Make add-apt-repository command copy-pasteable on the website

Bug #1547343 reported by Thomas Mayer on 2016-02-19
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Installing third party packages via

add-apt-repository ppa:<name of ppa>

should be copy-pasteable on the web pages.

Currently, a user has to click "(Read about installing)" to see the full command, and still can't copy-paste something.

Please make the add-apt-repository ppa:<name of ppa> syntax copy-pasteable all over the place at least for launchpad-hosted packages. This is much easier for average users and it's ways more realistic that they use it and install software in a safe manner and without googling to some other (potentially intrustworthy) place.

Related: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/add-apt-key/+bug/1460242

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Seth Arnold (seth-arnold) wrote :

Oh yeah, I've wanted a copy-pastable apt-add-repository command on launchpad PPA description pages for a while. Thanks for taking the time to file the bug.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-07-17
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → In Progress
tags: added: confusing-ui lp-soyuz ppa trivial ui
Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-07-27
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
William Grant (wgrant) on 2016-07-29
Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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