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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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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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 ...
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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? ...
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How to fix gpg not available error?

I am trying to kickstart an Ubtuntu installtion using an existing one. I rsynced the home dir and am now in the process of duplicating the installed packages. Since I have some extra ppa in my setup, ...
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Software Sources: Select Best HTTPS Server

I travel to countries I don't trust--a lot. For example, Vietnam, the virus capital of the world. ESPECIALLY in these areas, but also at home in the USA, I want to remove (or reduce) the possibility ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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I can't change the mirror in the software center

In order to change the mirror we're using for updates, the procedure is to open the Software Centre, and go to Edit->Software Sources. There I can see the option "download from" and when I click it, ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Unable to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS by using 'sudo apt-get update'

When I'm trying to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got this error message: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
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Software/games compatibility with Ubuntu from Windows platform w/out emulator

I would like to know if anyone has come across a stable and reliable Windows emulator for software only available to Windows platform for Ubuntu? I know there is WINE, but still wondering about ...
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Extras vs Backports

What are extras in the context of software sources ? How do they differ from backports ? [ This is only to let me pass the minimum length constraint ]
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I have had this red circle with the white icon

I have had this red circle with the white icon in the top right corner for a while now, and the specific message is: An error occurred. Please run Application Manager from the Right Click Menu or ...
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install software center

root@localhost:~# apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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I can't find other pratners tab when I open ubuntu software center?

When I open the Software Centre there is no tab for other software partners. I am trying to install a third-party repository and can't find the page or edit button. I have tried clicking on every tab ...
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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 ...
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How to put a comment in a .list file?

How to put a comment in a .list file? I'm accessing my sources.list Repositories to check if there are required amount of Repositories or not. There a can see a line which starts with # and i got a ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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How to properly manage PPAs just from the command-line

What are the recommendations for managing other repositories and PPAs without the help of Software and Updates GUI. How to know if a repository/PPA already, - exist - enabled or - disabled ? How to ...
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Unable to add element to black screen in Avogadro

When i open Avogadro spots of previous screen is printed. After clicking New many times a black screen comes but then i am unable to add any graphics on the black part of Avogadro. I am also new to ...
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Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I'm kinda new to this website so I don't know the policies, but I really need some help with an ongoing issue that has become quite annoying. I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (I ...
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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 ?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Dupilcate sources.list entry

Duplicate sources.list entry http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages ...
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Huawei modem and Cell C

I use a Huawei Modem and Cell C is my service provider. They tell me that they do not have the software for Ubuntu. Can someone help me?
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Updates suddenly very slow

I'm trying to update system and the process is suddenly extremely slow, both in Update Manager and via terminal command sudo apt-get update. I have already switched sources to "best server" via ...
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How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which has packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
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Is there any “Everything Search” like searching software in Ubuntu 14.04?

I read the Post, but after installing "Desktop Search" I found that it is not working well, e.g. it can't find the files and folders which don't lie on the main drive. And also I've noticed that in ...
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Is there any license requirement to publish the source code of Ubuntu touch?

I've just found that the source code of Ubuntu powered BQ phones is available on github. You can also flash/update the device using ubuntu flash utility and various channels (stable, dev, nightly). ...
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apt ignore URLs for certain architecture

I'm using qemu to emulate an x86 CPU on my ARM PC (with success). Therefore i have two different URL's in my /etc/apt/sources.list: http://archive.ubuntu.com (for i386) http://ports.ubuntu.com (for ...
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Getdeb : Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension

I am getting error while Updating/Installing like below : N: Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension But I have tried this: ...
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Unhandled error occured software-properties-gtk

Hello I do have problem on my Software sources. how do I revert this to original state and remove the package that are no supposedly needed I mess up when upgrading it. Details is ...
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The package libfdk-aac0 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I'm unable to install anything on my system Ubuntu 14.04 as I'm getting the below error for all. ravi@ravi-Aspire-5315:~$ sudo apt-get install libav-tools [sudo] password for ravi: Reading package ...
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Declutter Other Software sources

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 (with a brief stop in 14.10) and need some help understanding how to manage software sources in Ubuntu. When I look at the 'Other Software' tab in Software and ...
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Is there a reason most DVD Ripping software has been removed from 14.10 and up?

Can someone explain to me why did OGMRip, Acidrip, Mencoder and probably some other DVD Ripping software has gone missing from Multiverse? Has it been banned? Because dvd::rip is still there and so ...
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Empty list in Trusted Software Providers

I was checking something on the Software & Updates and I noticed that in the Authentication tab, the list with the Trusted software providers is empty! Does anyone know how can I recover the list ...
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Updating Cache takes forever!

When I try to update a source or delete one, and it tries to update the cache, It take absolutely forever. It is always stuck on "Querying software sources" and it seems it never make progress even in ...