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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Creating a repo with git( or any version control)

I have all my code/projects as repos in github. I use git a lot, I do have few projects which I cannot push to github at the same time, I want to keep a backup on my External Hard drive, is there any ...
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Why am I getting Error: need a single repository as argument for sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio

I am executing the following command as per the instructions in the link. sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio I am getting the error - Error: need a single repository as ...
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Maximum space required for ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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Package:astrolog isn't available on Ubuntu repository?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Astrology says: astrolog is available on Ubuntu repository: But it is not located/available: $ sudo apt-get install astrolog Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Where does the software in the repositories come from?

Where does the software in the main repositories come from? By "main repositories" I mean the default repositories used when you install Ubuntu from a fresh ISO, and by this I also include all the ...
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How can I put a package on Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

I create a simple charset converter by Qt which can use to subtitle correction or any missing encoding. I published it in Github by GNU license (See here). Now, I want to put this program on Ubuntu ...
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Failed too download respository - Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

None of the solutions have worked for me. I am new to Linux and ubuntu but trying. This is some of what I get: W:Failed to fetch ...
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How to solve problem with repositories and update information is outdated message 14.04

I am still new to linux and currently using 14.04 and not sure what to do to solve this situation. The problem arose as I was just trying to install spotify following this guide and I found myself ...
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How to add Linuxmint repositories to Ubuntu?

I want to add some Linuxmint packages to be installed in Ubuntu 14.04LTS. How can one add the Linuxmint (any version) repositories to ubuntu (any version) ?
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Delete all i386 packages from my local repository?

I just copied a repository of the previous Ubuntu version (13, saucy). It contains both i386 and amd64 versions of the packages. I want to use this repository on a 64 bit PC. Is there a terminal ...
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Can I trust repositories [duplicate]

How can I trust any Repositories like sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor or sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wagungs/Kali-linux
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How to download the latest Ubuntu repo and make it available locally in my PC offline? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in a PC with no internet access. I want to have a local copy of the repositories in an external HD drive. This external HD drive is formatted as NTFS and has about 1 TB of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed to update W:Failed to fetch cdrom: [duplicate]

Executingsudo apt-get update from terminal gives this output: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr - Release i386 (20140722.2)/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages Please ...
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upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10 without quantal repo [duplicate]

I have recently been made a temporary owner of an old 12.10 Ubuntu machine so I can upgrade it to the latest(14.04). So I am trying to upgrade to the 13.04 as per ubuntu website, and from there to ...
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apt-get update error for a local repository

I set up a local repository with the following file structure: /var/www/html/dists$ find . -name "*" . ./boston ./boston/main ./boston/main/binary-amd64 ...
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Getting connection time out error for local repository

As we know that Ubuntu 12.10(Quantal) is at EOL. So all the package repositories are moved to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu. I can access all the packages from that url. Now I have set up ...
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Cannot install packages in Lubuntu 12.04

I've just installed lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer aspire one netbook. I've noticed that although chromium-browser is installed, it doesn't come with a flash-player. I tried to install it using sudo ...
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How to search official ppa?

How can I search official ppa? Some applications in ubuntu doesn't update for last version for long time. For example VirtualBox, GCC, Git. I am afraid to use ppa which can be unofficial and I ...
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dpkg: error processing file in archives

When I want to upgrade the backtrack linux to ubuntu 14.04 the following errror occurs: (Reading database ... 218798 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace hostname ...
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synaptic PPA repository error

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS-64 on a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop. Yesterday I was adding a repository and when I did the "sudo apt-get update" I received this message: W: GPG error: ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 all apt-get mirrors down [duplicate]

Apparently I can't get apt-get, as well as the ubuntu software centre, connect to any repository. I also tried to look for a suitable mirror using the ubuntu software centre (software sources->ubuntu ...
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How to use a sources list generator

I've been trying to install packages using terminal but I keep getting errors and it turns out my sources.list file is really messed up. So I found this webstite that generates a sources.list file ...
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Install dpkg-depcheck in 12.04

I'm attempting to compile a deb package using 12.04 but am unable to run a dpkg-depcheck on ubuntu 12.04. The command doesn't exist on the server I'm using and isn't a package in the repositories ...
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Install ubuntu 14.04 with pxe using local repository

I'm want to install Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 server from local repository. I even create a local mirror repository with apt-mirror . The line in /etc/apt/mirror.list is : "deb-amd64 ...
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Ambiance theme git repository

Does the default theme for Ubuntu (Ambiance) have an official git repository? I want to modify it adding my tweaks, and it already has a git repository I choose to take it as start repository.
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Can I mix sources from different ubuntu versions?

As we know that we are using Repositories for installing packages and repositories configuration file located at /etc/apt/sources.list. I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) which reaches End of ...
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Is distribution of raring packages officially ended?

I don't see raring on http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/. Is it a temporary thing or people are expected to move to next versions of Ubuntu ? Thanks.
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Unable to locate package kubuntu-plasma5-desktop on 14.04

I am attempting to install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop on Kubuntu 14.04 amd64, following these instructions sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt update sudo apt install project-neon5-session ...
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Failed to download repository information 12.04

While trying to update my computer i get the following error W:Failed to fetch http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/<precise>/main/binary-i386/Packages 403 Forbidden , E:Some index ...
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Well-known packages are not shown in synaptic package manager

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, both on My laptop and Desktop PC. I've run sudo apt-get update on both of the platforms. In my PC I can install these packages by searching in "Synaptic Package ...
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Can a ppa repository belong to Main?

Software repositories in Ubuntu are divided into four categories or components - main, restricted, universe and multiverse, according to support offered by Ubuntu and free and open source: how well ...
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Differences between restricted repositories and partner repositories?

In /etc/apt/source.list, what are differences between restricted repositories and partner repositories? They both don't make their source open, do they? Are they both free of money? Difference in ...
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Dpkg error processing for installing packages

I want to install any packages but when I use apt-get install I have the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done htop is ...
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Skype 4.3 in repositories

Why is not the recent Skype version 4.3 for Linux available in the partner repository? When will it come there? As far as I know, software installation via repositories is preferred over installation ...
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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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Local APT repository for specific packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up an APT repository on my local network that will work similar to apt-mirror except, I don't want to mirror an entire repository, I only want to serve specific packages of my ...
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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Downgrading libreoffice from repository

I am trying to downgrade from libreoffice 4.3.0~rc1 to the most recent stable 4.2.0. This is on account of this bug . I have seen this question about How to downgrade to a specific ppa version of ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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No manual entry for unset [duplicate]

I try to display the help pages of unset command line , i get as a result the following output: No manual entry for unset I see this issue since they are similar , however , it cannot be ...
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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 ...