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Install Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu – Add PPA, Remove PPA & Purge PPA

How to install Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu Linux. Using Y PPA Manager on Ubuntu, add PPA manually, delete PPA ( remove repository in Ubuntu). Using PPA Manager, one can add Ubuntu PPAs graphically with Y PPA Manager. Not only this users can easily remove Ubuntu PPAs or Purge Ubuntu PPAs with Y PPA Manager.

Install Y PPA Manager


Y PPA Manager is a powerful PPA Manager tool. It features “Add PPA”, “Remove PPA” and “Purge PPA.” It can also be used to search all the available PPAs installed on the system. In short, Y PPA Manager is a powerful and must-have tool to workon PPAs in Ubuntu Linux.

Y PPA Manager can be installed on Ubuntu Linux Systems, via Wget Terminal command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

Once installed, open Y PPA manager from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

Using Y PPA Manager


Open PPA Manager and you will see a list of following options (see screenshot):

  1. Add a PPA
  2. Manage PPAs
  3. Search in all Launchpad PPAs
  4. Advanced
  5. Setttings
  6. Help

Besides the basic PPAs’ operations, Y PPA Manager can be used to:

  • Update single PPAs – without running a full “apt-get update”, which should be a lot faster (and especially useful for computers with slow Internet connections)
  • List packages in PPAs enabled on your computer
  • Edit PPA source file
  • Remove duplicate PPAs
  • Import all missing GPG keys
  • Fix GPG BADSIG errors
  • Backup and restore PPAs (automatically imports missing GPG keys)
  • Re-enable working PPAs after Ubuntu upgrade: when you upgrade to a newer Ubuntu release, the PPAs are disabled so using this feature, the PPAs that work with the new Ubuntu version you’re using are re-enabled, leaving the others disabled
  • Search for packages in Launchpad PPAs: a regular search which is faster, but doesn’t display exact package matches and comes with less details and a deep search which displays exact package matches. In the search, you can also see if a PPA is already added on your system or not and if a package is already installed (and the installed version). You can perform the following actions on a PPA listed in the search results: add it, list packages in the PPA, open PPA in browser, download packages, install a package using the built-in installer (if the PPA is not already added, it will be added)

Under Settings Section, you will find the following options:

  • PPA Purge behavior: auto – don’t require any user input; manual – opens a terminal window asking the user how to solve the issue (this is the default and highly recommended behavior).
  • Ubuntu version: this only affects the search. So if you want the Y PPA Manager search to display packages for some other Ubuntu version, simply change the Ubuntu version here. Supported versions: karmic, lucid, maverick or natty (use the Ubuntu version names for Linux Mint too!).

Credit: WebUpd8

Install Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu – Add PPA, Remove PPA & Purge PPA originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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