPAs?

    You may want to read this guide about PPAs.
    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/02/how-t...dd-remove.html

    and this one about Y PPA MANAGER
    which among other things allows you to easily purge a PPA should upgraded packages from a PPA cause trouble.

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