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NAME

       add-apt-repository    -    Adds   a   repository   into   the   /etc/apt/sources.list   or
       /etc/apt/sources.list.d or removes an existing one

SYNOPSIS

       add-apt-repository [OPTIONS] [LINE]

DESCRIPTION

       add-apt-repository  is  a  script  which  adds  an  external  APT  repository  to   either
       /etc/apt/sources.list or a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ or removes an already existing
       repository.

OPTIONS

       Note that the --list, --ppa,  --cloud,  --uri,  --sourceslist,  and  LINE  parameters  are
       mutually exclusive; only one (or none) of them may be specified.

       -h, --help
              Show help message and exit.

       -d, --debug
              Print debug information to the command line.

       -r, --remove
              Remove the specified repository.

              This  first  will disable (comment out) the matching line(s), and then any modified
              file(s) under sources.list.d/ will be  removed  if  they  contain  only  empty  and
              commented lines.

              Note  that  this  performs  differently  when  used with the --enable-source and/or
              --component parameters.  Without either  of  those  parameters,  this  removes  the
              specified  repository,  including  any  deb-src  line(s),  and  all components.  If
              --enable-source is used, this disables only the 'deb-src' line(s).  If  --component
              is  used,  this  removes  only  the  specified  component(s),  and only removes the
              repository if no components remain.

              If both --enable-source and --component are used with  --remove,  the  actions  are
              performed  separately: the specified component(s) will be removed from both deb and
              deb-src lines, and deb-src lines will be disabled.

       -y, --yes
              Assume yes to all queries.

       -n, --no-update
              After adding the repository, do not update the package cache.

       -l, --login
              Login to Launchpad (this is only needed for private PPAs).

       -s, --enable-source
              Allow downloading of the source packages from the repository.

              This adds and enables a 'deb-src' line for the repostiory.

              If this parameter is used without any repository,  it  will  enable  all  currently
              existing  disabled  source  repository  (deb-src) entries that have a corresponding
              enabled binary repository (deb) entry.

              If this parameter is used twice without any repository, it will  also  add  missing
              source repository entries for all existing binary repository (deb) entries.

       -c, --component
              Which component(s) should be used with the specified repository.

              If  not  specified,  this will default to main.  This may be used multiple times to
              specify multiple components.

              If this is used without any  repository,  it  will  add  the  component(s)  to  all
              currently  existing  (enabled)  repositories,  but  only  if  listed  in  the  main
              sources.list file.

       -p, --pocket
              What pocket to use.

              Defaults to none, which is equivalent to the release pocket.

              If this is used without any repository, it will add the  pocket  to  all  currently
              existing  repositories,  but  only if listed in the main sources.list file. It will
              use the components currently configured with the release pocket, or if that is  not
              currently configured, it will use the main and restricted components.

       --dry-run
              Show what would be done, but don't make any changes.

       -L, --list
              List currently configured repositories.

              This  will  only  list  enabled  repositories; it will not show disabled repository
              lines.

              By default, this shows only binary (deb) repositories.  If --enable-source is  also
              used, this will also show source (deb-src) repositories.

       -P, --ppa
              Add an Ubuntu Launchpad Personal Package Archive.

              Must be in the format ppa:USER/PPA, USER/PPA, or USER.

              The  USER  parameter should be the Launchpad team or person that owns the PPA.  The
              PPA parameter should be the name of the PPA; if not provided, it defaults to 'ppa'.

              The GPG public key of the PPA will also be downloaded and added to apt's keyring.

              To add a private PPA, you must also use the --login parameter, and  of  course  you
              must also be subscribed to the private PPA.

       -C, --cloud
              Add an Ubuntu Cloud Archive.

              Must be in the format cloud-archive:CANAME, uca:CANAME, or CANAME.

              The CANAME parameter should be the name of the Cloud Archive.  The CANAME parameter
              may optionally be suffixed with the pocket, as either -updates  or  -proposed.   If
              not specified, the pocket defaults to -updates.

       -U, --uri
              Add an archive, specified as a single URI.

              If  the  URI  provided  is  detected to be a PPA, this will operate as if the --ppa
              parameter was used.

       -S, --sourceslist
              Add an archive, specified as a full source  entry  line  in  one-line  sources.list
              format.

              This  must  follow  the  ONE-LINE-STYLE  format  as  described  in the sources.list
              manpage.

              If the URI provided is detected to be a PPA, this will  operate  as  if  the  --ppa
              parameter was used.

LINE

       LINE  is  a  deprecated  method to specify the repository to add/remove, provided only for
       backwards  compatibility.   It  can  be  specified  in  any  of  the  supported   formats:
       sources.list  line,  plain  uri,  ppa shortcut, or cloud-archive shortcut.  It can also be
       specified as one or more valid component(s).  The script  will  attempt  to  detect  which
       format is provided.

       This  is  not  recommended  as  the  autodetection of which line format is intended can be
       ambiguous, but older scripts may still use this method of specifying the repository.

       One special case of LINE is providing the value -, which will  then  read  the  LINE  from
       stdin.

EXAMPLES

       add-apt-repository -P ppa:user/repository

       add-apt-repository -P user/repository

       add-apt-repository -C cloud-archive:queens

       add-apt-repository -C uca:queens

       add-apt-repository -C queens

       add-apt-repository -S 'deb http://myserver/path/to/repo stable main'

       add-apt-repository -S deb http://myserver/path/to/repo stable main

       add-apt-repository -U http://myserver/path/to/repo -c main

       add-apt-repository -U https://packages.medibuntu.org -c free -c non-free

       add-apt-repository -U http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

       add-apt-repository -s

       add-apt-repository -L

       add-apt-repository -s -r

       add-apt-repository -c universe

       add-apt-repository -r -c multiverse

DEPRECATED EXAMPLES

       add-apt-repository deb http://myserver/path/to/repo stable main

       add-apt-repository http://myserver/path/to/repo main

       add-apt-repository https://packages.medibuntu.org free non-free

       add-apt-repository http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

       add-apt-repository multiverse

SEE ALSO

       sources.list(5) apt-get(8)

COPYRIGHT

       This  manual page was written by Chow Loong Jin <hyperair@gmail.com> for the Debian system
       (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify  this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in
       /usr/share/common-licenses.

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