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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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“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 ...
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'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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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... ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is the release id while adding references to source list?

I am following a guide to install some program in Ubuntu. It says add the following line to your source list and replace lucid with your current Ubuntu release: deb ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 update and graphics card update

I have recently updated my Dell M101z system to Ubuntu 12.04. But now there is some problem with the Videos. So I guess I need to update the graphics driver. I tried following command: sudo apt-get ...
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How can I install Cinelerra on Kubuntu? [closed]

Hope s.o. can help me .... According to a page I found I should do this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cinelerra-ppa/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinelerra But that led to the ...
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How to fix “Duplicate sources.list entry” warning? [duplicate]

Every time I try to do some update (sudo apt-get update) it says: Reading package lists ... ready W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ need /partner amd64 Packages ...
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Ubuntu Software Source File Error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? Whenever I try to install any software using terminal or by entering sudo apt-get update, the result is: E: ...
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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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Ubuntu Software Centre not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? While trying to install Ubuntu restricted extras package from the ubuntu ...
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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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Unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 12.04?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) but 4:0.7.2.1ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: ...
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How to resolve fetch error while update packages on ubuntu server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error This is same problem which questioned many time on askubuntu, but still there are no perfect ...
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Ubuntu Software Center starts, then crashes before fully loaded [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software center not opening I am brand new to Linux and Ubuntu, and I couldn't install GIMP without the software center. I looked up earlier how to fix it, and it said ...
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Why are the latest releases of programs not in the Software Centre? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? The way I understand the Ubuntu project from a corporate point of view is that companies can ...
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Alternative to sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/web

I found this steps to install SoapUI: http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/04/how-...b-service.html but I cannot connect because a proxy. Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How to fix “/etc/apt/sources.list” could not be read error?

I tried to reinstall sopcast with the following command: sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list but nothing happened, then I try the next command: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com ...
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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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Is it impossible to update 9.10 since it is no longer supported? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software on an old now unsupported Ubuntu version? My organization has a server that has been running karmic for a long time. I'm working on a replacement ...
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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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404 can not update natty multiverse

It first happend about a week ago that I received this error message the first time. It shows up daily. W:Failed to fetch ...
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I have a misspelling in a repository source file, and it's lousing up my ability to download

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04, and because of rebooting issues, I was downloading boot-repair using the live CD. I've been able to get into 11.04, but now I can't do any more ...
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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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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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Are the source repositories required for a normal user?

It was always my impression that Ubuntu was a binary package distro and that developer sources for various packages were supplied in separate sources repos, if required. It seems that my sources.list ...
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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 do I enable the source code repositories?

I need to install build-dependencies of something, how do I ensure the source code section of my software sources is enabled?