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Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.14: improve the PPA Purge

Yet another bug-fixed release of Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.x series.

This version improves the PPA Purge feature, just update!


Last day, I tried the GNOME 3 PPA with my Ubuntu 11.04, but it was not usable yet. So I used Ubuntu Tweak to purge the GNOME 3 PPA and downgrade the packages. But I found a bug in Ubuntu Tweak, it didn’t deal with the case which may cause the failure of downgrading packages.

So I improved the PPA purge, now it will show error and stop if packages can’t be downgrade. And you can follow the error message, then use “sudo apt-get remove pkg-name” to fix it, after this step,  PPA purge will be success.

With PPA purge, you can downgrade all GNOME 3 related packages with just select and click, everything will be done easily.

After restored the packages to the original natty packages, I also used the “Desktop Recovery” in Ubuntu Tweak to recover some settings of desktop application (E.G. GNOME Terminal, because upgrade to GNOME 3 will also update the settings).

So with Ubuntu Tweak, it’s painless to try the GNOME 3 PPA.

OK, here’s the improved PPA Purge, it will show more information, E.G. the current downloading package.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.14 is landed in the stable PPA, or you can download to use it:


Next post, I will write something about Ubuntu Tweak 0.6.

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