The Documentation at the "Ubuntu Desktop Guide/Install & remove software/Add a PPA" gives non-existent instructions

Bug #1769127 reported by Abhishek Madhu on 2018-05-04
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Bug Description

The Documentation at the "Ubuntu Desktop Guide/Install & remove software/Add a PPA" gives non-existent instructions:

The guide for PPA addition says

1. On the PPA's overview page, look for the heading ...... (not the point)
2. Click the Ubuntu Software icon ..... (not the point)
3. When Ubuntu Software launches, click Software & Updates [DOES NOT EXIST]
4. Switch to the Other Software tab. ['OTHER SOFTWARES' TAB DOES NOT EXIST]

Same is the issue for Adding Software Repositories, and others on the page.

This is also available online at https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/addremove-ppa.html

Please feel free to contact me for further info.
I'd like it if given a chance to help edit the documentation.

Thank You.

Abhishek Madhu (abhishek.madhu) wrote :

Thank you.

description: updated
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report!

"Software & Updates" is an item in the "Ubuntu Software" menu; please see the attached screenshot. The problem with the instruction is that it does not mention that.

Thanks also for your offer to help with the edit! While I'll likely handle this particular issue, we do look for people who help maintain the desktop guide. I mentioned it briefly in this message to the ubuntu-doc mailing list:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2018-April/020590.html

Please let us know if you are interested in joining the team.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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