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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to use https with apt-get?

Does apt-get use https or any kind of encryption? Is there a way to configure it to use it?
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How do I get security updates for restricted/partner packages?

I want to perform just security updates on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, keeping the rest of the system unchanged. I need to do this from the command line, no the GUI update manager. I have implemented the ...
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Does Ubuntu import the Universe repository from Debian?

Does Ubuntu import the Universe repository from Debian?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why do the Repositories not have the latest upstream versions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? As a new Ubuntu user, I'm still trying to figure out the software management system. I've ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Is there a way to find out whether an updated program/package lands in the official Ubuntu release repositories?

If there is a new release/major update of a program (e.g. Rhythmbox 2.97, Skype 4.0 or Gimp 2.8), is there an easy way to tell whether and when they will make it to the current official Ubuntu release ...
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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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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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PHP 5.4 in official repository

When PHP will be updated to version 5.4.x in official repositories?
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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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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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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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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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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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'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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...