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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How to install OCAML 4.0 using APT-GET on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

when I type the following command in to Terminal sudo apt-get install ocaml I only get 3.12 version. How can I install 4.0 version via apt-get? I cannot access the source drop because of some ...
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how to mount an iso to a cdrom ubuntu 13.04

i'm new with ubuntu. I decided today to install the version 13.04. When i finished installing it, the system didn't recognized my broadcom BCM43227 wifi network card. So i searched online, and i known ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I wrote add the PPA. But I now realize, that I have no idea what the difference between a PPA and a Repository is. So can someone please explain it to me?
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key import with apt-add-repository and own repository possible?

Is it possible to use the public-gpg-key import feature of apt-add-repository with my own reprepro repository? Is there e.g. something like a default key server where apt-add-repository expects to ...
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Package versioning explanation and inspection (for Apache)

I am aware that ubuntu locks releases of packages and applies bug fixes. Taking the example of php, php -v may report something like the following: 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.4 Here we have php versions ...
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Create apt-get install for own software

I have develop java software which i have idea to create repository for it.So every user which want to install my application can install by typing "apt-get install myappname". How i can build it ?
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Changing the repository to upgrade

For upgrading a release (e.g. from Quantal to Raring), apt-get dist-upgrade does work. I wonder what happens if simply changing the repository (e.g. from Quantal to Raring) then utilizing normal ...
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The purpose of updating after adding a ppa repository

When adding a ppa repository using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:..., why should I execute sudo apt-get update? I am new to Ubuntu and I don't see the purpose of it because there aren't packages ...
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Unable to acess universe repository

I'm trying to access all of the repositories but i am unable to change the settings in the software center, command line, or right from the source list. I have a hypothysis that it may be due to ...
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Error updating softwares

I recently removed some repository by mistake and now i cannot update the softwares using the "software updater". Additionally, when i do a sudo apt-get update command in the terminal, I get the ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead after apt-get update

My /etc/apt/sources.list contained: nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat source.list deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main universe nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat ...
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How to integrate a package updates in Ubuntu?

I have made a .deb file which I have hosted on an Apache server. What I want is that the software should get updated automatically along with other software & Ubuntu updates as shown in the image. ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade wants to destroy my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This morning I have issued a command I use fairly often: apt-get dist-upgrade Usually it finds little to do, some times it will replace the kernel and headers. With my great surprise today it ...
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verifiying ubuntu iso with repository gpg-keys

I want to verify that a downloaded iso is not being poisend by the NSA or any other immoral agent. To do this I would very much use a signing-checking way. I am aware of VerifyIsoHowto. Still I am ...
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Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. Random bad repositories reported

I recently started to have my system update manager coming back with nothing errors downloading repository information. When I run into this problem before, it was always a broken repository. ...
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How can I get newer boost packages than my distro's repos contain?

I'm developing on a system that's running Lucid 10.04.4 LTS. I can't do a complete release upgrade in order to get access to newer packages, although I do have sudo so I can otherwise muck about as ...
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Problems after adding Linux Deepin repository

I added Linux Deepin repository to Ubuntu but I don't install anything. I used this commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade and everything on Ubuntu went wrong. I guess part of Ubuntu ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 How to install entire repo?

I would like to install an entire repo, instead of going through and installing each package, is that possible?? Id think it be something like apt-get install repo-blahblahblah or something like that. ...
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How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy passwd protected network? [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu SDK but when I enter this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk I got an ...
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How do I install Archiva as a package (apt-get)?

Is it possible to install Archiva on Ubuntu using apt-get command? I'd like to install the latest stable version. Is there any Ubuntu repository for Archiva?
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A third party repo against of a main one?! I want to install tor from its repository?

Installing tor from its repository, not from the universe Ubuntu repository! -> Here is the instruction: https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian (I done) But when I run sudo apt-get install tor, it is ...
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Ubuntu will not allow me to add a repository, why can't it access PPA?

When I type in this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java The system echos something along the lines of "Can't access lanchpad.net PPA, please check your internet connection" My ...
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update manager error-Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

When I run update manager, Ii get following error. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64 bit. I am new to Ubuntu please help me out.
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Determine the source of particular available package?

Think you have a package which is installed or is available by apt or software manager. So you have it's repository already added. Now you need help another user add needed repository. How can I ...
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Is it possible to use the Raring install image as a package repo (like the old alternate CD)? [duplicate]

I use Kubuntu and recently upgraded to Raring directly from Precise. Until Precise, I always installed the OS using the alternate CD and not the desktop CD, because I could later on mount the image ...
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Failed to fetch Ubuntu 11.04 repos [duplicate]

I'm running 11.04 server, and I'm getting errors updating default repos when I run sudo apt-get update The repos that return a 404 error are default Ubuntu Natty repos like ...
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Dotdeb alternatives for Ruby or Python?

I really like Dotdeb, but it doesn't include packages for Ruby and Python. While I could build my own repository, I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel (and then be forced to drive). Are there any ...
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Package ignore when running apt-get update

I'm trying to install Centrify Express on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I know there are several ways of doing this, but I've found that the most straightforward way is to add the Canonical archive repository ...
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“Permission denied” error using dpkg-scanpackages and gzip

I'm quite new to Linux. I wanted to set up my own local apt-repository using instructions given here. However, when i execute the script as: #! /bin/bash cd /var/www/debs/i386 dpkg-scanpackages . ...
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Package Repository for ARM32

Is there a repository of .deb packages for 32-bit ARM architecture. I'm having issues compiling several gnome packages and I'd rather acquire the binaries directly.
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How do I install Sigil?

Is there a ppa I can use to install Sigil in Ubuntu 13.04 or 13.10? The old ppa:rgibert/ebook doesn't work for me any more.
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What does 'Ign' mean when running an apt-get update?

I had a bunch of errors in the output of sudo apt-get update: duplicate entries and 404 not found errors. Figured those out, I hope: I removed PPAs that didn't have any packages associated with ...
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shell script to conditionally add apt repository

I want to write a shell script that will add an apt repository. I know that I can do it using sudo add-apt-repository -y <repo>. My question is can I do it only if the repository was not ...
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apt-get update problem when updating a reprepro repository

i have made a repository using reprepro on my Ubuntu 13.04, i uploaded this repo to sourceforge.net , i can download packages from it and i can update it, put after adding the repository to my ...
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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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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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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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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 to ...
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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.