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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Do Ubuntu repos/servers perform log analysis to identify & block retrieval program?

Many server administrators want their server to be used only by humans and not by retrieval programs like wget. One way to block such programs is to use log analysis. Log analysis identifies retrieval ...
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How do i make update manager work [duplicate]

This is the error message(below) i get when i try to update through update manager. Can anyone help me with this one? W: Failed to fetch ...
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Will installing the gedit 3.9.3 PPA break my system because of adding GNOME 3 staging?

I would like to get the new gedit version, but you have to add the GNOME3 Staging PPA and I've heard that GNOME 3.10 can/will cause issues with Unity, as I read here: Now – and it’s important ...
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Problems while doing 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

I started facing this sudden issue a few days ago when I was once trying to 'update' and 'upgrade', something regarding corruption of package index files in the apt-repository and I've not been able ...
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How to get last updates from all repositories [duplicate]

I say that because I'm using Ubuntu and Arch Linux. I like Arch because the last updates... last ruby, python, php, apache (I'm a web developer), java, etc. For me, this is very important. But ...
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The different between install mpich2 from Ubuntu Repository and from mpich source package

I am trying to build parallel computation system with Master Machine and Helper Machine. Based on the literature review I get: Install mpich2 from sudo apt-get install mpich2 Make a shared folder ...
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Update only 1 package using a more recent repo

I have a package stunnel thats on version 3:4.42-1) [universe] for precise but on the a later version of ubuntu its on stunnel4 (3:4.53-1) [universe] I can update the package manually but is ...
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Using disk image files (.iso) as a repository

I am currently using Lubuntu 13.10 and I have made an iso file with AptonCD to backup the programs (with their dependencies of course) that I may need when I reinstall Lubuntu. My problem is that I am ...
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Mirror a XUBUNTU repo from a MAC

Is there some solution to mirror a the XUBUNTU official repositories from a MAC computer? I need it to copy the whole repo to an external hardrive and configure the repo locally to install softwares ...
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Using a Windows Server as an Ubuntu Update repository

I am building an Ubuntu server in a Sandbox VM environment. The only system that has access to the internet is the Windows WSUS server. I would like to use this same server as an Ubuntu update ...
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How to check which version of a product is available in repositories for different ubuntu versions?

My scenario is like this : I have installed redmine on my ubuntu 12.04 server, and i installed it using apt-get install redmine. So we run the latest stable version 1.3.2 (mysql) , some time after ...
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how to compile and upload a bash script

I found this script interesting: How can instantaneously extract text from a screen area using OCR tools? How do I compile a script, upload it to ubuntu repository and make it available with apt-get? ...
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Why isn't Mozilla SeaMonkey available in the repositories? How can I install it?

I wanted to install SeaMonkey on Ubuntu 13.04, but was surprised to see that it was nowhere to be found. Am I missing something? How can I install it?
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About Repository

My Repository cannot be updated some item, please help me W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-br/projects/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W: Failed to ...
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problems downloading updates for 12.04

I can't get all my updates for ubuntu 12.04 because I get 404's for four of them. Failed to download files or could not fetch from canonical archives something about network connection problems ...
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Enable backported and unstable repositories

how can I enable backported and unstable repositories under ubuntu 13.10 from the terminal? I tried to enable them using this solution but it works for backported only and when I opened ...
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I can't add any ppa

I don't know why but after a while I can't add any working ppa any more! When I try this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser the output is: Cannot add PPA: ...
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Installing Repo

I have installed repo and created the ~/bin etc. However, when I open the bin folder the repo is a gedit file, how do I make it so that the file is executable?
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Gpgkeys can't be retrieved

I added a repository using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next After adding it i get the message: gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/pubring.gpg' ...
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Create local copy of Ubuntu remote repository

Good day. I'm trying to create local copy of official Ubuntu repository(12.10 or 13.10 does not matter). As far as i know i could recursively download all packages from the mirror ...
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svn/svnserve problems with commits

I've installed SVN on my local machine and I've got a problem. I want to commit some files to my repository. I used svnadmin to create and configured entire svn so it works to some point. Now, I want, ...
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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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How to setup apt repository using dak?

Can anyone explain me how to setup a apt repository using dak ? we have one setup using preprepo which can only save one version of the file. Any help would be appreciated.
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Can I sync a Subversion (svn) repository with Ubuntu One?

There are many successful reports on the Internets about putting your svn repository in a Dropbox folder as a simple way to share access to the repository between different devices. It comes with some ...
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How do I update the repository in XFCE4?

I've installed XFCE4 on my Chromebook using Crouton, but now I'm having trouble with repositories. What should I do to get the latest repositories to install things like Wine and Skype ? What about ...
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options and setup before create a local repository

I'm using 64 bits version of Precise Pangoling, I need to create a local repo but for the 64 bit of Quantal Quetzal, I think I have all the steps but I have some extra questions, I want to share them ...
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Is this the current repositories for Precise?

I've googled this for hours and can't seem to locate an official repository that responds... ## main & restricted repositories deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted ...
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Error “503 OUT OF DISK SPACE” when installing a package

Possible answer Unable to play mp3/mp4 in rhythmbox/movie player Rhythmbox is unable to found mpeg mp3 plugin though vlc is able to play mp3 files. I tried to install ubutnu-restricted-extras but it ...
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can “libexcel-writer-xlsx-perl” be added to precise and later?

I am interested in using the Perl module Excel::Writer::XLSX on Precise. I can install it using CPAN, but due to complications at my office, it'd be easier to just be able to do apt-get install from ...
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HTTP or FTP in sources.list?

Which protocols are better to use in /etc/apt/sources.list file? HTTP or FTP? For example: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main universe restricted multiverse or: deb ...
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Unable to update repository

This is the message that flashes when I try to check for updates. I was connected to the internet at the time of check. Also, there is a red error symbol that shows on the dash saying that the ...
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apt-get resolving hosts error

My every apt-get command ends with someting like this: Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com' Err http://rs.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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0 A.D game with alpha 14 like developing versions

I have installed O A.D game using ubuntu universe repository. But www.play0ad.com reports there are development releases(but not stable) can install using develpment repository. So I added development ...
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Is LTS nothing more than security updates? [duplicate]

I switched back from Ubuntu 13.10 to 12.04 and i noticed that many apps are way behind their stable releases in the 12.04 repository/software center, like Gimp and Texmaker, and i wonder why that is ...
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How do I update my fpc package?

My Ubuntu repos show fpc 2.4.x but I need to get 2.6.2. How do I do this? I don't have Pascal/Lazarus right now. My OS is 12.04
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How to host a repository like PPA in my own site?

As launchpad does not support binary uploads, I want to make .deb packages and host them in My own Github website. How to do it? When done, how to install packages from it?
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Does the “security” repository provides anything not found in the “updates” repository?

For the limited number of package I looked at (e.g. apache), I found that the package version in the updates repository is always newer than or equal to the version available in the security ...
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Can't add any PPA's after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10

I can't add any PPA's at all after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10. Here is what it says: michael@MikesKomputer:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:atareao/atareao'. Please ...
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acquire::http::proxy for only specified repositories

Is there a way to use acquire::http::proxy for some repositories? I'm in a network that has a proxy server. So everybody has to update /etc/apt/apt.conf adding the lines like Acquire::http::Proxy ...
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Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?

I don't agree with this nonsense at all: The project is not really needed nowadays, except for one package: libdvdcss There was MUCH more than libdvdcss in Medibuntu. What I want now is, where are ...
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I cannot download the Ubuntu Touch SDK due to Hashsum mismatch

When I download the Ubuntu Touch SDK, I receive the following erros: W: Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-amd64_Packages Hash ...
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How to check if repo's in sources.list.d support particular Ubuntu version

New release of Ubuntu is just out and before upgrading to the new release, you want to check if repo sources that you have in /etc/apt/sources.list.d have added support for the said Ubuntu release
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Unable to select Chrome updates on Ubuntu 12.04

I own two machines, both of which are running Ubuntu 12.04. I use Google Chrome on both. A Google Chrome update is available, and it appears in the Update Manager. However, I cannot select the ...
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apt-get update failed for some reason [duplicate]

when I run this command sudo apt-get update I get an error: jan@janOS:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list ...
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How do I change my repositories to saucy from raring after upgrade?

During the Saucy update it said that it would disable some packages, and it did. In Software & Updates under Other Software a lot of my repositories are either "disabled on upgrade to saucy" or ...
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nuvola player installation problems 13.10

So I'm trying to install nuvola player on my laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I follow the instructions on their website. Pretty standard, add the repo, apt-get update, and then install. However, no ...
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How can I to force apt-mirror to produce more detail?

I'm using apt-mirror to copy all package in some repository and make my own local repository. But there is a problem. apt-mirror does not make enough information about what is it doing or what it was ...
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Failed to download repository information on Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I know this question has been asked a million times before but I have checked out the previous posts and none of the advice given in them has worked for me. I'm getting this with the medibuntu ...
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I can't install libdvdcss - script not finding medibuntu, How to get DVD playback?

I am trying to get these instructions working on 12.04, I know I am connected to the internet but it doesn't seem to work. $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh --2013-10-09 19:18:44-- ...
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Are repository lists secure? Is there an HTTPS version?

Are repository updates secure? As a bear of little brain from the developer side, I cannot understand why the repository list is http://security.ubuntu.com and the other http(unsecured) sites listed ...