[chirp_users] Attention please, users of the Ubuntu-hams PPA

Steve Conklin steve at conklinhouse.com
Fri Nov 25 13:24:41 PST 2011


What follows is a message recently sent to the Ubuntu-hams mailing list.

I know there are some people on this list who use the Ubuntu-hams PPA, and we're
trying to reach as many people as we can about this change.
Steve AI4QR

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QST QST QST.  ACTION IS REQUIRED BY YOU if you use the ubuntu-hams PPA
software archive! . . .

In order to comply with Launchpad's recently improved PPA security
policy[0] we have removed the ubuntu-hams PPA and replaced it with a new
PPA owned by a new Launchpad team "ubuntu-hams-updates":
    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-hams-updates/+archive/ppa
This will allow us to properly control uploads to the PPA, and therefore
much stronger protection from malware interference[1].

Our open access "ubuntu-hams" team will continue to exist at:
    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-hams
and will continue to host our mailing list, but will no longer host a
PPA software archive.

You do not need to join the new "ubuntu-hams-updates" team (in fact you
cannot do so), but you must now remove the old defunct PPA and add the
new PPA to your system software sources[2].  To do so, paste these
commands into a terminal window:

    sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-hams-ppa-*
      # type your password when prompted

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-hams-updates/ppa
      # press ENTER when prompted

    sudo apt-get update
      # wait for the "$" prompt to reappear

The orange Update Manager icon will likely now appear in your icon bar
at upper right; use it to install the latest updates from the new PPA
and the main Ubuntu archive.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions about the
new ubuntu-hams-updates PPA, or the migration process, do not hesitate
to ask.

73 de KA6MAL es AI4QR

 -Kamal Mostafa KA6MAL
 -Steve Conklin AI4QR


[0] Launchpad has mandated that large teams like ~ubuntu-hams (226
members and growing) should better control who can upload and modify
their PPA software archives.

[1] We have never experienced any malware interference with our
ubuntu-hams PPA; this is a preventative measure.

[2] If you don't update your software sources, no harm will occur...
your existing ubuntu-hams packages will remain installed on your system,
but you won't get any further updates to those packages.



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