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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 this. Need Help.
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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 terminal? [duplicate]

I want to install add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testin it 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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Correct way to add a repo for an older ubuntu release

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add apt-fast So I did the usual: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable But I got an error, and in order to make it work I finally edited: ...
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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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how to repository?

I have been trying to setup a PXE server from terminal of another PXE server, at the very beginning I am trying to create repository, I keep on getting this error. sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0755, ...
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Apt-get update throws 404s on natty-backports but it isn't in my sources.list

I'm trying to upgrade my 13.04 to 13.10 in anticipation to 14.04. However, the dist-upgrade fails as there is a 404 on a repository. That repository is the "natty-backports". It's normal, as it's very ...
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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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glusterFS 3.5 — Add repository

I'm trying to install the latest version of glusterFS (3.5). I have ubuntu 13.04. I have added the repository, updated and installed gluster-server, but it doesn't work. When I see the version is ...
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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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How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy? (i am using virtual machine)

Actually i am doing swift in my virtual machine.. when i am enter this command "How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy?" i got these errors Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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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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add-apt-repository not working in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

When I try to add a ppa using the command: sudo add-apt-repository [insert ppa] the output I get is: Error in sitecustomize; set PYTHONVERBOSE for traceback: EOFError: EOF read where not expected ...
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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 ...
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add-apt-repository missing from mini.iso

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 mini.iso today. My intentions were to install the Razor-QT ppa. I found this here sudo apt-get install python-software-properties Did not work. I can't locate the ...
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why am i not able to add any ppa repositories?

karan@karan-HP-630-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer You are about to add the following PPA to your system: This PPA contains the latest release of Grub ...
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determine the correct repository to add for a specific package

I'd like to install https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-do/0.9-1build1 using package-manager/apt-get. How can I determine which repository to add to install this?
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How to fix add-apt-repository “couldn't connect to host” error?

I ran apt-get purge. Since then, when I want to add a repository, I get an error. Sometimes Ubuntu shows an error and says that add-apt-repository has closed unexpectedly. This error appears when in ...
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How to fix “couldn't connect to host” error installing Unity Webapps?

I get the following errors when I try to install Unity Webapp on Ubuntu 12.04: root@detro-X101H:/home/detro# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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add-apt-repository: Problem with the SSL CA cert

user@amd64:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader [sudo] password for 1: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, in <module> ppa_info ...
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How can I get add-apt-repository to work?

Whenever I try to add a repository via the command line, I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, in <module> ...
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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's? I know I can look into /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but I'm ...
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No gpg key from behind a firewall

Just stumbled over this closed thread here: GPG Error while running apt-get Same problem here, Ubuntu 12.04 behind a firewall and proxy. I dont think that matter is duplicate of the given topic. So ...
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Any way to skip the huge apt-cache-update everytime a repository is added?

I keep adding atleast one repository per day.! I like new stuff and to personalise my Ubuntu. But now evertime I add a repository,the apt cache needs to be updated and its almost a 10-15min update ...
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Adding PPA's results in “Couldn't resolve host 'launchpad.net'”

For example, after running this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa I get the following output : Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, ...
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Cannot add repository due to “couldn't connect to host” error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy? I am unable to add repositories in my ubuntu 12.04. I am getting an error whenever I try to add ...