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I'm trying to install Centrify Express on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I know there are several ways of doing this, but I've found that the most straightforward way is to add the Canonical archive repository and then apt-get install it. This has worked for me for the last 10 months or so on at least 12 systems.

Now after I added the repository and I run apt-get update, I see that the repository is ignored, and therefore I cannot install Centrify this way.

This is the apt-get update line:

Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en

Why is it ignored, and is there actually a manual way of updating a specific repository?

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This is because of a problem in the centrifydc package as indicated here on their forums: http://community.centrify.com/t5/DirectControl-Express-for-UNIX/Broken-new-centrifydc-package-for-ubuntu-12-04-LTS/td-p/12010/page/2

Thanks for your patience on this. We are working with canonical to have these packages available soon, I don't have a confirmed date but we are making progress.

We hope to have it ready within a week and we will update the thread as soon as we have something more definitive.

So this should be resolved in the future.

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Centrify Express, Is a free Active Directory Integration and single sign-on for Ubuntu - Centrify Express is the No. 1 choice of IT professionals for Active Directory-based authentication and single sign-on to cross-platform systems.

To install, just click it Centrify Express Install comixcursors-lefthanded, just scroll down until you see the download for Ubuntu.

For more information on how to install .tar.gz in Ubuntu, see How to install a .tar.gz

Or, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ oneiric partner"

Centrify Express Now Baked into Ubuntu Repository. Once you type the command above, and it finishes, just search for it using the Ubuntu Software Center.

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i don't have a software center or can use your method... it's a server version and it's ignoring the repositories i added like you said, but i always replaced "oneiric" with "precise" since it concerns 12.04.... –  Tobias Hagenbeek Jun 17 '13 at 21:44
    
I have modified the installation link, where it says Certify Express, so you can download it from the source. Let me know if it works. Thanks –  Mitch Jun 18 '13 at 4:03
    
I know that works. That's not my problem, i can install centrify, my question only regards the apt-get method... and actually just what to do with any repositories that might be ignored in the future –  Tobias Hagenbeek Jun 18 '13 at 13:32

Not every repository provides translation-data for localization, that's not a problem at all.

E.g. this is an output of one of my systems:

sudo apt-get update|grep canonical
OK   http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg
OK   http://archive.canonical.com precise Release
OK   http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner amd64 Packages
OK   http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-de_DE
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-de
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en

So as far as an sudo apt-get install centrifydc does not give any error, your're fine!

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