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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What is the difference between Multiverse and Partner sources

If I understand https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu correctly, both are not free and not supported by Canonical. So what is the difference between them? Where can I get a list of ...
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How do I fetch from another mirror?

I've come around some broken repositories. How do I change the mirror for this apt-get only?? I am using ubuntu server 12.04. alex@****:~$ sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils [sudo] ...
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How can I find out which cards are supported by the fglrx driver? [duplicate]

I want to know where I can find out which is the current fglrx-updates driver in the repo. I own a Radeon R9 270 and I need to know if it is supported since Trusty 14.04. Thanks! :)
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Pinning package using own repository and apt-get

I created my own repository so I can provide a newer version of a package than the one the Ubuntu repository currently holds. Everything works fine, with the exception that I have to specify the ...
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Creating and signing local repository (debian) [closed]

At all, what and how should I download? i386 and amd64 together or only which will fit my architecture? And how to sign? There are 3 folders: mirror, skel, var. Which of those should I sign? ...
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Long Term Package Mirrors [closed]

I am having a bit of a tricky packaging problem with my Trusty Ubuntu cloud machines. I understand that Trusty is currently in "beta", so I can appreciate that I sort of have to just deal with it. ...
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How to solve the problems in “sudo apt-get update” [duplicate]

Here is my /etc/apt/source.list file. I get many problems in the output of sudo apt-get update: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for tim: Err http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu precise/ Release.gpg ...
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reprepro No section given for 'galera', skipping

I'm trying to create a local repository using reprepro. Below are the steps and folder structure. I have created a directory name my_repo. Directory Structure: my_repo/ conf/ --> ...
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New Ubuntu user: What is the repository? How do I access it? How do I find and use WINE? [duplicate]

I just started using Ubuntu yesterday because Windows has been nothing but headaches for nearly 20 years now. There are only a few Windows-based applications I want to continue using, and it seems ...
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Where can i ask to increase space quota for launchpad ppa?

I did put an question in launchpad answers but i think there is only one guy active on the help desk of launchpad. Where can i ask to increase my ppa space quota? I'm newbie & trying to maintain ...
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About removing repos

Is it safe to remove unselected repos? Is it safe to disable universe repo? or does ubuntu use it? cause apt-get update takes long time. Is it safe to remove duplicate repos? like spotify?
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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 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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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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Are there alternative repositories to ports.ubuntu.com for ARM?

I'm using on a Samsung chromebook (with an ARM chip). ports.ubuntu.com is a fairly slow mirror for me. Are there other mirrors that carry the ARM packages? ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...