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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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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apt-get gets “duplicate source entries” and two architectures

Since I upgraded to Oneiric apt-get seems to ignore my architecture and gets the sources for both, amd64 AND i386, files from the repositoreis. this leads to constant "duplicate source entries" errors....
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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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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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Can source code PPA be safely deleted?

So I was wondering.. Whenever you add an PPA, you always get 2 entries. One "normal" PPA and a source code PPA (the one that says (source) at the end of the line). Since I am normally not interested ...
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Why do I receive the “duplicate sources” error message during an Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD session?

When I boot the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop Live CD and run the command sudo apt-get update, the final messages are the warning messages below. Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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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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How to revert software sources back to default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? I had a little problem with the sources of my update, I'm ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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Upgrading 10.04LTS -> 10.10 using custom sources

I'm trying to upgrade to 10.10 from 10.04 LTS using a custom sources.list file that points to an unofficial mirror*. The mirror does have maverick, but I get the following output when upgrading: ...
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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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None of the software I have bought can be installed in 13.04, how can I get it all back? [duplicate]

I have attempted to reinstall previous purchases via the software center. I am aware that some of the trashier devs (super meat boy) have decided to drop support for Linux, so the software center ...
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“Software sources” crashes since I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I recently updated my PC from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Now “Software sources” crashes when I try to open it directly from Unity or from ...
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How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? I had problems with my movie player. The sound was fine but the picture seemed to hesitate or stick or pause every ...
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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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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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Do '..-backports' repositories automatically take precedence over the standard repos? in sources.list

Is the order of ..-backports repositories in sources.list significant? ...or does ..-backports take precedence over the standard entries, regardless of placement? Are the two following examples ...
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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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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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Why do I need to run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? If I wanted to install some software like below. Why do I need to run the sudo apt-get update before ...
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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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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 firefox-...
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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 apt-...
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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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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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libgtk2.0-common fails to build with Gdk-2.0.gir error, Type reference 'GdkPixbuf' not found

I'm trying to build gtk, but it fails. Here's what I'm doing: sudo apt-get build-dep libgtk2.0-common apt-get source libgtk2.0-common cd gtk+2.0-2.22.0/ gedit gtk/gtktreeview.c & #...editing a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...