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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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

So new release of Ubuntu is just out and before jumping to upgrade bandwagon, you want to check if the repo sources (in /etc/apt/sources.list.d) of your favorite apps have added support for the said ...
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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 ...
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How do I install qps from repositories on ubuntu 13?

I'm trying to install qps on ubuntu with aptitude install qps Where I get Couldn't find package "qps". ... I probably could download the sources and recompile, but I think I might be missing ...
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Can't connect to some (not all) repository servers

I have some head crunch issues with updating my Ubuntu 12.04 server system. When I issue the following command (as root): apt-get update ...nothing happens and after a while apt-get gives up with ...
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remove 8.04 repositories in 12.04?

after using ubuntu for about a year, it's time to pose my first question. I am running ubuntu 12.04.3 and recently I've had some issues with resynchronizing the package index files. sudo apt-get ...
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Failed to download repository information. Error? [duplicate]

I am new here. I just installed Ubuntu and I am very happy. I tried to install a program from Ubuntu Software Center. It said "Available from "universe" source". So I clicked "Use this source". So, ...
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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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Is universe checked by the Ubuntu Security team?

I have a generall question regarding the Ubuntu universe repository. Does anybody know if they are checked by Ubuntu Security Team? Will they move or delete packages if any problem is encountered ...
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Why apt-get doesn't download from local repository? [duplicate]

I have created a local repository using following command and places in /usr/local/myrepository: dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz Packages.gz was successfully created. Then ...
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How to install a package from launchpad which doesn't belong to a PPA?

I am running Kubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and I want to install ike-qtgui, available in launchpad at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+package/ike-qtgui The package is not part of a PPA, but it is not ...
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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 ...
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Why are old distributions not partially supported indeffinetely if this is very inexpensive?

I have an old computer, which runs Ubutu 10.04 LTS. There were numerous problems with drivers when trying 12.04, so I rolled back to 10.04, and am scared now to try something new as not to ruin the ...
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What does this code do if entered in a terminal?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update Then, launch Software Updater (previously known as Update Manager) and install the available updates. After you update everything ...
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How to install OCAML 4.0 using APT-GET on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

when I type the following command in to Terminal sudo apt-get install ocaml I only get 3.12 version. How can I install 4.0 version via apt-get? I cannot access the source drop because of some ...
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how to mount an iso to a cdrom ubuntu 13.04

i'm new with ubuntu. I decided today to install the version 13.04. When i finished installing it, the system didn't recognized my broadcom BCM43227 wifi network card. So i searched online, and i known ...