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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Is there a place to check for security of repositories?

I wanted to add some themes from sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes. How do I ensure these are safe repos? They are listed in many blogs and answers, however is there an official place I ...
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Can't add repo keys

I'm tring to add a keys (on Kubuntu 12.04) sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys SOMEKEY and I constantly get gpg: requesting key 8AC93F7A from hkp server ...
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Adding repositories behind proxy, receiving error message “gpg: keyserver timeout recieve failed” [duplicate]

I'm connected through a network proxy, and not able to add any repositories because of following error message: gpg: keyserver timeout recieve failed How can I fix this issue?
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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How to install Git GUI on my local machine that runs on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS on my local machine. I want to setup/install Git GUI on this machine. Then I'm having one repository at GitLab that I need to make clone of on my machine, then 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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Does installing a deb file add to repository list? [duplicate]

For example I want to install Google Chrome via deb file. Will it be added to my repository list for apt-get update and apt-get upgrade? If not, how would I go about updating it and other software ...
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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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What's the difference between multiverse, universe, restricted and main?

I've been peeking into the ubuntu respository and I see four folders, multiverse, universe, restricted and main. What do they represent?
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How to resolve fatal error while installing repo?

I am trying to install the android source code(2.3.6) using repo, but I'm not able to get rid of the fatal errors. This is what I did as described in source.android.com. $ mkdir ~/bin $ ...
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Restore default apt repositories in sources.list from command line

I am looking for the best method to restore /etc/apt/sources.list to default from the command line. Is there no way to reference the source code of the package which generates this file or something ...
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Problems almost every time with repositories [closed]

Often (like today) happens that many and random repositories are unauthenticated due to missing pubkeys. It's not a temporary problem like unreachable ppas for a while (or until I switch to another ...
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How do I 'remove' a redundant repository

I have a ppa 'installed' which has many packages which have been installed (replacing packages installed from Ubuntu standard repos) on my Ubuntu Trusty PC. I want to no longer use that ppa and want ...
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Account removal on Ubuntu 14.10

Will removing an administrator account remove my ppas added in my repository?
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How to install Unity3D [duplicate]

I am a games developer, recently I have migrated to Ubuntu, it's amazing!! but I don't know how to install Unity3D.
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Failed to download repository information

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I go to Software Installer and click on update a popup window comes out and says Failed to download repository information Further in description it ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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How to submit package to science universe repository?

I am one of the authors of an open-source (GPL) scientific package that I would like to make available to Ubuntu users through the science repository. Is there a step-by-step guide on how this is this ...
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How to list all packages in a repo by name

I've made a full clone of Ubuntu packages repo (about 230 GB), and running a local VM as my repo server. What command can I use to list ALL packages contained within that repo?
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How to know the indispensable files in pool to install a stable version of Ubuntu Touch in my nexus 4 to mirring them?

I don't have a stable Internet connection and I want to install ubuntu touch in my nexus 4. My alternative is to download these files from system-image.ubuntu.com via a friendly corporative network ...
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Programs missing from repositories

a week ago I installed Kubuntu 14.04 on a HP pavilion laptop (p105ns exactly) and I was going to install "IPE the extensible drawing editor" but I couldn't find it on Muon. I have installed it using ...
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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How full is the Ubuntu ARM port (repositories)?

I'm thinking about buying a new laptop (Chromebook). Now I previously had a Chromebook and installed Crouton and Chrubuntu on it. Chrubuntu was bad, but I was quite happy with Crouton, battery ...
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How to use a .iso image as a CD-ROM Repository?

I have all images of Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntustudio as .iso. How can I use them as repository to install my desired packages with sudo apt-get install package-name? I easily mount the .iso file with ...
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Corrupted Repos

I have a problem in updating my repos on 14.04. Whenever I run sudo apt-get update in terminal I get Fetched 30,4 MB in 36s (844 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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Change repository without dist-upgrade [duplicate]

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. Can I just edit /etc/apt/source.list file and change the repositories to point to eg. trusty, then apt-get update and install application with apt-get install, without having ...
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Do I need separate offline Ubuntu repository for desktop and server

I would like to update my Ubuntu servers and desktops offline without Internet connection. To update Ubuntu servers and desktop do I need separate mirror?
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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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How do you move from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

I am currently using Ubuntu but installed the PPA for Gnome 3.12 and am using this instead of Unity. I'd actually like to just use Ubuntu Gnome. How do I set up my system to remove the LDM and just ...
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How do remove "Ignoring file in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ as it has an invalid filename extension?

Since upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, I get these annoying messages each time I install, update, upgrade, and so on: N: Ignoring file 'webupd8team-java-raring.list.disable' in directory ...
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What's the difference between a PPA and a repository?

I recently posted an answer where I wrote add the PPA. But I now 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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Is universe checked by the Ubuntu Security team?

I have a generall question regarding the Ubuntu universe repository. Does anybody know if they are checked by Ubuntu Security Team? Will they move or delete packages if any problem is encountered ...
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How to download all packages in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'd like to download all the packages in Ubuntu repository This command apt-get download XYZcan be used to download XYZ package Is there a modifier that would select all the packages by replacing ...
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Python error while adding repository

Whenever i try to add repository , the following error occurs. I have newly installed ubuntu and my sources.list.d folder is also present. Please help me with this.. Error:: Traceback (most recent ...
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Unable to add repository key to local keychain

I want to install Docker application on my Ubuntu, but i can't execute a command to add Docker repository key to my local keychain. Here's this command: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver ...
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Why Kodos is not part of the available packages in Ubuntu Quantal 12.10?

I'm running the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu Quantal and I've used extensively Kodos, a user friendly regex editor. It seems that for some reasons, this package has been deleted from the Ubuntu Quantal ...
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Where is intel-ucode

According to the ArchLinux wiki intel microcode, I need the package intel-ucode in order to install Intel microcode updates. I'm running Kubuntu 14.10 (Trusty Tahr). I want the deb package itself ...
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Where can I find when new version become available for Ubuntu?

For a number of packages that I use in Ubuntu Trusty Tahr I need a newer version than I can get via the default repositories. I often wonder when these new package versions get updated in the ...
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Can't install libopenssl-ruby

I'm trying to install ruby on rails and I can't seem to install libopenssl-ruby. I'm on a VPS and I've installed Jaunty as the newer releases don't seem to work very nicely. When I do: apt-get ...
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how can i fix Failed to fetch [duplicate]

10 and i have this problem in terminal when i want to update Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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Personal Package Archive (PPA) export

I plan to upgrade a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. I explore the best way to export the Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository list and import it back after the migration? Does backing-up ...
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Cannot install wine because of broken dependencies

I'm running the latest version of ubuntu 64 bit (14.04) on a computer that is only a few weeks old. I can't install wine with the software center or the command line. I have tried every simple fix ...
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apt failing unable to find binary-amd64 tree on all architecture repository

I've been rolling together my own deb repository using aptly. I've got my vagrant/ansible scripts to create a repository and I publish to it from a Jenkins instance. The aptly configuration files look ...
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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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How can I upgrade to Firefox 34.0.5 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Firefox 34.0 installed on a system running Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty). Many websites want to inform me that my browser is outdated, as apparently 34.0.5 has some significant security updates. ...
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How to change the mirror of lxc-create?

I have an Ubuntu repository server in my network. I want to create a lxc container using lxc-create. How can i change the default repository of lxc-create to my repository? There isn't any option ...
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Outdated package in repo

I wanted to install a package (fossil, but that is irrelevant). I discovered that the version in the repos is severely outdated. (Over a year. There have been 2 new releases since then, the last ...
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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 ...
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How to create local repository using apt-mirror and mirrorkit for selected architecture, release, spin

Having a local repository can be very useful. It is possible to use rsync to create a repository mirror, but this results in all the releases being downloaded, even older ones and would include files ...
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Can I install software even though the repository hasn't been updated for my Ubuntu release version?

I'm trying to install the Fuze Meeting client which I'm planning to use for Webinars at work. They have a Linux client and make it available through an apt Repository. Their installation ...