Kubuntu PPA doesn't work

Clay Weber clay at claydoh.com
Tue Nov 1 08:41:49 UTC 2016

On November 1, 2016 3:47:54 AM EDT, Volker Wysk <post at volker-wysk.de> wrote:
>Am Montag, 31. Oktober 2016, 14:52:32 CET schrieb Clay Weber:
>> The ppa is not empty, it does not provide packages for each and every
>> release. Many PPAs do not.
>Yes, that's what I meant to say. It's "empty" for my release (Xenial).
>> Probably the place to add the bug, or rather a feature request, on
>> script would be to file it against  software-properties-common, which
>> the package that provides the add-apt-repository script.
>I think, it would rather be the package "apt", which contains the "apt"
>"apt-get" commands, which fail on "apt update". I'll file the bug
>report for 
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As mentioned, it is the add-apt-repository script that does not check to see if there are any relevant packages in a given ppa before adding it to your software sources.  Apt itself has nothing to do with this as it is not the tool being used to modify your software sources.

software-sources-common *is* the correct package to file a bug report against. 


Clay Weber
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