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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I cannot enable canonical partner and independent, why?

On Software and Updates under Other Software tab, I want to enable Canonical Partner and Independent, after I clicked the checkbox and input my password, the checkbox stay unchecked no matter how many ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS error when checking for software updates

Since 20th june 2013 I have tried running the software updater in ubuntu 12.04 LTS however it runs but returns this error W:Failed to fetch ...
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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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Problem upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

When I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 I got the following error message: E:Unable to parse package file ...
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Why do I get “404 not found” errors updating Ubuntu 11.04 (or other old versions)? [duplicate]

Whenever I am trying to install Compiz Config Settings Manager through Synaptic Package Manager , It shows the following error : I have tried it through the terminal. But it also shows ...
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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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How do I install the dpkg-dev package? Requires Ubuntu ISO

Please assist me in installing dpkg-dev. It requires me to insert "ubuntu 12.04.1 precise pangolin i386". I did download and burn the image onto a disk. Repeated the process..i.e. type sudo apt-get ...
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Software installed in ubuntu

I have a software installed in ubuntu in my PC. Can i make a .deb or .tar.bz2 file of this software from here so that i can install this software in another machine without having internet connection? ...
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How to recompile Vim?

I want to recompile Vim the exact same way Ubuntu has compiled it, but with one difference (ruby support). I have already compiled with Ruby support, but by using my own configure options, Vim ...
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Software sources crashes

Software sources crashes when I run it from terminal I get this error: sudo software-properties-gtk Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk", ...
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How I can I unsource my environment?

I have source my environment and some environment variables were set, but i need to shift back to my previous environment, how should i do it ? Is there any way to move to the last environment ?
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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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I can't remove a malformed line from my sources.list.d?

I tried to follow a poorly explained tutorial on how to install the Opera browser from the terminal. After this failed, I have not been able to get to the Software Center or the Software Updater. I ...
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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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Can´t install phpMyAdmin

I tried to install phpMyAdmin by running: sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin but I got the error message that phpMyAdmin cannot be found. I found the notice to activate the universe repository in my ...
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Cannot edit Software Sources after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04

I go to System Settings -> Software sources. I see there many Software sources with the comment "disabled on upgrade to raring". When I click on the check-button or select ppa name to edit/delete that ...
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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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How bad are duplicate entries in sources.list? [duplicate]

What is sources.list? Is it like 'registry?' How important is it it to keep it 'clean?' When I did sudo apt-get update the last lines to display were these: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Problems with duplicate sources. Help? [duplicate]

I am having some trouble with duplicate sources when trying to update version from 12.10 to 13.04 :( Here is my sources list, and then below that you can find the errors I get from the terminal: ...
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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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apt-get update fails to find some mirrors

I've configured my sources to use the mirrors:// "protocol" to find servers close to me, mainly since I move around a lot. However, for some reason it doesn't work for all the repos - when I run sudo ...
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Should I manually fix the distribution entry after OS upgrade? [duplicate]

I have upgraded to 13.04 with do-release-upgrade. During the upgrade, most of the repository sources will be disabled. Now that the upgrade is finished, and while looking which of them I want ...
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E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) [duplicate]

Hi guys I've just got this error message when i opened update manager: E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) any ideas how to solve this problem?
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Using 13.04 I get “Duplicate sources.list entry” warnings from i386 and AMD64 packages [duplicate]

I understand this was a bug in Oneric, but was fixed, so why is Raring trying to fetch both achetypes when I use APT in the terminal, and how do I fix it? I tried running YPPA and it says I have no ...
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how do I find location of packages

I am trying to install several things on my machine. For example php-pear. I need to put to location of the repository in sources.list How can I locate it?
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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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sources.list & sources.list.d in /etc/apt [duplicate]

I could find that there is a sources.list file as well as a sources.list.d directory in the /etc/apt directory. If I am not wrong, both are used to set up the deb files for the packages we need to ...
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How to install Emmet with gedit text editor in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I came to know about emmet plugin. Which is really awesome for writing markups. As I am a developer I am using gedit with zencoding plugin to write markup easily. Now as I ...
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Can't re-enable PPAs long after upgrade to 12.10

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 some time ago. I realize now that many of my PPAs were automatically disabled (as it always happens) Now, the issue is that I can't re-enable them, the Software Sources ...
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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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Which repository are free software on 12.04

I know restricted and multiverse are not free software, but what about source code and independent? EDIT : I'm referring to free as in freedom.
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How to find applications installed today?

Is there any command to list which applications have been installed today via apt-get or dpkg? Is there any other way to find this information?
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Editing sources.list

I have edited the sources.list file in order to install a distribution of ns2. However when I run sudo apt-get update command it gives a 404 error that the package could not be located. looking at ...
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I tried to update my ubuntu but not work. It appeared Failed to fetch http://archive…/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/universe/binary-i386/ [duplicate]

I tried to update my ubuntu but not work. I have changed and select other places from the software sources to other servers and tried and tried.. still get: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ATI HD 3600

How can I install my graphics card ATI HD 3600 on ubuntu 12.04 LTS ? please help me.
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source code for application launcher plasmoid

Can someone please show me where can i find the source code for the application launcher plasmoid? I am unable to find it on KDE base. Do I have to download entire source for KDE ?
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Why is some software not appearing in the “available software” options?

I have installed and used some applications such as Quod Libet and others on Ubuntu 12.04. When I go under settings to tell Ubuntu which software to use when opening specific files, Quod Libet and ...
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Can't open “ubuntu software center”, “software updater”, “software sources”, “language support” Malformed line 56 in source list

I get the following error: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the ...
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Failure to connect to archive.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

My computer cannot download anything via Ubuntu software center because it fails to connect to archive.ubuntu.com. I happen to have figured out the problem. It tries to use proxy to connect to ...
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How to safely download and gpg verify a Debian source package?

I need specific (source or binary) packages from Debian. Can I download the package using apt-get? How can I add the Debian repository to my sources.list so it only gets used on a by case base? ...
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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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Duplicate Sources [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate sources.list entry but cannot find the duplicates? How do I fix this? I tried doing the apt-get update but it didn't fix it. W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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error 503:Packages.gz naming problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: error 503: service unavailable when using apt-get update behind proxy Here is the detailed information(I have choosen the best source server): W:Failed to fetch ...
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Problem installing VirtualBox

When I try to install VirtualBox I get this message: CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal - Release i386 (20121017.2)' is required I do not know what to do...
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Packages not found despite correct /etc/apt/source.list

My /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main restricted universe multiverse deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-updates main restricted ...
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How to install rar (no installation candidate)?

I need the package rar. But I get this error whenever I try to install it: Reading package Lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package rar ist not available, but ...
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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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Is there a way to tell how a program in Synaptic was originally installed?

I'm running RStudio. There's an update available, but the update isn't in Synaptic. Synaptic is aware of RStudio, however, and shows that it is installed. I think I may have installed it initially by ...
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Could I make Ubuntu a rolling distro?

From what I understand, Debian testing/unstable/experimental are rolling release, right? Since Ubuntu is based on Debian, could I the Debian testing repo to my software sources and make my Ubuntu a ...
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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? ...