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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line into an install script?

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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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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Please check that the PPA name or format is correct

installing ansible on ubuntu os, on typing the command : sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:ansible/ansible it is showing Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. how to fix this ...
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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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installing ansible on ubuntu

I'm following this document to install ansible: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-ansible-on-ubuntu-14-04 I'm try to add ansible to my ubuntu repositories ...
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how to create a local repository using iso

04 vm. This vm is not connected to internet. I want to install some packages. Is there any way to create a repository using the Ubuntu iso, so that i can install the required packages. In my RHEL7.2 i ...
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Adding a PPA to add-apt-repository

I'm trying to add the ubuntu-toolchain-r/test with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test But it comes back with: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test'. Please check that the ...
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add-apt-repository producing python error

Recently I updated ubuntu 14.04 to kubuntu 16.04.Whenever I try to add ppa repositories through "add-apt-repository",its producing python error.Please help me solve this error or suggest alternative ...
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Sending the {Return} key in a script file? [duplicate]

How can I send the Return key in a script file? I am installing all the PPAs from a script, and while it works, currently the addition of each PPA requires user input of the carriage return. #!/bin/...
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Why doesn't archive.ubuntu.com use HTTPS? [duplicate]

I always see instructions for adding the Universe and Multiverse repositories that look something like the following: sudo add-apt-repository -y "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -...
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Can't add PPA using add-apt-repository: SSL support not available

whenever I tery to add any ppa to install any stuff i get the following error nikunj@nikunj-DL-H61MXE-V:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Security implications of other repos

Main Question: At which point can I trust external, unofficial repos? Are there security implications for blindingly adding third party repos to a workstation? However, I've been very suspect of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 add-...
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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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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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How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy?

I'm trying to follow the "Installing Cross Toolchain on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) and 10.10 (Maverick) Hosts" instructions on wiki.linaro.org (on my Ubuntu 10.04 VM). The first step is: sudo add-apt-...
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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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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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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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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 apt-...
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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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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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How to install ppa packages in an apt-get style

I want to install ppa packages in a sudo apt-get install <program> style. I don't want to google for the ppa name and I don't want to execute add-apt-repository before executing apt-get. I just ...
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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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How do I add a repository from behind a proxy?

Hi I've a problem at the office. We're behind a proxy (which is set and applied at ubuntu proxy settings) and when I try to add a repository from terminal, I get: Error reading --some url here--: ...
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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: (7,"couldn'...
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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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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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How to use a .iso image as a CD-ROM Repository?

I have all images of Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntustudio as .iso. How can I use them as repository to install my desired packages with sudo apt-get install package-name? I easily mount the .iso file with ...
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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 python-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...