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My institute hosts ubuntu repositories and I have added them.

However, whenever I am downloading any software from synaptic/software_centre, it downloads from the main ubuntu server and not my institute's server. How do I solve this problem?

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Replace the 'main server' (is there such a thing?) by the repositories from your institute. –  mikewhatever Jan 10 '12 at 7:29
    
The drop down menu (which is 'main server' by default) does not have the option of my institute. –  Guanidene Jan 10 '12 at 7:37
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Hm..., then you'll have to edit the repositories file manually and replace the main ones by whatever the institute provides. The file in question is /etc/apt/sources.list. –  mikewhatever Jan 10 '12 at 8:52
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Go to the "software sources" > Ubuntu Software > Download From > Choose Server> look for your "institute hosts" > select and save. Let it update.

Open a terminal Ctrl+Alt+T and typesudo apt-get update

Done

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My institutes name is not in this list. –  Guanidene Apr 8 '12 at 19:37
    
what is it? put the link here –  Ringtail Apr 8 '12 at 19:39
    
The link - mirror.cse.iitd.ac.in. Well my problem was solved using mikewhatever's comment. –  Guanidene Apr 8 '12 at 19:43
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