What Is a PPA in Ubuntu, and How Do You Use It?

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Before you can understand what a PPA is, you need to take a step back and look at what a Linux software repository is. Every time you install a piece of software on your Linux system using your package manager, it’s coming from a software repository. Each distribution configures its repositories slightly differently, but they all serve generally the same purpose. They contain a set of software and serve it to your package manager whenever it requests a package. Distributions have their own base set of software repositories. Those are located across an array of servers located around the world,

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