Fix “Cannot add PPA. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct” And Other CA-Certificates Related Issues In Ubuntu

Yesterday I encountered an issue in Ubuntu related to CA-certificates which resulted in errors when trying to add PPA repositories, cloning GIT repositories and more and I decided to make an article on how to fix these issues in Ubuntu, in case you run into the same issue.Here’s what happened. Firstly, I tried adding a […]

Y PPA Manager 0.9.9.2 Adds Support For Linux Mint 16 And Ubuntu 14.04

Quick update: today I’ve released Y PPA Manager 0.9.9.2 which adds support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 16 Petra.This took a while because Linux Mint 16 ships with its own “add-apt-repository -y” command which has a bug and can’t be used with gksu or pkexec so I had to find a […]

Y PPA Manager 0.9.9.1 Released With Ubuntu 13.10 Fixes

Today I’ve released Y PPA Mangager 0.9.9.1 which brings bug fixes for the latest Ubuntu 13.10 as well as some changes on how the tool works.For those not familiar with Y PPA Manager, this is a tool that lets you easily add, remove or purge PPAs as well as search for packages in Launchpad PPAs, […]

Y PPA Manager 0.9.9 Released With Support For Linux Mint 15 And Ubuntu 13.10 [Quick Update]

Quick update: today I’ve released Y PPA Manager 0.9.9 with support for Linux Mint 15 Olivia as well as the latest Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander (currently under development).For those not familiar with Y PPA Manager, this is a tool that lets you easily add, remove or purge PPAs as well as search for packages in […]

Ubuntu/Mint Fixes and Tips: Custom theme, Software sources, dpkg, Ugly fonts, Brightness, Low graphics, and others.

Sometime we face common problems in Ubuntu, which can be easily fixed and you can save your Ubuntu from reinstall. So today NoobsLab decided to write about some fixes, which are common and many people face that problems on daily basis. 1) Fix: GTK custom theme(Metacity) in Ubuntu 12.10/13.04 for Gnome Shell I experienced the […]

Oracle Releases Updates For Java 7 (JDK 7u15) and 6 (JDK 6u41), PPA Updated

Quick update: Oracle has released a Critical Patch Update for Java 6 (JDK 6u41) and 7 (JDK 7u15). Also, 6u41 is the last public Java 6 release and Oracle no longer recommends using it in production, so if you’re using it, you should upgrade to Java 7.For more information, see the release notes:Oracle JDK7Oracle JDK6The […]

How To List Packages From A PPA / Repository In Ubuntu

A few weeks ago, we saw how to find out to which PPA / repository a package belongs to in Ubuntu / Debian. But how about getting a list of packages available in a PPA / repository?There used to be an option in Ubuntu Software Center that would list all the packages available in each […]

Install PPA-Purge With Multi-Arch Support In Ubuntu

The ppa-purge package available in the official Ubuntu repositories is not multi-arch aware, so purging PPAs like xorg-edgers or gnome3 doesn’t work correctly on 64bit systems.A few hours ago, thanks to Tim Lunn’s work, a branch that adds multiarch support has been merged into the main ppa-purge branch, fixing this bug. The fix should be […]

How To Find Out To Which PPA Repository A Package Belongs To

There are various reasons why you may need to find out to which PPA a package belongs to, for instance, in case a package in a PPA breaks something on your system, if you want to install a package which is already installed on your computer on some other machine but you don’t know the […]

WebUpd8 PPAs: Packages Uploaded For Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

Ubuntu 12.10 beta 1 was released almost two weeks ago and many Ubuntu users have already upgraded, so it’s time to make the packages from the WebUpd8 PPAs available for the latest Ubuntu 12.10.This is a quick post to let you know that today I’ve uploaded Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal builds for the following packages […]

New Chromium Stable And Development PPAs For Ubuntu 12.04

A quick tip for Chromium users who are using Ubuntu 12.04: the Chromium PPAs (Stable, Beta, Dev and Daily) haven’t been updated since Chromium 18 but if you want to use the latest Chromium browser in Ubuntu, there are two new PPAs you can use, thanks to Alex Shkop.The two Chromium PPAs are for Ubuntu […]

Y PPA Manager 0.0.9.0 Released With New Package Installation Feature, More

Y PPA Manager, a tool to easily search for packages in Launchpad PPAs and perform various PPA actions: add, remove, purge, backup PPAs and more, has been updated to version 0.0.9.0 today.Y PPA Manager 0.0.9.0 brings an option to install a package from the PPA search results dialog (which adds the PPA too if it’s […]