python-software-properties - manage the repositories that you install software from

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Universe i386
Package filename python-software-properties_0.96.20.9_all.deb
Package name python-software-properties
Package version
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/gnome
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Michael Vogt <>
Download size 20.04 KB
Installed size 119.00 KB
This software provides an abstraction of the used apt repositories.
It allows you to easily manage your distribution and independent software
vendor software sources.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-software-properties_0.96.20.9_all.deb all Ubuntu Updates Universe
python-software-properties_0.96.20_all.deb 0.96.20 all Ubuntu Universe
python-software-properties_0.96.20_all.deb 0.96.20 all Ubuntu Universe
python-software-properties - - -


Name Value
iso-codes -
lsb-release -
python >= 2.7
python << 2.8
python-apt >= 0.6.20ubuntu16
python-pycurl -


Type URL
Binary Package python-software-properties_0.96.20.9_all.deb
Source Package software-properties

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install python-software-properties deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install python-software-properties




2019-07-12 - Corey Bryant <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* cloudarchive: Update outdated WEB_LINK that is presented when
cloud archive is enabled (LP: #1836258).
2018-12-17 - Brian Murray <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* when checking a package's depends for DKMS also
pass on an AttributeError (LP: #1807373)
2017-04-27 - Steve Langasek <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* software-properties-gtk:
- fix the backend code to set the gnome debconf frontend, without which
libgtk2-perl goes unused.
- depend on libgtk2-perl to ensure it's available, since it was not seeded
on the desktop at release time.  This is only a Recommends: in zesty,
but we need to ensure this isn't ignored on upgrade.
LP: #1679784.
2017-03-06 - Scott Moser <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* Add knowledge of OpenStack releases Pike and Queens. (LP: #1670385)
[ Scott Moser & Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* When failing to retrieve a GPG key, raise an exception such that
e.g. add-apt-repository can fail when it did not manage to retrieve a
GPG key for the shortcut repository. LP: #1532855
2016-11-29 - Corey Bryant <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* cloudarchive: Enable support for the Ocata Ubuntu Cloud Archive on
16.04 (LP: #1645827).
2016-08-12 - Harald Sitter <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* Do not assume that a distribution adding the PPA of another distribution
will want the latest series all the time. Instead check if the requested
codename (that is the codename of the installed distribution) is a valid
series in launchpad for the distribution the PPA belongs to. This
essentially enables derivate distributions to carry a different name but
use the same series name. As long as launchpad knows about the series we
should be fine even if the constraints are a bit lax.
2016-07-22 - Brian Murray <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* softwareproperties/
- fix exception output when `add-apt-repository` is called with
an invalid ppa (LP: #1594776)
* tests/
- add network check for tests that require talking to launchpad
or the cloud archives
2016-06-21 - Brian Murray <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* only add mirror choices if there are mirrors
available from which to choose. (LP: #1101881)
* guard against a traceback when get cursor returns None.
(LP: #1101881)
2016-06-10 - Corey Bryant <>
software-properties ( xenial; urgency=medium
* cloudarchive: Enable support for the Newton Ubuntu Cloud Archive on
16.04 (LP: #1591382).
2016-03-22 - Martin Pitt <>
software-properties (0.96.20) xenial; urgency=medium
* Add missing pyflakes3 test dependency (got split out recently).

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