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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“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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Trouble Installing Package from a Local Apt Repo

I am having some issues installing a package from a local apt-repo. I followed the guide below to set up the apt repo and it seems to be working fine. When I run the update-debs command and apt-get ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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old application launcher window in the repository

In older version of Ubuntu there used to be (in the repository) an application launcher window, that itself was a normal gtk application. It was just like the old control-center mentioned in How to ...
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How to upgrade to PHP 5.5.25(The Latest Stable Released Version of PHP) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS?

I tried following commands but after running these commands I got upgraded from PHP 5.5.23 to PHP 5.5.24. I want to upgrade to PHP 5.5.25 which is a latest stable released version. sudo ...
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sbuild error: Only one build is permitted

I am trying to build a package for ubuntu trusty using sbuild, but few dependencies are available in vivid repo. So, I added the vivid repo with --extra-repository tag with sbuild command. But I am ...
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Slow Repositories

I have the following problem with my two Ubuntu installations at home: installing software using apt-get or the software center takes AGES, I mean, the download speed is very slow. I have already ...
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GPG key issue qTox repository

I have noticed that after installing qTox and its repository, that when running the commands (and it's either at the end of the first one, or at the beginning of the second one, sorry, but I cannot ...
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Installing softwares in ubuntu using other linux distro .ISO

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 installed (without internet) and also have the .ISO file of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca x64. I want to install some packages like Gimp, media player codecs, VLC in my Ubuntu ...
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How to make USB drive as local repository

I copied "archives" folder (/var/cache/apt/archives) from another computer which was fully updated and had some packages that i want. Can someone guide me how to add my USB drive in repository list so ...
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How do you solve apt-get update error “Could not resolve”?

I just purchased server space with a VPS provider. The first thing I wanted to do is install the lastest version of Nginx. I followed the official instructions from Nginx as described here. Everything ...
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PPA for recent versions of mercurial

Im trying to access mercurial repositories that were created on windows with mercurial version 1.8.2. As the version in the repositories is a few numbers behind, its not playing ball. Does anyone ...
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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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Cannot remove mistyped repository

I accidentally mistyped a ppa when adding it. Instead of sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa I used sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xmbc/ppa (xmbc instead of xbmc) Now I get an error when I ...
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GPG error : http://repos.rcn-ee.net

when I update using apt-get update on Beaglebone black, I got the following error, W: GPG error: http://repos.rcn-ee.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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adding kdevelop repository

I want to add the following ppa repository in kubuntu 15.04 kdevelop package in Ubuntu However, I don't know how to add that via Muon package manager or Synaptic
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Is there a way to browse all repositories available to an ubuntu system?

Most of the time I come up with a problem, eg "how do I draw a picture in ubuntu?" and then after some googling I come up with a solution eg "get gimp installed" But what if I'm not looking for ...
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Why are some packages unfindable in new non-LTS releases of Ubuntu?

Well, simply put I've installed the new Ubuntu 15.04 but it does not contain my favourite Netbeans IDE in its repository. I certainly did run sudo apt-get update. Why is this so? Does this mean that ...
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How can I download deb from a PPA?

How can I download deb package from a PPA?
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Copying packages in PPA fail due to same version

I copied my package from trusty's repository also to utopic's repository of my PPA without re-building the binaries by using Launchpad's copy packages feature. Now I noticed that the utopic package ...
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How can I revert back from an upgrade to the Proposed repository?

I mistakenly enabled the Pre-release updates (natty-proposed) repository and then upgraded all packages. How can I undo this? Here are the test results from @enzotib's instructions and the test ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead after apt-get update

My /etc/apt/sources.list contained: nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat source.list deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main universe nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat ...
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What layout/files should debian repository have?

I'm java developer. My goal is to wrap my objects into deb files / upload them to a private repository and install them from this repository. So my questions are: Is Debian repository just an HTTP ...
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apt-mirror: can't create /dir:/mirror directory at /usr/bin/apt-mirror line 342

The title of this question is the error message I receive after installing apt-mirror and apache2. As per the instructions set out by all the guides I've encountered. It informs me to modify ...
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Problem with Synaptic when “reloading” [duplicate]

I pressed the "Reload" button on Synaptic and got the following error: Could not download all repository indexes The repository may not be available or could not contact him by network ...
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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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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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apt-get update very slow, stuck at “Waiting for headers”

I have looked at similar questions: Stuck at 0% [waiting for headers] (apt) apt-get update stuck on "Waiting for Headers" However neither one of them answer my problem. I am running ...
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exspected new version alert did not appear on release date

I have run 15.04 from beta one +2. Now that the release date of 23rd April has come and gone, I tried sudo apt-get update and upgrade. I suspect the Vivid repositories in update manager need to ...
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How to fix missing GPG keys?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I added some repo and when apt-get update i got missing gpg key. Following command seems to doesn't work for me: apt-get update 2> /tmp/keymissing; for key ...
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Problems installing packages from one system to another via scripts

System -> Ubuntu 14.04 System in VM -> Ubuntu DEV 14.04 I'm using the following scripts : Back up packages #!/bin/bash dir=source_files # if directory doesn't exist then make it if [ ! -d ...
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ppa broke my repositorys [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. And added the ppa ppa:nathandyer/vocal-stable. After adding it, I runned sudo apt-get update and got the following error: Fetched 13,1 kB in 8s (1478 B/s) ...
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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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Failed system update

While doing a software update I received an error. Trouble shooting the issue I received this information: $ sudo apt-get update W: Failed to fetch ...
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Error adding a repository to /etc/apt/sources.list

On ubuntu 14.04, I followed http://mirror.its.dal.ca/cran/bin/linux/ubuntu/README which says Installation and compilation of R or some of its packages may require Ubuntu packages from the "backports" ...
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Apt-Get missing keys and won't let me add new ones [duplicate]

APT gives me this when I run sudo apt-get update: W: GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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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 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?
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Ubuntu 14.10 : Qt5 assistant not found

I am working on a system running Ubuntu 14.10 in which I have started programming on Qt5. Before for few months when I was working on Qt, I found that that QT-assistant tool really comes in handy. I ...
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How do you report a seriously outdated repository mirror?

Using mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu, switched to mirrors.us.kernel.org, and got... 59 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 152 MB of archives. ...
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The repo for the “server for Pakistan” is outdated where I report it?

I've been encountering this problem for years. I keep having to switch to the Main Server because the one for Pakistan is too outdated to even complete an apt-get update Where is the right place to ...
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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line?

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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Python's ImportError: No module named repository

I had three versions of Python installed; 2.7, 3.2 and 3.4 When I had just 2.7 and 3.2, everything was fine. But after installing 3.4 manually from source, things began to break down. 3.4 did not have ...
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Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:gluster/ubuntu-glusterfs-3.5'

I am runnning into problem adding a repository. ~# add-apt-repository ppa:gluster/ubuntu-glusterfs-3.5 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:gluster/ubuntu-glusterfs-3.5'. Please check that the PPA name or format is ...
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how to enable “universe” repository in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'd like to install mplayer but I've been told that I got to enable "unvierse" repository, where and how can I do that ? any help will be highly appreciated
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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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Where can I find the Ubuntu wiki theme?

Does anyone know where I can get hold of the source code to Ubuntu's current mediawiki theme, 'light'? There don't appear to be any links under the artwork and themes section of the wiki itself.
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How to remove a apt-key which I have added?

I added a key like this: wget -q -O - https://jenkins-ci.org/debian/jenkins-ci.org.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo deb http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian binary/ > ...
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Are there alternative repositories to ports.ubuntu.com for ARM?

I'm using on a Samsung chromebook (with an ARM chip). ports.ubuntu.com is a fairly slow mirror for me. Are there other mirrors that carry the ARM packages? ...
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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