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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 Launchpad PPAs, a feature that should be very useful when you can't find a PPA for your favourite app on WebUpd8 or other similar websites. Other features include:
  • list the packages available in a PPA added on your system;
  • download packages from PPAs without adding them;
  • PPAs backup / restore, along with all the PPA keys;
  • update single repositories using a command line tool (by the way, when you add a PPA using Y PPA Manager, it's updated without updating all the software sources) called "update-ppa" - usage example: "sudo update-ppa ppa:webupd8team/java";
  • some options that should help you re-enable the working PPAs when upgrading to a newer Ubuntu / Linux Mint version;
  • remove duplicate PPAs;
  • Unity quicklists / optional AppIndicator;
  • more.

A complete list of features can be found on Launchpad.

The Linux Mint 15 and Ubuntu 13.10 (useful even if you don't use Saucy: you can search Launchpad for a certain package to see if it's available in a PPA for Saucy) support are the only changes in this release. Because Linux Mint 15 ships with a custom "add-apt-repository" command, it took a bit more to get Y PPA Manager to work with it, but all should be working now. Even though Linux Mint 15 ships with a new Software Sources app which lets you easily add PPAs and so on, you should still find Y PPA Manager useful for its PPA search feature, among others.

You can submit feature requests or report bugs @ Launchpad.


Install Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu or Linux Mint


To add the Y PPA Manager PPA and install the application in Ubuntu or Linux Mint, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager
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