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 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. ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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apt ignore URLs for certain architecture [duplicate]

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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 14....
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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.
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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 ]
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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install software center

root@localhost:~# apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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sudo apt-get update command not working what i do [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried running: sudo apt-get update But I get the below error: E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be ...
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How to fix error: “The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.”?

What does this error message mean? E:Type '‫‪ppa:kiwixteam/ppa‬‬' is not known on line 52 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read., E:The package lists or ...
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Can someone provide a real, correct and genuine sources.list for Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and I have been having all problems that I needed not to post a thread for to get answers, until I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid. Ubuntu is great but each ...
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How do you report a seriously outdated repository mirror?

Using mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu, switched to mirrors.us.kernel.org, and got... 59 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 152 MB of archives. http://mirrors....
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Emacs installation: E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list [duplicate]

I've searched and found information on this, but nothing that I've tried works. On Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I ran this command: sudo apt-get build-dep emacs And I got this error: Reading package lists....
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How to run software which requires the latest Intel modules

I used this utility to upgrade all of my Intel modules on my machine, but soon after learned that it was a really bad idea to upgrade these because of incompatibilities, and especially with Unity. I ...
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Red Triangle with an exclamation point [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04, having just installed it 2 weeks ago. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my only OS. I am a new user and I have to say I love the OS but I am having a difficult time learning it. I ...
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Terminal commands are not working Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

How do I fix this major issue: E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list What do I do to fix this? This is what I get when I open Synaptic Package ...
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What is apt-file update?

I was following these instructions and I have installed apt-file along with some other packages using: sudo apt-get install gnupg pbuilder ubuntu-dev-tools bzr-builddeb apt-file And now every time ...
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I can't find other pratners tab when I open ubuntu software center?

When I open the Software Centre there is no tab for other software partners. I am trying to install a third-party repository and can't find the page or edit button. I have tried clicking on every tab ...
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How to resolve hash sum mismatch — solution provided here does NOT work!

I have struggled for hours on end to fix a serious problem which started after the turn of the year. I cannot make Synaptic reload! I have read through the questions here as well as the answers. I ...
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What are the differences between Ubuntu download servers

Are all Ubuntu download servers an exact copy of the main server? Can a software be on a server but not be on another server? Can the version of a software be different on different servers? Where is ...
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How to get rid of this message about a failed install [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11 after its end of life. I then tried to install java from the repositories. However, the installation failed. Since then, every time I install some other package apt-get tries to ...
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Ubuntu armhf 404 packages! Please help! Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Ok so here is every error that I get during sudo apt-get update or any sudo apt-get operation BEFORE YOU LEAVE PLEASE READ! (thank you ^^) (Remembered to add this after finishing the text: I'm ...
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Software Sources: Select Best HTTPS Server

I travel to countries I don't trust--a lot. For example, Vietnam, the virus capital of the world. ESPECIALLY in these areas, but also at home in the USA, I want to remove (or reduce) the possibility ...
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Malformed line in the source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse), don't let me use update manager? [duplicate]

Here is the error hope i can get some help, i show you the update manager and the line of the error, if you need something else just ask for it. E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources....
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Software Updater not starting up

So my original problem was that I couldn't get the ubuntu software centre to startup, it would just freeze for a while loading and then would crash. So i tried to remove USC : Successfully When I ...
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How do you fix this kind of error type wget? [duplicate]

How do you fix this kind of error? E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list
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No editors installed to fix sources list

I 'm in Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm using it with crouton in a Chromebook, the terminal emulator it uses is UXTerm but it seems that it doesn't have any editor installed - gedit, nano and pico are all absent....
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Fitbit Graphical interface ubuntu

Fitbit snycs etc etc, I am just curious if anyone knows of software to go with it like windows has. (There is no issue with it syncing w the USB adapter and uploading the info 2 their server)
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Anyway to install stable Softwares in Ubuntu 14.10?

Is there anyway i can install stable version of softwares on Ubuntu 14.10? Because software that we install on Ubuntu 14.10 all of them are in Pre-release state like if i install vlc from software ...
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Can I install Kali tools on Ubuntu?

I want to know if there is any way to install Kali tools like sqlmap, nikto, john, aircrack-ng, ... on Ubuntu 12.04? If yes, then how should I proceed?
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How to List all software installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Uninstall them

I am beginner to Ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu desktop 14.04 and have tried to install PHP, Apache, MYSQL and PHPMYADMIN through terminal. I have tried many commands but have only installed Apache ...
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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Failed to install untrusted sources and failed to download update information

I changed my server from fastest available to main server, while trying to fix the issue with software manager (untrusted sources failing to install FYI) and I got an error. Here's an error I get: W:...
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About open source and closed source [closed]

I saw Google's Chrome OS which is running on the Chromebooks and Chromeboxes and I heard that Chrome OS is cosed-source on the Chroomeboks and the open-source version is called Chromium OS. So, Chrome ...