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Maximum space required for 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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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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1answer
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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1answer
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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Update Package list in repository after motherboard change

I just installed a new motherboard / microprocessor on my computer, I want to do an update to it using apt-get and I've tried to do it from the GUI as well. the issue is the package list still have ...
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1answer
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Can 3rd-party package repositories be trusted? (Are there criteria to test if they're trustworthy?) [duplicate]

(Note: no disrespect whatever to the hard work people that people who run 3rd-party repositories put in.) I came across a package repository, a ppa, that was suggested for getting php5.5 on Ubuntu ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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apt-get says Version was not found but it is there

I've added this repository "ppa:videolan/stable-daily" using this command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily thin I wrote this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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2answers
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How does update work with programs installed from .deb file

I'm having some difficulties exactly understanding how the the whole update thing work in linux (Ubuntu) and good practice for installing software. I understand I have a /etc/apt/sources.list file ...
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0answers
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apt-get upgrade not to replace the local copy

There is some problem with the xmlcopyeditor in the Ubuntu 12.04 repository and it doesn't start. Details and the workaround is mentioned here. The package has to be built and the installed as below. ...
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1answer
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How to configure apt to access a deb repository over ssh?

I have a deb repository accessible with ssh (following instructions from this site). I use the ssh-public-key-based authentication to access the repository server. How I can configure apt-get on ...
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2answers
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jenkins-common package for latest jenkins builds

I am required to upgrade jenkins due to a bug breaking our builds, I've used the jenkins repository from http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian/ and have come up against a wall. Required Jenkins version is ...
0
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1answer
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How can I get newer boost packages than my distro's repos contain?

I'm developing on a system that's running Lucid 10.04.4 LTS. I can't do a complete release upgrade in order to get access to newer packages, although I do have sudo so I can otherwise muck about as ...
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Problems after adding Linux Deepin repository

I added Linux Deepin repository to Ubuntu but I don't install anything. I used this commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade and everything on Ubuntu went wrong. I guess part of Ubuntu ...
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0answers
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Dotdeb alternatives for Ruby or Python?

I really like Dotdeb, but it doesn't include packages for Ruby and Python. While I could build my own repository, I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel (and then be forced to drive). Are there any ...
0
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1answer
156 views

apt-get update problem when updating a reprepro repository

i have made a repository using reprepro on my Ubuntu 13.04, i uploaded this repo to sourceforge.net , i can download packages from it and i can update it, put after adding the repository to my ...
0
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1answer
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Why older version of package repositories of Ubuntu don't get updated?

Suppose my Ubuntu version is Natty and I want to install the latest nodejs using apt-get. However, the latest nodejs is only available in the package repository of Quantal.(see ...
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Are ubuntu packages (deb-files) only md5sum secured?

Introductory Background to the question below### (so the question is more usable to more people) Inside of an Ubuntu/debian-style package (*.deb file) there is a file named /DEBIAN/md5sums which has ...
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1answer
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How apt-get determines when to download translation file?

I've been able to successfully build local repository. When I do apt-get against this local repository everything works fine. Sample output- Hit http://192.168.1.142 precise InRelease Hit ...
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0answers
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Forcing to install dependencies from Custom Repositry? [duplicate]

I have setup a local directory repository, but Ubuntu installs from Remote Repository. How can i force it to install from my local repository?
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2answers
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How do I update something in the Ubuntu repository?

All of my google results on this question are about just learning to use synaptic. I've noticed that Ubuntu's TTYtter package is quite a ways behind. TTYtter is just one file (one perl script) so ...
2
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1answer
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How to check whether a fixed bug reported at Launchpad would affect my distro release?

Could you please help me to decide whether this bug affects Ubuntu 12.04? I found out the information about the indicator-multiload (which turned out to be the thing I have been missing in my ...
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5answers
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Is there an “unofficial” software center with all the PPAs?

Many questions are answered simply with add this repository and install. I understand that Ubuntu developers cannot quickly verify all packages and make them available in official repositories. But ...
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4answers
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Is there a difference between installing an application via Ubuntu Software Center or a terminal?

I would like to ask a very basic question but I have never thought about it before. Well, when someone installs an application from terminal, he has to add the repository first, right? On the other ...
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3answers
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Prioritize PPA/repos with the same host

I'm using GIMP every day (on 11.10). Because of this, I need the Single-Window mode feature. So, I've added the matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn PPA, but as you see the description: GIMP 2.7.5 Will not ...
3
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4answers
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How is installing from a repository different from installing via downloading a .deb file?

I am new to Ubuntu. How is installing software from a repository different from downloading the .deb file from a website and installing through the package manager?
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2answers
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Searching package repositories by contents

I am searching for a particular LaTeX input file, and have not been able to find it in the repositories. I am fairly certain that the repositories can be searched by contents because the following ...
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1answer
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“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 ...
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1answer
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Creating custom updates for my users?

I'm looking for a secure and flexible way of pushing custom updates to my users' Ubuntu 11.10 x64 machines. I'm looking to push updates that will run scripts for adding new software, adjusting ...
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4answers
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Create deb repository with several versions of the same package

I want to create my own deb repository to store some packages. I've tried reprepro and it works fine, except for one fundamental feature. Reprepro can't store several versions of the same package in ...
6
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2answers
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I think a PPA update broke my system. What can I do?

A few weeks ago I installed ppa:ricotz/testing on Ubuntu 11.10. It worked fine then, but since a recent upgrade, trying to launch GTK applications results in lots of cryptic errors. Can I revert all ...
2
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3answers
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What should I do when the GETDEB repository is down?

I'm trying to install programs/files from the getdeb repo but get a "check your internet connection" error. Programs than I've tried include Qbittorrent and Mozilla-Plugin-VLC. Through the ...
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1answer
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dconf-editor gone from repositories?

On this post: How can I configure Unity? It mentions several options for Unity that need to be accessed through dconf-editor. I remember when I used Ubuntu Natty beta on Virtualbox, it was there in ...
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1answer
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How do I add a repository, but only for a specific package/version and its dependencies?

I would like to use the Natty Narwhal repository for puppet packages, but I don’t want to upgrade my whole server. Is that possible ? My current solution is to fetch the .deb packages by hand
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Is there a way to check if a program is available in the repository by commandline?

When i find a interesting program i want to test and install in ubuntu i first check if it's available in the repository. For that i use the software center. But does a possibility exist to check it ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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7answers
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Saving deb files from repositories to a custom location for installing offline [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? I want to download and save some deb files, and preferably their dependencies, of certain apps, from the repositories (apt-get, ...
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4answers
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How do I find out which repository a package comes from?

Is there a method or command which can tell from which repository a package is coming from?
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2answers
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Can I list a repository content before adding it to search for a package?

I want to keep my /etc/apt/sources.list clean and I'm looking for a way to look for a package in a repository before adding it to my system. Thanks in advance.
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2answers
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Why is libatlas so old?

The version of libatlas avail. on Debian and/or Fedora are much more up to date (as in more than a year if not two) than those i see on the Ubuntu reps. Why that is? Is it possible (advised?) to ...
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1answer
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How to create a Remote Aptitude/APT Repository?

I've recently started administrating more Ubuntu machines - as such I've had to recompile/create packages for our configuration. On my Redhat machines I was able to create a server that served as a ...