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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Assign higher priority to PPA

I'm trying to figure out how to assign higher priority to one PPA over another PPA. I had a look on bunch of the answers on this forum but none of them solves my problem. We have two PPA sources on ...
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Should I update the Ubuntu release name for PPAs?

Does it matter that I have files like webupd8team-jupiter-precise.list in my /etc/apt/sources.list.d folder if I'm using raring? Should I update the sources inside to say raring instead of precise or ...
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no mysql workbench in ubuntu 12.04 software center

I have already installed MySQL workbench from the Software Center on a recent installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit) with no problems. Since then, I just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on another machine ...
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Can't install Unity related applications

Currently running 13.04 (64bit) with dual monitors using an ATI 4850. Legacy drivers did not work with the graphics card so I am using open source drivers. I can run GNOME perfectly fine but cannot ...
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Is davmail gone?

I've searched a lot but neither in the documentation nor in google i can find something about the missing davmail. I don't have updated my Ubuntu to a newer release and just realized my exchange ...
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I just lost /var/lib/dpkg

I have an empty /var/lib/dpkg and as consequence both apt and dpkg are starting to complain about everything and with every simple task I would like to do with them: there is a way to rebuild that ...
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Repository for main PKGS appears to be missing in Raring 13.04 [duplicate]

It Appears since installing Raring that whenever I try to install any pkgs I always recieve a pkg not found error. I have checked that all the PPA Repository's are ticked but I am still unable to ...
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Upgrading to Ringtail 13.04 broke some APT repositories?

When I run sudo apt-get update on Ringtail, I get this: Err http://overviewer.org debian/./ amd64 Packages 404 NOT FOUND [IP: 208.69.124.224 80] and Err http://overviewer.org debian/./ i386 ...
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How do I downgrade PostgreSQL?

In my ubuntu 12.04 x64 I installed PostgreSQL 8.4. It got automatically upgraded to 9.1.1. Due to some inconsistencies, I want to downgrade it to 8.4. How can I do this using the terminal?
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Repository to upgrade Sigil to latest version on (K)ubuntu

I'd like to upgrade Sigil to the latest version (currently it is 0.7.2), and I'm looking for a repository that provides it. The Sigil website lists some repositories for various Linux distros, but ...
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Update of nagios3 in repository

When I installed nagios3 through apt-get on my ubuntu precise64 I found out there is out-of-date version 3.2.3. The newest version is 3.5 right now. I also checked that for newer versions of ubuntu ...
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Why older version of package repositories of Ubuntu don't get updated?

Suppose my Ubuntu version is Natty and I want to install the latest nodejs using apt-get. However, the latest nodejs is only available in the package repository of Quantal.(see ...
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How to add Ubuntu repositories on Kubuntu?

I have noticed that Kubuntu (I am using 12.04 version) doesn't use exactly the same repositories that Ubuntu. Or at least, that is what I think. For example, if I search for Steam on Muon Software ...
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Can i exclude certain repositories from apt-get upgrade?

I have installed percona extra backup by adding their repository. This worked and i was able to install the software successfully. However now I am trying to run "apt-get upgrade" and it is trying ...
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Failure in downloading repository information

I update my system and all is fine but then after some time a sign appears at the top panel and tells me something is wrong with the some repositories and tells me to do a check for update, when I do ...
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Unofficial/Local repositories and how do they differ from PPAs in Launchpad

I normally tend to use the PPAs (Personal Package Archives) found in launchpad.net, but I have noticed more and more that some repositories are being created in other places or a website that manages ...
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How can I get a package update in the repositories?

I use a software (Anki) which is in version 0.9.9.8.6-2.1 in the Debian repository and in version 1.2.11-1 in the Ubuntu repository. Quite a lot has changed meanwhile (changelog). The latest version ...
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Php repository without suhosin

I don't really know how to or want to compile php from source, but i need php without suhosin. As you may know the main repository comes with suhosin patch. this is causing errors on my website and I ...
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How do I get the plasmoid repository

I had a load of plasmoids, beginning with plasma-widget- and kde-applet and kde-plasmoid-, which I think I had added from a PPA, but I can't for the life of me find which one it is (I did a fresh ...
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Which repository are free software on 12.04

I know restricted and multiverse are not free software, but what about source code and independent? EDIT : I'm referring to free as in freedom.
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How to add Debian experimental repo to Ubuntu?

I would like to install cups-1.6.1-2 (link) from the experimental repository. I suppose I have to add something to /etc/apt/sources.list but I can't figure out what. Can anyone figure out (or know) ...
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dod cac reader setup ubuntu 12.04

I read that I need to download cackey from forge.mil but the download isn't there any more. How can I get my CAC reader working now? Is there a sudo apt-get command for it? Does someone have a copy ...
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Where to download ubuntu repos

I'm installing Ubuntu Server in a computer that doesn't have internet access. I need to install a lot of packages and it would be great if I could just download the DVDs with all the repos like in ...
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Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
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why is minetest outdated in the Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

The Game Minetest in the ubuntu repositories is version 0.3.1 it has no been nearly a year since this release and version 0.4.5 has recently come out. Is there any reason why this is?
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What happened to php-5.4.11 from Ondrej PPA? [closed]

I am in 12.04 so I added Ondrej's PPA to get PHP 5.4. So far so good but php-5.4.12 seems to be broken with our code and after a while of struggling I decided to downgrade to php-5.4.11 but apt-cache ...
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E: Unable to locate package repo

E: Unable to locate package repo this error comes after sudo apt-get install repo please help
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Error Updating System [duplicate]

Hello :) I am new to Ubuntu. And I am getting this error: A red triangle in the taskbar (I was not allowed to post a pic) I just used shutter for the first time! Great App!! With this message: ...
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apt-get update will not work on my server

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on my spare box, and I'm using a command line interface only to get my feet a little wet. ping google.com does work, so I know my connection is up and running. ...
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Will eclipse update from the ubuntu repositories?

If I install a default eclipse from the ubuntu program central, I get an eclipse with traces from the version Helios and the screen that starts Eclipse says Indigo. The latest version of Eclipse is ...
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How can I install m2vrequantiser in Mythbuntu 12.04?

m2vrequantiser can be used by mytharchive to create DVDs and .iso's but it's apparently not available in 12.04 universe repository. Is there some way to get it for 12.04.1?
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Understanding the working of Apt Virtual HTTP Repository

My university has a virtual HTTP repository which we can access by changing our proxy to 10.1.1.224:3142. Our regular proxy to access the internet is 10.1.8.44:8080. It incredibly speeds up download ...
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Cannot install Handbrake in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10

When I go into Synaptic and try to install the handbrake-gtk, after it gives me the list of all the other packages it has to install, I get this message: The following packages have unresolved ...
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Failed to download repository information | Ubuntu 12.10

I already checked for a possible answer to my question, but, how to fix this since my details are different from the other people here. Here's my error information on Software Updater: [W:Failed to ...
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Force Ubuntu to only download updates form canonical.com mirrors

How do I force a Ubuntu machine to only download updates from official canonical.com mirrors? Right now it sometimes downloads from non canonical mirrors, which get flagged in our network monitoring ...
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why does Ubuntu downloads apps from 93.184.215.223?

Does anyone know I why my ubuntu machine makes a connection to 93.184.215.223 when I use apt-get? I thought all the software repositories were at *.canonical.com. I haven't added any 3rd party ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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After Upgrading from 12.04.to 12.10 will i have to install my drivers again?

I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 but will i have to install the broadcom drivers and some softwares that i installed from backtrack repository??
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How do I install Unity Web apps from the software repositories?

I found .deb files in my cache for some webapps I installed. Then I used apt-get to install some other web apps. But the icons aren't showing up on the unity bar. How do I rectify this?
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Creating Your Own Bazaar Server

I'm trying to run your own bazaar server on Ubuntu 12.04 server - so far after reading stuff in internet i found this "tutorial" http://michael.lustfield.net/content/creating-your-own-bazaar-server - ...
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Fixing Networking Errors after Updating

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 installed on my Desktop (because 12.10 won't work with my GPU). Last Thursday, January 24th, I installed the updates that were recommended to me. I admit that I did not read ...
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Error while trying to do sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? i'm not able to do sudo apt-get update in ubuntu 10.10 Here is my error Hit http://dl.google.com stable ...
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Returning Packages To Default

Is there a way to make my system go back to how it was when first installed ubuntu without doing the standard installation again? I want my packages, repositories, configuration files to go back to ...
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how to install boot-repair on ubuntu 12.10?

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 directly from the latest iso. I want to install boot repair. However I am unable to do so via add-apt-repository route. I get "need repository as a argument" response.How ...
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How do I add the latex backport PPAs to synaptic in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012? I would like to synaptic to have access to the repository files on this website: http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html I ...
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Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 Repository Mirrors Go Offline! What now? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? Is there a Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat software repository mirror that is still online and has all the ...
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Are ubuntu packages (deb-files) only md5sum secured?

Introductory Background to the question below### (so the question is more usable to more people) Inside of an Ubuntu/debian-style package (*.deb file) there is a file named /DEBIAN/md5sums which has ...
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Why re-enabled sources are still marked as “disabled on upgrade to quantal”?

After having a lot of software sources disabled on upgrade to Lubuntu quantal (see question here) I have decided to re-enable most of them, which I did, without problems, except that the note that ...
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Failed to fetch repositories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? How can I fix a 404 Error using the Ubuntu archives? I am having trouble downloading the Ubuntu ...
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Cloning a repository?

I need to clone a repository. The command is: git clone https://github.com/androportal/linux-sunxi.git If I do it this way it takes a long time to install/download. Now I opened this link and I got ...