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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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?

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 ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I write add the PPA, but I know realize that I have no idea what the difference between a PPA and a Repository is. So can someone please explain it to me?
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Blue Ray Disk with Ubuntu's repositories?

There is Debian's cdimage.debian.org: jigdo blue ray disk with full repository. Is there same way to get Ubuntu's packages repository by one disk?
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key import with apt-add-repository and own repository possible?

Is it possible to use the public-gpg-key import feature of apt-add-repository with my own reprepro repository? Is there e.g. something like a default key server where apt-add-repository expects to ...
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Package versioning explanation and inspection (for Apache)

I am aware that ubuntu locks releases of packages and applies bug fixes. Taking the example of php, php -v may report something like the following: 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.4 Here we have php versions ...
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Create apt-get install for own software

I have develop java software which i have idea to create repository for it.So every user which want to install my application can install by typing "apt-get install myappname". How i can build it ?
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Changing the repository to upgrade

For upgrading a release (e.g. from Quantal to Raring), apt-get dist-upgrade does work. I wonder what happens if simply changing the repository (e.g. from Quantal to Raring) then utilizing normal ...
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The purpose of updating after adding a ppa repository

When adding a ppa repository using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:..., why should I execute sudo apt-get update? I am new to Ubuntu and I don't see the purpose of it because there aren't packages ...
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Unable to acess universe repository

I'm trying to access all of the repositories but i am unable to change the settings in the software center, command line, or right from the source list. I have a hypothysis that it may be due to ...
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Error updating softwares

I recently removed some repository by mistake and now i cannot update the softwares using the "software updater". Additionally, when i do a sudo apt-get update command in the terminal, I get the ...
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How to create my own apps repo for my customize ubuntu

I see many of new linux distro especially that is based on ubuntu like pear linux and many more create their own repo for their apps like ubuntu ,main,universe,multiverse and restricted repo.so i want ...
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Failed to create a local apt repository

I followed this instruction to create a local repository https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Offline/Repository?action=show&redirect=SuiteCodename And I encountered 404 deb not found error ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead after apt-get update

My /etc/apt/sources.list contained: nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat source.list deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main universe nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat ...
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How to integrate a package updates in Ubuntu?

I have made a .deb file which I have hosted on an Apache server. What I want is that the software should get updated automatically along with other software & Ubuntu updates as shown in the image. ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade wants to destroy my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This morning I have issued a command I use fairly often: apt-get dist-upgrade Usually it finds little to do, some times it will replace the kernel and headers. With my great surprise today it ...
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verifiying ubuntu iso with repository gpg-keys

I want to verify that a downloaded iso is not being poisend by the NSA or any other immoral agent. To do this I would very much use a signing-checking way. I am aware of VerifyIsoHowto. Still I am ...
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difficulty in accessing repository for updates

I used a manual proxy on my computer for a month that was configured by the software engineers of the institution I was at,after returning I have changed the manual proxy settings and made them ...
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Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. Random bad repositories reported

I recently started to have my system update manager coming back with nothing errors downloading repository information. When I run into this problem before, it was always a broken repository. ...
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How can I get newer boost packages than my distro's repos contain?

I'm developing on a system that's running Lucid 10.04.4 LTS. I can't do a complete release upgrade in order to get access to newer packages, although I do have sudo so I can otherwise muck about as ...
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Problems after adding Linux Deepin repository

I added Linux Deepin repository to Ubuntu but I don't install anything. I used this commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade and everything on Ubuntu went wrong. I guess part of Ubuntu ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 How to install entire repo?

I would like to install an entire repo, instead of going through and installing each package, is that possible?? Id think it be something like apt-get install repo-blahblahblah or something like that. ...
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How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy passwd protected network? [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu SDK but when I enter this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk I got an ...
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How do I install Archiva as a package (apt-get)?

Is it possible to install Archiva on Ubuntu using apt-get command? I'd like to install the latest stable version. Is there any Ubuntu repository for Archiva?
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A third party repo against of a main one?! I want to install tor from its repository?

Installing tor from its repository, not from the universe Ubuntu repository! -> Here is the instruction: https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian (I done) But when I run sudo apt-get install tor, it is ...
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Ubuntu will not allow me to add a repository, why can't it access PPA?

When I type in this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java The system echos something along the lines of "Can't access lanchpad.net PPA, please check your internet connection" My ...
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update manager error-Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

When I run update manager, Ii get following error. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64 bit. I am new to Ubuntu please help me out.
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Determine the source of particular available package?

Think you have a package which is installed or is available by apt or software manager. So you have it's repository already added. Now you need help another user add needed repository. How can I ...
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Is it possible to use the Raring install image as a package repo (like the old alternate CD)? [duplicate]

I use Kubuntu and recently upgraded to Raring directly from Precise. Until Precise, I always installed the OS using the alternate CD and not the desktop CD, because I could later on mount the image ...
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Failed to fetch Ubuntu 11.04 repos [duplicate]

I'm running 11.04 server, and I'm getting errors updating default repos when I run sudo apt-get update The repos that return a 404 error are default Ubuntu Natty repos like ...
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Dotdeb alternatives for Ruby or Python?

I really like Dotdeb, but it doesn't include packages for Ruby and Python. While I could build my own repository, I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel (and then be forced to drive). Are there any ...
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Package ignore when running apt-get update

I'm trying to install Centrify Express on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I know there are several ways of doing this, but I've found that the most straightforward way is to add the Canonical archive repository ...
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“Permission denied” error using dpkg-scanpackages and gzip

I'm quite new to Linux. I wanted to set up my own local apt-repository using instructions given here. However, when i execute the script as: #! /bin/bash cd /var/www/debs/i386 dpkg-scanpackages . ...
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Package Repository for ARM32

Is there a repository of .deb packages for 32-bit ARM architecture. I'm having issues compiling several gnome packages and I'd rather acquire the binaries directly.
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How do I install Sigil?

Is there a ppa I can use to install Sigil in Ubuntu 13.04 or 13.10? The old ppa:rgibert/ebook doesn't work for me any more.
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What does 'Ign' mean when running an apt-get update?

I had a bunch of errors in the output of sudo apt-get update: duplicate entries and 404 not found errors. Figured those out, I hope: I removed PPAs that didn't have any packages associated with ...
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shell script to conditionally add apt repository

I want to write a shell script that will add an apt repository. I know that I can do it using sudo add-apt-repository -y <repo>. My question is can I do it only if the repository was not ...