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

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'sudo apt-get update' always re-updates by force? [duplicate]

I have a fresh install of 12.04. If I understand correctly, sudo apt-get update is supposed to update everything the first time it's run, and then only update repositories which have changed since ...
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Where can I get a better understanding of Repositories?

As the title suggests I would like to confirm my assumptions and get a better understanding of the Ubuntu software repositories in terms of what is supported and getting updates. I will use GIMP as an ...
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Why isn't DockBarX in the official repositories?

Why isn't DockBarX in the official repositories? (I am aware of the existence of PPAs.)
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How to install 11.10 package on 11.04?

I use rsnapshot to backup various machines, and there is a bug fix between 1.3.1-1 and 1.3.1-3 which is important to me. Unfortunately, this bug fix is only packaged for Oneiric, and a couple of my ...
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Are Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat repositories going to be removed or deleted after April 10-2012? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and i would like to know if the repositories of this Ubuntu ...
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What site can I use to generate a custom sources.list?

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04, after installing 10.10 I found a real useful official site which compiles a /etc/apt/source.list that can be copied and pasted, and a list of the key commands for ...
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What happened to the opera-next package?

A week ago I noticed opera-next package in New in repository Synaptics' filter. So I installed it to test some HTML. Today I noticed that it has replaced x-www-browser alternative and tried to ...
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Does Ubuntu import the Universe repository from Debian?

Does Ubuntu import the Universe repository from Debian?
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apt-get update error: Unable to find expected entry contrib/source/Sources in Meta-index file

I've made a horrible mistake and removed gtk (and all linked packets, including gnome). After that, I've recovered my GUI with sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and most of key packets, but now I'm ...
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Games installed from repos won't start

I'm running Natty (upgraded from Maverick) with Gnome 3 (from the Gnome 3 PPA, Unity removed), and have recently found that some of my games from the repos no longer work. When I go to start them, I ...
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Will Thunderbird 5 appear in the official 11.04 repositories?

Now that Mozilla have adopted the same rapid release cycle for Thunderbird as they have for Firefox, will Thunderbird 5 appear in the official repositories like Firefox 5 did?
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Does LTS releases include repo exceptions like Firefox?

Will the LTS repo provide the latest and greatest of Firefox and any other softwares treated the same way? Or do the exceptions apply to regular releases only?
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What is the “proposed” repository?

What exactly does this repository contain and why should a user either stay away from it, or add the repository?
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CPAN apt repository? [closed]

Is there any Apt repository corresponding to CPAN? Currently, there only covers a few of CPAN libraries in main and universe repositories. (such as libfile-spec-perl, perl-tk, etc.) I'm going to add ...
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Will Skype be removed from the Canonical Partner repository? [closed]

I just learned that Microsoft has taken over Skype. Will this affect the availability of Skype in the Canonical Partner repository?
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What's the criteria for an application to be included in the Universe repository?

I started a hobby project and figured that if there were some reasonably reachable criteria for this, I might as well work in that direction. Tried asking on #ubuntu-app-devel, but the channel seems ...
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Why do we have non-free software in the official repositories?

The Ubuntu wiki describes the "sections" of the official Ubuntu repositories as follows: Main - Officially supported software. Restricted - Supported software that is not available under a ...
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Shareware in Ubuntu repositories? (RAR)

I thought that all applications in Ubuntu repositories are free, but today I wanted to install rar package and its description says, that this is shareware and I could use it (without registration) ...
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How to include applications/software in Canonical Partners repo?

There seems to be no publicly documented information about how to get applications included in the Canonical Partners repo. How does an app/software get included there? What are the benefits? Do ...
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How can I request that a font be added to the official repositories?

I think it would be beneficial to have the Cardo font included in Ubuntu's official repositories. Where can I make this kind of request?
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Why there's no USB support in VirtualBox Ubuntu edition?

Why does VirtualBox from the Ubuntu repositories not support USB? (While the official release does support it?)
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Why isn't Metasploit in Ubuntu's software repositories?

Why isn't Metasploit in Ubuntu's software repositories? More broadly, on what basis is software chosen or not to be added to the official Ubuntu repositories? Who takes those decisions? etc.
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How can I find an always updated list of repository mirrors?

How can I find an always updated list of repository mirrors?
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Locking updates to a specific mirror

My ISP offers a freezone Ubuntu mirror (http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu/) however Ubuntu is constantly pulling updates from a US server that is slower not inside my freezone How can I force ...
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Why do some packages disappear from the repositories?

I needed to install a program (GSAS & EXPGUI) that depends on the libg2c0 library. This library was in the repositories up to Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04), and then it was removed. The solution is to ...