Questions about managing/using repositories in general and about selecting Ubuntu repositories in particular. Most of the latter questions could be added under the "ppa" and "apt-get" tags as well.

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Internal Server Error 500 on Several Ubuntu Repositories

I'm trying to set some application to my ubuntu 16.04, but i got some problem while trying to install the application using apt-get that the repository which i use return Internal Server Error 500 for ...
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KDE 4 in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've been trying Plasma 5.7 and it was really slow to me. The startup time took me 15 seconds. So in short, I want to install KDE 4 in Ubuntu 16.04. Is it possible? I saw the Ubuntu Precise repository ...
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How to get a list of all packages installed from PPAs even for PPA repositories that may have been removed

I've already seen this question: How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs? It only works for packages installed from PPAs where the PPA repository is still added to the system. Is ...
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apt does not show package that is available in my repository

I'm running a 64 bit proc, and I'm trying to install lib64stdc++6 using apt-get. I have the repository deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main and it does contain http://ftp.fr.debian.org/...
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dns brocken, what's archive.ubuntu.com IP

I've installed xenial in a container and for some reason dnsmasq got left out. Now I can't update or install packages. I tried to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and edit the repo addresses to include the ...
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How to set up a private repository for my group? [closed]

I'm new to Linux and I'm hoping someone can educate me on repositories. I want to work on a CMU Sphinx project and ROS project with my friends and we want to set up a private repo so only we can use ...
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Stock Ubuntu images in Digital Ocean cloud

Recently I came across a discussion where a commentator pointed out that OVH uses modified Ubuntu images in their cloud service. That means that when I choose to deploy an Ubuntu image on OVH cloud I ...
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Is it possible to update apt-mirror offline?

I've started to explore apt-mirror due to its ability to provide package updates to "offline" clients. However, I'm wondering if it's possible to take the scenario a step further and have a completely ...
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Issues while upgrading related to third party repositories in Ubuntu 14.04

This is the image i am getting after trying to install the new upgrades. I want to go to 14.04 from 16.04, but nothing is happening after this. I am new to Ubuntu and no idea what to do next. I ...
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What testing is done to make sure no packages in the repos have malware?

How is it ensured that a trusted user can't compile a package with malware and place it in the universe repo.
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Can't find Apt-Cacher NG cache files after performing Ubuntu preseed installation using cacher as proxy

I've setup Apt-Cacher NG in an Ubuntu host. I'm using this to cache another Ubuntu installation and setup a repo for further installations. I've tried installing Ubuntu through preseed file bellow, ...
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16.04: Cannot update OwnCloud [duplicate]

I have issues with updates for the OwnCloud desktop release: teddy@Yoga-2:~$ sudo apt-get update --allow-unauthenticated [sudo] password for teddy: Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial ...
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I want to create a local repository and want to share it via samba over the LAN

In my LAN network, I want to create a local repository and want to share it in LAN with the help of samba so other users can update, install, upgrade packages off-line. I have tried apt-mirror method ...
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Cannot find repo package list online?

I'm thinking of switching from Arch Linux to Ubuntu. I was gonna start with the Server version so I can build everything up from minimal, work i3-wm and have my wonderful system with Ubuntu! I have a ...
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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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Adding new repositories to obsolete distribution? [duplicate]

I don't even know if what I'm asking is doable, but suppose I loved one EOL version of Ubuntu and wanted not to upgrade to a supported version but rather add/replace the old repositories with the most ...
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Add a repository for security testing

I want to use some security tools because I study security (A total beginner). I tried adding the repos of kali, and install some security tools from there, the security tools works great but I had ...
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Is it possible to restore directory on Ubuntu and backup the files?

I run the following commands accidentally : rm -R /etc/apt rm -R /var/lib Or could anyone tell me what are the main repository of Ubuntu I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
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How to gpg check per repository

In RedHat or SUSE there is the option to enable or disable gpgcheck per repository name in the repo file. Is there such an option in Ubuntu / Debian I want some repository to be checked and others ...
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How does APT actually work (apt-get,cache, search)

I have some questions about the APT package manager. As I understand we have repositories URLs located at /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* When apt-get update is called, ...
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Create a CD Repository for ARM

I'm using a few different embedded systems (all ARM based) and I don't have internet access on these projects. I've been trying to parse tutorials and I've created a local network repository in the ...
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How to report a corrupt package on a specific apt repository?

I am trying to install "netatalk (2.2.5-1) i386" from tr.archive.ubuntu.com But cannot continue to download after 78% and install fails. I have changed the repository and installed the package. But ...
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Installing Icinga2 on Server 16.04 with Raspberry Pi 3

I am trying to install icinga2 on PI-3. I have the following set-up: Raspberry Pi 3 Ubuntu Ubuntu Server Standard 16.04 icinga2 I execute the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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How can I get a list of all packages available for a specific version of Ubuntu (not necessarily the one I have installed)?

I can get a list of all available packages and their details using the following command: apt-cache search . Which outputs a list of packages which looks like this: i 0ad - Real-...
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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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what is gi.repository in python? [closed]

I see from a lot of tutorials that in python the statement "from gi.repository" is used to import lots of different things, like gtk,etc etc.. what library is it? is it correlated with github? ...
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How to downgrade ntfs-3g to version 1:2012

I am completely new to Linux so please be gentle. How do I downgrade my ntfs-3g install to version 1:2012? currently when I try: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g=1:2012 I get a "Version '1:2012' ...
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apt-get upgrade gives GPG Error [duplicate]

How would I go about fixing this error? I have pycharm installed through a ppa that I have been using for years in various computers. W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/mystic-mirage/pycharm/...
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Unable to Install package from Ubuntu Xenial local repo

I created a local repo for Xenial using apt-mirror. When I tried sudo apt-get update in another machine (of course, I configured the webserver), I am getting the following errors and I am not able to ...
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kdenlive official testing and stable repositories give 404 errors

I tried to add the repository from their official website: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-testing then doing sudo apt-get update but I get 404 errors from this repository. Is this ...
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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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sudo apt-get update cancelled half way through, now cannot run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I'm a new user of ubuntu. It's been working fairly well so far. Today I've tried doing 'sudo apt-get update' and it's freezing after fetching data. This is the output: sudo apt-get update Hit:1 ...
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What to do with abandoned or poorly looked after packages in the universe repository?

I have noticed several packages in the universe repository which have been untouched for ages even though upstream has released plenty of new versions (one of which hasn't been updated for 4 years and ...
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Clean out repository indexes on 16.04

How do i clear out my repo indexes completely, start from scratch etc. I have a lot of bad or old indexes that I'd like to clean up W: Failed to fetch http://archive.linux.duke.edu/ubuntu/dists/...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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Installing some programs and games [duplicate]

I'm trying to install some programs like Runescape with the (terminal) but I get 404 error. I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm adding PPA (and try to get sudo apt-get update) but it fails to download ...
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Is there a repository for “Lightworks”?

Anyone knows a repository for Lightworks the video editor?
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PPA Problems after Octave installation

Every time after I add a PPA , and run : sudo apt-get update. I get some errors with some Octave stuff added there. I don't know what happened with my Octave installation, Octave runs fine but now I ...
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How to create etc/apt/sources.list [duplicate]

The sources.list repository file simply doesn't exist because of an installation issue, causing all sorts of problems because all the commands like .deb and stuff return command not found. What is the ...
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How can I make sure O/S doesn't use a particular Signing Key (gpg)

Actually this is two (2) different questions. I am on Xubuntu 14.04 but I believe the answers would be the same for all *buntu variants. The first one is in the title of this message. The second is ...
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Is there a way to build a snappy pakage from a unstable repo like the arch repo or DebianUnstable repo

I am wondering if you can truly get new package versions with snappy? Maybe something like running a chroot of DebianUnstable and using deb2snap to build snappys? Is this possible?
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Expanding APT-GET Repositories

Wow, I'm here posting about Linux. Never thought I'd see the day, but I've been shown the light by a smart guy and a few VMs and man pages later and her I am. I think I've managed to get my Ubuntu ...
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Local apt repository skipping packages

I've created an apt repository for a few local files, generally obscure drivers or locally-created files for my own use. The repository is limited to my own internal network, so it can have non-free ...
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Has Ubuntu 16.04 failled to fetch repository information or is my computer software up to date? (different case)

On running Software Update it says Failed to download repository information but when I click on Settings->Close... it refreshes and says the software on this computer is up to date. What should I ...
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Can't install aptitude on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS

Where I try to install aptitude, i get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Display Current branch name in ubuntu terminal

I have followed the steps given in the accepted answer in this question - Prepend current git branch in terminal. But even after adding following code to .bashrc and restarting the laptop, I do not ...
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How can I install the Opera browser from the terminal?

Since this .deb bug is causing a lot of issues, I must resort to install the Opera browser using the terminal. Which is just fine, but I also need to add it to the repository for automatic updates. ...
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Printer driver depends on libbeecrypt7:i386 but it's not in repositories

I just did a fresh install of Kubuntu 16.04 and now I'm trying to configure a printer. The printer is a Canon mf4320d, so I downloaded the driver from manufacturer's website and tried to install it. ...
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Lately I've gotten very involved with Linux Ubuntu, but I think I have a barricade in my way. Every time I try to upgrade via Software Manager, it says to check my Internet connection because it ...
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Install php7 (7.0.4 or 7.0.6RC) on 14.04

Is there any available repository which would allow me to install PHP 7.0.4 or 7.0.6 (testing version) on my Ubuntu 14.04 server? I only found a way to use ppa:ondrej/php repository, but it only ...