The official software repositories from Ubuntu, as opposed to PPAs and 3rd-party repositories

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Why does Ubuntu provide the Multiverse repository?

From Community Help > Repositories, Software in Ubuntu’s repository is divided into four categories or components: main, restricted, universe and multiverse. Main: The main component contains ...
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Slow Repositories

I have the following problem with my two Ubuntu installations at home: installing software using apt-get or the software center takes AGES, I mean, the download speed is very slow. I have already ...
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How to petition an archive mirror be removed from the official list?

The Arp Networks mirror is dangerously behind, it's almost a month out of date. This has been discovered when somebody noticed they weren't getting the upgrade to the latest Firefox (which doubles as ...
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What is the correct address for precise/12.04 restricted, multiverse and universe ppa?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. When I run sudo apt-get update now I get the following errors at the end: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I get a list of all AVAILABLE packages from the repositories that are configured from a command line? [duplicate]

OK, I understand how to get a list of installed packages on my system. Now how can I get a list of all available packages from the list of repositories configured?
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Software Sources: Select Best HTTPS Server

I travel to countries I don't trust--a lot. For example, Vietnam, the virus capital of the world. ESPECIALLY in these areas, but also at home in the USA, I want to remove (or reduce) the possibility ...
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Apt-get failed to update on 12.10 [duplicate]

When running a software update, I got a message telling me that either my network connections aren't working anymore, or that Failed to download repository information. I already tried restarting my ...
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How to download all packages in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'd like to download all the packages in Ubuntu repository This command apt-get download XYZcan be used to download XYZ package Is there a modifier that would select all the packages by replacing ...
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Reliability of Ubuntu repositories across versions?

If a package is present in the ubuntu repository (the one at archive.ubuntu.com), can I expect that the same package (or later versions of the package) will always be present in the repo in future ...
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How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
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Zotero does not find pdftext and pdfinfo

I am using the Firefox extension Zotero on 12.04. Zotero complains about missing PDF tools, though: To use this feature, you must first install the PDF tools in the Search pane of the Zotero ...
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Cannot do update and cannot install any package [duplicate]

I am a centos user but a friend asked me to install programs on his lubuntu 12.04. For that I started to get an update but it did not work: $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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When will PHP 5.6 be in the official Canonical repos?

I imagine it won't up until 14.10 is released, but even if that is the case, could we expect to see it show up in the repos that 14.04 uses?
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Install dpkg-depcheck in 12.04

I'm attempting to compile a deb package using 12.04 but am unable to run a dpkg-depcheck on ubuntu 12.04. The command doesn't exist on the server I'm using and isn't a package in the repositories ...
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Differences between restricted repositories and partner repositories?

In /etc/apt/source.list, what are differences between restricted repositories and partner repositories? They both don't make their source open, do they? Are they both free of money? Difference in ...
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Installing X.org (opensource) Ubuntu driver in the terminal

Software Center messed up my proprietary driver installation and I must revert to the original driver (the one you can find in "Additional Drivers" tab under software sources. However Software ...
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Eclipse version on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

Newbie-question: Does anyone know why in the ubuntu software repository eclipse is on version 3.8.1 while the latest eclipse version for linux from eclipse.org is eclipe 4.3.2? Which version should I ...
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Long Term Package Mirrors [closed]

I am having a bit of a tricky packaging problem with my Trusty Ubuntu cloud machines. I understand that Trusty is currently in "beta", so I can appreciate that I sort of have to just deal with it. ...
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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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New Apache's version in repositories

Does anyone has a time frame for an update in Apache's version for repositories/official-repositories? Ubuntu server is working like a charm and wouldn't like to switch to manual installation for ...
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Where are the logs for apt-get?

Request I would like to know where I can find the logs for the following package managers. Package managers Synaptic Package Manager Ubuntu Software Center Terminal logs for apt-get and The ...
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How to check which version of a product is available in repositories for different ubuntu versions?

My scenario is like this : I have installed redmine on my ubuntu 12.04 server, and i installed it using apt-get install redmine. So we run the latest stable version 1.3.2 (mysql) , some time after ...
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How to revert packages to official release? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 13.10, I have added test repo and upgraded system. Now not everything is working correctly. How to revert packages to official release versions?
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Unable to locate package chntpw

To overwrite a Windows 7 password, one can boot from a Ubuntu LiveCD and run chntpw. Unfortunately, installing chntpw is not so easy: $ sudo apt-get install chntpw E: Unable to locate package chntpw ...
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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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Does the “security” repository provides anything not found in the “updates” repository?

For the limited number of package I looked at (e.g. apache), I found that the package version in the updates repository is always newer than or equal to the version available in the security ...
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Repository on DVDs for Ubuntu likes Debian

Why Ubuntu dont have all repository on dvds likes Debian? I downloaded 10 dvds from debian Wheezy... I'm happy... so I no need internet for install programs on my laptop or my student's netbooks... ...
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Which media players available in the Ubuntu repositories uses GStreamer, GTK+ and were written in Python?

I'm planning to write a media player for Ubuntu to present in fair in the place I study. And I'd like to use GStreamer and GTK+ with Python, but I could not find a good documentation about the ...
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Update package which has newer versions in repos but can't be found in backports?

While doing some coding with taglib-ruby (which requires TagLib (http ://taglib.github.io/ - sorry, I'm not allowed to post more than 2 links..)), I came across a strange problem and after a few days ...
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Can we have broken software removed from the Software Center?

The Ubuntu Software Center does a fantastic job of inviting new users to explore and try out the software in Ubuntu's repositories. I don't have much experience with it but recently decided to give it ...
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Recent Qt repository

Is there any repository for latest Qt versions (recent version is 5.0.1 while ubuntu has 4.8) ? PS I found this PPA but it tagged as [deprecated]!!!, so I'm wondering what if there is official one ...
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Unofficial/Local repositories and how do they differ from PPAs in Launchpad

I normally tend to use the PPAs (Personal Package Archives) found in launchpad.net, but I have noticed more and more that some repositories are being created in other places or a website that manages ...
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Installing Daily Build

Now I'm downloading 13.04 daily build ISO. I have Archlinux but I want to switch to something more stable and ubuntu is the best Linux OS imo (not just a group of packages but rly good OS). Well my ...
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Will eclipse update from the ubuntu repositories?

If I install a default eclipse from the ubuntu program central, I get an eclipse with traces from the version Helios and the screen that starts Eclipse says Indigo. The latest version of Eclipse is ...
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Force Ubuntu to only download updates form canonical.com mirrors

How do I force a Ubuntu machine to only download updates from official canonical.com mirrors? Right now it sometimes downloads from non canonical mirrors, which get flagged in our network monitoring ...
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why does Ubuntu downloads apps from 93.184.215.223?

Does anyone know I why my ubuntu machine makes a connection to 93.184.215.223 when I use apt-get? I thought all the software repositories were at *.canonical.com. I haven't added any 3rd party ...
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How do I install Unity Web apps from the software repositories?

I found .deb files in my cache for some webapps I installed. Then I used apt-get to install some other web apps. But the icons aren't showing up on the unity bar. How do I rectify this?
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apt-get error: Unable to find expected entry contrib/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

I am getting below error when I try to update. I had gone through the previous articles related to this question but none of them were helpless. Could you please help me to rectify this? W: Failed to ...
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PHP 5.4 in official repository

When PHP will be updated to version 5.4.x in official repositories?
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Automated package build service

I´m using Bacula for backuping my servers and clients, but the versions of bacula in the official repository are very old. So I compiled and installed all the components by myself. But that was very ...
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How can I sort packages by file size when searching the repositories?

I'm trying to look at some statistics on the size of packages in the Ubuntu repositories, and I'm hoping to sort my searches of packages in the repositories by file size. Is there a command that will ...
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Software center from kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the “pysdm” package? I was trying to install pysdm on my kubuntu when i saw that i couldnt found it in software center, but in ubuntu software center it is. ...
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How to install google chrome from the official repos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Chrome browser properly via command line? I followed this question : How to install Chrome browser properly via command line? However, It is not the same ...
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Since archive.ubuntu.com does not support HTTPS, is there any alternative server that does?

This question hadn't been asked separately, so here it is. In particular, is there any official repository that provides and https alternative to the defaults http official repositories?
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I've filed an ITP bug on bugs.debian.org - now how do I get the package into Ubuntu?

I've written a development library that I would like to include in the Ubuntu archives. From what I understand, the best way to do this is to first get the package into Debian and then request a ...
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Where do I look for the reason for the removal of a package from the Ubuntu repositories

I have seen that when a new Ubuntu version is released, sometimes a particular application that I had used till the previous Ubuntu versions would have been removed from the Ubuntu repositories for ...
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When will xfce 4.10 available in official Ubuntu repositories?

I was wondering why, after about 4 months from the release of xfce 4.10, it is still not available in official Ubuntu repositories and when it will be available? I do not want to install it from ppa.
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Are security.ubuntu.com updates eventually merged into normal updates?

Upon my observation, seems new packages will first appear in security.ubuntu.com, but if you upgrade later, they will appear in XX.archive.ubuntu.com (depends on your config), Was that true ?
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How can I ensure I am running the current stock kernel?

At some point, I installed a new kernel, for no particular purpose but to try. I am having some problems, and would like to ensure that they are not caused by the kernel I installed. How can I ...
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Where can I find my original 'sources.list' file?

Note: If you have lost and want to recreate your /etc/apt/sources.list file, please use the Ubuntu Source Generator, with the appropriate choices. Warning: any custom repositories you added to your ...