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)

2
votes
1answer
127 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
267 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? ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

How to backup and restore sources when upgrading to a newer version?

If I copy/paste the /etc/apt dir or just sources.list for that matter to a newer version, I will still have sources named for the old version (saucy for axample) which is not right. For example: deb ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

Software Properties will not run

I can't configure repositories and things on my Kubuntu 14.04 LTS system. When I run kdesudo software-properties-kde it asks me for my password then gives this traceback message: Traceback (most ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Can't install from Ubuntu Software Center in 13.04

I am a new user to Ubuntu, presently using Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit. I can't install any software from the Ubuntu Software Center. I am getting errors such as: failed to download repository information.
1
vote
1answer
787 views

Problems with software installation after kernel update

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. I decided to install Linux kernel 3.10 which was released recently so, i downloaded the kernel and header packages from kernel.ubuntu.com since it's not in raring ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
389 views

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 ...
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
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

Ubuntu 12.04 updater not working

This is the error I keep on getting when I try to update anything. Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release amd64 (20121017.5) quantal InRelease Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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) ...
0
votes
1answer
200 views

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" ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

Software Center - “Edit->Software Sources” disabled

I am trying to download winHQ from here. When trying to add the WineHQ PPA Repository (as detailed in the link above) after opening Ubuntu Software Center I cannot select Edit->Software Sources. The ...
2
votes
0answers
11 views

Verbose debugging from apt-get

I've created what I THINK are correct local mirrors of the Ubuntu repositories locally. When I attempt to do an apt-get install on a package that SHOULD be there, it always returns: Reading package ...
2
votes
0answers
102 views

Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: ...
2
votes
0answers
335 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
318 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Synaptic Package Manager -E-“cache open”, E - Default-Release not available

In an attempt to re-install Bash I tried to open Synaptic Package Manager but got this message E: The value 'precise-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

Customized sources.list for custom live CD

I recently built myself a custom live CD of Xubuntu 14.04.1. This live CD is used to distribute to my customers to install on their machines with a set of pre-installed applications, some of which are ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Possible to replicate sources.list as individual sources.list.d .list files?

I'm using puppet's apt module, & I'd like to clear out sources.list & have the same structure as individual sources.list.d .list files. I've tried several variations on the formatting of the ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Does the “security” repository provides anything not found in the “updates” repository?

For the limited number of package I looked at (e.g. apache), I found that the package version in the updates repository is always newer than or equal to the version available in the security ...
1
vote
0answers
132 views

Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
1
vote
0answers
77 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
81 views

Why is my “Other Software” tab in Software Sources blank?

I can't install apps or software on ubuntu 12.04LTS. The other software tab in my software sources is empty. what should I 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

uninstalling lib-proxy0 leads absence of software sources

I uninstalled lib-proxy0 from the software center. But then the ubuntu software sources and system setting disappeared from Dash/home. I tried to install it with sudo apt-get install software-center ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Advanced Full Screen Debugger (AFD) with NASM

I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux and studying a subject of assembly language which uses NASM and AFD on a DOS machine. I installed NASM successfully, generated a .com and .lst file successfully but need AFD to ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Problems with USB devices

I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux, but I've been using it in quite a while and I'm enjoying so much! But since I edited my /etc/apt/sources.list file I've had a problem with downloading packages, ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

How can I correct a 502 Proxy Error for a single source when updating sources on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am behind a proxy on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and need to add the source for MakerBot software and install the makerware software. When I add the source and run the command to update package lists, I get ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
188 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
164 views

Debootstrap Warning during installation - 12.04 LTS Server - VMWare Virtual Machine

Created a virtual machine in VMware and pointed to my fresh download of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. Attempted install a few times and receive a "Debootstrap warning" that reads: Warning: ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Software & Updates cannot be launched from Gnome Control Center

I cannot launch Software & Updates from Gnome Control Center. Problem started after I updated to Saucy. However, running sudo software-properties-gtk works fine. And this is what I have in ...
0
votes
0answers
143 views

xubuntu: weird boot screen and errors after reboot

I have installed Xubuntu and tried to install playonlinux to be able to install iTunes (for the iTunes store mostly). And to be able to play C&C Tiberian Dawn (cncnet.org) When I boot, the only ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Removing apt sources not defined in sources.list

In trying to remove some services from my box I've discovered that for some reason old sources which I've removed from the /etc/apt/sources.list file are still being queried when I run apt-get update. ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

What is the difference among various options of source package download?

I want to download source package of eglibc. I get three options eglibc_2.17-97.dsc, eglibc_2.17.orig.tar.xz, eglibc_2.17-97.debian.tar.xz. Please explain me the differences among these options and ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Ubuntu installer missing packages

I'm net booting the precise installer from a PXE server and serving packages from the ISO image over HTTP. I setup my PXE using the netboot files from the same ISO image, which I downloaded from ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Updating from 13.04 to 13.10 problem

I had an exclamation point inscribed in a triangle come up on the top right of the screen. I look around for what it could be. I ran command sudo apt-get update I got the following error multiple ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

Qt Creator Problems

When you open the Qt Creator you get the Welcome screen. When I click anything it opens a new window that is see though. Also now it will only stay open for a few mins then it just closes. What ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Backup only some packages and restore after new installation

I have ubuntu 13.04, I downloaded kubuntu 13.10 and I want to install it over my old ubuntu I'm using now. I would like to save the software list and restore it after a fresh kubuntu 13.10 ...