It is one of a set of python tools to deal with software properties. To install it, one have to install `python-software-properties`

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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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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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Is it possible to install a repository via a web (Clicking in a webpage link)

I know it is possible to install an app from the Software Center via clicking an apt link in a web page. But is it possible to install a repository by clicking also? For example when a user clicks on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“ 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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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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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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Can not use add-apt-repository due to SSL connection timeout

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 i386. Please help me. I cannot use add-apt-repository: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line ...
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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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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 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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What is the difference between add-apt-repository & apt-add-repository?

Difference between add-apt-repository & apt-add-repository ?
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add-apt-repository returns unexpected length error

Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric ocelot): When I try to add a new ppa through add-apt-repository, it returns with: rene@rene-MS-N104:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa Traceback (most recent call ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu HUD - PPA for precise only? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system? I read Marks blog regarding HUD Hud - Blog I went to install the PPA from here Hud PPA. I used the usual ...
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Screen turns gray on boot after install of a PPA

Problem I recently added ppa:eugenesan/ppa to my maverick installation to install smartgit. Right after apt-get listed a bunch of updates that I immediately installed. After rebooting I noticed that ...
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apt-get install python-software-properties dependency problems

So, I was trying to add a repository using add-apt-repository and I got this error: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gijzelaar/opencv2 [sudo] password for foo: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How can I install add-apt-repository [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a PPA on a server? When I want to use a package from Launchpad it tells me to execute the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name However, on my ...
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nginx PPA does not work?

I want to use the newest version of nginx, so I wanted to add the nginx/stable ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable sudo apt-get update However, the upgrade command says that there are no ...
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How can I figure out the add-apt-repository command by looking at a launchpad project?

To install programs from launchpad, you can add a repository to the software sources list... I know how to look at a launchpad page and add the repository & public key through the "Software ...