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 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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Failure in downloading repository information

I update my system and all is fine but then after some time a sign appears at the top panel and tells me something is wrong with the some repositories and tells me to do a check for update, when I do ...
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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.
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How to add Debian experimental repo to Ubuntu?

I would like to install cups-1.6.1-2 (link) from the experimental repository. I suppose I have to add something to /etc/apt/sources.list but I can't figure out what. Can anyone figure out (or know) ...
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dod cac reader setup ubuntu 12.04

I read that I need to download cackey from forge.mil but the download isn't there any more. How can I get my CAC reader working now? Is there a sudo apt-get command for it? Does someone have a copy ...
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Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
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why is minetest outdated in the Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

The Game Minetest in the ubuntu repositories is version 0.3.1 it has no been nearly a year since this release and version 0.4.5 has recently come out. Is there any reason why this is?
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What happened to php-5.4.11 from Ondrej PPA? [closed]

I am in 12.04 so I added Ondrej's PPA to get PHP 5.4. So far so good but php-5.4.12 seems to be broken with our code and after a while of struggling I decided to downgrade to php-5.4.11 but apt-cache ...
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E: Unable to locate package repo

E: Unable to locate package repo this error comes after sudo apt-get install repo
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Error Updating System [duplicate]

Hello :) I am new to Ubuntu. And I am getting this error: A red triangle in the taskbar (I was not allowed to post a pic) I just used shutter for the first time! Great App!! With this message: ...
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apt-get update will not work on my server

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on my spare box, and I'm using a command line interface only to get my feet a little wet. ping google.com does work, so I know my connection is up and running. ...
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Will eclipse update from the ubuntu repositories?

If I install a default eclipse from the ubuntu program central, I get an eclipse with traces from the version Helios and the screen that starts Eclipse says Indigo. The latest version of Eclipse is ...
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How can I install m2vrequantiser in Mythbuntu 12.04?

m2vrequantiser can be used by mytharchive to create DVDs and .iso's but it's apparently not available in 12.04 universe repository. Is there some way to get it for 12.04.1?
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Understanding the working of Apt Virtual HTTP Repository

My university has a virtual HTTP repository which we can access by changing our proxy to 10.1.1.224:3142. Our regular proxy to access the internet is 10.1.8.44:8080. It incredibly speeds up download ...
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Cannot install Handbrake in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10

When I go into Synaptic and try to install the handbrake-gtk, after it gives me the list of all the other packages it has to install, I get this message: The following packages have unresolved ...
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Failed to download repository information | Ubuntu 12.10

I already checked for a possible answer to my question, but, how to fix this since my details are different from the other people here. Here's my error information on Software Updater: [W:Failed to ...
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Force Ubuntu to only download updates form canonical.com mirrors

How do I force a Ubuntu machine to only download updates from official canonical.com mirrors? Right now it sometimes downloads from non canonical mirrors, which get flagged in our network monitoring ...