Ubuntu PPAs

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  1. I just found your site and thank you for it. I had the nvidia issue . Regarding ppa, and apps that are not kept updated, I am a blender user and when sombody tries to install blender it gets a ‘very’ old version currently. We are at the Blender v2.72-3 and lots of improvements have been made in the recent monthes. So if you could create a ppa with an up to date Blender that would be nice.
    Thank you again for your work

  2. Washington Indacochea Delgado April 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Ji m, you are now making PPA, this meaning that your knowledge is better, good

  3. Long-time Scribus user since just after the internal format no-going-back revision, I know workarounds for many of the small bugs. Glad to see the team has not thrown up their hands in despair over this project that obviously suffers from too many cooks.

    Last week I installed Lubuntu 14.4.2 and the Scribus 1.4.5 PPA. It crashes immediately (signal #11)) on the graphics file of my patent application, but not on a text-only file. It’s a repeatable hardfail, so pretty easy to debug. However, I’m not willing to send the drawings file to help in the debugging — it is the guts of a breakthrough invention in automation technology. The electronic circuits include Bezier curves and many grouped objects.

    I have a tedious workaround. Text files I can convert to LibreOffice Writer in a few hours. Since the US Patent &TM Office requires PDF, I’ll depend on LibreOffice to export PDF of the non-graphics files. Luckily I have a PDF of the drawings. That may even serve for the final draft of the application.

  4. hitebrata bhainsa May 14, 2015 at 9:19 am

    please make a .deb file of systemback app so that it will easy to install on ubuntu system

  5. maybe try some digitalocean goodness

  6. HI all

    Complete noob here anyone willing to explain how to use these PPA’s? Do I need to use terminal and if so what do I need to do?

    • Go to a PPA page (click the link in my previous comment) in your web browser, there’s “Read about installing” link in PPA pge that tells how to use PPA. After added a PPA, use Synaptic Package Manager, or run apt-get command to install software:

      sudo apt-get install APPNAME
  7. Hello Ji M

      I would like to know what is your blog or website so I can track your posts about Linux.

      Thank you for your attention.

      Edson Santos

  8. Any idea when the PPA will be updated for Audacity 2.2.1 ? There were some bug fixes and some significant changes as I understand it. No pressure. Just curious. Thanks for all you do.

    • Sorry for the delay. I was checking new audacity releases from its github releases page, though it by default hides release tags newer than Audacity 2.1.3.

  9. hi,
    I’m on KDE NEON using cantanta-qt PPA
    with new QT 5.10, cantata crashes
    upstream bug or does it need a rebuild?

  10. Hi,
    I was trying to add PPA for MakeMKV but encounter this error when trying to add PPA to Ubuntu 18.04.
    E: The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/heyarje/makemkv-beta/ubuntu bionic Release’ does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

  11. I like an use PPA’s. My only problem is I am getting so many PPA’s updating is starting to take a long time! Love the site, it has been lots of help to me.

  12. Thank u so much for this website!
    Keep up the good work!!!!

  13. How about a new ppa for Qt5 based Yarock?

  14. Marcondes Pereira de Oliveira March 8, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Parabéns Ji m, seu conhecimento sobre linux é fantástico, obrigado por compartilhar!!

  15. Hello,
    mupdf has grown to 1.17. Would you consider updating it at your PPA?

  16. Hi,

    thank yo for the possibility to install Hugin in Version 2019 on Linux Mint 19.3!!! But is it possible to get the updated version 2019.2 from end of the last year over your PPAs? That would be really great, because it is difficult to find this bugfixed version in other PPA for LM 19.3. Thanks a lot :-)


  17. Wow, that was fast :-) Thank you for the Update for Hugin to version 2019.2!!!
    And it seems faster than the version before. It seems, i don’t know if it is ;-) But it works great. One little failure is only in the version-dialog under “help”. There comes a dialog in background a file “Copy” is missing. I think it’s not important because it is only a text file. This only for your information :-)


    • :) The package is backported from Ubuntu 20.04. Don’t know why, but “COPYING.txt” was removed by upstream so the issue happens in Ubuntu 20.04 with stock Hugin too.

  18. Hi Jim,

    there is a great little tool with name “photini”, can you please make possible a version for linux mint ulyana 20.04?
    You can find the sources here:
    That would be great :-)


  19. VokoscreenNG 3.0.7 is released
    Thanks for your great work.

  20. I too would like to see Photini available, as well as pyRenamer. I recently upgraded from Bionic, and was surprised at how many apps that I use are no longer supported.

  21. Jocelyn Chartrand December 10, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    could you make ppa for ASTROLOG and open astro?

  22. add Tilix latest version for Ubuntu 20.04


  23. Hi, is it possible to get the last stable version of PITIVI 2020.09 as a working version for Mint 20 over your PPA?

    Ah, i don want to forget to say thanks for hugin2020 and have a good new year 2021! :-)

    • Tried in Ubuntu 20.04. It seems that Pitivi 2020.09 requires gstreamer1.0 plugins >= 1.18.0 which can be a large list of dependency library updates. So the flatpak package would be better:


      • Hi Ji m

        thanks for your info. I downloaded and tried to start your Version from “test” but it didn’t start. I think you are right but i dont want to install flatpacks or app images ;-) In contrast to the paketsystem they are some bits to big and heavy. OK, i will give kdenlive a try :-) Thank you for yor support :-)

  24. Hi Ji m

    here is an interessting new project for you ;-) Can you make it possible to avoid any appimage or flathub, what ever? Seems easy and great for fast work with pictures and raws, specialy when it gets its noise reduction in future versions. You could keep an eye on it :-)


    • The project pushes new software releases very often. I don’t think I have so much time maintaining it unless using auto-build :\

  25. Hi Ji m,

    can you please update your Converseen (in your apps-ppa) Files to the newest version from 2021?


  26. Hi, Any chance please of Audacity 3 for Ubuntu 20.04. Thank you

  27. Hi Ji m,

    do you know “ART” (Another RAWTherapee)?
    There is a known PPA, but with an realy old version. Is it possible for you to get the actuall version 1.83 to work under Mint 20.04.1? That would be great :-)))


  28. Hallo Jim,

    Hugin 2021 is out, can you get it for your PPA?
    Thanks an have a good new year :-)

  29. Hi jim,

    can you please update Converseen to the latest Version? There are many bugfixes since an i hope some problems were fixed :-)
    Thanx a lot

  30. Hi Ji m!
    I see a lot of links to your reposit.
    Can you please restore your ppa for the old versions of hugin. May be for ubuntu16.04 or 18.04 or earlier?

  31. Undoubtedly the best video editor is Kdenlive (free). It is the only one worth spending time learning about (there are many videos online).
    Shotcut is not bad but… Kdenlive has been going strong with the improvements for a while now.
    Before the best was Olive but they gave it a twist that made it horrible and unstable.

  32. You need to update or delete the page:
    How to Install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP in Ubuntu 20.04
    Last updated: May 6, 2020
    The PPA associated with that page no longer exists.

  33. On Ubuntu 18.04 with ubuntuhandbook1/apps PPA, audacious 4.3.1 cannot be installed:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    audacious : Depends: audacious-plugins (>= 4.3.1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libaudcore5 (= 4.3.1-0build1~ubuntu1804) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libgcc-s1 (>= 3.0) but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    • Thank you for your comment. I’ll try to fix the issue soon.

      And, if possible please upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04. Ubuntu 18.04 will reach end of life in May 30.

      UPDATE: Fixed by rebuilding the package for 18.04. Try command below to install/upgrade it:

      sudo apt update && sudo apt install audacious
  34. Hi Ji m,
    Darktable 4.4.2 is out now. Can you please make it accesable in your PPA?
    Thank you very much!!!

    Greets Doro

  35. Sorry, i had better looked after the PPA before ;-)
    Thank you!!!

  36. Hi Ji m,
    GIMP 2.10.36 is out now, is it possible to to have it in your PPA? (I’m on Ubuntu-MATE 20.04)
    Thank you so very much for all you do, please have a fantastic day.

  37. Thank you Ji m for your work on PPA’s and this site. I was wondering if you thought
    it practical for someone with modest experience to compile the amdgpu with opencl
    support for Ubuntu 23.10. I have a newer amd cpu and it the asus motherboard seem
    to really love the new kernel 6.5.0-13. But AMD hasn’t released 23.10 support yet, just
    came out with 23.04 (Ubuntu v. not AMD driver). My video seems fine but I can’t run opencl for BOINC on my amd 6800XT for gpu / opencl without the AMD build it seems.

    Maybe there are still some proprietary code blobs needed that AMD still holds close. ??

    • Sorry, I don’t have any AMD device so far, and know very little about amdgpu.

      But if you meant you want Kernel 6.5.0 or any latest kernel, then Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the best choice (via Zabbly repository). Try to find out if the manufacturer support Ubuntu 22.04. Or, ask if it’s OK to manually install Ubuntu 23.10 without guarantee loss.

  38. Jim, good work so far, but the current GImp releases don’t start on my Linux Mint 21.2 OS.

    I don’t want to be ungrateful, but when Gimp loads it on the taskbar, it just goes away.

    I had to use Flathub.

    Thank you for your work in providing updated software in PPA and would very much like to use Gimp on them again.

    • The 2.10.36 PPA package works good in my case in Ubuntu 22.04 (Mint 21 based on 22.04), so it could be something went wrong for you only.

      Try starting it from command line by running gimp in terminal. And, copy’n’paste the terminal output, so we can help.

  39. Hi Jim,

    Darktable 4.6 is released :-)

    Mary Xmas and have a good time :-)

  40. Hi Jim,
    Darktable 4.8 is released :-)

    Can you make it accesable in your PPA please? That would bei realy great!!!
    Than you!

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