Refering to editing the software sources in Ubuntu. Can be done graphically through System Settings > Software Sources or from the command line using APT.

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change freedownloadmanager's source code such that it allows the user to run multiple instances [closed]

As the title suggests I would like to change freedownloadmanager's source code such that it allows the user to run multiple instances. Here is the link to the source : ...
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Software Center - “Edit->Software Sources” disabled

I am trying to download winHQ from here. When trying to add the WineHQ PPA Repository (as detailed in the link above) after opening Ubuntu Software Center I cannot select Edit->Software Sources. The ...
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Can't install 7zip in Ubuntu 13.10

When I try to install 7zip in the Ubuntu Software Center, it reports it is available from the Universe repository. I click on "Use this source", I authenticate and nothing happens. This is the case ...
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Debootstrap Warning during installation - 12.04 LTS Server - VMWare Virtual Machine

Created a virtual machine in VMware and pointed to my fresh download of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. Attempted install a few times and receive a "Debootstrap warning" that reads: Warning: ...
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How do I remove a line from my /etc/apt/sources.list? [duplicate]

I have duplicate sources.list entry and I need to delete last line in sources.list. Can you help me please?
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Software & Updates cannot be launched from Gnome Control Center

I cannot launch Software & Updates from Gnome Control Center. Problem started after I updated to Saucy. However, running sudo software-properties-gtk works fine. And this is what I have in ...
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I get the following errors when I use sudo apt-get update

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-1386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) I ...
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malformed line in source list, getdeb [duplicate]

E:Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list (URI) ^^ This is what I get back, earlier I was trying to get Pokemon Online to install properly, and it wasn't working, so I ...
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Fix software source [closed]

I wanted to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10 However I decided not to went with it, every thing works as exacted only software list is really messed up Is there a way to fix this to return it to as it ...
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How to install a Java program from source

How I can install TubeMaster++ from SourceForge ?
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Can I add a ppa to a custom sources.list?

Is there any way to add a ppa to a specific sources.list? add-apt-repository by default adds new ppa to /etc/sources.list, I want to add a ppa to mysources.list
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apt-get update not working + ubuntu 32-bit Vs 64-bit

I am a newbie to linux platform.Please don't mark this question as duplicate before reading it completely.! My system is running on intel i5 processor and the OS I recently installed is 64-bit Ubuntu ...
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xubuntu: weird boot screen and errors after reboot

I have installed Xubuntu and tried to install playonlinux to be able to install iTunes (for the iTunes store mostly). And to be able to play C&C Tiberian Dawn (cncnet.org) When I boot, the only ...
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Failed to install nvidia driver on ubuntu 13.10

I've run an update and upgrade after I rebooted. When I did that I realised that the nvidia driver isn't there anymore. I've tried everything I know from : sudo apt-get --reinstall ...
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Package manager error

I am getting a problem in Ubuntu as an error opening the cache, the list of software sources could not be read in my /etc/apt/sources.list file and the package lists or status file could not be parsed ...
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Removing apt sources not defined in sources.list

In trying to remove some services from my box I've discovered that for some reason old sources which I've removed from the /etc/apt/sources.list file are still being queried when I run apt-get update. ...
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How to edit Software and Updates' options in terminal?

I need to edit Software and Updates' options in terminal. Namely the options: Install updates from and automatical updates period, whether to check for them etc. etc. Where can I find this ...
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What is the difference among various options of source package download?

I want to download source package of eglibc. I get three options eglibc_2.17-97.dsc, eglibc_2.17.orig.tar.xz, eglibc_2.17-97.debian.tar.xz. Please explain me the differences among these options and ...
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Ubuntu installer missing packages

I'm net booting the precise installer from a PXE server and serving packages from the ISO image over HTTP. I setup my PXE using the netboot files from the same ISO image, which I downloaded from ...
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Updating from 13.04 to 13.10 problem

I had an exclamation point inscribed in a triangle come up on the top right of the screen. I look around for what it could be. I ran command sudo apt-get update I got the following error multiple ...
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I can't change the mirror in the software center

In order to change the mirror we're using for updates, the procedure is to open the Software Centre, and go to Edit->Software Sources. There I can see the option "download from" and when I click it, ...
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“E:Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list” how to fix?

I have recently installed PlayOnLinux on my Ubuntu 13.04, but I am getting a system error: E:Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d /playonlinux.list ...
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cannot install or update software [duplicate]

All my attempts to either run software updater or install software using system tools returns fatal error: E:Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
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what do I do about malformed line 57 [duplicate]

my skype crashed i tried to uninstall/re-install it through the software center but then that crashed.... I was told that line 57 is malformed in source.list. The source list could not be read I am ...
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Qt Creator Problems

When you open the Qt Creator you get the Welcome screen. When I click anything it opens a new window that is see though. Also now it will only stay open for a few mins then it just closes. What ...
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The line 56 in the file /etc/apt/ sources.list is not correct (URI parse)

Kubuntu doesn't let me upgrade. The error message says: The line 56 in the file /etc/apt/sources.list is not correct (URI parse)
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Backup only some packages and restore after new installation

I have ubuntu 13.04, I downloaded kubuntu 13.10 and I want to install it over my old ubuntu I'm using now. I would like to save the software list and restore it after a fresh kubuntu 13.10 ...
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How do i see which softwares are installed in ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can i get a list of my installed applications?
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How can i get rid of the message "Duplicate sources.list entry [duplicate]

Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/restricted amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_restricted_binary-amd64_Packages) W: Duplicate ...
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How can I (de)activate a PPA from the command-line with a single command?

Ubuntu offers an easy GUI interface that allows you to edit, (de-)activate and remove PPAs. But going through all the GUI dialogs and menus can sometimes be tedious, especially if you have a lot of ...
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Failed to build software source code

I have downloaded some software like TrueCrypt and PyGame and a few more. I'm using Qt4 and Emacs 23. When I go to build the software I am getting few errors. What do I need to build these programs to ...
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PLUG software confusion

I have a fender Mustang II amp that has a Linux version of the Fuse softare,called PLUG. The instructions tell me to type two commands into the source directory. I cant find that anywhere. Is there ...
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HTTP or FTP in sources.list?

Which protocols are better to use in /etc/apt/sources.list file? HTTP or FTP? For example: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main universe restricted multiverse or: deb ...
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System Error, Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.neu.edu.cn_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en E:The package lists or status ...
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I can't do an update [duplicate]

I can't do an update or open the Ubuntu Software Center. I get this error message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Odd behavior: cannot select the update sources [closed]

Oddly enough, they all look unselected - I do not know that this is really true, but they look like they are not selected. But most odd is that selecting them is impossible - as seen HERE. This ...
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The Software Center will not load, it starts and then phases out

This is the error message that I get: E: The update command takes no arguments I executed this command: sudo apt-get update or upgrade??? When I run the command: cat /etc/apt/sources.list I get ...
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apt locked by corrupt library package in ubuntu 13.10

I have tried a little hacky way to solve my question by downloading some Debian library file directly from lunchpad. And after that my apt is locked and I can't move forward. I have tried, sudo ...
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Error while running software related programs (Expected GObject.Object, but got PyCObject)

Here's the output of console when I try running the software-center : 2013-10-25 20:50:45,670 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' >2013-10-25 20:50:46,640 - ...
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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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Issue with Ubuntu Software Center

I was installing openfoam using a .deb file. During the installation I turned off my computer. When I restarted it, I saw that the Software Center was not opening. I got this error message: E: The ...
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list.save and list.distUpgrade

This is more of a curiosity question as I try to get a better understanding of apt and package management. I'm seeing that in my /etc/apt/ and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folders I have very or ...
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How to build the Darling project on Ubuntu?

The Darling project is an open source Darwin/OS X emulation layer for Linux. I downloaded the source code with git and tried to build it with cmake but it failed. The document says I need these ...
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Is steam available in Ubuntu Software Center?

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that there was no steam in the Ubuntu Software Center! Well, that's mot a problem since steam can be installed through the deb file on their ...
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W: Duplicate sources.list entry ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

after going for an upgrade from 13.04, i get this when i sudo apt-get update... (had to make a line in the http links in order just to post this question since i dont have enough 'reputation') W: ...
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reset ubuntu repository source list [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 13.04 and I started upgrading to 13.10 but before install anything I closed the upgrade process at the beginning, after that I opened synaptic manager and went to "repository" and in ...
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How can I remove a malformed line from my source.list? [duplicate]

When trying to update, I end up getting, "An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update manager' package and include the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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Why does an error appear every time I try to open the Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

There is a glitch on the Ubuntu Software Center and whenever I open it an error appears and it keeps loading and never opens. Why does this happen? I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a disk and ...
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The package python3.2 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I get this error when I try to update or run software center, but I can't find an archive for it: The package python3.2 needs to be reinstalled