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1. On-line I prefer use of http://packages.ubuntu.com/ as muru's answer 2. Off-line, Manual Otherwise looking for an off-line solution then you should be MR. APT and start downloading them from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/. p=$(pwd); for c in main universe multiverse restricted; do for u in "" -security -updates; do for a in binary-amd64 ...


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You are right that apt-get update reads from the sources (online) and the other commands apt-get search and apt-get install read from the cached information. From man apt: update (apt-get(8)) update is used to download package information from all configured sources. Other commands operate on this data to e.g. perform package upgrades ...


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gi.repository is the Python module for PyGObject (which stands for Python GObject introspection) which holds Python bindings and support for the GTK+ 3 toolkit and for the GNOME apps. See Projects/PyGObject on the GNOME Wiki. It has nothing to do with GitHub.


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As far as I'm aware there is no designated area for broken repositories. To report a broken repository I would recommend just posting it as a bug using the below site. https://bugs.launchpad.net/


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Use chdist. This command allows you to run apt-get and apt-cache as usual, but for a different release of Ubuntu (or Debian or in fact any other Debian-derived distribution). It also provides a wrapper around grep-dctrl which easily allows you to search and report on metadata fields.


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The packages provided by the Ubuntu repositories can be found at http://packages.ubuntu.com/. If the packages you need cannot be found there, use your favorite search engine to search for PPAs (personal package archives) that host them. If such PPAs do not exist, then you will have to either download the debs and install them manually using dpkg or compile ...


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If you replace the standard available repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list with the current ones then your question makes no sense because this will upgrade the system anyway since it installs the latest version of software available in the repositories. This method is officially unsupported but it does work. I always use this method. There's one catch if ...


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I resolved this by using aptitude sudo apt-get install aptitude sudo aptitude install icinga2 cheers alexis


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I tried to use apt-rdepends like in the selected answer, but when I tried to install the package from my local repository, it complained about missing dependencies. apt-rdepends wasn't listing some of the dependencies for my package. I suspect it has something to do with the fact, that apt-cache show shows multiple records for it. Instead I used apt-cache ...


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You already have the command to list all possible posted, but ok lets go a bit deeper shall we? So apt-cache search . or apt-cache search '' output around 2300+ lines which is in fact the whole amount of all possible packages including different DE versions. To make it more easy you could only get the names with: apt-cache search '' | sort -d | awk '{print ...


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Would using getdeb cause my existing applications to be updated from different repositories? Yes, potentially, if Getdeb offers a newer version of something than what is in the official repositories, apt may install that newer version when you do an update. (Be default, Ubuntu will use the newest version of packages). If you use apt-get install in a ...


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It has nothing to do with github. It is the Python API for GObject Introspection (gi). The repository portion is related to the repository of bindings available via GObject Introspection (girepository). Importing bindings via this method is what replaces the old straight Python bindings for gobject, glib, gtk and similar libraries.



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