Saturday, January 14, 2017

Install Y PPA Manager, a tool for managing PPA on Ubuntu

   Y PPA Manager, as the name implies, is a tool for managing PPA (repositories): add, delete, cleaning PPA, finding packages in Launchpad PPA, the list of packages in Ubuntu and more. All this from a single user interface.

Installation instructions:

 Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

Using Y PPA Manager

Open PPA Manager and you will see a list Y PPA Manager features:
  •     Add a PPA
  •     Manage PPAs
  •     Search in all Launchpad PPAs
  •     Advanced
  •     Setttings
  •     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

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