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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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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apt server certificate verification with a valid certificate

I'm attempting to make a private apt repo. Its going to be served over https and its located at https://repo.signalvine.com. It is also going to be using basic auth, which I setup as deb ...
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Error on Synaptic Reload

Error on Reloading Synaptic Package Manager. "Could not download all repository indexes." Problem with Medibuntu repositories. something wicked happened. How do i resolve this? "Failed to fetch ...
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Help I wanto download codeblocks from spesific reposity and it downloads from the normal repository [closed]

I want to download CodeBlocks 13 from ppa:pasgui/ppa but it downloads 10 from the main repository. I used to download with apt-get install codeblocks They have the same filename. When I downloaded ...
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Newer Distributions versus LTS Version

I sometimes use the reposistory of a newer distribution to get very actual versions of programs e.g. the mediathek; the newest is published in the utopic distribution. The advantage is, that I ...
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Do mirrors exist for restricted, multiverse and universe repos?

As far as I know, this page on launchpad contains the de-facto list of Official Archive Mirrors for Ubuntu. But all the mirrors available there contain only main repository. So where are the ...
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Issue adding ppa's

When I run the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp It hangs after it asks for my password for a long time then shows this Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:linrunner/tlp'. Please check that ...
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cannot add repository ppa:pipelight/stable

I'm trying to get NETFLIX setup on my computer, but when I type in the first command everyone says I need to do, this is what happens: emile@ManCave:~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable ...
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Use of PPA to send simple updates

I wish to setup a PPA to send simple changes to several hundreds of ubuntu 12.04 machines in the field. Simple changes mean that bash script changes and configuration file updates and possibly other ...
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Preseed proxy setting for local repository

I'm trying to set up a preseed configuration for Ubuntu 14.04 network installation from the example on the official documentation. I am affected by the proxy bug on choose-mirror. I'm using an ...
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What do I do if launchpad repository doesn't exist anymore?

Recently, ubuntu told me that it failed to resynchronize the package index files from their sources. Here's the output of apt-get update: ... W: Failed to fetch ...
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what is Dell OpenManage Ubuntu Repository?

What is Dell OpenManage Ubuntu Repository? Do we need to install for Ubuntu? enter link description here
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Cant download from Ubuntu Software centre [duplicate]

I cant download anything from Ubuntu software center, it hangs on updating cache then its telling me "failed to download repository information". Linux I understand suppose to be a straight forward OS ...
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Downgrade to GCC < v3.0

For specific reasons I have to downgrade my GCC to version 2.x using apt-get (not downloading and compiling the source) Is that possible? If yes, how can I find the repository address and install it ...
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Update Package list in repository after motherboard change

I just installed a new motherboard / microprocessor on my computer, I want to do an update to it using apt-get and I've tried to do it from the GUI as well. the issue is the package list still have ...
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Personal Package Archive (PPA) export

I plan to upgrade a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. I explore the best way to export the Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository list and import it back after the migration? Does backing-up ...
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Which is the more tested repository: backports or proposed?

I've read in at least three places that the "backports" repository is more tested (and hence stable) than the "proposed" repository. However, the official Ubuntu webpages state: "Unsupported ...
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Can 3rd-party package repositories be trusted? (Are there criteria to test if they're trustworthy?) [duplicate]

(Note: no disrespect whatever to the hard work people that people who run 3rd-party repositories put in.) I came across a package repository, a ppa, that was suggested for getting php5.5 on Ubuntu ...
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what is systemtap

what is systemtap. I downloaded eclipse when I want to build my project it says make sure systemtap is installed I follow this link It says sudo apt-get install systemtap So what is systemtap?
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Missing Canonical partners and independent repositories in ubuntu 14.04

I have encountered a strange problem today when I found that Canonical partners and independent repositories have gone missing from "other software" tab of "software and updates". I also noticed that ...
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Synapse for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm disappointed to see synapse gone from Ubuntu Software Centre. I've added repository available in Launchpad. It resulted in error 404. How can I install synapse?
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How do remove "Ignoring file in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ as it has an invalid filename extension?

Since upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, I get these annoying messages each time I install, update, upgrade, and so on: N: Ignoring file 'webupd8team-java-raring.list.disable' in directory ...
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What problems can I expect using a 13.10 saucy repository in 14.04 trusty?

I just installed VirtualBox 4.3.10 for Linux following the instructions that I found at this site, but the latest repository available is for Ubuntu 13.10, not Ubuntu 14.04. This is the source that I ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater cannot find repository information. Check your internet connection

I cannot find what is causing the problem. Any tips on how to go about diagnosing what is wrong? Also, updating takes too long. It just keeps on waiting for headers.
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Do older repositories no longer work with newer Ubuntu version?

I was hoping to be able to install the awesome Mint Menu in my Gnome Flashback session on Ubuntu 14.04. Looking around the web, it seemed this was possible, and my searching has led me to this ...
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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 ...