How to Add and Remove PPAs on Ubuntu with Y PPA Manager

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Y PPA Manager, and how to use it to manage your PPAs on your Ubuntu machine.

Y PPA Manager is a GUI tool that allows you to easily add and remove existing PPAs from your system.

PPA stands for Personal Package Archive, and is used as a repository to install a software or a package on your machine.

Managing PPAs on Ubuntu, can be done easily by using Y PPA Manager.

Install Y PPA Manager on Ubuntu

Y PPA Manager can be easily installed on Ubuntu, and other Ubuntu based linux distros by using its PPA.

Step 1 - Add Y PPA Manager PPA

To be able to install Y PPA Manager, first you need to add the PPA where this package is available.

To do this, simply run the command below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager

Step 2 - Update your system

Once you have added Y PPA Manager PPA on your Ubuntu machine, proceed to update your system, so that the new PPA gets enabled and you can use it to install Y PPA Manager.

sudo apt update

Step 3 - Install Y PPA Manager

Now that the PPA of Y PPA Manager is added, and active on your machine, you can proceed to install Y PPA Manager.

To do this, all you have to do is run the command below.

sudo apt install y-ppa-manager

How to add a PPA using Y PPA Manager

Adding a new PPA on your system by using Y PPA Manager is very easy. First, you need launch Y PPA Manager


Now you need to click to "Add a PPA" button

You will be asked to authenticate in order to be able to add a new ppa, enter your password so you can proceed to add a new ppa.

Once you are authenticated, you will see the following prompt on your screen. In this window you need to enter PPA details of the PPA that you are adding.

Click to "OK" once done

How to remove a PPA using Y PPA Manager

If you don't need a PPA that you had added on your machine, then you can easily remove it by using Y PPA Manager.

To remove a PPA, first click to "Manage PPAs"

Next, select the PPA that you want to remove from your system, and then simply click "Remove" button to do so

Then you should see the following pop up notification on your desktop, which means the PPA was removed successfully.

Uninstall Y PPA Manager on Ubuntu

To uninstall Y PPA Manager, you can do so by running the command below.

sudo apt remove y-ppa-manager

To remove the PPA that you added, you can use the add-apt-repository tool.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager


In this tutorial, you learned what Y PPA Manager is, and how you can install it on Ubuntu. And also how you can use it manage PPAs on your system.

Y PPA Manager PPA runs fine on Ubuntu 20.04. However, on newer versions such as : Ubuntu 22.04, Y PPA Manager PPA it's not supported yet.