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 do I add this entry?

I am having issues adding this entry to my repository list! sudo apt-add-repository "http://cran.utstat.utoronto.ca/bin/linux/ubuntu/precise/" isn't working. The following results in an error: ...
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Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the keys? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 with the latest updates behind a proxy server at my school. I had no problem a few months ago. However, over the past two months when I try to add a repository with ...
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backing up software installed from repository

I have installed kubuntu-desktop from the ubuntu reposiitory. It seems to have messed up my unity GUI. SO i want to uninstall it,but I want to create a backup of the app before I remove, because I do ...
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Directing precise to trusty repository

I have an installation of Ubuntu 12.04. I want to explore the possibility of installing trusty packages on it by replacing the repository list in /etc/apt/sources.list to 14.04 repositories. I know it ...
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Is there a simple way to remove all packages that were received through a repository?

I just added a repository and did sudo apt-get update and upgrade... but as soon as I finished typing I realized I didn't want all that junk it came with just a couple packages off the repository. ...
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How to sync the 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 http://old-...
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Is it compulsory to add “Cleaning section” while bulding local ubuntu respository

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 http://old-...
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How to correct source-list entry for fetching debs from desired location? (Apt Offline Repository)

I am currently trying to install software offline (studying this question) and want to use Offline Repository according to this answer. I followed steps like: put all debs in /var/my-local-repo ...
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Problem installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python [closed]

I am having trouble installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python. I tried sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev but I am getting the following output :: Reading package lists... ...
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create local ubuntu pacakage 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 http://old-...
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Where is the location of packages cached by apt-cacher?

When you install something by sudo apt-get install <packageName>, the packages are saved in /var/cache/apt/archives by default. I have installed and configured apt-cacher. I want to know where ...
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Getting no valid OpenPGP data when importing apt key

I am having trouble adding a Release.gpg public key to my apt-key keyring. I downloaded the Release.gpg file which looks like this: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) ...
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How to download all repository using apt-get?

Is there any way to just download all Ubuntu repositories using apt-get? I am looking for something like : sudo apt-get install --download-only * So that I can access the downloaded repository in ...
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Personal apt-get download server [duplicate]

Disclaimer: Please read complete question before marking duplicate. I am thinking to setup a server on our college's internal network, which can host some very common apt-get packages. As there are ...
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How to pull packages from a git repository without Internet connection?

I am newbie in using git. I need to pull some packages from my friend's git repository but there is no Internet connection in my computer. I need to pull them offline. Is there a way to do it?
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Replace DEB.SURY.ORG PHP with original

I added Ondřej Surý's repository which was a great help at the time. Now I have issues installing cURL and I think returning to "original" PHP would solve the problem. Currently all my PHP packages ...
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List multiple repositories under sources.list.d?

Can I add multiple alternative repositories to a *.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, so that, for a specified package, if the first repository is unavailable, apt-get will try to download the same ...
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Does $release-updates includes $release-security?

from the man page for sources.list: The format for a sources.list entry using the deb and deb-src types is: deb [ options ] uri suite [component1] [component2] [...] from https://help.ubuntu....
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completly removing a package of this kind [duplicate]

hi I was trying to configure my laptop and went online trying to figure out about things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04. I came across this. Fix overheating and extend battery life There ...
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Where would I find the debs for the repos on a livecd?

My ethernet cable broke so I can ONLY connect to wifi for internet at the moment, but I need to do a fresh install as I just got a new ssd. I don't have any removable media on hand either as I gave my ...
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What's the directory/location where the installations from repositories go? [duplicate]

I want to install the program ImageJ from the Ubuntu repositories (mainly because it's easier than compiling the code from source), but I need to add a few plugins to the basic installation. I would ...
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Updating the repository isn't working

When I runs sudo apt-get update get this output: sudo apt-get update E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources ...
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Compare two repos - a table of all all package versions?

I'd like to see and compare versions of all packages in two different repos. Something like: libfoo | 1.2 | 1.3 libbar | 2.4 | 3.0 libbaz | ... | ... Is there some such web? Or a way to obtain list ...
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Extract a part of apt repository for offline usage [duplicate]

On the office I have a PC with internet access so I can install packages from the online repositories, but I have a PC at home w/o connection and I want to be able to install packages offline. I ...
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How can update all the git repositories the next time a user log in?

I'm working on creating a virtual machine using Ubuntu that is Prebuilt LAMP Stack Development Environment for Drupal. I will love to have few projects in virtual machine however, after while they ...
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why the nvidia drivers are never up to date? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity. Maybe there are some technical reasons why the drivers are not up to date. 14.04 64b In additional drivers I have 331, but at the nvidia website they have 340. I'm coming back ...
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How to drop/remove a published repo in aptly?

This seems to be a prevalent issues which many are facing and there isn't a solution anywhere on the internet. I create a repo with my .deb packages and it is published, now my release file in the ...
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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 http://old-...
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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 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/main/binary-...
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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 14....
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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 ./boston/main/binary-amd64/python-...
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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 apt-...
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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 3....
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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: http://archive....
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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 ...