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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
18 views

Dupilcate sources.list entry

Duplicate sources.list entry http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Unable to load software sources, software & updates in ubuntu 14.04

Having trouble getting any of the above to run. I've tried various upgrade and reinstall suggestions from other forums but with no luck. Software updater claims everything is up to date, but I can't ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Why isn't boot-repair in the official Ubuntu repositories?

Why is this the case? Should I add a PPA to install it/get updates? I thought it was licensed under the GPL.
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Unable to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS by using 'sudo apt-get update'

When I'm trying to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got this error message: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Error while using “sudo apt-get update” [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04, there was a problem with my sources.list file so I removed the file using this command: sudo rm -fr /etc/apt/sources.list Now when I try to update the software using: sudo ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Huawei modem and Cell C

I use a Huawei Modem and Cell C is my service provider. They tell me that they do not have the software for Ubuntu. Can someone help me?
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Updates suddenly very slow

I'm trying to update system and the process is suddenly extremely slow, both in Update Manager and via terminal command sudo apt-get update. I have already switched sources to "best server" via ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

How to properly manage PPAs just from the command-line

What are the recommendations for managing other repositories and PPAs without the help of Software and Updates GUI. How to know if a repository/PPA already, - exist - enabled or - disabled ? How to ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which has packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
-1
votes
1answer
79 views

Apt-get update and sources.list [duplicate]

First of all, I'm complete linux noob. Please keep explanations simple ) I'm using 14.10 (Utopic unicorn, I believe) on Virtualbox. I've run into cascade of problems with JDK installation (inability ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

no wi-fi connections visible [duplicate]

laptop: MSI CR61 Dual Core 4GB 500GB HD8210G wi-fi card: Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC system: ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 experience with ubuntu: beginner problem: wi-fi ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Is there any “Everything Search” like searching software in Ubuntu 14.04?

I read the Post, but after installing "Desktop Search" I found that it is not working well, e.g. it can't find the files and folders which don't lie on the main drive. And also I've noticed that in ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Trouble Installing Gdebi [duplicate]

I am trying to install GDebi Package Installer so I can install apps without launching the storefront, but I always get error in pic related. And yes, I have tried sudo apt-get update in the console. ...
6
votes
2answers
72 views

Is there any limit to the number of PPA's I can add to the system? Why?

I came across a post which suggests: Do Not instruct people to add PPAs unless it is necessary And one of the reason it has mentioned: There is a finite number of PPAs that a user can add. ...
0
votes
2answers
48 views

VirtualBox error when updating

Here is the error when I try and update: W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/dists/vivid/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'contrib/source/Sources' in Release ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

How to fix gpg not available error?

I am trying to kickstart an Ubtuntu installtion using an existing one. I rsynced the home dir and am now in the process of duplicating the installed packages. Since I have some extra ppa in my setup, ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

How to put a comment in a .list file?

How to put a comment in a .list file? I'm accessing my sources.list Repositories to check if there are required amount of Repositories or not. There a can see a line which starts with # and i got a ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Unable to fetch file(openfoam240) from sourceforge

I tried to install openfoam240 using the instruction given by Official Website, and I followed the instruction step by step. but I experienced an error that was showing the deb package could not be ...
2
votes
2answers
82 views

'sudo tee' command gone wrong | Removing a source.list that can't be read?

This has happened twice where I followed instructions on installing software and then having the software center open then close immediately as a result of running the commands from the instructions. ...
1
vote
1answer
613 views

source.list wrong by default in wily werewolf [closed]

I just upgraded to wily werewolf beta. It seems that by default, my sources.list (here's the file: http://pastebin.com/FE0NyzNk) contains something wrong. I get 404 error when doing update when ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Is there any license requirement to publish the source code of Ubuntu touch?

I've just found that the source code of Ubuntu powered BQ phones is available on github. You can also flash/update the device using ubuntu flash utility and various channels (stable, dev, nightly). ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Software/games compatibility with Ubuntu from Windows platform w/out emulator

I would like to know if anyone has come across a stable and reliable Windows emulator for software only available to Windows platform for Ubuntu? I know there is WINE, but still wondering about ...
0
votes
3answers
84 views

apt-get not updating and almost everything i try to install have issues with dependencies [duplicate]

for the millionth time guys this isn't a duplicate question and if it is, them all the solutions don't work for me. i have seen this issue in a newly installed system. I tried all the things provided ...
0
votes
2answers
38 views

add text to read only file [duplicate]

as written here, I should put this lines: deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise main restricted universe multiverse deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-updates main ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

apt ignore URLs for certain architecture

I'm using qemu to emulate an x86 CPU on my ARM PC (with success). Therefore i have two different URL's in my /etc/apt/sources.list: http://archive.ubuntu.com (for i386) http://ports.ubuntu.com (for ...
0
votes
2answers
191 views

Comment & Highlight the PDF & DJVU files?

I have just started working with Ubuntu. My work includes a lot of books that to be read. Hence while reading, I need to --comment & highlight the characters in the form of PDF & DJVU file. ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Compiler & Burner for 8051 Micro-Controller lab?

Till now In Windows, I've used Keil-C Software to Compile 8051 Micro-Controller Programs in C and Flash Magic Burner to burn/dump the software on hardware. But now I'm having Ubuntu OS. Hence I need ...
3
votes
4answers
311 views

How does my Dongle work automatically?

I've connected a '3G Dongle' to my PC and I've wondered how it automatically connected in Ubuntu 14.04 without installing any supporting software of the Dongle manually, but I've installed that while ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

While running the Ubuntu-Tweak Janitor, it got hanged, Why?

I have tried to clean the files via Ubuntu-Tweak Janitor, but it got hanged while adding personal and after using xkill only it gets cleared. Why so? Any Solution to rectify it? I'm using Ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
404 views

Getdeb : Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension

I am getting error while Updating/Installing like below : N: Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension But I have tried this: ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

View Source Code of softwares and Ubuntu itself [duplicate]

How can i view source code of different softwares in Ubuntu 15.04 ? What should I do to view the source code of Ubuntu itself ?
0
votes
1answer
32 views

how are software sources controled?

I was on my way to installing a bitcoin wallet ppa, when I realized the file /etc/apt/sources.list is missing from that directory. I am using trusty, with Mate. If I add sources.list, will it work? ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

Unable to add element to black screen in Avogadro

When i open Avogadro spots of previous screen is printed. After clicking New many times a black screen comes but then i am unable to add any graphics on the black part of Avogadro. I am also new to ...
1
vote
0answers
680 views

Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I'm kinda new to this website so I don't know the policies, but I really need some help with an ongoing issue that has become quite annoying. I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (I ...
0
votes
2answers
582 views

source list problem after upgrade to 15.04

I upgraded my ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 , then after unit reboot I get my sources 14.04 back . In sources.list I get trusty sources instead of vivid sources
0
votes
1answer
64 views

How to get the docky on an other side from terminal [closed]

I am customizing an os an i wanted to get the docky on the side from the terminal! Is There an way for that.
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Extras vs Backports

What are extras in the context of software sources ? How do they differ from backports ? [ This is only to let me pass the minimum length constraint ]
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Unhandled error occured software-properties-gtk

Hello I do have problem on my Software sources. how do I revert this to original state and remove the package that are no supposedly needed I mess up when upgrading it. Details is ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

The package libfdk-aac0 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I'm unable to install anything on my system Ubuntu 14.04 as I'm getting the below error for all. ravi@ravi-Aspire-5315:~$ sudo apt-get install libav-tools [sudo] password for ravi: Reading package ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Declutter Other Software sources

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 (with a brief stop in 14.10) and need some help understanding how to manage software sources in Ubuntu. When I look at the 'Other Software' tab in Software and ...
0
votes
0answers
149 views

Is there a reason most DVD Ripping software has been removed from 14.10 and up?

Can someone explain to me why did OGMRip, Acidrip, Mencoder and probably some other DVD Ripping software has gone missing from Multiverse? Has it been banned? Because dvd::rip is still there and so ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

I have had this red circle with the white icon

I have had this red circle with the white icon in the top right corner for a while now, and the specific message is: An error occurred. Please run Application Manager from the Right Click Menu or ...
0
votes
1answer
362 views

E: Impossible de trouver le paquet minicom

I want install minicom and other package n ubuntu 12.04 baut I have this result: rimeh@rimeh-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minicom Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
4
votes
1answer
56 views

Does updating applications affect .desktop files?

I was wandering if .desktop files are affected when an application is updated or just the /usr/bin/* files? I'm making an menu with customized categories and it's not gonna work is the categories in ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

How are software categorized in Ubuntu? [closed]

TO my Knowledge applications that I download from the software centre are .deb extension. But applications like apache server, inbuild python, JDK, Terminal, Vim, Gedit, and many more I dont think ...
0
votes
0answers
136 views

Empty list in Trusted Software Providers

I was checking something on the Software & Updates and I noticed that in the Authentication tab, the list with the Trusted software providers is empty! Does anyone know how can I recover the list ...
3
votes
1answer
745 views

Unable to find “testdisk” or “testdisk-dbg” packages in 15.04

Hello after a first installation 15.04 working at best, even better than manjaro + now it seems that there were some attacks (as usual) and by this the ppa or sources.lists are a bit affected + how do ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Checking for updates error with source list [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) I think ...
1
vote
2answers
235 views

Is it possible to add multiple software sources at the same time?

Is it possible to add multiple software sources through the command-line or the GUI?