How To Add PPA To Ubuntu, Debian Repository – POFTUT

How To Add PPA To Ubuntu, Debian Repository

Ubuntu and Debian are two popular Linux distributions. They are using deb and apt for package management by default. In default repositories there are a lot of different and rich package alternatives. We may need to add some external repositories. PPA is a protocol used to add repositories to the apt. It means personal package archives. Some can create a package and publish it through his own server. Then we can easily add this package and repository to our Linux system with PPA.


  • add-apt-repository is our command to add
  • ppa: specifies repository will be specified in PPA format
  • webupd8team/java is repository name hosted at Launchpad

Above we added Oracle Java repository to our sources.list.  PPA’s are generally published at



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