How do I get to Universe Repository of Ubuntu software as mentioned in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I am installing 12.04 Ubuntu. Please help.
First, open software center. Click on 'edit' and then 'software sources' to open the software sources window. Once that is open, check the box that says, "Community-maintained free and open-source software (universe)."
Now, all the universe packages should show up in software center just like all the other ones.
Open dash and type
then open software sources and click on the the universe repository .
Close and reload cache
If you want in one command and not use Software source ticking then in terminal put
To enable all ubuntu software (
you can add also
Then update the package list:
for all differences in repositories read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
Command Line Way of enabling Ubuntu software Repositories For 12.10 and above:
To enable main repository,
To enable universe repository,
To enable multiverse repository,
To enable restricted repository,
After enabling the repositories, don't forget to update it.Run the below command to update the repositories,