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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How do you move from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

I am currently using Ubuntu but installed the PPA for Gnome 3.12 and am using this instead of Unity. I'd actually like to just use Ubuntu Gnome. How do I set up my system to remove the LDM and just ...
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Add Repositories give following error in ubuntu 14.04

:-$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 91, in <module> sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options) File ...
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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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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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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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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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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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xorg-edgers very slow access in China

In order to install Nvidia proprietary drivers I have added xorg-edgers repository. However it is insanely slow to access it in China and prevent to install my drivers (hours to download 75 Mb). I`m ...
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Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository

Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository ? I am using synaptic package manager and I cannot mark all the packages within a repo because its dependencies are not ...
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apt-get update error on domain http://ubuntu.mirror.pop-sc.rnp.br

I have trouble with apt-get update command. As I was doing apt-get update, it always stuck with anything with the domain http://ubuntu.mirror.pop-sc.rnp.br I have already tried modifying the source ...
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Failed to add GPGKEY at http://cuda-repo/repos/GPGKEY to apt keys

I am trying to install JetPack-1.1.0 to my Ubuntu 14.04.2 x86_64 laptop. When the installation was at between %80 and %90 it warned me for installation of cuda-toolkit-6-5 cuda-cross-armhf-6-5 failed. ...
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Unable to install Google Chrome - 12.04

I recently downgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 12.04 because my keyboard/mouse kept locking up while watching Netflix and it was getting really annoying being unable to pause or do anything without hard ...
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How to resolve fatal error while installing repo?

I am trying to install the android source code(2.3.6) using repo, but I'm not able to get rid of the fatal errors. This is what I did as described in source.android.com. $ mkdir ~/bin $ ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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How to submit package to science universe repository?

I am one of the authors of an open-source (GPL) scientific package that I would like to make available to Ubuntu users through the science repository. Is there a step-by-step guide on how this is this ...
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How to know the indispensable files in pool to install a stable version of Ubuntu Touch in my nexus 4 to mirring them?

I don't have a stable Internet connection and I want to install ubuntu touch in my nexus 4. My alternative is to download these files from system-image.ubuntu.com via a friendly corporative network ...
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Programs missing from repositories

a week ago I installed Kubuntu 14.04 on a HP pavilion laptop (p105ns exactly) and I was going to install "IPE the extensible drawing editor" but I couldn't find it on Muon. I have installed it using ...
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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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Outdated package in repo

I wanted to install a package (fossil, but that is irrelevant). I discovered that the version in the repos is severely outdated. (Over a year. There have been 2 new releases since then, the last ...
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add repository under company firewall

I am trying to add apt repository for evernote on ubuntu 14.04 with company firewall. When I execute sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa, it stops, no response: rna@rna-P400:~$ sudo ...
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Using apt-mirror

I am trying copy the Ubuntu repository using apt-mirrorr to my server. The source location is a laptop where the Ubuntu repository is already downloaded using apt-mirror. In my mirror.list file in ...
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How do I check the IaaS image hasn't been compromised?

We are deploying in Chinese datacentre, it took us a while to get our account approved with Aliyun (some kind of Amazon AWS). We are protecting all in and out data transfer but what guarantees that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...