how to get my own Private PPA ?

Asked by Yurii Marynin on 2020-10-12


I have PPA -
How can I change it from public PPA to private one?


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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

It isn't currently possible to change a PPA to private after it's ever had any packages published to it.

I see you're already a member of a private team, The simplest thing would be to create a new PPA under that team instead, which will automatically be private.

Yurii Marynin (ymarinin) said : #2

Thank you for your response. But I don't see option to create new PPA under team datarobot-prov ( Am I doing something wrong ?

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #3

Let me check with our support folks how things are meant to be set up from their end before I try to advise you any further ...

Yurii Marynin (ymarinin) said : #4


Yurii Marynin (ymarinin) said : #5

I have decided to start from scratch - I have created new empty PPA ( Is it possible to convert it to private PPA ?

Ioana Lasc (ilasc) said : #6

Hello Yurii

You should be able to ask us to switch it to private by using the PPA's "Administer archive" page.

Yurii Marynin (ymarinin) said : #7

Hello Ioana.

Thank you for your response. Do you mean disabling publishing for this PPA ?

Ioana Lasc (ilasc) said : #8

Yurii my response above was unfortunately incorrect, you are not actually required to take any action at this point, your request is being worked on and you will receive a correct update on the ppa privacy conversion from my colleague.

Yurii Marynin (ymarinin) said : #9

Got it. Thanks.

Yurii Marynin (ymarinin) said : #10


Are there some updates ?

Thank you.

Best Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #11

I'm sorry for the delay on this. This isn't something that we normally deal with directly in the Launchpad team, and it doesn't come up all that often, so I had to consult one of our technical support people to make sure I was giving you the correct advice, which took a while.

Having your own private PPA is a paid feature, and (as far as I know) not part of the Ubuntu Advantage Essential package that I believe you're on. As such, I'm told that you'll need to contact a Canonical sales representative to discuss this. has contact details; the support representative I spoke to advised using the phone numbers there rather than the contact form in this case. Feel free to mention me by name and say that I referred you to sales; this is certainly a commercial service that the Launchpad team intends to offer, but things like pricing are up to our sales department. I'll be happy to discuss this with them internally if needed.

If we've misunderstood the situation and you've already paid for this feature, then please send me the details (by private email if you prefer) and I'll see if I can straighten things out.

Yurii Marynin (ymarinin) said : #12

Thanks Colin Watson, that solved my question.