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

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Why is there no guayadeque in 16.04?

I noticed today that there is no Guayadeque in Ubuntu 16.04. It was there in 15.10. Such a cool player, I couldn't find it in Ubuntu Xenial repository. Could anyone point out a reference for ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu using HTTPS by default when accessing software repositories? [duplicate]

I wish I could trust the packages I am supposedly downloading from Ubuntu servers are exactly what I think they are. But ... ... Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:5 http://...
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Do the Ubuntu repositories just keep growing?

I have a full mirror of the Trusty repositories, made with apt-mirror. I keep a backup on another disk by using an rsync command. Whenever I do the backup, I notice that no files are ever deleted. ...
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Does getdeb change applications that do not need it?

There is an application I really want to install (RubyRipper), which seems to only be possible in a way visible to apt by using getdeb. However, I don't want new (and possibly less stable) versions of ...
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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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Unable to download apps from software center

I cannot download anything from the software center when I try to download through the store in the it says:
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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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Can I install the VirtualBox Extension Pack from the Ubuntu repositories?

I have VirtualBox running on several server installations, always without any GUI, administering using the vboxmanage commands. I used to install from the Oracle PPA, but since the end of the two ...
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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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In Universe's repository , why there isn't HomeBank last version? [duplicate]

HomeBank's version : in Universe it's 4.5.5, released in January 2014 !!! and the last official version is 5.0.6, released in october 2015. Thank you in avance for your answer
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Why ubuntu has such old version of openmpi

I am using ubuntu 15.10. $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=wily DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.10" I was wondering, why ubuntu is using so old openmpi ...
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What compiler flags are used to build the binaries in the official ubuntu .deb packages?

The author of the question What flags are used to compile debian stable packages? points out that Ubuntu has a default (fixed?) set of compiler flags that are used to built the binary files contained ...
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Need Help, Accidentally Deleted Ubuntu Repositories

My computer was running out of space on the hard drive so a friend told me to get the Ubuntu Tweak Tool, run the Janitor and delete everything it said to delete. Never listening to that friend again. ...
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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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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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Why did Ubuntu source repository key signature fail with security warning?

Downloading Ubuntu source code gave a security warning: # apt-get source gedit Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done NOTICE: 'gedit' ...
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New versions of Libreoffice [duplicate]

Why there are no new versions of Libreoffice in official Kubuntu 14.04 repositories? I don`t want to use PPA packages.
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Official Ubuntu Utopic 14.10 repositories offline? [duplicate]

My desktop has been inactive for around 2 months until today, when I get to run the sudo apt-get update it is printing this 404 errors, most of them from the official Ubuntu repos, what is happening? ...
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APT: additional repo for some packages

we use an own repo for some packages. How can we avoid it, that these packages will be upgraded from other repo's (e.g if the packages in the official mirror are newer than our packages) by an apt-get ...
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What's the difference between multiverse, universe, restricted and main?

I've been peeking into the ubuntu respository and I see four folders, multiverse, universe, restricted and main. What do they represent?
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Difference between ports and us.archive

What is the difference between ports.ubuntu.com and us.archive.ubuntu.com? I ask because I already have an apt-mirror for us.archive.ubuntu.com and don't want to add ports.ubuntu.com if it is not ...
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Newer package from repository of other Ubuntu version

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Is there any simple way to install newer version of package from newer version repository? I tried this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto But this method ...
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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 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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Upgrading things later

I have installed a bunch of apps using debs and ubuntu standard repos. Is it possible that when I add a ppa of such an app at later time ubuntu will update my app. Common examples are apps such as ...
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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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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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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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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 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-amd64/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where are the Ubuntu and Ubuntu One servers located?

I would like to know where the Ubuntu Main repository and Ubuntu One servers are located.
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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 ...