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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Unable to install Google Chrome - 12.04

I recently downgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 12.04 because my keyboard/mouse kept locking up while watching Netflix and it was getting really annoying being unable to pause or do anything without hard ...
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Is there a place to check for security of repositories?

I wanted to add some themes from sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes. How do I ensure these are safe repos? They are listed in many blogs and answers, however is there an official place I ...
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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How to install Git GUI on my local machine that runs on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS on my local machine. I want to setup/install Git GUI on this machine. Then I'm having one repository at GitLab that I need to make clone of on my machine, then I ...
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Does installing a deb file add to repository list? [duplicate]

For example I want to install Google Chrome via deb file. Will it be added to my repository list for apt-get update and apt-get upgrade? If not, how would I go about updating it and other software ...
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How to resolve fatal error while installing repo?

I am trying to install the android source code(2.3.6) using repo, but I'm not able to get rid of the fatal errors. This is what I did as described in source.android.com. $ mkdir ~/bin $ ...
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Restore default apt repositories in sources.list from command line

I am looking for the best method to restore /etc/apt/sources.list to default from the command line. Is there no way to reference the source code of the package which generates this file or something ...
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How do I 'remove' a redundant repository

I have a ppa 'installed' which has many packages which have been installed (replacing packages installed from Ubuntu standard repos) on my Ubuntu Trusty PC. I want to no longer use that ppa and want ...
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Account removal on Ubuntu 14.10

Will removing an administrator account remove my ppas added in my repository?
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How to install Unity3D [duplicate]

I am a games developer, recently I have migrated to Ubuntu, it's amazing!! but I don't know how to install Unity3D.
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Failed to download repository information

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I go to Software Installer and click on update a popup window comes out and says Failed to download repository information Further in description it ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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How to submit package to science universe repository?

I am one of the authors of an open-source (GPL) scientific package that I would like to make available to Ubuntu users through the science repository. Is there a step-by-step guide on how this is this ...
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How to list all packages in a repo by name

I've made a full clone of Ubuntu packages repo (about 230 GB), and running a local VM as my repo server. What command can I use to list ALL packages contained within that repo?
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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Corrupted Repos

I have a problem in updating my repos on 14.04. Whenever I run sudo apt-get update in terminal I get Fetched 30,4 MB in 36s (844 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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Do I need separate offline Ubuntu repository for desktop and server

I would like to update my Ubuntu servers and desktops offline without Internet connection. To update Ubuntu servers and desktop do I need separate mirror?
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How do you move from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

I am currently using Ubuntu but installed the PPA for Gnome 3.12 and am using this instead of Unity. I'd actually like to just use Ubuntu Gnome. How do I set up my system to remove the LDM and just ...
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Unable to add repository key to local keychain

I want to install Docker application on my Ubuntu, but i can't execute a command to add Docker repository key to my local keychain. Here's this command: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver ...
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Where is intel-ucode

According to the ArchLinux wiki intel microcode, I need the package intel-ucode in order to install Intel microcode updates. I'm running Kubuntu 14.10 (Trusty Tahr). I want the deb package itself ...
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Where can I find when new version become available for Ubuntu?

For a number of packages that I use in Ubuntu Trusty Tahr I need a newer version than I can get via the default repositories. I often wonder when these new package versions get updated in the ...
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how can i fix Failed to fetch [duplicate]

10 and i have this problem in terminal when i want to update Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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apt failing unable to find binary-amd64 tree on all architecture repository

I've been rolling together my own deb repository using aptly. I've got my vagrant/ansible scripts to create a repository and I publish to it from a Jenkins instance. The aptly configuration files look ...
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Cannot install wine because of broken dependencies

I'm running the latest version of ubuntu 64 bit (14.04) on a computer that is only a few weeks old. I can't install wine with the software center or the command line. I have tried every simple fix ...
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How can I upgrade to Firefox 34.0.5 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Firefox 34.0 installed on a system running Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty). Many websites want to inform me that my browser is outdated, as apparently 34.0.5 has some significant security updates. ...
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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 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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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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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 ...