Add a Personal Package Archive (PPA)

Personal Package Archives (PPAs) are software repositories designed for Ubuntu users and are easier to install than other third-party repositories.

Only add software repositories from sources that you trust!

Third-party software repositories are not checked for security or reliability by Ubuntu members, and may contain software which is harmful to your computer.

Install a PPA

  1. On the PPA's overview page, look for the heading Adding this PPA to your system. Make a note of the PPA's location, which should look similar to: ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next.

  2. Click the Ubuntu Software Center icon in the launcher, or search for Software Center in the dash.

  3. When the Software Center launches, click Edit ▸ Software Sources

  4. Switch to the Other Software tab.

  5. Click Add and enter the ppa: location.

  6. Click Add Source. Enter your password in the Authenticate window.

  7. Close the Software Sources window. Ubuntu Software Center will then check your software sources for new software.