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Y PPA Manager

Today I'm releasing Y PPA Manager 0.0.8.2. The new version comes with only one new feature: re-enable working PPAs after an Ubuntu upgrade. This feature was implemented by WebUpd8 reader Christian Dannie Storgaard (many thanks!).

All PPAs are automatically disabled when you upgrade to a new Ubuntu version. This new option checks if the old PPAs work with the new Ubuntu version and if they do work, it re-enables them.

Example: you've just upgraded from Ubuntu Natty to Oneiric and all your PPAs were disabled. Install Y PPA Manager and go to Advanced > Re-enable working PPAs after Ubuntu upgrade. After a few seconds, all the PPAs that you had on Natty and still work in Oneiric will be re-enabled.

The PPAs that haven't been updated for the new Ubuntu version will remain disabled. Also, this feature will not re-enable all the PPAs - just those that were disabled after an Ubuntu upgrade!

Before using this feature, please note that it's sort of experimental (I didn't encounter any issues in my test, but it's better to be safe!), so please back up the PPAs (either manually or using the PPAs backup feature in Y PPA Manager) just in case!

For those not familiar with Y PPA Manager: this is a GUI tool for easily managing and searching for PPAs. It can add/remove/purge PPAs, search all Launchpad PPAs for certain packages, backup and restore PPAs, remove duplicate PPA sources, comes with Unity quicklists and more.


Install Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 or 11.10 using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

For bug reports, see Y PPA Manager @ Launchpad.
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