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 use a sources list generator

I've been trying to install packages using terminal but I keep getting errors and it turns out my sources.list file is really messed up. So I found this webstite that generates a sources.list file ...
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How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error?

Every once in a while I see users having issues to update due to errors like this: E:Type 'ain' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/some-ppa.list' with varying types/line ...
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Ignoring file 'google.list’' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension

when i do "sudo apt-get update" following output is generated at the end:- N: Ignoring file 'google.list’' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension Any ...
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Cannot install anything in the terminal [on hold]

Mein leute ich bin sozusagen fast linux anfänger :Dich kann nur das nötigste und das auch nicht immer alles.(also seid mir nicht all zu böse wenn ich unsinn laber) Also ich hab jetzt versucht mir ...
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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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KWIC concordance software

I am using UBUNTU trusty Thar. I was searching for a KWIC CONCORDANCE software for indexing and concordance of a book. Can any one help me in finding the software please!!!
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Duplicate sources.list entry Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install one software but showing this error.
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Download trouble [duplicate]

I'm running 13.04, and have started having problems downloading anything through the software center. When I click on a piece of software, there is no description other than: "available from the "main ...
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Choosing a source for update

How can I choose the address http://ir.archive.ubuntu.com/ for ubuntu update and package download?
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Ubuntu 12.10 Update: Failed to fetch Error: non-PPA sources, non-CDROM sources [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to go to 13.04 to eventually reach 14.04. I tried these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RaringUpgrades But I have the issue that when I run ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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Is movie gear avilable for Ubuntu?

Back in windows I have used Movie gear to crate GIF files. I would like to know wheather it is availble in Ubuntu. If not please list out similar softwares.
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Where can I found software sources?

I have Ubuntu 10.04. I want to upgrade it to 12.04 SO I found the following steps on Ubuntu.com. I hope that is correct way. The first step is to go to System/Administration/Software Sources. But I ...
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How to fix Duplicate sources.list entry?

I keep getting this warning whenever I try to run sudo apt-get update. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386 Packages ...
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Update failed, what to do? [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-lts-quantal/linux-image-3.5.0-52-generic_3.5.0-52.78~precise1_amd64.deb Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com' Failed to fetch ...
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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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E: Type 'ports' is not known on line 37 in source list /etc/apt/sources [duplicate]

Is using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am facing this error when am trying to update with: sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ports' is not known on line 37 in source list ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to cleanup/organize software sources list

I have been installing and deleting several Ubuntu OSes of different versions in VMs and dual boots, but I do have a main Ubuntu OS that I never reformat. Instead I use it as my primary OS and kept ...
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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 ...
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the best site to find ppa repositories

yes I am looking for sites like ubuntuupdates.org/ppas I am looking for a site where I can get a list of every single ppa or at-least quite a few I was told their is a site that lists all of them so I ...
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Synchronize source software

I have three computers with Ubuntu. I know how that there's a way to synchronize packages installed from the Ubuntu Software Center, but... what if I want to synchronize software from source? Do you ...
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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 ...
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Does anyone thyed MacBuntu pack?

I have tryed it and got problems with my laptop (my CPU is heavily loading). Wheter could it could happen because of this package ? I've been followed by this instructions: ...
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Deleted apt sources.list file

I accidentally deleted my sources.list file in the apt folder and now none of my apt commands are working. I tried to download the list again but couldn't find the link. I am using Ubuntu 10.04. Can ...
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There are no repos [closed]

I have PC Engines Apu . I wanted to install Linux to Apu over PXE. I m trying to install this on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS #yum install tftp-server syslinux httpd dhcpd There ...
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Why in source.list we MUST set distro name version?

I can't understand why things like this still exists? deb /ubuntu raring| main I mean any developer know that redundancy makes more mistakes and harder for maintain. Why we can't just put URL here and ...
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PPA for Ubuntu 12.04

I have been trying to add a PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and keep getting errors like: W: Failed to fetch http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/dists/<release-main>/Release.gpg Unable to connect to ...
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how to install softwares without internet or terminal [duplicate]

the main problem i saw in ubuntu is the difficulty of installing software,many peoples are lazy to work with terminal, isnt there any way to install softwares without internet or terminal,like in ...
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Sudo apt-get update problem 12.04

Please Guys help me to fix this issues with update my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop: Get:38 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en [3,341 kB] Fetched 24.5 MB in 7min 9s (57.1 kB/s) ...
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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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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 & Updates : server changes automatically to “Custom servers”

I set "Server for India" In Software & Updates as following: But It randomly (after some days) & automatically sets to "Custom servers" as following: How to stop changing this? Because ...
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Do files at /etc/apt/sources.list.d need to have an extension '.list'?

In /etc/apt/sources.list.d I have several files for custom repositories. All the names of those files end with .list. Is it obligatory that files in that folder should end with that extension? If ...
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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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How do I update to the most recent version of KMyMoney?

I'm a relative newbie to Ubuntu (10.04). I'm converting from Windows to Ubuntu, and the last piece of the puzzle is installing a substitute for Microsoft Money; e.g. KmyMoney. I have installed ...
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How to change the repository location while installing from live cd?

I am installing 14.04 from a live CD. While installing, it downloads updates from the Internet. I see it is currently downloading from http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ Is there any way I can change ...
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Why can not I update? [duplicate]

I run lsb_release -a Output: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise I run: nano /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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Upgrade from 13.04 to 14.04

I have Kubuntu 13.04 (unsupported release), and want to upgrade it to 14.04. When I'm trying to run do-release-upgrade I got this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How do I enable the “partner” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "partner" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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list.save and list.distUpgrade

This is more of a curiosity question as I try to get a better understanding of apt and package management. I'm seeing that in my /etc/apt/ and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folders I have very or ...
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AWN Themes and applets

I would like to install more applets and themes to AWN, since it's so hard to configure/personalize. Does anybody know where I could find this resources?
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urbackup installation problem in ubuntu12.04

after ./configure I run make command but I got this error how to fix it... libtool: link: (cd ".libs" && rm -f "liburbackupserver.so" && ln -s "liburbackupserver.so.0.0.0" ...
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12.04 No new release found for upgrade

when i log into my server, I see the following message Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 2.6.38-15-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ 0 packages can be updated. 0 ...
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possible DNS problem unable to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com

I just upgraded my ubuntu server via command line to version 12.04. I was on 11.10, so when I upgraded I have to switch the sources in source.list to the old-releases.ubuntu.com source. Everything ...
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Which version of Banshee in repos with Ubuntu 14.04

I need to know which version of Banshee is the one in repos of Ubuntu 14.04 According to http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/sound/banshee It is 2.9.0+really2.6.2-2ubuntu2, so its is 2.9.0 OR 2.6.2?? ...
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Should I edit sources.list*?

I've recently updated to Ubuntu 14.04, which is also when I started using the nvidia 331 proprietary driver. When installing updates, I would get prompted with the 'Not all updates can be installed' ...
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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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How can I get the source code of the sound drivers in ubuntu?

I have dual boot windows and ubuntu. Ubuntu can correctly detect and play my ESS 1969 sound card. So, I was thinking of the source code of ubuntu driver so that I can compile and run it on my windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Software Center - Edit->Software Sources disabled

The button in Software Center→Edit→Software sources... is disabled. Is there another way to reach it or simple enable the button? What could be causing it? If I know I can fix it myself ...