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 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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Is there a good definitive source for setting up an apt repo? [closed]

After reading a lot of documentation and hours of experimenting, I have set up an apt repository, but it was a painful process, and the documentation left something to be desired. I still have some ...
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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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Local Repository Mirror (apt-mirror issue) [migrated]

I'll ask this here because it has a wider audience than Debian and the principles are the same. I'm trying to set up a local mirror because I build debian systems over and over for fun.... or ...
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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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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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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
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Is there a way to build a snappy pakage from a unstable repo like the arch repo or DebianUnstable repo

I am wondering if you can truly get new package versions with snappy? Maybe something like running a chroot of DebianUnstable and using deb2snap to build snappys? Is this possible?
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sudo apt-get update cancelled half way through, now cannot run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I'm a new user of ubuntu. It's been working fairly well so far. Today I've tried doing 'sudo apt-get update' and it's freezing after fetching data. This is the output: sudo apt-get update Hit:1 ...
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Installing a specific Ubuntu release using preseeding

I am trying to install a specific Ubuntu image with mini iso: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty With minimal Ubuntu image, I was able to ...
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What to do when a package's maintainers have abandoned it and it is in the universe repository?

I have recently noticed that the WireShark package in the universe repository seems to have been abandoned, I believe this for two reasons: V2 has been released yet only V1 is available there at the ...
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Has Ubuntu 16.04 failled to fetch repository information or is my computer software up to date? (different case)

On running Software Update it says Failed to download repository information but when I click on Settings->Close... it refreshes and says the software on this computer is up to date. What should I ...
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Clean out repository indexes on 16.04

How do i clear out my repo indexes completely, start from scratch etc. I have a lot of bad or old indexes that I'd like to clean up W: Failed to fetch http://archive.linux.duke.edu/ubuntu/dists/...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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All the PPA in software center has been removed

all my PPAs are gone. thats why i cant install any other updates because the repositories are unavailable. what should i do to bring the repositories back? what command lines or methods should i ...
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Installing some programs and games [duplicate]

I'm trying to install some programs like Runescape with the (terminal) but I get 404 error. I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm adding PPA (and try to get sudo apt-get update) but it fails to download ...
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Is there an “unofficial” software center with all the PPAs?

Many questions are answered simply with add this repository and install. I understand that Ubuntu developers cannot quickly verify all packages and make them available in official repositories. But ...
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Can't install aptitude on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS

Where I try to install aptitude, i get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Is there a repository for “Lightworks”?

Anyone knows a repository for Lightworks the video editor?
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PPA Problems after Octave installation

Every time after I add a PPA , and run : sudo apt-get update. I get some errors with some Octave stuff added there. I don't know what happened with my Octave installation, Octave runs fine but now I ...
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How to create etc/apt/sources.list [duplicate]

The sources.list repository file simply doesn't exist because of an installation issue, causing all sorts of problems because all the commands like .deb and stuff return command not found. What is the ...
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How can I make sure O/S doesn't use a particular Signing Key (gpg)

Actually this is two (2) different questions. I am on Xubuntu 14.04 but I believe the answers would be the same for all *buntu variants. The first one is in the title of this message. The second is ...
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Expanding APT-GET Repositories

Wow, I'm here posting about Linux. Never thought I'd see the day, but I've been shown the light by a smart guy and a few VMs and man pages later and her I am. I think I've managed to get my Ubuntu ...
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Local apt repository skipping packages

I've created an apt repository for a few local files, generally obscure drivers or locally-created files for my own use. The repository is limited to my own internal network, so it can have non-free ...
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Display Current branch name in ubuntu terminal

I have followed the steps given in the accepted answer in this question - Prepend current git branch in terminal. But even after adding following code to .bashrc and restarting the laptop, I do not ...