Pearsimmon wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:24 am
Okay, so I added a PPA... now how do I find out what was installed from it and what is that program named?
Adding a PPA to the list of available repositories does not install any software automatically.
First you have to refresh the list of available software, e.g. by executing the terminal command
or e.g. by clicking [Refresh] in Synpatic package manager.
Next you have to select an application, which is offered by the newly added PPA, for installation and install it.
In this case you should know what you have installed, shouldn't you?
And usually it works the other way round:
You want to install an application. This application is only available from a specific PPA. This is why you add the PPA and then installa the desired software.
Normally you do not add a random PPA, just to find out what might be in it.
So which PPA did you add to your system? And why? Which application do you want to update, for which only this unnamed PPA offers the newer version?
In case the PPA, which you added, offers newer versions for software packages, which had already been installed from the official software repositories, in this case the newer software packages should be offered by Update Manager as available updates.
Again, you may have to click [Refresh] in Update Manager in order to make it refresh the list of available software packages first.