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1answer
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Package manager error

I am getting a problem in Ubuntu as an error opening the cache, the list of software sources could not be read in my /etc/apt/sources.list file and the package lists or status file could not be parsed ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
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Maintaining older system packages [duplicate]

I am having a desktop that runs ubuntu 8.10 and a laptop that(alongwith other distros) runs ubuntu 10.10. Since the repositories for both do not exist anymore, fetching anything using apt-get fails on ...
2
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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
522 views

How do I fix “E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 'X' in source list” error?

This is the error I'm getting from using sudo apt-get update E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-precise.list How can I fix this?
4
votes
7answers
352 views

Are the source repositories required for a normal user?

It was always my impression that Ubuntu was a binary package distro and that developer sources for various packages were supplied in separate sources repos, if required. It seems that my sources.list ...
10
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2answers
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“Unable to locate package” errors for all software

My apt-get doesn't install any programs. I try to install programs with apt-get install but always it shows same error: unable to locate package. For example I try to install the xbmc media center; ...
16
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4answers
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How do I enable the “Universe” repository?

How do I get to Universe Repository of Ubuntu software as mentioned in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I am installing 12.04 Ubuntu. Please help.
2
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0answers
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Multiple identical items in software sources other software [duplicate]

After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64, I have multiple duplicate items, three each of "Conical Partners-software packaged by Canonical for their partners" and "Conical Partners-software ...
3
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1answer
241 views

“Testing Download Servers” hangs

From Software Sources | Select Best Server, the "Testing Download Servers" progress bar only gets halfway through and then hangs. Tried several times over many different days, and predictably hangs ...
10
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2answers
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
5
votes
1answer
284 views

How to install software from source and tell the apt-get that I have installed the version?

For installing software from source: ./configure make sudo make install How to tell the apt-get that the software has been installed, so that sudo apt-get install someSoftware Will show that the ...
0
votes
1answer
830 views

I want to save apt-get package

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Suppose I run this command to install GCC: sudo apt-get install gcc* I want save gcc on my pc forever, so that next time I do not have to run that apt-get command to ...
21
votes
6answers
23k views

How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list?

I have unistalled and reinstalled the Ubuntu Software Center as per info I found in a similar thread and I got the same response about line 91 or something like that. I just tried to upload a screen ...
11
votes
3answers
17k views

How do I enable the “Universe” repository from the command line?

How do you use terminal to enable Universe source? Or any those 4 from Software Sources: Main, Universe, Restricted, Multiverse Main is on by default and Restricted is on if durring Ubuntu ...
4
votes
2answers
204 views

Why are unmaintained packages still in the official software sources?

Par example: firestarter which isn't maintained for 4/5 years. easycrypt which is a gui for truecrypt, while truecrypt comes with a outstanding gui for several years now. ...
13
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I add the “proposed” repository?

I'm trying to either test a fix that's been proposed or I want to volunteer to test stable release updates before they are pushed out to general users, how can I enable the "proposed" repository?
9
votes
3answers
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How to set up an apt-cacher server?

I have more than 500 systems running ubuntu 10.04, ubuntu 10.10 and ubuntu 11.04. It is difficult for us to install new packages to these machines from internet, because of the high bandwidth usage. I ...
9
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I add a software source?

Sometimes I see sites offering Ubuntu packages via something like Add this line to your software sources: deb http:// something something How can I add these to my package manager so I can ...
0
votes
2answers
910 views

Error message in Update Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? I am getting an error message when I run the Update ...
2
votes
1answer
239 views

What are the (possible) future plans for Ubuntu-izing 3rd party software (please read details)?

I know the title is confusing, because honestly it is hard to find the correct title. What I am asking is basically, in light of unity, ubuntu-one and other such projects, is Canonical/The Ubuntu ...
5
votes
1answer
144 views

How to have up to date software and more open source software in the Software Centre?

I would like to have a better selection of free software in the Software Centre and have newer versions of the packages. How can I achieve this?
13
votes
2answers
20k views

How do I enable the “backports” repository?

How to enable the backports repository so I can get newer versions of software?
15
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I enable the “extras” repository?

I keep reading about an extras repository for Ubuntu with new software that comes out independently of the distro release. How do I enable it?
4
votes
1answer
222 views

Issues installing synapse launcher

I am trying to install synapse launcher on my desktop . I am using these two commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:synapse-core/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install synapse ...
8
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1answer
2k views

What does Ign mean in update manager?

When I run update from the terminal, I get the following list where many repositories are shown with "Ign". Does it mean the update manager will always ignore updates from those repositories? Apart ...
24
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5answers
16k views

How do I enable the “partner” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "partner" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.