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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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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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How do I install Archiva as a package (apt-get)?

Is it possible to install Archiva on Ubuntu using apt-get command? I'd like to install the latest stable version. Is there any Ubuntu repository for Archiva?
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Which repository are free software on 12.04

I know restricted and multiverse are not free software, but what about source code and independent? EDIT : I'm referring to free as in freedom.
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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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software-properties-gtk does not start

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. Yesterday I noticed that software-properties-gtk does not work anymore. I have no idea why and what to do. When I start via Terminal I get the following output: ...
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Undo repository upgrade

I recently added deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main to my sources.list and did an upgrade. This has screwed a few things up and I would like to revert back to my previous ...
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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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How to resolve fetch error while update packages on ubuntu server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error This is same problem which questioned many time on askubuntu, but still there are no perfect ...
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I have a misspelling in a repository source file, and it's lousing up my ability to download

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04, and because of rebooting issues, I was downloading boot-repair using the live CD. I've been able to get into 11.04, but now I can't do any more ...
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How do I enable the source code repositories?

I need to install build-dependencies of something, how do I ensure the source code section of my software sources is enabled?
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apt-get keeps saying to check Internet, while I have a good connection

I need to check if I have updates for Ubuntu. I think it is 12.04 As you can see this is what it says: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. Details: W:Failed ...
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Software Center gives me an “Error scanning the CD: Could not find a suitable CD”

I am getting the "Could not find a suitable CD" error every time I open Software Sources in order to add a PPA. A picture can be found below: How do I solve this problem? I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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How to prevent Ubuntu/XUbuntu from automounting repositories from Ubuntu CDs?

Whenever I insert an Ubuntu/XUbuntu CD into my XUbuntu PC the system recognizes it as a package repository. I dislike this behaviour as it is generally useless (except for those people having no ...
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Why does my Ubuntu 12.04 install not pull this security update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update Manager Not working Fail to Download Repository Information I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 about a week ago and it is not letting me receive security updates. It ...
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Can't update ubuntu 12.04: Could not initialize the package information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update I'm running ubuntu 12.04. When I open the update-manager I get the following error: When I run ...
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how to install gerix on ubuntu 12.04 using backtrack repositories?

I got instructions from here, and I found several sites with similar instructions but somethig is wrong with the repositories on 12.04. This should work for 11.10 and previous versions. Any ideas how ...
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What's the best way to re-enable ppa's/repos after an upgrade?

when I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 whats the best way to re-enable my ppa's and added repos?
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“Tick” does not show on “software source”

I'm having update issues with 11.04. Read one possible solution about selecting "software sources" in the repository. The thing is i can not select it, (tick it) just shows a line "-". Why is this? ...
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Installing software that is unavailable in standard repositories [decision tree]

What are the general steps I want to take to get a program installed on Ubuntu when the program has not been made into a package, or I need an updated software version from what would normally be ...
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How do I download things from the source repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the source code of packages installed through apt-get? I want to look over some programs to help me learn programming, so I enabled the source repository in ...
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“Testing Download Servers” hangs

From Software Sources | Select Best Server, the "Testing Download Servers" progress bar only gets halfway through and then hangs. Tried several times over many different days, and predictably hangs ...
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Do files at /etc/apt/sources.list.d need to have an extension '.list'?

In /etc/apt/sources.list.d I have several files for custom repositories. All the names of those files end with .list. Is it obligatory that files in that folder should end with that extension? If ...
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What is the “proposed” repository?

What exactly does this repository contain and why should a user either stay away from it, or add the repository?
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How to remove a repository?

Please let me know how to remove certain repositories in Ubuntu 11.04. I am getting the following errors while updating. sudo apt-get update Err http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources ...
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How do I find all of my software sources?

Broken software dependencies are often caused by incompatible third party repositories. I am asked to provide a list of software sources (also known as software repositories). How can I quickly get a ...
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Why does BADSIG/GPG error keep appearing again and again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix GPG error/BADSIG while running apt-get update? I'm most frustrated at not being able to get rid of the BADSIG/GPG errors I get while running apt-get update. ...
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What does Ign mean in update manager?

When I run update from the terminal, I get the following list where many repositories are shown with "Ign". Does it mean the update manager will always ignore updates from those repositories? Apart ...
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How to fix GPG error/BADSIG while running apt-get update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Of late, I've been getting this long list of errors every time I run apt-get update from the terminal. ...
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What repositories are you using for 10.10 software?

Here is hoping that this is not duplicated somewhere else... Back before the easy addition of Launchpad PPAs, many of us used to customize our sources list to include user/3rd party repositories. ...
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How do I restore sources that are ignored on upgrade?

When I upgraded my server to 10.10, some of my sources (basically hudson and git) are now being ignored... any idea how I can get them active again? The entries are in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, ...
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How can I add an unlisted repository as my primary “Software Sources”?

How can I add an unlisted repository to my Software Sources via its (http/ftp)://... URL? I am not referring to a single entry in the /etc/apt/sources.list. The URL I am referring to points to a ...