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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Internal Server Error 500 on Several Ubuntu Repositories

I'm trying to set some application to my ubuntu 16.04, but i got some problem while trying to install the application using apt-get that the repository which i use return Internal Server Error 500 for ...
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KDE 4 in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've been trying Plasma 5.7 and it was really slow to me. The startup time took me 15 seconds. So in short, I want to install KDE 4 in Ubuntu 16.04. Is it possible? I saw the Ubuntu Precise repository ...
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How to get a list of all packages installed from PPAs even for PPA repositories that may have been removed

I've already seen this question: How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs? It only works for packages installed from PPAs where the PPA repository is still added to the system. Is ...
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apt does not show package that is available in my repository

I'm running a 64 bit proc, and I'm trying to install lib64stdc++6 using apt-get. I have the repository deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main and it does contain http://ftp.fr.debian.org/...
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Why am I getting “Command 'deb' not found”?

I have come across several installation instructions that include the command deb. But it appears that this command is not available on my installation. Where can I get this command? Is there a work-...
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What to do with abandoned or poorly looked after packages in the universe repository?

I have noticed several packages in the universe repository which have been untouched for ages even though upstream has released plenty of new versions (one of which hasn't been updated for 4 years and ...
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dns brocken, what's archive.ubuntu.com IP

I've installed xenial in a container and for some reason dnsmasq got left out. Now I can't update or install packages. I tried to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and edit the repo addresses to include the ...
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How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?

I want to setup a new virtual machine with some specified packages (name and version), that are provided. For example apache2 in version 2.2.20-1ubuntu1 with all dependencies. Even if there is a new ...
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How to set up a private repository for my group? [closed]

I'm new to Linux and I'm hoping someone can educate me on repositories. I want to work on a CMU Sphinx project and ROS project with my friends and we want to set up a private repo so only we can use ...
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How to install GimpShop on Ubuntu 14.04 from Sourcefourge

I read this article on a replacement app for PhotoShop on Ubuntu and I followed the link which brought me to soureforge to download GimpShop. I downloaded the gimpshop-2.2.11.tar.bz2 file but how to ...
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Stock Ubuntu images in Digital Ocean cloud

Recently I came across a discussion where a commentator pointed out that OVH uses modified Ubuntu images in their cloud service. That means that when I choose to deploy an Ubuntu image on OVH cloud I ...
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Is it possible to update apt-mirror offline?

I've started to explore apt-mirror due to its ability to provide package updates to "offline" clients. However, I'm wondering if it's possible to take the scenario a step further and have a completely ...
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How to fix missing GPG keys?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I added some repo, and when I did apt-get update, I got missing gpg key. Following command seems to doesn't work for me: apt-get update 2> /tmp/keymissing; ...
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Issues while upgrading related to third party repositories in Ubuntu 14.04

This is the image i am getting after trying to install the new upgrades. I want to go to 14.04 from 16.04, but nothing is happening after this. I am new to Ubuntu and no idea what to do next. I ...
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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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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line into an install script?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's? I know I can look into /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but I'm ...
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What testing is done to make sure no packages in the repos have malware?

How is it ensured that a trusted user can't compile a package with malware and place it in the universe repo.
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Can't find Apt-Cacher NG cache files after performing Ubuntu preseed installation using cacher as proxy

I've setup Apt-Cacher NG in an Ubuntu host. I'm using this to cache another Ubuntu installation and setup a repo for further installations. I've tried installing Ubuntu through preseed file bellow, ...
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16.04: Cannot update OwnCloud [duplicate]

I have issues with updates for the OwnCloud desktop release: teddy@Yoga-2:~$ sudo apt-get update --allow-unauthenticated [sudo] password for teddy: Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial ...
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How do I restore the default repositories?

There are now errors when updating and I cannot install most software due to a corrupted /etc/apt/sources.list file. Is there a copy I can download to replace it? The file would be for Ubuntu 12....
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Add a repository for security testing

I want to use some security tools because I study security (A total beginner). I tried adding the repos of kali, and install some security tools from there, the security tools works great but I had ...
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How can I get a list of all packages available for a specific version of Ubuntu (not necessarily the one I have installed)?

I can get a list of all available packages and their details using the following command: apt-cache search . Which outputs a list of packages which looks like this: i 0ad - Real-...
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I want to create a local repository and want to share it via samba over the LAN

In my LAN network, I want to create a local repository and want to share it in LAN with the help of samba so other users can update, install, upgrade packages off-line. I have tried apt-mirror method ...
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Can't connect to some (not all) repository servers

I have some head crunch issues with updating my Ubuntu 12.04 server system. When I issue the following command (as root): apt-get update ...nothing happens and after a while apt-get gives up with ...
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Cannot find repo package list online?

I'm thinking of switching from Arch Linux to Ubuntu. I was gonna start with the Server version so I can build everything up from minimal, work i3-wm and have my wonderful system with Ubuntu! I have a ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu using HTTPS by default when accessing software repositories? [duplicate]

I wish I could trust the packages I am supposedly downloading from Ubuntu servers are exactly what I think they are. But ... ... Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:5 http://...
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How to gpg check per repository

In RedHat or SUSE there is the option to enable or disable gpgcheck per repository name in the repo file. Is there such an option in Ubuntu / Debian I want some repository to be checked and others ...
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Adding new repositories to obsolete distribution? [duplicate]

I don't even know if what I'm asking is doable, but suppose I loved one EOL version of Ubuntu and wanted not to upgrade to a supported version but rather add/replace the old repositories with the most ...
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Is it possible to restore directory on Ubuntu and backup the files?

I run the following commands accidentally : rm -R /etc/apt rm -R /var/lib Or could anyone tell me what are the main repository of Ubuntu I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
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Acestream on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Has anyone been able to install AceStreams? I had it installed on 14.04 LTS, worked fine, but the same repository doesn't work and the attempt to install from them returns the error of unmet ...
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How does APT actually work (apt-get,cache, search)

I have some questions about the APT package manager. As I understand we have repositories URLs located at /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* When apt-get update is called, ...
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Create a CD Repository for ARM

I'm using a few different embedded systems (all ARM based) and I don't have internet access on these projects. I've been trying to parse tutorials and I've created a local network repository in the ...
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“Dependency is not satisfiable” error when trying to install an application

When I try to install glchess in Synaptic I get this error At a certain time I installed the Gnome desktop and a lot of games that came with it and then uninstalled the games. Now I want chess ...
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How to report a corrupt package on a specific apt repository?

I am trying to install "netatalk (2.2.5-1) i386" from tr.archive.ubuntu.com But cannot continue to download after 78% and install fails. I have changed the repository and installed the package. But ...
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Installing Icinga2 on Server 16.04 with Raspberry Pi 3

I am trying to install icinga2 on PI-3. I have the following set-up: Raspberry Pi 3 Ubuntu Ubuntu Server Standard 16.04 icinga2 I execute the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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How to create a local APT repository?

I would like to build my own local repository on my LAN, so that machines on the LAN can update and upgrade from it. I want to download the packages and store them on my local server so that I can ...
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Does getdeb change applications that do not need it?

There is an application I really want to install (RubyRipper), which seems to only be possible in a way visible to apt by using getdeb. However, I don't want new (and possibly less stable) versions of ...
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what is gi.repository in python? [closed]

I see from a lot of tutorials that in python the statement "from gi.repository" is used to import lots of different things, like gtk,etc etc.. what library is it? is it correlated with github? ...
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How to downgrade ntfs-3g to version 1:2012

I am completely new to Linux so please be gentle. How do I downgrade my ntfs-3g install to version 1:2012? currently when I try: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g=1:2012 I get a "Version '1:2012' ...
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list all the ppa repositories added to my system

How can I list all the ppa repositories added to my system and save it to a .txt file, so that I don't want to spend my time in searching for ppa's for fresh installations and i can just select a ppa ...
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Unable to Install package from Ubuntu Xenial local repo

I created a local repo for Xenial using apt-mirror. When I tried sudo apt-get update in another machine (of course, I configured the webserver), I am getting the following errors and I am not able to ...
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apt-get upgrade gives GPG Error [duplicate]

How would I go about fixing this error? I have pycharm installed through a ppa that I have been using for years in various computers. W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/mystic-mirage/pycharm/...
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How to set up an APT repository?

I would like to set up an APT repository on a server that will provide a couple of packages. Is there a way to set one up without installing any software on the server? How do the files have to be ...
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How do I install Sigil?

Is there a ppa I can use to install Sigil in Ubuntu? The old ppa:rgibert/ebook doesn't work for me any more.
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installing ansible on ubuntu

I'm following this document to install ansible: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-ansible-on-ubuntu-14-04 I'm try to add ansible to my ubuntu repositories ...
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Gpgkeys can't be retrieved

I added a repository using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next After adding it i get the message: gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk2n9xi/pubring.gpg' ...
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kdenlive official testing and stable repositories give 404 errors

I tried to add the repository from their official website: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-testing then doing sudo apt-get update but I get 404 errors from this repository. Is this ...
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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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how to create a local repository using iso

04 vm. This vm is not connected to internet. I want to install some packages. Is there any way to create a repository using the Ubuntu iso, so that i can install the required packages. In my RHEL7.2 i ...
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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