Refering to editing the software sources in Ubuntu. Can be done graphically through System Settings > Software Sources or from the command line using APT.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
146 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

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...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
11k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
753 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
787 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
277 views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to fix “E:Malformed line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? I recently updated to xubuntu 12.10 from an older suite. I followed instructions I found in other postings. cat ...
3
votes
1answer
228 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

software-properties-gtk does not start

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. Yesterday I noticed that software-properties-gtk does not work anymore. I have no idea why and what to do. When I start via Terminal I get the following output: ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

Are the source code of commercial version of open source software encrypted or hidden from being manipuated [closed]

Commercial version of open source softwares are the main source of revenue for canonical, red head team, oracle [for MYSQL], etc. So my question is do all these source codes hidden or encrypted from ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
3k views

Change software sources from the command line

When I want to change the mirror I am using for updates, I can open the Software Centre, and go to Edit->Software Sources, and from there select another server. This then goes through my ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Sound recorder not responding, Ubuntu 12.10

I don't know what is causing this. I've noticed lately after upgrading the computer at church to Ubuntu 12.10, the sound recorder will not record when the record button is pressed, and when I press ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Cannot run command sudo apt-get update and getting error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can’t open Software Center due to a malformed line Error as follows: avish@avish-Aspire-one:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Malformed line 43 in source list ...
6
votes
1answer
16k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Failed to download repository

W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/Release Unable to find expected entry 'univers/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) , ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

problems after update with libdrm

I've got problem with updating. Sorry for polish language in log, but it is default language in my system. I'm using ubuntu 12.04 gnome remix. Anybody know how to fix it? Należy uruchomić ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Building LMMS: “Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!”

I tried to build Linux MultiMedia studio from the source of the SourceForge git:// repository under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32b: git clone git://lmms.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/lmms/lmms cd lmms git ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Unable to access software sources

Also when trying to access it from Ubuntu software center the entry that says "Edit software sources" is greyed out. Finally when running cp /usr/share/applications/software-properties-gtk.desktop ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Undo repository upgrade

I recently added deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main to my sources.list and did an upgrade. This has screwed a few things up and I would like to revert back to my previous ...
0
votes
2answers
331 views

Problem with the “sudo apt-get update” command

I'm a beginner when it comes to the Linux environment. I recently tried to install some extensions in Linux. I've entered some commands like: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool and then when I ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to install graphics drivers (no additional drivers under software sources)?

I am using ubuntu gnome remix 12.10 with ATI mobility radeon HD 4300 graphics card. Software sources do not show any additional drivers. How do I install the graphics drivers for my system? $ lspci | ...
0
votes
1answer
650 views

unable to add/remove program in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

** my problem is as following: unable to add/remove any program using either update-manager or Synaptic Package Manager or terminal update-manager is asking for partial upgrade and while updating ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Softwares and lib files

I have been using suse until now. I am trying to learn Ubuntu and I need to install some packages and library files but I could not find some (maybe due to they are named different from suse). For ...
4
votes
2answers
9k views

“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 ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

a basic doubt about building from source

Suppose I installed a Debian package using the Ubuntu Software Center, and then suppose I wish to install the same program by compiling it from source. Then can I simply proceed by installing the same ...
2
votes
2answers
161 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

“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 ...
8
votes
4answers
61k views

'Some index files failed to download' while updating

When running sudo apt-get update I get these following errors: Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

sudo apt-get update showing error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read When I am trying to run this command sudo apt-get update ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

No puedo actualizar las actualizaciones en ubuntu 12.10? / Cannot update in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? He intentado actualizarlo, llendo al dash, entrar a actualizacion de software y esperar a que me diga que actualizara. Pero me ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Update Manager won't open (error related to pythonverbose)

I'm having an issue with update-manager. Last night, my computer restart suddenly during the update process. Now it won't open and it keep appearing on the notifier with a message warning that an ...
5
votes
2answers
823 views

apt sources.list disabled on upgrade to 12.04

After a do-release-upgrade, I'm now running ubuntu 12.04 LTS, as indicated below > lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release: ...
5
votes
1answer
213 views

Why is there a minus sign instead of a check mark in the software sources configuration window?

After an initial installation of Ubuntu, the software sources window has check marks on main, universe, restricted, and multiverse, but a minus sign on source code. Nevertheless, all deb-src ...
3
votes
2answers
852 views

Where is “apt-cache search”?

Wish to search apt repositories with CLI tool. Did that in the past with: apt-cache search <search_term> Don't find apt-cache package: # apt-get install apt-cache Reading package lists... ...
-1
votes
1answer
625 views

12.04 to 12.10 Upgrade - Software channels problem

I tried to update Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, but I encountered a problem. The files downloaded in the first step of the update. It then went on to the second step, but it failed when it reached ...
0
votes
1answer
789 views

Other software checkboxes in software sources are not working after update to 12.10

When I'm trying to enable some sources in "other software" in "software sources" I see an auth prompt, but when I'm insert password, I see no changes of checkboxes states. What can I do to fix this?
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Stop Ubuntu from upgrading with specific updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent Thunderbird from updating automatically? I have PPA installed on my Ubuntu 12.04 system and it keeps prompting me with an update for a certain ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

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 ...
10
votes
5answers
43k views

Solving the Ubuntu 12.04 Update Error: (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

Problem Description: Each time i try to download the updates for my operating system (Ubuntu 12.04) i get the following list of error messages: W:Failed to fetch ...
0
votes
2answers
885 views

Why does the Software Centre ask me to install untrusted packages?

I am trying to install Darktable on my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit desktop computer. When I attempt to install it through the Ubuntu Software Centre I get a warning: "Requires installation of untrusted ...
13
votes
6answers
63k views

How do I add a line to my /etc/apt/sources.list?

I am updating my Tor on Ubuntu and it states: Do not use the packages in Ubuntu's universe. You'll need to set up our package repository before you can fetch Tor. It then states that I have to ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Error 404 in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? How is fix this problem? W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/[distro]/partner/source/Sources 404 Not Found ...
1
vote
0answers
535 views

Apt Problem. Can't Update (Total noob) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? Error report after “sudo apt-get update” I am new to linux, and ...
1
vote
1answer
765 views

How to update the USB Ubuntu (ISO) with new software [closed]

I have Peppermint (based on Ubuntu) running of USB. Its bascially an ISO image that loads using Grub4Dos. Problem is that I each time I load Ubuntu - and want to use i.e. teamviewer or Firefox...I ...
4
votes
2answers
506 views

Odd characters in archive update

I'm trying out Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a home server and the update is not working. Not sure why. I've done a sudo su and apt-get update. After which I get the following: Err gb.archive.ubuntu.com ...