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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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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how to add 4 to 9 repository urls in one repository with custom name?

Below are some repository Ubuntu Main Repos deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main and I need to do all above repo's in one ...
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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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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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Adding contrib non-free in ubuntu repository for installing flash plugins

I installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have problem of plugins in my browser... I know if I add contrib non-free at the end of each repository in debian and then do: update-flashplugin-nonfree --install ...
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Can't do anything on Ubuntu 12.10 [on hold]

I am using ubuntu 12.10 . I am dissappointed as I can't use anything on ubuntu 12.10. Whenerv I try to install an app through ubuntu software center, the following message appears: Failed to ...
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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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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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Apt-get tries to connect to internet even when lines are commented in sources.list

I have kept only deb cdrom line in /etc/apt/sources.list. Still when I do sudo apt-get update it tries to connect to online repositories. Why is that and how to force it to go for cdrom only? I'm ...
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Repository/Update Problems - Please Help [closed]

I should start by saying that I am running Elementary OS Luna, which is a branch of the Ubuntu family. You can refer to the screenshot for further reference. Rather recently, a little pop up began ...
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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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How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line?

I want to update my sources.list file with the fastest server from the command line in a fresh Ubuntu Server install. I know this is trivially easy with the GUI, but there doesn't seem to be a simple ...
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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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Cannot access repositories [on hold]

I am running Ubuntu 12.10. When I try to install cmake I get the following ~$ sudo apt-get install cmake Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to fix KAZAM Startup? (Xfce4)

I installed Kazam from the Ubunu Software Center. I tried opening it but I got a crash message. No Kazam thing shown. I then realized I had to add the kazam's repository, so i did that. I Reinstalled ...
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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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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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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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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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Corrupted MAC on input

We are getting the Corrupted MAC on input while downloading Android source. Server configuration: Processor : 10 core @ 2.40GHz X 2 processor RAM: 157 GB Network : 8 ports bonded with bond-mode ...
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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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No manual entry for unset

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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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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ubuntu and kali together [closed]

I'm starting to use Kali Linux but I like Ubuntu GUI. If I add kali repositories on Ubuntu sources.list or replaces Ubuntu sources with Kali Linux sources.list, will it work like the original kali ...
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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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the best site to find ppa repositories

yes I am looking for sites like ubuntuupdates.org/ppas I am looking for a site where I can get a list of every single ppa or at-least quite a few I was told their is a site that lists all of them so I ...
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Synaptic Package Manager [duplicate]

When I reload in Synaptic Package Manager, I get this: The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed ...
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how to remove a repository added by ppa?

I run this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa: <repo> How can I remove the now ? Becaus when I run update it says that its index has failed to be downloaded.
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Is it possible to upgrade the default gtk-3.4.2 on Precise to a later version?

Is it possible to upgrade the default gtk-3.4.2 on Precise to a later version? I need to use a program that requires GTK+ 3.6 as the minimum, but the GTK+ version installed is 3.4.2. Is it possible ...
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Preseed proxy setting for local repository

I'm trying to set up a preseed configuration for Ubuntu 14.04 network installation from the example on the official documentation. I am affected by the proxy bug on choose-mirror. I'm using an ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to install opencv?

I am trying to learn image processing and obviously opencv is one of the best options. Usually synaptic does all my installing work for me so I just checked the repos. But in the repos there is only ...
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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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Private secure-apt repository generating “Failed to fetch” error, possibly incorrectly

TL;DR version: I'm setting up a secure apt repository with signed Release file, and it's giving me a "Failed to fetch Release" error message, which goes away entirely when I remove the Release.gpg ...
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How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?

Downloading from the main Ubuntu archive is slow even when it's not release day, how can I get apt-get to automatically use a mirror that is close to me?