12 years ago
A tool that searches Launchpad PPAs via command line and adds them to the used repositories is PPAsearch. It may be installed on Linux Mint 9 (as it is Ubuntu 10.04 compatible) and on Linux Mint 10 (or Ubuntu 10.10),
To install this tool you need to open the terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wrinkliez/ppasearch
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ppasearch
To search for a software PPA, just type in the terminal:
You will see a list of PPAs that contain the packages and you may choose one by typing a number and confirm.
It is recommended to always try to add the official repository, the official PPA of the software.
@Remoulder: but for the others whose prefer terminal this one can be usefull
@Alexio: thank you for this tutorial
Ubuntu tweak is a better choice for most users to add ppa and other 3rd party repos imo.