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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Are repository lists secure? Is there an HTTPS version?

Are repository updates secure? As a bear of little brain from the developer side, I cannot understand why the repository list is http://security.ubuntu.com and the other http(unsecured) sites listed ...
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Create deb repository with several versions of the same package

I want to create my own deb repository to store some packages. I've tried reprepro and it works fine, except for one fundamental feature. Reprepro can't store several versions of the same package in ...
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Long Term Package Mirrors

I am having a bit of a tricky packaging problem with my Trusty Ubuntu cloud machines. I understand that Trusty is currently in "beta", so I can appreciate that I sort of have to just deal with it. ...
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How can I fix a 404 Error when updating packages?

PPA seems to be constantly offline. Whenever I use sudo apt-get update, this error is shown: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ 404 Not Found How do I fix these errors?
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How do I set up a private apt repository that can support multiple versions?

I'm looking on how to setup a private apt repository (on 10.04 LTS) that can support multiple versions. I understand that you cannot have multiple versions of a package installed on a server. This is ...
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svn/svnserve problems with commits

I've installed SVN on my local machine and I've got a problem. I want to commit some files to my repository. I used svnadmin to create and configured entire svn so it works to some point. Now, I want, ...
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How to solve the problems in “sudo apt-get update” [duplicate]

Here is my /etc/apt/source.list file. I get many problems in the output of sudo apt-get update: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for tim: Err http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu precise/ Release.gpg ...
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Package information was last updated 59 days ago even though Ubuntu is up to date

I'm using ubuntu 11.10 and in the update manager I have a message that says package information last updated 59 days ago press the check button to check for software updates I do that, but i'm up to ...
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reprepro No section given for 'galera', skipping

I'm trying to create a local repository using reprepro. Below are the steps and folder structure. I have created a directory name my_repo. Directory Structure: my_repo/ conf/ --> ...
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New Ubuntu user: What is the repository? How do I access it? How do I find and use WINE? [duplicate]

I just started using Ubuntu yesterday because Windows has been nothing but headaches for nearly 20 years now. There are only a few Windows-based applications I want to continue using, and it seems ...
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Where can i ask to increase space quota for launchpad ppa?

I did put an question in launchpad answers but i think there is only one guy active on the help desk of launchpad. Where can i ask to increase my ppa space quota? I'm newbie & trying to maintain ...
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About removing repos

Is it safe to remove unselected repos? Is it safe to disable universe repo? or does ubuntu use it? cause apt-get update takes long time. Is it safe to remove duplicate repos? like spotify?
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How can I add ppa:webupd8team/java to my repository with there are certificate errors?

I know this question has had a lot of attention and I wouldn't ask unless previous answers wouldn't work. I have tried each of the responses at these questions: ...
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apt-get says Version was not found but it is there

I've added this repository "ppa:videolan/stable-daily" using this command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily thin I wrote this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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how to repository?

I have been trying to setup a PXE server from terminal of another PXE server, at the very beginning I am trying to create repository, I keep on getting this error. sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0755, ...
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What auditing information is available for Universe repository software packages?

I understand that the "Masters of the Universe" (MOTUs) are responsible for packaging and reviewing/checking software that goes into the Universe repository, but there seems to be no formal process ...
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how to install CryptoTE

CryptoTE instructions for Ubuntu indicate that deb should be invoked. My 12.04 (Precise) system shows there is no such command. What's wrong with this installation procedure? Import repository ...
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New Apache's version in repositories

Does anyone has a time frame for an update in Apache's version for repositories/official-repositories? Ubuntu server is working like a charm and wouldn't like to switch to manual installation for ...
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There is an alternative to launchpad for a deb repository?

I'm curious to know if there is a real alternative to Launchpad for a developer who wants to build his own repository.
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Is there a way to restrict the packages installable from a repository?

I want to restrict the packages installable from a repo, eg restrict some packages to the main Ubuntu repos, even if they are available from launchpad or some other third party repos, something like ...
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can “libexcel-writer-xlsx-perl” be added to precise and later?

I am interested in using the Perl module Excel::Writer::XLSX on Precise. I can install it using CPAN, but due to complications at my office, it'd be easier to just be able to do apt-get install from ...
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Software & Updates; should I turn on Canonical Partners source? Source code?

In Software Sources under the Other Software tab, there is an option of enabling "Canonical Partners" repository: software packaged by Canonical for their partners. Should I check "Source Code" as ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I write add the PPA, but I know 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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Apt-get update throws 404s on natty-backports but it isn't in my sources.list

I'm trying to upgrade my 13.04 to 13.10 in anticipation to 14.04. However, the dist-upgrade fails as there is a 404 on a repository. That repository is the "natty-backports". It's normal, as it's very ...
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How does update work with programs installed from .deb file

I'm having some difficulties exactly understanding how the the whole update thing work in linux (Ubuntu) and good practice for installing software. I understand I have a /etc/apt/sources.list file ...
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Repository Location

I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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What is a repository? How does it differ from a PPA? [duplicate]

While installing something I often came across the term repository. Can anyone tell what it is? Also, what is different to a PPA?
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The noip2 (no-ip.com) package was deleted from the repository, now what?

The No-IP websites still provides Ubuntu users with an installation guide that uses Aptitude, but the package noip2 has been deleted from the repository. Is there a way to find out why a given ...
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create multiple ubuntu machines that are identical

I have four questions. I need to create exact machine clones. In short, I'm considering this approach: 1) install a base level Ubuntu from a DVD (say 12.04.3) on each Clone 2) replace the ...
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I can't add any ppa

I don't know why but after a while I can't add any working ppa any more! When I try this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser the output is: Cannot add PPA: ...
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Broken packages on my system

EDIT: I gave up on repairing the issue. The reason why is in the comments. I can't manage to figure out what is preventing me from installing htop. I've tried the tutorial posted here. When I try to ...
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how to install openjdk

When I try sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk I got a message telling me that the package could not be found in database. I guess I'm missing repositories. here's the content of sources.list ...
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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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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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PPA repository :Where is the clone installed?

Would somebody be so kind and help me with the repository problem? I am trying to make a copy of PPA repository and I would like to specify the target installation folder. Without it I can run the ...
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How can you add a second main repository to sources.list?

I had a problem with some software, that doesn't provide a PPA but a whole alternative main repository, to install it. adding that repository to my sources.list made aptitude install a newer kernel ...
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Where are the logs for apt-get?

Request I would like to know where I can find the logs for the following package managers. Package managers Synaptic Package Manager Ubuntu Software Center Terminal logs for apt-get and The ...
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Update only 1 package using a more recent repo

I have a package stunnel thats on version 3:4.42-1) [universe] for precise but on the a later version of ubuntu its on stunnel4 (3:4.53-1) [universe] I can update the package manually but is ...
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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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Why PCSX2 isn't in the Software center and PCSX is?

I'd love to emulate a PlayStation II in Ubuntu, I have some games 'cause my best friend has one, but the emulator PCSX2 is not in the official repository, but PCSX (for PS1) is there. I don't know if ...
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How can I activate repositories needed by boot-repair?

So I recently used the boot-repair utility to reinstall GRUB. After doing this, every time I try to log into Ubuntu, I get a kernel panic immediately following the GRUB boot menu. It says something ...
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Using disk image files (.iso) as a repository

I am currently using Lubuntu 13.10 and I have made an iso file with AptonCD to backup the programs (with their dependencies of course) that I may need when I reinstall Lubuntu. My problem is that I am ...
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network-manager missing from 12.04 repos [closed]

I'm using 12.04 which is fully updated with a gnome 3.4.2 desktop. I noticed yesterday that while using synaptic package manager that network-manager and some libnm dependencies are under the ...
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how can kbarcode included back into repository? [closed]

How can kbarcode be included back in to the Ubuntu repositories? Where can I suggest that this be included back? Yesterday I compiled kbarcode for kde4 from source to suit U12.04.4LTS. Which turned ...
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Do Ubuntu repos/servers perform log analysis to identify & block retrieval program?

Many server administrators want their server to be used only by humans and not by retrieval programs like wget. One way to block such programs is to use log analysis. Log analysis identifies retrieval ...
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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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Is that possible to skip the step while adding repository?

While i trying to add an repository by running, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates It produces the ouput as, Updated versions of X.org drivers, libraries, etc. for Ubuntu. This ...
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How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)?

I have a friend who has got a computer that is not connected to the Internet. Is there any way to install software offline easily?
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How to fix add-apt-repository “couldn't connect to host” error?

I ran apt-get purge. Since then, when I want to add a repository, I get an error. Sometimes Ubuntu shows an error and says that add-apt-repository has closed unexpectedly. This error appears when in ...
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glusterFS 3.5 — Add repository

I'm trying to install the latest version of glusterFS (3.5). I have ubuntu 13.04. I have added the repository, updated and installed gluster-server, but it doesn't work. When I see the version is ...