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-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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how to repository?

I have been trying to setup a PXE server from terminal of another PXE server, at the very beginning I am trying to create repository, I keep on getting this error. sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0755, ...
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What auditing information is available for Universe repository software packages?

I understand that the "Masters of the Universe" (MOTUs) are responsible for packaging and reviewing/checking software that goes into the Universe repository, but there seems to be no formal process ...
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how to install CryptoTE

CryptoTE instructions for Ubuntu indicate that deb should be invoked. My 12.04 (Precise) system shows there is no such command. What's wrong with this installation procedure? Import repository ...
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New Apache's version in repositories

Does anyone has a time frame for an update in Apache's version for repositories/official-repositories? Ubuntu server is working like a charm and wouldn't like to switch to manual installation for ...
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There is an alternative to launchpad for a deb repository?

I'm curious to know if there is a real alternative to Launchpad for a developer who wants to build his own repository.
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Is there a way to restrict the packages installable from a repository?

I want to restrict the packages installable from a repo, eg restrict some packages to the main Ubuntu repos, even if they are available from launchpad or some other third party repos, something like ...
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Software & Updates; should I turn on Canonical Partners source? Source code?

In Software Sources under the Other Software tab, there is an option of enabling "Canonical Partners" repository: software packaged by Canonical for their partners. Should I check "Source Code" as ...
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Apt-get update throws 404s on natty-backports but it isn't in my sources.list

I'm trying to upgrade my 13.04 to 13.10 in anticipation to 14.04. However, the dist-upgrade fails as there is a 404 on a repository. That repository is the "natty-backports". It's normal, as it's very ...
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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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What is a repository? How does it differ from a PPA? [duplicate]

While installing something I often came across the term repository. Can anyone tell what it is? Also, what is different to a PPA?
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Repository Location

I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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create multiple ubuntu machines that are identical

I have four questions. I need to create exact machine clones. In short, I'm considering this approach: 1) install a base level Ubuntu from a DVD (say 12.04.3) on each Clone 2) replace the ...
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Broken packages on my system

EDIT: I gave up on repairing the issue. The reason why is in the comments. I can't manage to figure out what is preventing me from installing htop. I've tried the tutorial posted here. When I try to ...
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how to install openjdk

When I try sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk I got a message telling me that the package could not be found in database. I guess I'm missing repositories. here's the content of sources.list ...
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How can you add a second main repository to sources.list?

I had a problem with some software, that doesn't provide a PPA but a whole alternative main repository, to install it. adding that repository to my sources.list made aptitude install a newer kernel ...
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Where are the logs for apt-get?

Request I would like to know where I can find the logs for the following package managers. Package managers Synaptic Package Manager Ubuntu Software Center Terminal logs for apt-get and The ...
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Private secure-apt repository generating “Failed to fetch” error, possibly incorrectly

TL;DR version: I'm setting up a secure apt repository with signed Release file, and it's giving me a "Failed to fetch Release" error message, which goes away entirely when I remove the Release.gpg ...
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How can I activate repositories needed by boot-repair?

So I recently used the boot-repair utility to reinstall GRUB. After doing this, every time I try to log into Ubuntu, I get a kernel panic immediately following the GRUB boot menu. It says something ...
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how can kbarcode included back into repository? [closed]

How can kbarcode be included back in to the Ubuntu repositories? Where can I suggest that this be included back? Yesterday I compiled kbarcode for kde4 from source to suit U12.04.4LTS. Which turned ...
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network-manager missing from 12.04 repos [closed]

I'm using 12.04 which is fully updated with a gnome 3.4.2 desktop. I noticed yesterday that while using synaptic package manager that network-manager and some libnm dependencies are under the ...
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Is that possible to skip the step while adding repository?

While i trying to add an repository by running, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates It produces the ouput as, Updated versions of X.org drivers, libraries, etc. for Ubuntu. This ...
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glusterFS 3.5 — Add repository

I'm trying to install the latest version of glusterFS (3.5). I have ubuntu 13.04. I have added the repository, updated and installed gluster-server, but it doesn't work. When I see the version is ...
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Problem installing apt-proxy

I have ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to make this machine a mirror for apt-get requests. I made successfull installation of apt-proxy using sudo apt-get install apt-proxy i followed following link: ...
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Are Key files for repositories fetched over HTTPS?

I'm connecting to the internet through a public internet connection. I want to know if some one can do a MITM attack and give wrong Keyfiles when I update and upgrade. The difference here would be ...
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Backbox INSIDE of Ubuntu?

For whatever odd reason, every which way I've tried to boot Backbox from a USB on my Lenovo G505 (AMD), it fails almost immediately. So I went back to Ubuntu 12.04, and found there was a way to ...
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Setting up a local repository: need help

I am attempting to set up a local Ubuntu repository following this, but I need some help. To test if I did everything correctly, I tried sudo apt-get install chrome or sudo apt-get install nodejs but ...
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Why PCSX2 isn't in the Software center and PCSX is?

I'd love to emulate a PlayStation II in Ubuntu, I have some games 'cause my best friend has one, but the emulator PCSX2 is not in the official repository, but PCSX (for PS1) is there. I don't know if ...
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How to only install updates from a specific *file* repository?

I created my own internal repository following the instructions here: How to make my own local repository? I added the line deb file:/usr/local/mydebs/ ./ to my /etc/apt/sources.list How do I ...
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Updates of manually installed packages

If I install a package from an deb-file, because I want a newer version than available in the repositories, will they get updated when in the ubuntu repositories more recent versions are available?
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BeerorKid repositories doesn't work

Reading package lists ... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList / var/lib/apt/lists/www.beerorkid.com_compiz_dists_dapper_main-amd64_binary-i386_Packages ...
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How to intall python library from a repository

I'm a long time windows user who has made the plunge to ubuntu. Some things I like, somethings I don't like and most...well most I just don't understand as of yet. I mostly get Apt-get. Groovy. I ...
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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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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' ...