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PPAs cannot be added on Ubuntu 12.04

Whenever I try to do something like sudo add-apt-repository ... It gives me the following error message: File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 37 print _("The %s named '%s' has no PPA named ...
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Need help “sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found”

There are lots of "add-apt-repository" posts out there, but I think I have seen and tried the solutions in most of them. I am trying to install Java on Ubuntu Server 12.04. Some searching lead to the ...
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When we install packages from ppa , are the packages downloaded at the location /var/cache/apt/archive?

When we install packages from ppa , are the packages downloaded at the location /var/cache/apt/archive? I am making a local repository of all the packages installed with apt-get. I see that packages ...
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How do I change an application installed using PPA?

I installed an application using Personal Package Archives (PPA). I installed the application by adding the "unstable" PPA, and now I want to switch to the "stable" PPA. So I removed the "unstable" ...
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Remove all non-exixtant repositories in ubuntu

How do I remove all repositories which don’t exist for one reason or another? I am wondering if there is a command to do this, so that I can remove all such repositories at once. I am running Ubuntu ...
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Enabling multiverse/universe repositories? [closed]

I was trying to install some packages from the Software Centre, running 14.10 Ubuntu by the way, but it said I had to use the multiverse and universe repositories. I tried looking for other answers ...
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I deleted the partition volume where ubuntu 14.04 LTS was installed. now i cant access windows

I am stuck at grub rescue. I tried booting Ubuntu from a live USB, then doing this sudo app-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair the this error came up. Please check that the PPA name or ...
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Typed command incorrectly for wrong version - How do I correct?

First time using Ubuntu Server I added the following repositories following some directions not realizing that they were for the wrong version. (Should have been trusty instead of saucy) sudo ...
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Why does add-apt-repository not work for the java ppa? [duplicate]

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java By this command but the result is like this : gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpjtegc3mz/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpjtegc3mz/pubring.gpg' created ...
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Can't Add PPA Behind Proxy using CNTLM

I'm trying to add a PPA to upgrade PHP, but receiving the following error: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6'. Please check that the PPA name or ...
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Unable to fetch file(openfoam240) from sourceforge

I tried to install openfoam240 using the instruction given by Official Website, and I followed the instruction step by step. but I experienced an error that was showing the deb package could not be ...
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How to find out appropriate ppa repository of a command?

I want to add commands 'apt-fast' and 'apt-spy' (apt-spy2) into Ubuntu 15.04 - these commands are contained in Debian. How do I find out the suiting ppa repository where they are located at ? With ...
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Remove PPAs: “add-apt-repository --remove” vs. “rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/???.list”

According to How can PPAs be removed? there are mainly 3 methods to get rid of a PPA: Use the add-apt-repository command: sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:???/??? Manually remove the .list ...
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Check for and remove unused PPAs

Since the installation, I have added not too few PPAs to my 15.04 system because I wanted a specific application. But sometimes I have removed that package later again, because it did not work, was ...
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I want to install packages from LAN network

On updating /etc/apt/sources.lst deb http://10.254.5.225/debs amd64/ trusty main universe restricted multiverse E: Malformed line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (absolute dist) E: The list of ...
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Not able to add a repository in ubuntu 12.04 running on Oracle VM

I am running ubuntu 12.04 VM in my oracle virtual box with the configuration "Bridged Adapter" and when I am trying to add a repository, it gives me the following error. pycurl.error: ...
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about labplot installation

When I was using ubuntu 10.04. labplot 1.6 was in the repository but in ubuntu 14.10 it is not there.New version of labplot 2 is relied for other destro but not for ubuntu. I tried to install .rpm pkg ...
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Unable to add ppa repository (14.04)

There are no proxies involved and I have already tried (repeatedly) to reinstall my ca-certificates but I still am unable to add ppa repositories. $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libccd-debs Cannot add ...
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Sorry, the application add-apt-repository has stopped unexpectedly

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm getting a crash report as soon as i log in. This is what the report looks like: I have no idea about what to do with that.
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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Can I trust repositories [duplicate]

How can I trust any Repositories like sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor or sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wagungs/Kali-linux
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Can I mix sources from different ubuntu versions?

As we know that we are using Repositories for installing packages and repositories configuration file located at /etc/apt/sources.list. I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) which reaches End of ...
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How to install 'add-apt-repository' using the terminal? [duplicate]

I want to install: add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testin It is showing: The program add-apt-repository is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install ...
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What is the meaning of `ppa:x/y`

I know how to add a PPA to Ubuntu. But I don't know what this ppa:x/y PPA format means! For instance : # (VLC PPA) sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily What is videolan and what is ...
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Issue adding ppa's

When I run the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp It hangs after it asks for my password for a long time then shows this Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:linrunner/tlp'. Please check that ...
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How can i fix the add-apt-repository hang?

I'm not sure what happened, but add-apt-repository doesn't work anymore. If I try, it just hangs: After "[sudo] password for cyanogenhacker:" and entering the password, it just flashes the cursor ...
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Use of PPA to send simple updates

I wish to setup a PPA to send simple changes to several hundreds of ubuntu 12.04 machines in the field. Simple changes mean that bash script changes and configuration file updates and possibly other ...
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add-apt-repository and update and install package

I find add-apt-repository very userful and use it quite often. I was wondering why it doesn't provide an option to do the add + update + install package in one command. I was planning to make a script ...
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Cannot Add PPA Behind Proxy Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to add a repository via the command line on Ubuntu 14.04. Apt-get works perfectly fine, and I am able to update the system. I have configured my /etc/apt/apt.config file as follows: ...
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Install error for GIMP 2.8 repository in Ubuntu 12.04

Hi I'm a linux newbie and am having some problems with installing Gimp 2.8. I previously installed Gimp 2.6 onto my 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 machine using Ubuntu Software Center. However, I recently ...
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About removing repos

Is it safe to remove unselected repos? Is it safe to disable universe repo? or does ubuntu use it? cause apt-get update takes long time. Is it safe to remove duplicate repos? like spotify?
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Is that possible to skip the step while adding repository?

While i trying to add an repository by running, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates It produces the ouput as, Updated versions of X.org drivers, libraries, etc. for Ubuntu. This ...
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Mozilla installation issue

When I am installing firefox using apt-get command it throwing this error: Failed to fetch ...
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add-apt-repository ppa: gives me errors

I'm new to Ubuntu (12.04.3). I'm trying to install handbrake and I've tried about 6 different ways non seem to work, so I'm now asking for help. Step 1 sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Can I call other dpkg or apt-* commands within my preinst scripts?

As part of my custom (in-house) .deb file that will be deployed to Ubuntu 12.04 devices, I need to add several PPA repositories, run apt-get update, and then install packages from those PPAs. Can ...
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Adding repository error

I'm trying to add a repository on my VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 installed using this command : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js But terminal is showing command not found Then I've ...
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Update repositories for ubuntu 12.04LTS

I got a server running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and I got a bug in the apache-module mod_auth_cas. I noticed that because the 12.04 repositories lags far behind on apache-server updates and especially on ...
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how to disable third party repositories ubuntu 12.04

I wanted to install skype but as I installed the software, it was not correctly installed and gave an error on update that I have to disable third party repository. I want to know what's that mean, ...
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Auto-Mount Hard drive -GUI [duplicate]

One of my start up application uses a 2nd hard drive. When I start my computer it always says that the files have gone missing, when in reality they hard drive is just not mounted. The mount point is ...
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Solution to no ultimately trusted keys found

I tried installing tlp and Ubuntu tweak on my new Ubuntu(previously I had the same Ubuntu, but reinstalled it). When adding their sources, I got the error no ultimately trusted keys found.In the ...
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Why apt-get doesn't download from local repository? [duplicate]

I have created a local repository using following command and places in /usr/local/myrepository: dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz Packages.gz was successfully created. Then ...
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Adding an apt repository when using a web proxy

I have been trying to install Wine on Ubuntu 12.04 and I don't seem to be winning. I keep getting this error: File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, in <module> ppa_info = ...
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“ No module named 'pycurl' ” exception when adding apt repo in terminal

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 a few hours ago. After installing some softwares, I surprisingly find I just can't add apt repo in terminal any more! When I excute sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Difference between “ppa-purge” and “add-apt-repository -r”?

What is the main difference between ppa-purge and add-apt-repository -r. Which one better clear residual items and reason to use one over another? Does add-apt-repository -r should do what ppa-purge ...
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VLC installation on Lucid

Environment : Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) I had installed VLC 1.0.6 using the following: % sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucid-bleed/ppa % sudo apt-get update % sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse ...
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12.10 - Touchegg: can't add repository

I would like to add some multi-touch gestures, like those on a Mac device. Therefore I want to install Touchegg but I get this error sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utouch-team/daily Cannot access PPA ...
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How to reset the repositories?

The traceback I'm getting makes me believe I have to reset all my repositories on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. How do I do that? Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Not able to add repo when APT is using a proxy connection

I have ubuntu 12.10 working on my system. I have tried many time to add repo but every time i tried i got the same error as in this case. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa Cannot ...
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Repositories added for “Maya” not “Precise”

I wanted to test Cinnamon in my Xubuntu 12.04. After installing it, when I try to add a PPA it is added for "maya" not "precise". I purged Cinnamon PPA but it is still the same... what can I do about ...
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How do I install Myunity on 12.10?

Basically as is the title how do you install Myunity on 12.10? I've tried adding the repository ppa:myunity/ppa and performing: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:myunity/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo ...