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 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 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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How to install a Java program from source

How I can install TubeMaster++ from SourceForge ?
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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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“Failed to fetch” while updating

I'm trying to update from ubuntu 12.10 lately but I keep getting the "Failed to fetch" error. W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/Release Unable to find ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to sort lines in a text file from the terminal?

I have to sort the GPA in a file for my class lab. The teacher uses putty, for those of us that chose to use Ubuntu in the class, we have no idea how to do the command for ascending sort and ...
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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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How can I get add-apt-repository to work?

Whenever I try to add a repository via the command line, I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, in <module> ...
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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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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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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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Add a Personal Package Archive (PPA)

I cann't Add a Personal Package Archive (PPA) to Software Sources when I write ppa: location. and Click Add Source the buttone don't worke what should I do?
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why is Ubuntu 12.10/12.04.1 adding unsupported updates by default?

after installing Ubuntu 12.04.1 and 12.10 respectively for over a few times, i noticed that within the Software Sources, by default, the Unsupported Updates (precise backports / quantal backports) are ...
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Receiving “Please insert CD error” when trying to install xubuntu desktop in 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install xfce desktop. When I tried to install Xubuntu desktop, I got the following message. sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Media change: please insert ...
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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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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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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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How do I fix “E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 'X' in source list” error?

This is the error I'm getting from using sudo apt-get update E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-precise.list How can I fix this?
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sudo apt-get update error ubuntu 12.04

Hi I'm new in Linux and I need your help :) Every time when i type sudo apt-get update it shows: alphaog@alphaog-HP-Pavilion-DV7:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source ...
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Error in all app installations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Malformed line 6” error in my /etc/apt/sources.list 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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Installing gcc in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install gcc on my computer. To do this, I ran the following command: sudo apt-get install build-essential As this runs, it connects (or tries to connect) to the server ...
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My Unity Desktop Broken because of MyUnity

I've just installed MyUnity in Ubuntu 12.04 and changed the system font style but suddenly it crashed. I tried to boot it again but it crash again and again. So I log in via guest and remove MyUnity ...
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GIMP 2.7.5 crashed theme and applications

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I was using GIMP 2.6 from the repo but I read that GIMP 2.7 has merged windows, I wish I hadn't but I wondered it and added the following PPA: matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn After ...
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Rhythmbox build error

I'm trying to build Rhythmbox in order to fix a bug, but am running into problems doing so. I downloaded the source using sudo apt-get source rhythmbox afterwhich I ran configure with the argument ...