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apt-get error (blocking updates) “ubuntu/dist/trusty/main/binary-*” how to correct? [duplicate]

There's a problem with apt-get it appears two sources are bouncing back 404 errors. However this is curretly blocking me from updating or installing new packages. Can someone advise on what these ...
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What are the different ways to install a software on Ubuntu?

I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and ...
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Publish a package on Ubuntu Software Center?

Recent, I uploaded a package on MyApps. After uploading finished, I received a notice: Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to ...
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What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Today out of the clear blue I received the following message when I ran my updater under Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. Failed to download repository information. I see there are a ton of questions regarding ...
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couldn't open the software-center and sources [duplicate]

Failed to download repository information W:GPG error: (http)://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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Software Center won't take into account my changed OpenID name: any idea?

Failing to install IntelliJ from the Software Center, I realized my login is wrong in the /etc/apt/auth.conf entry that the install process generates. In this file, I see my original OpenID, that's ...
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apt-get update failed for some reason [duplicate]

when I run this command sudo apt-get update I get an error: jan@janOS:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list ...
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command to check if a ppa supports specific version of ubuntu [duplicate]

I always script my installs after a new version get released. everything usually smooth until the ppa's part. is there a quick command to check if a ppa would has a trunk for my current version? ...
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Get my app, having a kernel module, accepted by the review process of the Ubuntu Software Center

I have submitted an app divided in 3 parts: A kernel module A daemon A control panel The first and last parts are free and open source, and packaged in a PPA. The second one is closed source, and ...
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Error message in software center - not in lp-ppa-pasgui

I tried to publish a review for Homebank and got the error message "package homebank not in lp-ppa-pasgui precise for precise". What is it trying to tell me? I haven't removed any software sources ...
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upload freeware program to ubuntu software center

I am trying to upload a freeware program in ubuntu software center but it says that only paid programms can be uploaded. Why? How do i upload a freeware program.
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How to remove a particular PPA?

I have added Transmission PPA. After adding PPA, when I tried to open software updater I got the following messege. Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If ...
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Software Center Crash 13.04

I'm having problems with the Ubuntu Software Center, when I try to open it, after two seconds it closes. I've tried reinstalling it but I keep getting this when I try sudo apt-get update: W: Failed ...
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Should I install programs from a source tarball (`.tar.gz`), from the Ubuntu Software Centre, or from elsewhere?

There are several ways to install an application in Ubuntu: You can download a source tarball (generally a .tar.gz or a .tar.bz2 file) and install it manually. (See How to install a .tar.gz (or ...
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Software Center subscription is for quantal even though I'm on precise?

I noticed that the deb line for Eufloria HD from the humble bundle in /etc/apt/sources.list.d is from quantal, but I'm running precise... Why is that? I guess they uploaded it for quantal only, or is ...
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cannot open software centre

I recently added a PPA (I think it was to change login screen from lightdm to mdm) and ever since then my software centre has stopped working. Whenever I open it I get a "software centre has closed. ...
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How does the PPA fit into the scenario of publishing an application to the Ubuntu Software Center?

I've been going through docs for the past couple of hours but I haven't understood what the PPA is? I have a cross-platform Java application that I'd like to publish to the Ubuntu Software Center. My ...
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Why do some 12.04 PPAs not work in 12.10?

After a fresh install of Quantal some of the PPAs from Precise don't work. Even with apps such as Lightread that were recently created and from the Precise Software Centre. Is there a separate ...
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Difference between programs in Software Centre and Launchpad PPA

On several Ubuntu sites such as OMG Ubuntu there are summaries of new ppa's. These are useful programs, but they don't appear in the Software Center. However, in the center there are programs that ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is crashing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Ubuntu software center is not running. Also is not ...
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Why does apt-get update get a 403 from private-ppas for purchases in the software-center?

Here's the apt-get update output on the lines with a 403 error: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I refresh software sources after adding a PPA

I'm looking to learn a new way to update sources without having to revert to the terminal or the software updater. When I'm trying to explain how to add a PPA to new users it sounds really silly ...
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What happens if I disable the PPA of a specific package?

Say I went ahead and disabled the PPA I added to install the latest version of GIMP (2.8) on Precise. Would that lock the installed version until an updated package is available from the USC or would ...
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Is there an “unofficial” software center with all the PPAs?

Many questions are answered simply with add this repository and install. I understand that Ubuntu developers cannot quickly verify all packages and make them available in official repositories. But ...
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How to include a screenshot of my application in the DEB/PPA to show it in Software-Center? [duplicate]

I know how to create a DEB and push it into my PPA at Launchpad but I want to know how I can include a screenshot of the application that it shows up in Software-Center.
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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How do programs make it into the Software center?

Personally, I mostly trust downloading programs from the software center, and usually stay clear of PPAs. Do programs go through a process of going from a ppa to becoming part of the universe ...
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PPA Shows Up Under “All Software” That Is No Longer Enabled

I used to use the Aurora builds of Firefox, but now I've uninstalled Firefox and gone back to Chromium. I've removed the PPA, but it still shows up under "All Software" in the Ubuntu Software Center, ...
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Can I review programs that are from PPA's?

After a tip from OMG!Ubuntu! I added a PPA and installed a programme. I'm very happy with the programme and would like to review it in the Software Centre. Unfortunately, I get the message 'Failed to ...
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Why aren't my PPA's showing up in the Ubuntu Software Center?

When I add a PPA via Software Sources it normally would show up in the Ubuntu Software Center shortly after. But lately it seems that any PPA I add either won't show up, or takes days to. Does anyone ...