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apt-get update not working + ubuntu 32-bit Vs 64-bit

I am a newbie to linux platform.Please don't mark this question as duplicate before reading it completely.! My system is running on intel i5 processor and the OS I recently installed is 64-bit Ubuntu ...
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Removing apt sources not defined in sources.list

In trying to remove some services from my box I've discovered that for some reason old sources which I've removed from the /etc/apt/sources.list file are still being queried when I run apt-get update. ...
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The line 56 in the file /etc/apt/ sources.list is not correct (URI parse)

Kubuntu doesn't let me upgrade. The error message says: The line 56 in the file /etc/apt/sources.list is not correct (URI parse)
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apt locked by corrupt library package in ubuntu 13.10

I have tried a little hacky way to solve my question by downloading some Debian library file directly from lunchpad. And after that my apt is locked and I can't move forward. I have tried, sudo ...
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list.save and list.distUpgrade

This is more of a curiosity question as I try to get a better understanding of apt and package management. I'm seeing that in my /etc/apt/ and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folders I have very or ...
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1answer
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Failed to load the package list (trying to install flash player) (Lubuntu 13.04)

I'm trying to find a solution for a few days, I hope someone can answer me. I tried several times to install flash player through lubuntu software center, and after I hit "Install Packages" it gives ...
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0answers
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How do I fix duplicate entries in sources.list? [duplicate]

Ok so I have tried everything under the sun but can't get into my sources.list to fix the duplicate and I think that's why my Software Center isn't working as well. This is what I get when I do ...
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error while installing flash plugin [duplicate]

I'm a newbie, I have this problem when I try to install flash player plugin in my Ubuntu. this is the error message: E: Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list ...
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Ubuntu Software Center won't open in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Running software-center in the terminal give this output: 2013-08-23 11:25:07,917 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-08-23 11:25:07,932 - softwarecenter.db.database ...
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sources.list, edit root [duplicate]

Today I keep receiving this message with Synaptic: E: Malformed line 220 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to ...
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1answer
277 views

How do I fix this error? Error: Opening the cache

How do I fix this error? Error: Opening the Cache (E:Type 'http://deb.opera.com/opera/' is not known in line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list, E:The package lists or status ...
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Using https for Synaptic software sources

Here is my problem: I only have access to public wireless services. On occasion I can use a service that does not interfere with Synaptic or apt-get or aptitude: i.e. the provider does not filter ...
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1answer
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unable to install package through terminal (apt-get)

root@ubuntu-pc:~# reaver The program 'reaver' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install reaver root@ubuntu-pc:~# sudo apt-get install reaver Reading package lists... ...
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0answers
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How do I fix this error from Synaptic when starting it?

I am now running 13.04. but for the last few upgrades I have been unable to run the Synaptic Package Manager. It starts, asks for the password, runs a few seconds, then gives this error message: E: ...
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None of the software I have bought can be installed in 13.04, how can I get it all back? [duplicate]

I have attempted to reinstall previous purchases via the software center. I am aware that some of the trashier devs (super meat boy) have decided to drop support for Linux, so the software center ...
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1answer
2k views

Why do I get “404 not found” errors updating Ubuntu 11.04 (or other old versions)? [duplicate]

Whenever I am trying to install Compiz Config Settings Manager through Synaptic Package Manager , It shows the following error : I have tried it through the terminal. But it also shows ...
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1answer
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How do I install the dpkg-dev package? Requires Ubuntu ISO

Please assist me in installing dpkg-dev. It requires me to insert "ubuntu 12.04.1 precise pangolin i386". I did download and burn the image onto a disk. Repeated the process..i.e. type sudo apt-get ...
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Disable Proxy for Certain Repos

I have proxy details defined in the /etc/apt/apt.conf file. Now, I want for certain repositories not to use the proxy defined in apt.conf since my institute (IIT Bombay, India) itself is a mirror of ...
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635 views

How bad are duplicate entries in sources.list? [duplicate]

What is sources.list? Is it like 'registry?' How important is it it to keep it 'clean?' When I did sudo apt-get update the last lines to display were these: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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0answers
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Installing Opera from deb froze software center, synaptic package manager, and update manager [duplicate]

I downloaded the opera Debian installer and it froze the software center. It is blank and has little circles that make a circle in the middle. The little circles aren't moving. I tried synaptic and ...
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3answers
915 views

apt-get update fails to find some mirrors

I've configured my sources to use the mirrors:// "protocol" to find servers close to me, mainly since I move around a lot. However, for some reason it doesn't work for all the repos - when I run sudo ...
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Using 13.04 I get “Duplicate sources.list entry” warnings from i386 and AMD64 packages [duplicate]

I understand this was a bug in Oneric, but was fixed, so why is Raring trying to fetch both achetypes when I use APT in the terminal, and how do I fix it? I tried running YPPA and it says I have no ...
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1answer
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how do I find location of packages

I am trying to install several things on my machine. For example php-pear. I need to put to location of the repository in sources.list How can I locate it?
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sources.list & sources.list.d in /etc/apt [duplicate]

I could find that there is a sources.list file as well as a sources.list.d directory in the /etc/apt directory. If I am not wrong, both are used to set up the deb files for the packages we need to ...
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1answer
109 views

Is it possible to remove all the packages installed from a specific repository?

I would like to remove every package that came from the Multiverse repository. What is the best way to do this?
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1answer
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Which repository are free software on 12.04

I know restricted and multiverse are not free software, but what about source code and independent? EDIT : I'm referring to free as in freedom.
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How to find applications installed today?

Is there any command to list which applications have been installed today via apt-get or dpkg? Is there any other way to find this information?
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Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
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1answer
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Can't open “ubuntu software center”, “software updater”, “software sources”, “language support” Malformed line 56 in source list

I get the following error: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the ...
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1answer
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How to safely download and gpg verify a Debian source package?

I need specific (source or binary) packages from Debian. Can I download the package using apt-get? How can I add the Debian repository to my sources.list so it only gets used on a by case base? ...
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0answers
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error 503:Packages.gz naming problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: error 503: service unavailable when using apt-get update behind proxy Here is the detailed information(I have choosen the best source server): W:Failed to fetch ...
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0answers
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Packages not found despite correct /etc/apt/source.list

My /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main restricted universe multiverse deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-updates main restricted ...
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How to install rar (no installation candidate)?

I need the package rar. But I get this error whenever I try to install it: Reading package Lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package rar ist not available, but ...
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2answers
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Change software sources from the command line

When I want to change the mirror I am using for updates, I can open the Software Centre, and go to Edit->Software Sources, and from there select another server. This then goes through my ...
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Cannot run command sudo apt-get update and getting error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can’t open Software Center due to a malformed line Error as follows: avish@avish-Aspire-one:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Malformed line 43 in source list ...
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sudo apt-get update error ubuntu 12.04

Hi I'm new in Linux and I need your help :) Every time when i type sudo apt-get update it shows: alphaog@alphaog-HP-Pavilion-DV7:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source ...
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2answers
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How to download source code with apt-get?

I'm trying to download source code of certain packages, for example rhythmbox, for learning purposes. I want to do this through apt-get, with the apt-get source command. For some reason, apt-get ...
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2answers
275 views

Problem with the “sudo apt-get update” command

I'm a beginner when it comes to the Linux environment. I recently tried to install some extensions in Linux. I've entered some commands like: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool and then when I ...
2
votes
1answer
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“Failed to fetch” while updating

I'm trying to update from ubuntu 12.10 lately but I keep getting the "Failed to fetch" error. W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/Release Unable to find ...
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2answers
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apt sources.list disabled on upgrade to 12.04

After a do-release-upgrade, I'm now running ubuntu 12.04 LTS, as indicated below > lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release: ...
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2answers
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Where is “apt-cache search”?

Wish to search apt repositories with CLI tool. Did that in the past with: apt-cache search <search_term> Don't find apt-cache package: # apt-get install apt-cache Reading package lists... ...
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5answers
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Solving the Ubuntu 12.04 Update Error: (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

Problem Description: Each time i try to download the updates for my operating system (Ubuntu 12.04) i get the following list of error messages: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Apt Problem. Can't Update (Total noob) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? Error report after “sudo apt-get update” I am new to linux, and ...
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2answers
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Odd characters in archive update

I'm trying out Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a home server and the update is not working. Not sure why. I've done a sudo su and apt-get update. After which I get the following: Err gb.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How to fix “Duplicate sources.list entry” warning? [duplicate]

Every time I try to do some update (sudo apt-get update) it says: Reading package lists ... ready W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ need /partner amd64 Packages ...
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1answer
318 views

Ubuntu Software Source File Error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? Whenever I try to install any software using terminal or by entering sudo apt-get update, the result is: E: ...
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1answer
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Sources missing in /etc/apt/sources.list, how do I get them back?

Somehow my Ubuntu install can't find what I believe to be very common packages.... E: Unable to locate package php5-curl E: Unable to locate package php5-gd I know this has something to do with my ...
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votes
1answer
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Unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 12.04?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) but 4:0.7.2.1ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: ...
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0answers
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How to resolve fetch error while update packages on ubuntu server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error This is same problem which questioned many time on askubuntu, but still there are no perfect ...
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3answers
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Do I really need the “Source Code” in software sources?

It takes a long time to update my software sources when I run: sudo apt-get update I believe that happens when the apt-get is downloading source code from the repository, in my case it the one in ...