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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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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Unable to select Chrome updates on Ubuntu 12.04

I own two machines, both of which are running Ubuntu 12.04. I use Google Chrome on both. A Google Chrome update is available, and it appears in the Update Manager. However, I cannot select the ...
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Is universe checked by the Ubuntu Security team?

I have a generall question regarding the Ubuntu universe repository. Does anybody know if they are checked by Ubuntu Security Team? Will they move or delete packages if any problem is encountered ...
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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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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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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater cannot find repository information. Check your internet connection

I cannot find what is causing the problem. Any tips on how to go about diagnosing what is wrong? Also, updating takes too long. It just keeps on waiting for headers.
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How do I fetch from another mirror?

I've come around some broken repositories. How do I change the mirror for this apt-get only?? I am using ubuntu server 12.04. alex@****:~$ sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils [sudo] ...
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What auditing information is available for Universe repository software packages?

I understand that the "Masters of the Universe" (MOTUs) are responsible for packaging and reviewing/checking software that goes into the Universe repository, but there seems to be no formal process ...
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Mirror a XUBUNTU repo from a MAC

Is there some solution to mirror a the XUBUNTU official repositories from a MAC computer? I need it to copy the whole repo to an external hardrive and configure the repo locally to install softwares ...
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Does the “security” repository provides anything not found in the “updates” repository?

For the limited number of package I looked at (e.g. apache), I found that the package version in the updates repository is always newer than or equal to the version available in the security ...
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Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?

I don't agree with this nonsense at all: The project is not really needed nowadays, except for one package: libdvdcss There was MUCH more than libdvdcss in Medibuntu. What I want now is, where are ...
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How can I to force apt-mirror to produce more detail?

I'm using apt-mirror to copy all package in some repository and make my own local repository. But there is a problem. apt-mirror does not make enough information about what is it doing or what it was ...
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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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Dotdeb alternatives for Ruby or Python?

I really like Dotdeb, but it doesn't include packages for Ruby and Python. While I could build my own repository, I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel (and then be forced to drive). Are there any ...
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Is davmail gone?

I've searched a lot but neither in the documentation nor in google i can find something about the missing davmail. I don't have updated my Ubuntu to a newer release and just realized my exchange ...
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Failure in downloading repository information

I update my system and all is fine but then after some time a sign appears at the top panel and tells me something is wrong with the some repositories and tells me to do a check for update, when I do ...
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Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
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apt-get update will not work on my server

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on my spare box, and I'm using a command line interface only to get my feet a little wet. ping google.com does work, so I know my connection is up and running. ...
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Understanding the working of Apt Virtual HTTP Repository

My university has a virtual HTTP repository which we can access by changing our proxy to 10.1.1.224:3142. Our regular proxy to access the internet is 10.1.8.44:8080. It incredibly speeds up download ...
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Fixing Networking Errors after Updating

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 installed on my Desktop (because 12.10 won't work with my GPU). Last Thursday, January 24th, I installed the updates that were recommended to me. I admit that I did not read ...
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Have the repositories been shortened?

I just sudo apt-get updated my repos and it took in total, 5 seconds to get everything. It usually takes 2/3 minutes. Have the repos been shortened?
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Secure APT GPG problem with Release files

I'm experiencing a problem with apt. We're using our own repository and the users apt is configured to check the peer and host of the repository. Furthermore the Release file is verified (with the ...
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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 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 ...
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Adding contrib non-free in ubuntu repository for installing flash plugins

I installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have problem of plugins in my browser... I know if I add contrib non-free at the end of each repository in debian and then do: update-flashplugin-nonfree --install ...
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Apt-get tries to connect to internet even when lines are commented in sources.list

I have kept only deb cdrom line in /etc/apt/sources.list. Still when I do sudo apt-get update it tries to connect to online repositories. Why is that and how to force it to go for cdrom only? I'm ...
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Corrupted MAC on input

We are getting the Corrupted MAC on input while downloading Android source. Server configuration: Processor : 10 core @ 2.40GHz X 2 processor RAM: 157 GB Network : 8 ports bonded with bond-mode ...
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the best site to find ppa repositories

yes I am looking for sites like ubuntuupdates.org/ppas I am looking for a site where I can get a list of every single ppa or at-least quite a few I was told their is a site that lists all of them so I ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the default gtk-3.4.2 on Precise to a later version?

Is it possible to upgrade the default gtk-3.4.2 on Precise to a later version? I need to use a program that requires GTK+ 3.6 as the minimum, but the GTK+ version installed is 3.4.2. Is it possible ...
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Before i install a program from software centre it asks me to remove files

When I click on Install button in the software centre, this small window pops up: Why is this suddenly happening? How do I disable repositories? How do I make this go away, to be able to work ...
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How to configure PPA to automatically point to use my current release code-name?

I know I can get my current release code-name using lsb_release -cs but is there a way through which I can edit my PPA URLs to use this command to point to the current release automatically ? My ...
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Software-Center not finding software that is present in repository

I like a certain software. It is called 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components'. I can find it in software-center when I type 'gnome' and select 'By Relevance' or even 'Top Rated'. It ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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How can I add ppa:webupd8team/java to my repository with there are certificate errors?

I know this question has had a lot of attention and I wouldn't ask unless previous answers wouldn't work. I have tried each of the responses at these questions: ...
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how to repository?

I have been trying to setup a PXE server from terminal of another PXE server, at the very beginning I am trying to create repository, I keep on getting this error. sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0755, ...
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Apt-get update throws 404s on natty-backports but it isn't in my sources.list

I'm trying to upgrade my 13.04 to 13.10 in anticipation to 14.04. However, the dist-upgrade fails as there is a 404 on a repository. That repository is the "natty-backports". It's normal, as it's very ...
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PPA repository :Where is the clone installed?

Would somebody be so kind and help me with the repository problem? I am trying to make a copy of PPA repository and I would like to specify the target installation folder. Without it I can run the ...
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How can you add a second main repository to sources.list?

I had a problem with some software, that doesn't provide a PPA but a whole alternative main repository, to install it. adding that repository to my sources.list made aptitude install a newer kernel ...
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How can I activate repositories needed by boot-repair?

So I recently used the boot-repair utility to reinstall GRUB. After doing this, every time I try to log into Ubuntu, I get a kernel panic immediately following the GRUB boot menu. It says something ...
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glusterFS 3.5 — Add repository

I'm trying to install the latest version of glusterFS (3.5). I have ubuntu 13.04. I have added the repository, updated and installed gluster-server, but it doesn't work. When I see the version is ...
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Problem installing apt-proxy

I have ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to make this machine a mirror for apt-get requests. I made successfull installation of apt-proxy using sudo apt-get install apt-proxy i followed following link: ...
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Are Key files for repositories fetched over HTTPS?

I'm connecting to the internet through a public internet connection. I want to know if some one can do a MITM attack and give wrong Keyfiles when I update and upgrade. The difference here would be ...
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Backbox INSIDE of Ubuntu?

For whatever odd reason, every which way I've tried to boot Backbox from a USB on my Lenovo G505 (AMD), it fails almost immediately. So I went back to Ubuntu 12.04, and found there was a way to ...
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Why PCSX2 isn't in the Software center and PCSX is?

I'd love to emulate a PlayStation II in Ubuntu, I have some games 'cause my best friend has one, but the emulator PCSX2 is not in the official repository, but PCSX (for PS1) is there. I don't know if ...
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Will installing the gedit 3.9.3 PPA break my system because of adding GNOME 3 staging?

I would like to get the new gedit version, but you have to add the GNOME3 Staging PPA and I've heard that GNOME 3.10 can/will cause issues with Unity, as I read here: Now – and it’s important ...
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The different between install mpich2 from Ubuntu Repository and from mpich source package

I am trying to build parallel computation system with Master Machine and Helper Machine. Based on the literature review I get: Install mpich2 from sudo apt-get install mpich2 Make a shared folder ...
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Update only 1 package using a more recent repo

I have a package stunnel thats on version 3:4.42-1) [universe] for precise but on the a later version of ubuntu its on stunnel4 (3:4.53-1) [universe] I can update the package manually but is ...
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Using a Windows Server as an Ubuntu Update repository

I am building an Ubuntu server in a Sandbox VM environment. The only system that has access to the internet is the Windows WSUS server. I would like to use this same server as an Ubuntu update ...
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how to compile and upload a bash script

I found this script interesting: How can instantaneously extract text from a screen area using OCR tools? How do I compile a script, upload it to ubuntu repository and make it available with apt-get? ...