Is there a way to specify a default series for PPA browsing?

Asked by J.M. "Peng" Hardin on 2009-11-12

I have several PPA's in me sources.list and while I can ID the source in Update Manager thanks to recent updates when I go to the PPA package list (I have all of the ones I use bookmarked) I have to manually limit the selection to the series I use (karmic). Is there a preference I can set to default to a specific series when browsing PPA's? It would be a great time saver if it's available.

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Gavin Panella (allenap) said : #1


I don't fully understand your question. Can you provide some more information, link me to affected pages, etc.?

If I look at, say, <>, it defaults to "Overview of all packages published in Karmic". Do you mean you would like Launchpad to remember this setting?


That's exactly what I'm looking for, but not necessarily tied to a specific PPA. It's more of a global request since I assume that there is an existing database table that can be consulted and used to let the server know which series a specific user wants to check for.

For example, I could go into my LP profile and have a screen (details perhaps?) where I could specify that I could specify which version of Ubuntu I use, similar to how the UForums give me a chance to specify my distro and flavor. Once this selection is made then when the server is asked compile a page for a specific PPA (main PPA page if not just the package details screen) it would consult the database and see that I have specified the "karmic" series and default to showing me packages in that series rather than showing me all packages and offering to let me filter the packages by a specific series.

I realize this may be a feature for a future LP update but I suspect I'm not the only one who would love this new option.

Gavin Panella (allenap) said : #3

Okay, that makes sense. I'll pass this on to the Soyuz team to consider. Thanks for the idea :)

Thanks, Gavin. I suspected I may be asking in the wrong area but I didn't know where it best fit.


There is no feature in Launchpad that does this. Please file a bug about it!

Will do. Thanks for the quick response, Julian.

Reported Bug #484206: Allow users to specify a default series for PPA browsing