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Offline bc

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Starlabs
« on: February 16, 2021, 05:59:36 am »
Greetings. How do I install the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starlabs/ppa

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Re: Starlabs
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 04:06:52 pm »
The folowing Would have helped

https://launchpad.net/~starlabs

For ppa's the first question is, do I really need this?   

For Debian, it has been painfully evident that the addition of Ubuntu based ppa can cause problems.    It can make your system actually go #!  (Crunch Bang).   Myself, I do have virtutalbox, and SpiderOak (cloud backup) ppa's that are for both Debian and Ubuntu - but I have researched and they are large companies that wish to be mission critical software for any os or distribution they support.   

Whenever you see "Launchpad" it is a hint that the ppa is quite Ubuntucentric and has a higher risk of making problems for you. 

Short answer - it goes into /etc/apt/sources.list.d/    I would use nano in a terminal, but there are (as usual in linux) various other ways to do it and some might be more effective.

man apt  discusses the edit-sources option which is described as a work in progress.   

« Last Edit: February 16, 2021, 04:11:14 pm by paxmark1 »
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