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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Why is there no updated vmware-view-client since January 2014?

Latest version in the repository is 2.2: http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/pool/partner/v/vmware-view-client/ Latest version released on 9/9/2014 is 3.1. VMWare's latest Release Notes for the ...
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Compare two repos - a table of all all package versions?

I'd like to see and compare versions of all packages in two different repos. Something like: libfoo | 1.2 | 1.3 libbar | 2.4 | 3.0 libbaz | ... | ... Is there some such web? Or a way to obtain list ...
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Use live usb or iso as repository OR installing wifi drivers from Live USB

I've faced this issue numerous times: I make a fresh install, and it turns out that the proprietary drivers were not installed. Now I face a chicken and egg problem of trying to install the wifi ...
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Extract a part of apt repository for offline usage [duplicate]

On the office I have a PC with internet access so I can install packages from the online repositories, but I have a PC at home w/o connection and I want to be able to install packages offline. I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to use a sources list generator

I've been trying to install packages using terminal but I keep getting errors and it turns out my sources.list file is really messed up. So I found this webstite that generates a sources.list file ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file

I have few packages on my remote server. I have packages for both precise and trusty. Well, since apt repo of precise does not have ruby-2.0.0, I had to manually put it up. I use aptly and publish the ...
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How do I install qps from repositories on ubuntu 13?

I'm trying to install qps on ubuntu with aptitude install qps Where I get Couldn't find package "qps". ... I probably could download the sources and recompile, but I think I might be missing ...
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How can update all the git repositories the next time a user log in?

I'm working on creating a virtual machine using Ubuntu that is Prebuilt LAMP Stack Development Environment for Drupal. I will love to have few projects in virtual machine however, after while they ...
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upgrade 12.10 Quantal to 14.04 TT

I am stuck in upgrade hell. I know the ideal path would be 12.10 > 13.x > 14.04 but I want to know if anyone out there has successfully upgraded to 14.04 from 12.10 ( not 12.04 - I can see stuff out ...
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Ubuntu upgrade stuck with 12.10

I am running No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 Release: 12.10 Codename: quantal the above version of ubuntu and now am stuck because , even ...
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why the nvidia drivers are never up to date? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity. Maybe there are some technical reasons why the drivers are not up to date. 14.04 64b In additional drivers I have 331, but at the nvidia website they have 340. I'm coming back ...
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How to check which version of a product is available in repositories for different ubuntu versions?

My scenario is like this : I have installed redmine on my ubuntu 12.04 server, and i installed it using apt-get install redmine. So we run the latest stable version 1.3.2 (mysql) , some time after ...
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How to drop/remove a published repo in aptly?

This seems to be a prevalent issues which many are facing and there isn't a solution anywhere on the internet. I create a repo with my .deb packages and it is published, now my release file in the ...
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Missing Canonical partners and independent repositories in ubuntu 14.04

I have encountered a strange problem today when I found that Canonical partners and independent repositories have gone missing from "other software" tab of "software and updates". I also noticed that ...
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Creating a repo with git( or any version control)

I have all my code/projects as repos in github. I use git a lot, I do have few projects which I cannot push to github at the same time, I want to keep a backup on my External Hard drive, is there any ...
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Ubuntu will not allow me to add a repository, why can't it access PPA?

When I type in this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java The system echos something along the lines of "Can't access lanchpad.net PPA, please check your internet connection" My ...
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How can I remove gpg key that I added using apt-key add -?

I don't need the key in my server's keyring anymore. Is it possible to remove it? I added the key using this command: curl http://repo.varnish-cache.org/debian/GPG-key.txt | apt-key add - Thanks ...
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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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Maximum space required for ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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Problem with apt-get and ubuntu repository

The install button is not available in the repository, instead I have a button for "Use this Source". If I try to install any package using apt-get, I get E: Unable to locate package. I tried sudo ...
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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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Package:astrolog isn't available on Ubuntu repository?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Astrology says: astrolog is available on Ubuntu repository: But it is not located/available: $ sudo apt-get install astrolog Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I convert wma files to ogg?

I have installed "Sound Converter" but I keep getting an error when I try to use it. It first tells me that I need a plugin that is not installed (so I have it search) then it reports "Failed to ...
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Where does the software in the repositories come from?

Where does the software in the main repositories come from? By "main repositories" I mean the default repositories used when you install Ubuntu from a fresh ISO, and by this I also include all the ...
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How can I put a package on Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

I create a simple charset converter by Qt which can use to subtitle correction or any missing encoding. I published it in Github by GNU license (See here). Now, I want to put this program on Ubuntu ...
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How to setup apt repository using dak?

Can anyone explain me how to setup a apt repository using dak ? we have one setup using preprepo which can only save one version of the file. Any help would be appreciated.
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Failed too download respository - Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

None of the solutions have worked for me. I am new to Linux and ubuntu but trying. This is some of what I get: W:Failed to fetch ...
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How to solve problem with repositories and update information is outdated message 14.04

I am still new to linux and currently using 14.04 and not sure what to do to solve this situation. The problem arose as I was just trying to install spotify following this guide and I found myself ...
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add-apt-repository hangs

When trying to add a repository using the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa the command just hangs after I type in my password, and then after a couple of minutes gives me the ...
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How to add Linuxmint repositories to Ubuntu?

I want to add some Linuxmint packages to be installed in Ubuntu 14.04LTS. How can one add the Linuxmint (any version) repositories to ubuntu (any version) ?
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Delete all i386 packages from my local repository?

I just copied a repository of the previous Ubuntu version (13, saucy). It contains both i386 and amd64 versions of the packages. I want to use this repository on a 64 bit PC. Is there a terminal ...
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Can I trust repositories [duplicate]

How can I trust any Repositories like sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor or sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wagungs/Kali-linux
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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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apt-get update error for a local repository

I set up a local repository with the following file structure: /var/www/html/dists$ find . -name "*" . ./boston ./boston/main ./boston/main/binary-amd64 ...
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How to download the latest Ubuntu repo and make it available locally in my PC offline? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in a PC with no internet access. I want to have a local copy of the repositories in an external HD drive. This external HD drive is formatted as NTFS and has about 1 TB of ...
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Getting connection time out error for local repository

As we know that Ubuntu 12.10(Quantal) is at EOL. So all the package repositories are moved to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu. I can access all the packages from that url. Now I have set up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed to update W:Failed to fetch cdrom: [duplicate]

Executingsudo apt-get update from terminal gives this output: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr - Release i386 (20140722.2)/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages Please ...
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Is there a difference between installing an application via Ubuntu Software Center or a terminal?

I would like to ask a very basic question but I have never thought about it before. Well, when someone installs an application from terminal, he has to add the repository first, right? On the other ...
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Failed to download repository information. Error? [duplicate]

I am new here. I just installed Ubuntu and I am very happy. I tried to install a program from Ubuntu Software Center. It said "Available from "universe" source". So I clicked "Use this source". So, ...
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upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10 without quantal repo [duplicate]

I have recently been made a temporary owner of an old 12.10 Ubuntu machine so I can upgrade it to the latest(14.04). So I am trying to upgrade to the 13.04 as per ubuntu website, and from there to ...
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Cannot install packages in Lubuntu 12.04

I've just installed lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer aspire one netbook. I've noticed that although chromium-browser is installed, it doesn't come with a flash-player. I tried to install it using sudo ...
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How to search official ppa?

How can I search official ppa? Some applications in ubuntu doesn't update for last version for long time. For example VirtualBox, GCC, Git. I am afraid to use ppa which can be unofficial and I ...
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dpkg: error processing file in archives

When I want to upgrade the backtrack linux to ubuntu 14.04 the following errror occurs: (Reading database ... 218798 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace hostname ...
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I am having trouble downloading Wine onto my Linux Mint 17 [duplicate]

I type in: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa I put in my password, then this comes up: You are about to add the following PPA to your system: Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here ...
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Differences between restricted repositories and partner repositories?

In /etc/apt/source.list, what are differences between restricted repositories and partner repositories? They both don't make their source open, do they? Are they both free of money? Difference in ...
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how to add 4 to 9 repository urls in one repository with custom name?

Below are some repository Ubuntu Main Repos deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main and I need to do all above repo's in one ...