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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Sudo apt-get update problem 12.04

Please Guys help me to fix this issues with update my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop: Get:38 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en [3,341 kB] Fetched 24.5 MB in 7min 9s (57.1 kB/s) ...
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Software & Updates : server changes automatically to “Custom servers”

I set "Server for India" In Software & Updates as following: But It randomly (after some days) & automatically sets to "Custom servers" as following: How to stop changing this? Because ...
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How to change the repository location while installing from live cd?

I am installing 14.04 from a live CD. While installing, it downloads updates from the Internet. I see it is currently downloading from http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ Is there any way I can change ...
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Why can not I update? [duplicate]

I run lsb_release -a Output: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise I run: nano /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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AWN Themes and applets

I would like to install more applets and themes to AWN, since it's so hard to configure/personalize. Does anybody know where I could find this resources?
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12.04 No new release found for upgrade

when i log into my server, I see the following message Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 2.6.38-15-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ 0 packages can be updated. 0 ...
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possible DNS problem unable to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com

I just upgraded my ubuntu server via command line to version 12.04. I was on 11.10, so when I upgraded I have to switch the sources in source.list to the old-releases.ubuntu.com source. Everything ...
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Which version of Banshee in repos with Ubuntu 14.04

I need to know which version of Banshee is the one in repos of Ubuntu 14.04 According to http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/sound/banshee It is 2.9.0+really2.6.2-2ubuntu2, so its is 2.9.0 OR 2.6.2?? ...
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Should I edit sources.list*?

I've recently updated to Ubuntu 14.04, which is also when I started using the nvidia 331 proprietary driver. When installing updates, I would get prompted with the 'Not all updates can be installed' ...
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How can I get the source code of the sound drivers in ubuntu?

I have dual boot windows and ubuntu. Ubuntu can correctly detect and play my ESS 1969 sound card. So, I was thinking of the source code of ubuntu driver so that I can compile and run it on my windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Software Center - Edit->Software Sources disabled

The button in Software Center→Edit→Software sources... is disabled. Is there another way to reach it or simple enable the button? What could be causing it? If I know I can fix it myself ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved when installing totem [duplicate]

Package dependencies cannot be resolved when installing totem and I get this in details: totem: Depends: python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) but it is a virtual package Depends: ...
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Finding Klondike E Card 3 Pass Las Vegas Rules Solitiare for Ubuntu

Due to the recent Internet explorer XP debacle, a friend enticed us to run on Ubuntu. My husband and I are in our late 70's. He loves to play Klondike 3 Card 3 Pass Solitaire Las Vegas Rules. I have ...
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Ubuntu Software Center isn't working [duplicate]

aditya@aditya-Precision-M6700:~$ sudo apt-get clean aditya@aditya-Precision-M6700:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Malformed line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources ...
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Software Properties will not run

I can't configure repositories and things on my Kubuntu 14.04 LTS system. When I run kdesudo software-properties-kde it asks me for my password then gives this traceback message: Traceback (most ...
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Is it possible to add a location/folder on my hard disk to sources.list?

Is it possible to add a location/folder on my hard disk (ex: /media/Data/Ubuntu) to the sources.list? If possible,how?
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urbackup installation problem in ubuntu12.04

after ./configure I run make command but I got this error how to fix it... libtool: link: (cd ".libs" && rm -f "liburbackupserver.so" && ln -s "liburbackupserver.so.0.0.0" ...
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difference between sources.list and sources.list.distUpgrade

On ubuntu, in the /etc/apt/, there are two files: sources.list and sources.list.distUpgrade. But I only know they are used to update system. However, what are the the difference between them? by the ...
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What is the difference between Multiverse and Partner sources

If I understand https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu correctly, both are not free and not supported by Canonical. So what is the difference between them? Where can I get a list of ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install one software but showing this error.
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Duplicate sources.list entry [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. sudo apt-get update thats all i ran, and it'd start off real smooth, then it'd get to a part where it gets stuck for like a fair ammount of time after which it'd display ...
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Upgrade from 13.04 to 14.04

I have Kubuntu 13.04 (unsupported release), and want to upgrade it to 14.04. When I'm trying to run do-release-upgrade I got this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...