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How to add PPA software sources in Ubuntu 10.04 'Natty'

When adding PPA sources to Ubuntu it's no longer enough to just add the source in update-manager or package manager, because the GPG key does not get loaded. Instead, open a terminal window and enter the following:

sudo add-apt-repository
If that fails to load the GPG key, follow these additional steps:

On the PPA Web Page, there’s a heading called ‘Technical Details for this PPA’, click it to expand it, under ‘Signing Key’ there’s a hyper-linked key, click the link, and then the link on the next page, and you reach a page showing the GPG key for the PPA. Save the text from -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- to -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
in a text file.

In Ubuntu go to System|Administration|Update Manager|Settings|Authentication|Import Key File… and choose the text file you just created. Then press the Close button, then the Check button, and now Install Updates should now work without problems

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