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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Outdated package in repo

I wanted to install a package (fossil, but that is irrelevant). I discovered that the version in the repos is severely outdated. (Over a year. There have been 2 new releases since then, the last ...
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How to change the mirror of lxc-create?

I have an Ubuntu repository server in my network. I want to create a lxc container using lxc-create. How can i change the default repository of lxc-create to my repository? There isn't any option ...
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Can I install software even though the repository hasn't been updated for my Ubuntu release version?

I'm trying to install the Fuze Meeting client which I'm planning to use for Webinars at work. They have a Linux client and make it available through an apt Repository. Their installation ...
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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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How to create a list of of only security updates with apt-get?

I'm trying to create a list of only the security updates available to an Ubuntu system using apt-get. I'm very aware of this post How do I check only security updates from the command-line? but that ...
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Limit apt repo to a certain arch?

I have several repositories that don't have armhf (for RPi cross-compiler) binaries, so it always gives me a carp ton of 404 errors on updating package lists. it also prevents me from running ...
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add repository under company firewall

I am trying to add apt repository for evernote on ubuntu 14.04 with company firewall. When I execute sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa, it stops, no response: rna@rna-P400:~$ sudo ...
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Add Repositories give following error in ubuntu 14.04

:-$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 91, in <module> sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options) File ...
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How to create local repository using apt-mirror and mirrorkit for selected architecture, release, spin

Having a local repository can be very useful. It is possible to use rsync to create a repository mirror, but this results in all the releases being downloaded, even older ones and would include files ...
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How to remove a repository [duplicate]

I tried installing crebs, but found out that it is not compatible with my version of mint. I've removed it, but the repository is still not working. Whenever I sudo apt-get update, I get this: W: ...
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Access a local repository

I'm trying to access a local repository which happens to be a mirror of the Ubuntu 14.04 trusty release. The stuff all downloads and looks good, but I can't get apt-get to install any packages from ...
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Can I find cocoa modem in the repositories?

I just have a basic question. I am trying to set up a digital ham radio station. I have a piece of equipment called a SignalLink, a radio and a computer. What I am trying to do is make it so that the ...
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How to create a automatic PPA?

How can I create a PPA that automatically pulls changes from a git (hub) repository every time a new tag (release) is added, and then compiles the app?
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Error while updating the Ubuntu Repositories etc [duplicate]

I have experienced this kind of error ever since it had a server error. Can someone explain me to this and help me resolve this problem? Thanks! Error on updating Ubuntu:
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How full is the Ubuntu ARM port (repositories)?

I'm thinking about buying a new laptop (Chromebook). Now I previously had a Chromebook and installed Crouton and Chrubuntu on it. Chrubuntu was bad, but I was quite happy with Crouton, battery ...
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Installing package(s) from local repository [duplicate]

I used following method to install packages by local-repository mkdir /var/my-lcaol-repo and put all debs inside this folder Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/my-local.list with deb ...
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Failed to download reposistory information [duplicate]

I keep getting this failed message and I don't know how to fix it. These are the details in the error: W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/source/Sources ...
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How to make local repository of Ubuntu MAAS PXE Images?

Noob questions regarding Ubuntu MAAS: how to make a local repository of Ubuntu MAAS PXE image? Is there a software to do it such as apt-mirror? Is there a page to download the image manually and ...
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VLC player won't open

I tried to get vlc 2.2, so that I could run vlsub. In terminal, I entered sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily followed by sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get install vlc VLC ...
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Repository problems [closed]

I have a fairly longstanding repository error that won't let me install software, among other things. I have avoided dealing with it, as I do not fully understand how the repository/verification ...
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list all the ppa repositories added to my system

How can I list all the ppa repositories added to my system and save it to a .txt file, so that I don't want to spend my time in searching for ppa's for fresh installations and i can just select a ppa ...
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How do I add this entry?

I am having issues adding this entry to my repository list! sudo apt-add-repository "http://cran.utstat.utoronto.ca/bin/linux/ubuntu/precise/" isn't working. The following results in an error: ...
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Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the keys? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 with the latest updates behind a proxy server at my school. I had no problem a few months ago. However, over the past two months when I try to add a repository with ...
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backing up software installed from repository

I have installed kubuntu-desktop from the ubuntu reposiitory. It seems to have messed up my unity GUI. SO i want to uninstall it,but I want to create a backup of the app before I remove, because I do ...
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Using apt-mirror

I am trying copy the Ubuntu repository using apt-mirrorr to my server. The source location is a laptop where the Ubuntu repository is already downloaded using apt-mirror. In my mirror.list file in ...
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How do I check the IaaS image hasn't been compromised?

We are deploying in Chinese datacentre, it took us a while to get our account approved with Aliyun (some kind of Amazon AWS). We are protecting all in and out data transfer but what guarantees that ...
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Directing precise to trusty repository

I have an installation of Ubuntu 12.04. I want to explore the possibility of installing trusty packages on it by replacing the repository list in /etc/apt/sources.list to 14.04 repositories. I know it ...
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Is there a simple way to remove all packages that were received through a repository?

I just added a repository and did sudo apt-get update and upgrade... but as soon as I finished typing I realized I didn't want all that junk it came with just a couple packages off the repository. ...
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How to sync the ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Is it compulsory to add “Cleaning section” while bulding local ubuntu respository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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How do I (or Can I) enable the “install” button in Software Center for offline repository?

I am talking about to install software by Apt Offline Repository. I've read Community Help and used to apply this method to install software offline. I can successfully install software through ...
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How to correct source-list entry for fetching debs from desired location? (Apt Offline Repository)

I am currently trying to install software offline (studying this question) and want to use Offline Repository according to this answer. I followed steps like: put all debs in /var/my-local-repo ...
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Problem installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python [closed]

I am having trouble installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python. I tried sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev but I am getting the following output :: Reading package lists... ...
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create local ubuntu pacakage repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Where is the location of packages cached by apt-cacher?

When you install something by sudo apt-get install <packageName>, the packages are saved in /var/cache/apt/archives by default. I have installed and configured apt-cacher. I want to know where ...
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Getting no valid OpenPGP data when importing apt key

I am having trouble adding a Release.gpg public key to my apt-key keyring. I downloaded the Release.gpg file which looks like this: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) ...
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How to download all repository using apt-get?

Is there any way to just download all Ubuntu repositories using apt-get? I am looking for something like : sudo apt-get install --download-only * So that I can access the downloaded repository in ...
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Personal apt-get download server [duplicate]

Disclaimer: Please read complete question before marking duplicate. I am thinking to setup a server on our college's internal network, which can host some very common apt-get packages. As there are ...
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How to pull packages from a git repository without Internet connection?

I am newbie in using git. I need to pull some packages from my friend's git repository but there is no Internet connection in my computer. I need to pull them offline. Is there a way to do it?
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Replace DEB.SURY.ORG PHP with original

I added Ondřej Surý's repository which was a great help at the time. Now I have issues installing cURL and I think returning to "original" PHP would solve the problem. Currently all my PHP packages ...
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List multiple repositories under sources.list.d?

Can I add multiple alternative repositories to a *.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, so that, for a specified package, if the first repository is unavailable, apt-get will try to download the same ...
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Does $release-updates includes $release-security?

from the man page for sources.list: The format for a sources.list entry using the deb and deb-src types is: deb [ options ] uri suite [component1] [component2] [...] from ...
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completly removing a package of this kind [duplicate]

hi I was trying to configure my laptop and went online trying to figure out about things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04. I came across this. Fix overheating and extend battery life There ...
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Can I update only one repository? [duplicate]

When I add a new repository with sudo add-apt-repository blablabla sudo apt-get update it takes a long time for me, about 1-2 minutes every time. Is there any way to update just the new ...
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Where would I find the debs for the repos on a livecd?

My ethernet cable broke so I can ONLY connect to wifi for internet at the moment, but I need to do a fresh install as I just got a new ssd. I don't have any removable media on hand either as I gave my ...
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What's the directory/location where the installations from repositories go? [duplicate]

I want to install the program ImageJ from the Ubuntu repositories (mainly because it's easier than compiling the code from source), but I need to add a few plugins to the basic installation. I would ...
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Updating the repository isn't working

When I runs sudo apt-get update get this output: sudo apt-get update E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources ...
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Compare two repos - a table of all all package versions?

I'd like to see and compare versions of all packages in two different repos. Something like: libfoo | 1.2 | 1.3 libbar | 2.4 | 3.0 libbaz | ... | ... Is there some such web? Or a way to obtain list ...
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Use live usb or iso as repository OR installing wifi drivers from Live USB

I've faced this issue numerous times: I make a fresh install, and it turns out that the proprietary drivers were not installed. Now I face a chicken and egg problem of trying to install the wifi ...