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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“E: The list of sources could not be read.” while trying to update [duplicate]

i am get this error while trying to run update command mostafa@mostafa-Satellite-C660:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list ...
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Fresh Server 14.04 install: “Unable to locate package (xyz)” for everything; How do I edit sources.list?

I can't install anything with apt-get on my fresh 14.04 Server installation. I get Unable to locate package [xyz] for everything I try. sudo apt-get update does nothing. This page implies that I need ...
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Why is GNOME Software Center not included in Ubuntu GNOME (14.04/14.10)?

So I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (which included GNOME 3.10) and noticed that GNOME Software Center isn't included and isn't available through the repositories. Then I tried installing Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: ...
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How to fix the following error during an update? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80] E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ...
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Synaptic Package Manager -E-“cache open”, E - Default-Release not available

In an attempt to re-install Bash I tried to open Synaptic Package Manager but got this message E: The value 'precise-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in ...
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Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.lis [duplicate]

When I I try to install any program, I get this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read.
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Keryx Installation error [duplicate]

Dependency is not satisfiable: python(<2.7) What is the meaning of this error? And how do I troubleshoot ?
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Trying to PXE Install 14.04 with local mirror, but install keeps reaching out to canonical IPs

I have a local mirror setup with apt-mirror, my /etc/apt/mirror.list file is included at the bottom of this post. Even though I have all of the repo's I can think of defined for some reason my VMs ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 updater not working

This is the error I keep on getting when I try to update anything. Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release amd64 (20121017.5) quantal InRelease Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ ...
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Customized sources.list for custom live CD

I recently built myself a custom live CD of Xubuntu 14.04.1. This live CD is used to distribute to my customers to install on their machines with a set of pre-installed applications, some of which are ...
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Possible to replicate sources.list as individual sources.list.d .list files?

I'm using puppet's apt module, & I'd like to clear out sources.list & have the same structure as individual sources.list.d .list files. I've tried several variations on the formatting of the ...
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GPG ERROR NO_PUBKEY : WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! [closed]

I have just stared to receive some strange errors regarding GPG keys. Namely I have just added ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test and wanted to update and after that I got this: W: GPG error: ...
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How to backup and restore sources when upgrading to a newer version?

If I copy/paste the /etc/apt dir or just sources.list for that matter to a newer version, I will still have sources named for the old version (saucy for axample) which is not right. For example: deb ...
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Where are the Programs in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu and linux world. Where can I see the list of all programs installed in ubuntu ? Ex: If I want to launch "terminal". I need to click the upper left icon and type "terminal". Where ...
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Is it better to use the UK or USA server? [duplicate]

I live in the UK, so it should be better to use the UK ones. But, the USA one is more likely to be well maintained and have the better connection speed. Which should I use - is there a testing tool, ...
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Select mirror during installation from live mode

Without customising the Ubuntu live image, is it possible to select a mirror during installation? If not, what are the options available? I can think of customising the image, or somehow using ...
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How to use a sources list generator

I've been trying to install packages using terminal but I keep getting errors and it turns out my sources.list file is really messed up. So I found this webstite that generates a sources.list file ...
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Ignoring file 'google.list’' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension

when i do "sudo apt-get update" following output is generated at the end:- N: Ignoring file 'google.list’' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension Any ...
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Is movie gear avilable for Ubuntu?

Back in windows I have used Movie gear to crate GIF files. I would like to know wheather it is availble in Ubuntu. If not please list out similar softwares.
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Where can I found software sources?

I have Ubuntu 10.04. I want to upgrade it to 12.04 SO I found the following steps on Ubuntu.com. I hope that is correct way. The first step is to go to System/Administration/Software Sources. But I ...
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How to install a 'patch' program?

I am unable to install patch program. It is showing: unable to locate packages. Also the folder etc/apt/sources.list is showing main restricted How to overcome this?
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Choosing a source for update

How can I choose the address http://ir.archive.ubuntu.com/ for ubuntu update and package download?
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There are no repos [closed]

I have PC Engines Apu . I wanted to install Linux to Apu over PXE. I m trying to install this on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS #yum install tftp-server syslinux httpd dhcpd There ...
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PPA for Ubuntu 12.04

I have been trying to add a PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and keep getting errors like: W: Failed to fetch http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/dists/<release-main>/Release.gpg Unable to connect to ...
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how to install softwares without internet or terminal [duplicate]

the main problem i saw in ubuntu is the difficulty of installing software,many peoples are lazy to work with terminal, isnt there any way to install softwares without internet or terminal,like in ...
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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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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 [duplicate]

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 ...