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 don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software?

Why are packages in the official Ubuntu repositories older than the latest (upstream) versions from Debian Sid, PPAs, the authors, etc.?
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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Directing precise to trusty repository

I have an installation of Ubuntu 12.04. I want to explore the possibility of installing trusty packages on it by replacing the repository list in /etc/apt/sources.list to 14.04 repositories. I know it ...
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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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Is there a simple way to remove all packages that were received through a repository?

I just added a repository and did sudo apt-get update and upgrade... but as soon as I finished typing I realized I didn't want all that junk it came with just a couple packages off the repository. ...
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How to sync the 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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Is it compulsory to add “Cleaning section” while bulding local ubuntu respository

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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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 do I (or Can I) enable the “install” button in Software Center for offline repository?

I am talking about to install software by Apt Offline Repository. I've read Community Help and used to apply this method to install software offline. I can successfully install software through ...
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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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How to use .iso has local repository

This is for a amd64/i386 mixed environment. ** Instead of using the mount command I just permanently mounted the iso in /etc/fstab ** mkdir /media/dvd1-mountpoint mkdir /media/dvd2-mountpoint mkdir ...
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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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How to correct source-list entry for fetching debs from desired location? (Apt Offline Repository)

I am currently trying to install software offline (studying this question) and want to use Offline Repository according to this answer. I followed steps like: put all debs in /var/my-local-repo ...
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Problem installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python [closed]

I am having trouble installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python. I tried sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev but I am getting the following output :: Reading package lists... ...
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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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Update REPOSITORIES from Ubuntu Precise Pangolin to Ubuntu Trusty Tahr [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I want to use the repositories of ubuntu 14.04, only the repositories, I don't want to upgrade the whole OS. How can I do that? I thank your ANSWERS.
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How can I fix a 404 Error when using a PPA or updating my package lists?

PPA seems to be constantly offline. Whenever I use sudo apt-get update, this error is shown: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ 404 Not Found How do I fix these errors?
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Skype 4.3 in repositories

Why is not the recent Skype version 4.3 for Linux available in the partner repository? When will it come there? As far as I know, software installation via repositories is preferred over installation ...
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create local ubuntu pacakage 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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Where is the location of packages cached by apt-cacher?

When you install something by sudo apt-get install <packageName>, the packages are saved in /var/cache/apt/archives by default. I have installed and configured apt-cacher. I want to know where ...
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List multiple repositories under sources.list.d?

Can I add multiple alternative repositories to a *.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, so that, for a specified package, if the first repository is unavailable, apt-get will try to download the same ...
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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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Broken packages on my system

EDIT: I gave up on repairing the issue. The reason why is in the comments. I can't manage to figure out what is preventing me from installing htop. I've tried the tutorial posted here. When I try to ...
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How to download all repository using apt-get?

Is there any way to just download all Ubuntu repositories using apt-get? I am looking for something like : sudo apt-get install --download-only * So that I can access the downloaded repository in ...
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Getting no valid OpenPGP data when importing apt key

I am having trouble adding a Release.gpg public key to my apt-key keyring. I downloaded the Release.gpg file which looks like this: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) ...
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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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Personal apt-get download server [duplicate]

Disclaimer: Please read complete question before marking duplicate. I am thinking to setup a server on our college's internal network, which can host some very common apt-get packages. As there are ...
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How to pull packages from a git repository without Internet connection?

I am newbie in using git. I need to pull some packages from my friend's git repository but there is no Internet connection in my computer. I need to pull them offline. Is there a way to do it?
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Replace DEB.SURY.ORG PHP with original

I added Ondřej Surý's repository which was a great help at the time. Now I have issues installing cURL and I think returning to "original" PHP would solve the problem. Currently all my PHP packages ...
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Ubuntu Software Center “failed to download repository information” [duplicate]

Every time i try to download from the software center i receive an error stating failed to download repository information followed by a set of html codes in the details Please help!!
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Where would I find the debs for the repos on a livecd?

My ethernet cable broke so I can ONLY connect to wifi for internet at the moment, but I need to do a fresh install as I just got a new ssd. I don't have any removable media on hand either as I gave my ...
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Is there an actively maintained Truecrypt repository

The last time I installed Truecrypt (on Debian) I built the package myself. I'm now on Ubuntu 11.04 and I'd rather not do that again. The only download they have on their site is a tarball, but I ...
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Does $release-updates includes $release-security?

from the man page for sources.list: The format for a sources.list entry using the deb and deb-src types is: deb [ options ] uri suite [component1] [component2] [...] from ...
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is there an available repo for raring in its last state [duplicate]

I understand that raring is EOL, but i still need to support it for a while starcluster still uses it. Is there a repo available in its last state? I did not see one that actually had the .deb in ...
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completly removing a package of this kind [duplicate]

hi I was trying to configure my laptop and went online trying to figure out about things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04. I came across this. Fix overheating and extend battery life There ...
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Can I update only one repository? [duplicate]

When I add a new repository with sudo add-apt-repository blablabla sudo apt-get update it takes a long time for me, about 1-2 minutes every time. Is there any way to update just the new ...
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What's the directory/location where the installations from repositories go? [duplicate]

I want to install the program ImageJ from the Ubuntu repositories (mainly because it's easier than compiling the code from source), but I need to add a few plugins to the basic installation. I would ...
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Updating the repository isn't working

When I runs sudo apt-get update get this output: sudo apt-get update E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...