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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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 tweak software & update so it can run on unsupported release? [duplicate]

I tried to install dropbox by this following command : sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) ...
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Error while syncing repo [on hold]

The error I got is as follows : error: can not fetch platform/prebuilts/gcc/darwin-x86/mips/mipsel-linux-android-4.8
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Will Ubuntu provide Sigil? [on hold]

In a recent update to their site the Sigil developers say they will not be supporting Linux. They give their reasons in trenchant terms and specifically mention Ubuntu. As stated in earlier Sigil ...
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SVN authorization per directory

Okay i've read every tutorial there is about this even the svnbook. I am not able to implement it. If somene has done this before, please help me out! Some of my doubts about svn authorization per ...
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Are PPA's safe to add to my system and what are some “red flags” to watch out for?

I see a lot of interesting programs out there that can only be obtained by adding a "PPA" to the system but, if I'm understanding correctly, we should stay within the official "repositories" for ...
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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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How to rectify error during syncing repo?

I use the following command to sync repo, repo init -u git://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b cm12.0 But it gives the following error, fatal: Couldn't find remote ref refs/heads/cm12.0 ...
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confused with different commands for syncing repo [closed]

I want to know the difference between following two commands at (A) and (B). <default revision="refs/heads/cm-12.0" remote="github" sync-c="true" sync-j="4" /> repo init -u ...
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repo sync duration and how to resume sync?

I am on Ubuntu 14.0.4 and I am trying to build a CWM recovery for Celkon Q 500 (android 4.4.2, Broadcom processor). I have set up build environment and currently working on syncing repo. I have ...
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fatal: Couldn't find remote ref refs/heads/cm12.0

I stopped repo sync with CTRL C button pressing, then tried to resume with 'repo sync' it did not work. When given the following command :prasanna@prasanna-Aspire-4736Z:~$ repo init -u ...
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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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Unable to install ACL

I am unable to install ACL on my Ubuntu 14.10 server (see output). david@server:/mnt/storagedata$ sudo apt-get install acl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Ubuntu Tweak don't work

How can I make work Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 15.04? If I try to install him with simple commands like that don't work sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Tweak doesn't want to install

I use that commands in Ubuntu 15.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak When I run sudo apt-get update I get this error message: W: ...
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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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How to create custom repository on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How to build custom repository server so that all client install packages from my machine. what type of URL to add in /etc/apt/sources.list file on Client Machine. to fetch that particular package
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Error in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 repository list [duplicate]

I'm having problem updating my repository list in Ubuntu Gnome 15.4 : Baixados 4.665 B em 1min 39s (46 B/s) Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto W: Erro GPG: http://archive.canonical.com vivid ...
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Error while updating repositories [duplicate]

When I do a apt-get update, I get the following error message: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I have updated my sources.list with the ...
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How can I remove all PPA? [duplicate]

I noticed that sudo apt-get update takes longer and longer, because i used several sudo apt-add-repository xxx it seems like non ubuntu repositories are not as fast or dont have as much ...
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Why Can't I add this repository?

I am trying to install Owncloud on my Ubuntu server 15.04 system. I used the following code to add the repository to install Owncloud: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb ...
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How do I go about getting items in the partner repository updated?

The version of the vmware-view-client in the partner repository is currently at version 2.2.0. The latest version being shipped by VMware is 3.4.0. The older client is unable to support some of the ...
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Added a Wrong Repository [duplicate]

so yesterday I planned to install stickynotes, after I found the repo it says ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes but I miss typed it to ppa:umag/indicator-stickynotes after a restart there's ...
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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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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 Skype in partener repository the same as from website?

I have noticed that in the partner repository that there is a package called skype, is this the same package that you get from the Skype website? And is it managed by Microsoft too? Or is there any ...
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How do I name a repository [duplicate]

I installed most software from the terminal. I saw that with some programs people give commands like this for example: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Easy way to install CrashPlan

Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first ...
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Download from a new repository without modifying /etc/apt/sources.list

I'm am currently using heroku, and I am trying to install a package from a non-standard repo (https://github.com/openalpr/openalpr/wiki/Compilation-instructions-(Ubuntu-Linux)) I have had no issues ...
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How to find which PPA contains a specific package?

I would like to know which repository contains a specific package, in order to add the PPA link to the sources.list file. The package can also be outside of the official repositories (multiverse or ...
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fatal: does not appear to be a git repository

I set up a empty git repo on my production server with git init --bare From my local machine i added the repo as a remote: git remote add origin ssh://user@example.com/~/git/example.com If i ...
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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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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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Why Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease if I have ping?

I am trying to update an ubuntu 14.04 server and have my dns config ok because I can ping us.archive.ubuntu.com so I dont know what is happening here. This is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto ...
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How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?

I want to setup a new virtual machine with some specified packages (name and version), that are provided. For example apache2 in version 2.2.20-1ubuntu1 with all dependencies. Even if there is a new ...
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restart install of software repository

how do I reinstall "Ubuntu software repository" after power fail or continue. I completed disk 1 and 2 and was about to start disk 3. Be advised I am very new but willing to learn
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Missing file from repository this morning. Who do I notify? [duplicate]

Aptitude upgrade on 12.04 shows the following: E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux/linux-libc-dev_3.2.0-84.121_amd64.deb: 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80] ...
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Installing Mediaelch on 15.04

I like using Mediaelch. When I replaced my Ubuntu 14.04 with a fresh 15.04 installation, apt-get kept giving me not-found errors when looking for Mediaelch's packages. I followed the instructions at ...
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How to remove old, unused keyrings in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.?

I frequently receive error messages of the following type: gpg: keyblock resource `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/rwky-nodejs.gpg': resource limit It seems apt-key available cannot handle so many ...
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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 can I continue using outdated saucy repository? [duplicate]

Saucy got removed from official repositories. Now I can't even install gparted to increase partition size to upgrade for Trusty. Is there sources.list of non-official archive of saucy repository?
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Preferred apt repository

If I have to two repositories listed in my sources.list or sources.list.d is there a way to tell apt which is preferred? My exact use case is if a package is found on the intranet repository and on ...
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How to add device sources to the repositories?

I just tried to build Android from source code, using this guide: http://xda-university.com/as-a-developer/getting-started-building-android-from-source The problem is there: Once you have obtained ...
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How to add security repository to enable libssl-dev installation?

How is the security repository added? I'm trying to install libssl-dev, but it seems that I need to use the security repository for that. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to use the GUI to add ...
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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 ...