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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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 ...
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What is to be done with all the sources disabled on upgrade?

After upgrading from Lubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 I see a lot of repositories disabled in the list of sources. What should I do?
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software-properties-gtk does not start

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. Yesterday I noticed that software-properties-gtk does not work anymore. I have no idea why and what to do. When I start via Terminal I get the following output: ...
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I'm having dependency problems with wine and multiarch on 12.04x64. I need a solution

EDIT 3: See bottom, for TL;DR-ish version. I want to install wine1.5, from the ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa repository. Fair enough right? (I'm running 12.04 x64 and a custom kernel.) I added their ...
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what is repository mirror in Debian and ubuntu?

What is a local mirror of a debian apt repository? any simple explanation. Is it the same as ubuntu repository? what is the best way to create one? and is it mandatory to keep the same folder ...
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Is there a repository (ppa) that collects closed-source, non-free software?

If I am not mistaken, programs like Spotify or Steam are not included in any of the Ubuntu repositories (main, restricted, ...). And I guess they will never be? Correct me if I am wrong. If I am ...
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Why am I getting “Command 'deb' not found”?

I have come across several installation instructions that include the command deb. But it appears that this command is not available on my installation. Where can I get this command? Is there a ...
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How to get BURG on 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

I've been using BURG for years to get rid of the eye sore that is the standard GRUB interface. When I upgraded to Quantal, the repository does not contain the updated information. I.e. after I add ...
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Pirateplayer Not able to install, old repository for Qt desktop components!

I have a slow connection so I used to have pirateplayer to download programs from svt.se but after update to Ubuntu 12.10 it wont be able to install. It wont compile because the repository only ...
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apt-move says the packages are moved but they are gone

I'm trying to setup a Ubuntu mirror with selected packages from different repositories, by using apt-move, which I've been using on Ubuntu 10.04 without (too much) problems. I've installed apt-move ...
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Repositories added for “Maya” not “Precise”

I wanted to test Cinnamon in my Xubuntu 12.04. After installing it, when I try to add a PPA it is added for "maya" not "precise". I purged Cinnamon PPA but it is still the same... what can I do about ...
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How to remove medibuntu repository and packages?

I followed directions to add medibuntu but it has messed up some codecs and dependencies so I can no longer watch videos I have run this command, originated by a forum post: sean@sean-P55-USB3:~$ ...
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How to get list of installable packages from repositories?

I wanted to install a few packages but had to power down my laptop as I had a few chores to do. I did add the packages' repositories and forgot to install the packages. As my browser history clears on ...
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is Python available in any Ubuntu installation?

Quite simply: is python already provided in any of the latest installations Ubuntu or does it have to be installed explicitly by the user? Thanks.
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Failed to download repository [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error? apt-get keeps saying to check Internet, while I have a good connection while trying to upgrade to 12.10 got ...
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Why do signed deb packages say they're not authenticated when copied to my private deb repo?

Quick Version I have set up a private deb repository and copied some signed deb packages into it. I have installed the signing key locally. However when I try to install from the repo I get this ...
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Undo repository upgrade

I recently added deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main to my sources.list and did an upgrade. This has screwed a few things up and I would like to revert back to my previous ...
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Repository for Kdevelop (>=4.4.x)?

I need to get around a regression in the new Kdevelop (4.3.90) which is supposedly fixed in (4.4.1) but I cannot find a ppa (or other repository). I would really rather not compile from source. Does ...
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How to install software from old repository?

I want to install a package on a computer running Ubuntu Precise. However, the provider of the package only "supports" Ubuntu up till Lucid. Newer versions are probably supported as well, but they ...
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Easy way to install CrashPlan

Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first ...
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How to add ppa repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PPAs and how do I use them? I always like to have my programs up to date but in ubuntu software center the software aren't always up to date. I know about ...
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Is there an intelligent way to look for packages in the repository?

I would like to know if there is an intelligent program that helps find packages in the repositories. I mean a program that uses intelligent algorithms or that has an advanced search engine where yo ...
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Why Kodos is not part of the available packages in Ubuntu Quantal 12.10?

I'm running the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu Quantal and I've used extensively Kodos, a user friendly regex editor. It seems that for some reasons, this package has been deleted from the Ubuntu Quantal ...
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Pidgin not present in 12.10 repositories, how do i get one?

I want to install Pidgin on my 12.10 clean install system. When I go to the Software Center and try to install the client I get an error saying:- Not found There isn’t a software package called ...
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canonicals skype repository disturbes updates (apt-get)

Following situation: I tried to install skype wie the USC, but uninstalled it again since it was an old version and did not work correctly. So I installed Skype from skypes website. But it seems like ...
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How to install Master PDF Editor in Kubuntu 12.04 (64bit)

How to install Master PDF Editor under Kubuntu? I do not have it in the repositories. Could somebody write it step by step? Thanks in advance!
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Offline Repository or CD Source

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a physical machine which cannot be connected to the internet. The originally ISO was downloaded from Ubuntu's official site and burnt straight to CD. From various ...
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Failed to download repository information? [duplicate]

I tried to update and im keep on getting this error, Failed to download repository information and this is in details: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Problem with Canonical partners repository?

I enabled the canonical partners repository but I can't install Acrobat reader (acroread). I've found only a few programs in Ubuntu Software Center in the Canonical Partners section. Is this bug due ...
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How to fix this where it can not ping any DNS names but only IP, as a result apt-get update is failing

I am trying to install packages but it can not reach any DNS but manually when i add DNS to IP it works but still the last DNS record is failing. # cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 ...
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12.10 repository in 12.04, is it possible?

Can I add Ubuntu 12.10 repositories to 12.04 to have the latest software and updates? If, yes, how can i do this? I know that by adding PPAs I can have latest software, but really, I do not like to ...
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Where do I look for the reason for the removal of a package from the Ubuntu repositories

I have seen that when a new Ubuntu version is released, sometimes a particular application that I had used till the previous Ubuntu versions would have been removed from the Ubuntu repositories for ...
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gerrit push not working

I tried executing the command git push gerrit HEAD: refs/for/BR_PS_1109 It gave the response: fatal: remote part of refspec is not a valid name in HEAD: Git remote version is also fine, as evident ...
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Problems with Software Sources — I tried to add a Repository and it failed. How do I fix it?

As in the title. I tried to add a Repository, how do I remove it. It won't let me via the software-sources program. I tried sudo ppa-purge ppa:quantal (the name of it) and it failed anyone got any ...
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Impossible to get information from update manager

When I press the button "check" to find updates, I always get this error: Failed to get information from repository W:Failed to fetch ...
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Problem with upgrading Ubuntu

I tried updating Ubuntu 12.04 by following the guide at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade but I received this error message: What do I do?
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Why are bugs fixed in the development release and then backported instead of porting the fixes forward?

I understand that backport repository sometimes contains the newer versions of Softwares (major upgrades) and which might be included in the next Ubuntu release. But not all of the softwares aren't ...
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Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? When i clicked check this error message came up. But it does not come up when update manager strarts automatically. When you open ...
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Error “Packages 404 Not Found” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? Update manager generates 404 error while attempting update. Will not update I have got this error W: Failed to fetch ...
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Repository issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error I am new to linux this is the message I get every time I try and update. I have no idea how ...
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How to download once and update all computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Best way to cache apt downloads on a LAN? maybe this will be a duplicate post, but I've found ...
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Difference between using `add-apt-repository` and adding a link to the sources.list

From a user's point of view, they seem equivalent. Some programs can be installed via apt-get install after adding a link to the sources.list. Others have to be installed by adding a ppa though ...
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How can I create a .deb file that adds a repository to sources.list.d?

I want to start sharing .deb files that automatically add new repos to an Ubuntu installation (like the ones present in puppetlabs.com). How can I do that?
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sources duplicate problems while updating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate sources.list entry but cannot find the duplicates? W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 ...
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How to restore the default repositories in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restore the default repositories? My repositories are screwed. I need a fresh copy because my old one has a lot of problems. I've already tried ...
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Preseeding: Can't access cdrom?

At work we often need to install Ubuntu Server and several extra packages while offline. To make this faster, I'm creating a custom Ubuntu Server install via preseeding (following this documentation: ...
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How do you tell apt to use files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d

I added a repo by putting a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d and then i did an apt-get update. However it didn't do anything with that repo. I then noticed that it didn't appear to be ...
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How to submit binaries to the armel repository?

I often find myself compiling binaries for my tablet, since it's running the arm version of Ubuntu Precise and there is not a lot of newer software available for it. As an example, Gimp 2.8 took like ...