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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404 error when trying to update

Last 14 days I am having problem in upgrading. Each time when I attempt to upgrade, I get a message (See attached image). Please help me in solving this issue
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Is it possible to remove all the packages installed from a specific repository?

I would like to remove every package that came from the Multiverse repository. What is the best way to do this?
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Unable to locate package pkgconfig

I try to install Ruby on Ubuntu 12. There is one of the commands which gives me an error E: Unable to locate package pkgconfig sudo apt-get install build-essential openssl libreadline6 ...
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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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My apt-get update is taking too much and finally error?

I was trying apt-get update but from an over night wait i found this !! Also my software centre is showing , when i click some software to install it shows it is from multiverse source or ...
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Errors running apt-get update after upgrading to 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? I recently updated my Chromebook that was running Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and since updating, whenever I run ...
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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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Used sources.list of 11.10 in 10.10, how do I resolve a partial upgrade?

Recently I had to install some new packages in my server, but the version of Ubuntu (10.10-maverick) is not supported anymore. So, when I tried with apt-get update, I got lots of 404 not found ...
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Difference between programs in Software Centre and Launchpad PPA

On several Ubuntu sites such as OMG Ubuntu there are summaries of new ppa's. These are useful programs, but they don't appear in the Software Center. However, in the center there are programs that ...
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sudo apt-get update giving error about duplicate

Getting an error about duplicate sources, how can I get around this?
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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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having problems with update manager

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu system, but cannot do anything with the Update Manager. It loads up 3/4 of the way and then says: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem ...
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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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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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How to get the eglibc source code used by Ubuntu?

How do I get the source code for eglibc in a format that will allow stepping through the source with gdb? I have tried using apt-get source libc6-dev and that works for getting the source code, but ...
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How do I run Firefox nightly on 10.10?

How does one install firefox nightly on ubuntu maveric (10.10) ? This is what I have done so far sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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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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What are the (possible) future plans for Ubuntu-izing 3rd party software (please read details)?

I know the title is confusing, because honestly it is hard to find the correct title. What I am asking is basically, in light of unity, ubuntu-one and other such projects, is Canonical/The Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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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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How to install a Java program from source

How I can install TubeMaster++ from SourceForge ?
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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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I am unable to update ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Says check internet connection

I cannot install my updates. I used the following information How do I fix a "Failed to download package files" error? but it didn't work. In the software sources window under the "ubuntu ...
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I need the default set of software sources to recover my installation

I just had the default ones. They are ALL gone. I can't install any software at all. I am using Kubuntu 11.04 x86. I have no idea why they disappeared. They just did. :/ How do I get the default ...
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Update gets stuck unpacking bad package, won't continue without it

Removing the package from cache, and disabling Recommended Updates in Software Sources gives me an error saying I need to install this package. I've tried to update several times, but it keeps ...
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determining the source for a package upgrade

Running aptitude dist-upgrade on my system currently results in an attempt to upgrade a few packages. All of these packages are being flagged as "untrusted packages" which "could compromise your ...
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Software Center crash, sources.list error 13.04

I'm having a problem with Software Center since I tried to add Spotify repositories to sources.list. It doesn't open at all. I tried reinstalling Software Center, but it sends this error: E:Type ...
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Issues with Software Sources [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software on an old now unsupported Ubuntu version? I just got a problem with software installation and software sources on my Ubuntu. I cant use ...
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Install different versions of software

A particular software (GRASS GIS) I need is available in two different versions - stable(6.4.0) and unstable(7.0). Stable one is available in Ubuntu repository while developmental one can be installed ...
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Verbose debugging from apt-get

I've created what I THINK are correct local mirrors of the Ubuntu repositories locally. When I attempt to do an apt-get install on a package that SHOULD be there, it always returns: Reading package ...
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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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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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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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Dash icon does not work

Below is the contents in the ubuntu-software-center-desktop file. The Dash Home does not show the contents when it is opened up. The Icon is black and does not respond when you place your courser ...
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Adding repository

The official documentation page to install opera says to add this: deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free Somehow this: http://deb.opera.com/opera/ ended up in the url field of ...
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Can't update Ubuntu 12.04 - failed to fetch repository info

I have a freshly installed 12.04. Running the update manager gives me this: I even changed my update server ( by selecting "Select Best Server" ). Checking around the net gave me no solutions. I ...
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Will Adobe Reader 9.5.3 be offered in partner repository?

Will there be an Ubuntu package in the Canonical Partner repository for the security update Adobe Reader 9.5.3? ...
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“Malformed line 6” error in my /etc/apt/sources.list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? I'm new to Ubuntu so I don't really know much yet. I encountered this problem while on the terminal: E: Malformed ...
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how can i solve this problem in error during update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? I received this error message during an update and I do not know how to solve? could not initialize the package ...
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Multiple identical items in software sources other software [duplicate]

After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64, I have multiple duplicate items, three each of "Conical Partners-software packaged by Canonical for their partners" and "Conical Partners-software ...
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Packages don't show up after adding ppa

I added ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/firefox-aurora/ubuntu oneiric and ppa:banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu oneiric to my software sources, then did apt-get update. However, after selecting their specific ...
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bisig PPA causing 404 error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I need default source list for ubuntu 10.04. Can anybody help me? Here is Mine:--- # Ubuntu supported packages deb ...
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Can I add a regular download link to Software Sources or 'sources.list'?

in software sources i see a lot of links that don't link to lanchpad.net http://deb.playonlinux.com/ oreiric main http://dl.google.com/linuxearth/deb/ stable main http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu ...
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Where can I find my original 'sources.list' file?

Note: If you have lost and want to recreate your /etc/apt/sources.list file, please use the Ubuntu Source Generator, with the appropriate choices. Warning: any custom repositories you added to your ...
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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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Sources missing in /etc/apt/sources.list, how do I get them back?

Somehow my Ubuntu install can't find what I believe to be very common packages.... E: Unable to locate package php5-curl E: Unable to locate package php5-gd I know this has something to do with my ...
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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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Unable to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

When I try to edit sources.list file using the command: $:gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list It request for administrative password and when I type the password, It says incorrect and try again.What ...
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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 ...