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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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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 ...
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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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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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What is the difference between add-apt-repository & apt-add-repository?

Difference between add-apt-repository & apt-add-repository ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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“ 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...