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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apt-mirror vs debmirror and mirror size

I've recently inherited the admin of a group of Ubuntu servers (12.04 LTS), including a local mirror server. This is using a script to update itself with debmirror. What are the relative pros and cons ...
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Failed to download repository information ubuntu 15.04 [closed]

Hi I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04, when checking for updates I get the "Failed to download repository information"("Check internet connection") message, though when I press OK it allows to to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed to download repository informations

Context : I'm not able anymore to connect on my wifi network a work, however at home all is fine. I decided to check if there was some upgrades and Ubuntu tells me "failed to download repository ...
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I can't add a repository [closed]

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ppsspp/stable ppsspp/stable Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --homedir /tmp/tmp.qYp0cz3xW2 --no-auto-check-trustdb --trust-model ...
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Can you use Precise repos in Raring? [closed]

Is it possible to use Precise repositories in Raring?
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Aptitude: show packages whose installed version is no longer available

Sometimes, after trying out some repos, i get packages (also available in the standard distro) whose installed version is no longer available because i disabled the origin repo. I want to downgrade ...
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Failed to download repository information 14.04

Every time I check for updates, I get: W:Failed to fetch http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 217.31.202.63 80] , W:Failed to fetch ...
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Is there a simple way to configure apt-get to optimize downloads using a lan apt-mirror when available?

I have a laptop and a local copy of several repositories in an external hard drive connected to my router. My router provides access to those files (with credentials) as samba shares and/or ftp ...
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Choice of repositories and link with Software Updater warning message “Not all updates can be installed”?

I am on Xubuntu 14.04. I don't understand the cause of the following warning message I get. When I check only the Universe repository, Software Updater tells me that my system is up to date. When I ...
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How to create offline repo using android phone to download?

I've been trying to download an offline repo all day now to no success. The only way I could find to do this requires a computer with internet. I don't have one. I have one computer without internet ...
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Installing package from 3d-party repository

I need to install package from a non-ppa repository. So, the usual sudo apt-add-repository... & apt-get update isn't woring. Of course, I can manually download all necessary packages from here, ...
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Precise Pangolin (12.04) trying to install Trusty Tahr (14.04) updates?

Today the Upadate Manager has begun to ask me to install these ("Important Security") updates: Generic Linux kernel headers linux-headers-generic-lts-trusty (Size: 3 kB) Generic Linux kernel image ...
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How to get name of local repository (for use with 'apt-get install -t')

I've created a local repository as per BigSack's answer in this thread. I'm using the /var/cache/apt/archives of an old installation of Ubuntu on an external HDD (which I've renamed 'oldhd'). My ...
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Errors from a particular source when I update (in any of the package managers)

When I update (using any of these, apt-get, synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center) I get several errors. First is this warning: Failed to fetch http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/dists/utopic/InRelease ...
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Upgrade to version newer than repositories

I have recently asked about how to upgrade ghostscript to a version that is available on 15.04 but not on 14.04LTS (which I have). On this site there are numerous almost identical question regarding ...
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How to find out appropriate ppa repository of a command?

I want to add commands 'apt-fast' and 'apt-spy' (apt-spy2) into Ubuntu 15.04 - these commands are contained in Debian. How do I find out the suiting ppa repository where they are located at ? With ...
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Add a repository from a proxy connection

Does a proxy connection prevent adding a repository to Ubuntu? I'm using my college WiFi which uses a network proxy. I'm trying to add repositories but all I get is: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:xxxxx'. ...
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redmine 3.1 repository not found

I had redmine 2.x running perfectly. However I wanted to use some 3.1 plugins so installed redmine 3.1 next to it with the same configuration. All is working fine except for the repositories. I am ...
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Remove PPAs: “add-apt-repository --remove” vs. “rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/???.list”

According to How can PPAs be removed? there are mainly 3 methods to get rid of a PPA: Use the add-apt-repository command: sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:???/??? Manually remove the .list ...
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add text to read only file [duplicate]

as written here, I should put this lines: deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise main restricted universe multiverse deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-updates main ...
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Installing a specific Ubuntu release using preseeding

I am trying to install a specific Ubuntu image with mini iso: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty With minimal Ubuntu image, I was able to ...
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country specific sources.list file?

i was trying to setup local repository so i did some entries comment and some of them deleted. now i don't want to create local repository for less storages. i have searched on google for ...
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Newer package from repository of other Ubuntu version

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Is there any simple way to install newer version of package from newer version repository? I tried this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto But this method ...
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can we do install everything from repo?

can we do apt-get install * (install everything the repo has), if so, how many GB it would require?
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Upgraded to package that was subsequently removed from repo…what to do?

I noticed in Synaptic Package Manager that the version of udisks2 I have is "local" so I was trying to figure out what happened there. It looks like on June 17th I picked up version udisks2 ...
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How to install PgAdmin3 version 1.20.0 in Ubuntu 14.04

I try to install using PPA First, I add a link to a file repository source.list directory the /etc/apt/sources.list $ Sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list deb ...
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Trying to download updates can't remember password [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and having problems downloading updates to the system. Every time the system prompts to the software repository setting authentication it prompts for a password. Now I ...
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How to install GimpShop on Ubuntu 14.04 from Sourcefourge

I read this article on a replacement app for PhotoShop on Ubuntu and I followed the link which brought me to soureforge to download GimpShop. I downloaded the gimpshop-2.2.11.tar.bz2 file but how to ...
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Installing Trilinos 12 on Ubuntu 15 without compiling

I was wondering if there is a precompiled Trilinos 12 repository that I can use so I don't have to compile it? The reason being that I am running Ubuntu in a virtual machine and want to avoid the ...
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Remote package installation over LAN

I am trying to work on a project where i am supposed to install softwares and packages on one system and it should replicate on other systems connected on LAN. How can i proceed with this? I was ...
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Why do I get frequent errors while syncing repo in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I am trying to make a CWM recovery for an android by building from source. This requires syncing of repo in my working folder. I observe that, frequent errors occurrs like the following on my laptop ...
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Suggestion needed on updating software available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE

Currently I am syncing repo on my laptop running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. I got a message that software updates are available amounting to around 340 MB. Should I update now, while the repo syncing ...
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How to proceed for initializing repo in Ubuntu?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and working towards building cwm recovery for an android mobile from source. As a part of the procedure I want to sync repo prior to which repo is to be initialized.In which ...
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problem with syncing repo in Ubuntu 14.04

I had been trying to complete syncing repo, but everyday I end up with various errors and low space.some of the errors are as below :- (I) remote: Counting objects: 105, done remote: Finding ...
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Update outside of the repositories

Let's assume, I have an application (called abc), that is, in the current repositories, on version 1.0 . So I find in the internet the news today 'BREAKING: abc Version 1.5 released, IT FIXES ...
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Error while updating R in ubuntu 14.04 trusty

I am trying to install R programming language and able to install rbase using this code sudo apt-get install r-base After that i tried to upgrade it using this code sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb ...
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Extending ubuntu-server cd repository [duplicate]

I'd like to create my own custom ubuntu server ISO with up to date repository (+ Some extra packages). 1) Is it possible to update the deb packges on the cd repository? 2) Is there a way to add extra ...
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'apt-get update' gets stuck for hours at “100% [Working]” for specific PPA

When I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 15.04, I get the following (shortened) output: $ LANG=C sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for ipc-admin: Ign http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de vivid InRelease ...
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Repositories some help

I want to install on ubuntu 14.04 framework cppcms so I have commands from official website http://cppcms.com/wikipp/en/page/apt Commands are: deb http://apt.cppcms.com/ utopic main deb-src ...
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How to rectify error during syncing repo?

I use the following command to sync repo, repo init -u git://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b cm12.0 But it gives the following error, fatal: Couldn't find remote ref refs/heads/cm12.0 ...
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confused with different commands for syncing repo [closed]

I want to know the difference between following two commands at (A) and (B). <default revision="refs/heads/cm-12.0" remote="github" sync-c="true" sync-j="4" /> repo init -u ...
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repo sync duration and how to resume sync?

I am on Ubuntu 14.0.4 and I am trying to build a CWM recovery for Celkon Q 500 (android 4.4.2, Broadcom processor). I have set up build environment and currently working on syncing repo. I have ...
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fatal: Couldn't find remote ref refs/heads/cm12.0

I stopped repo sync with CTRL C button pressing, then tried to resume with 'repo sync' it did not work. When given the following command :prasanna@prasanna-Aspire-4736Z:~$ repo init -u ...
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Ubuntu Tweak don't work

How can I make work Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 15.04? If I try to install him with simple commands like that don't work sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to install ACL

I am unable to install ACL on my Ubuntu 14.10 server (see output). david@server:/mnt/storagedata$ sudo apt-get install acl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Ubuntu Tweak doesn't want to install

I use that commands in Ubuntu 15.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak When I run sudo apt-get update I get this error message: W: ...
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How to create custom repository on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How to build custom repository server so that all client install packages from my machine. what type of URL to add in /etc/apt/sources.list file on Client Machine. to fetch that particular package
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Error in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 repository list [duplicate]

I'm having problem updating my repository list in Ubuntu Gnome 15.4 : Baixados 4.665 B em 1min 39s (46 B/s) Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto W: Erro GPG: http://archive.canonical.com vivid ...
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Error while updating repositories [duplicate]

When I do a apt-get update, I get the following error message: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I have updated my sources.list with the ...
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How can I remove all PPA? [duplicate]

I noticed that sudo apt-get update takes longer and longer, because i used several sudo apt-add-repository xxx it seems like non ubuntu repositories are not as fast or dont have as much ...