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Y PPA Manager Updated With Important Launchpad PPA Search Fix

Due to some Launchpad changes, the PPA package search feature available in Y PPA Manager stopped working properly a while back, returning just part of the search results. The latest Y PPA Manager 2016.03.11, which I released today, fixes this issue.

Here’s a Y PPA Manager search for "nemo" (with Xenial set as the Ubuntu version under the Y PPA Manager settings), before and after this fix:

Y PPA Manager Updated With Important Launchpad PPA Search Fix
Before
Y PPA Manager Updated With Important Launchpad PPA Search Fix
After

Other changes in the latest Y PPA Manager 2016.03.11 include the removal of the "Install" feature, which doesn’t work in recent Ubuntu versions and wasn’t actually used by most users, moved the help into the main UI and various small bug fixes.

Y PPA Manager Updated With Important Launchpad PPA Search Fix

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. Here’s a quick list of Y PPA Manager features:

  • 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"; this feature was implemented by Satya;
  • 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.

Under the hood, the application uses bash scripts andYAD for the user interface. Because of some limitations in YAD (which is still much better than Zenity), the GUI is not exactly perfect, but it does the job.

Install Y PPA Manager

To install Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, Linux Mint 17.x, elementary OS and so on, use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad

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