The first thing I did after installing 16.04 LTS was to change my update server to Main Server. I can not find a similar option in Ubuntu 18.04.

How do I change it?

  • 2
    Show Applications --> Software & Updates --> Ubuntu Software --> Download From.... Cannot see this?
    – andrew.46
    Apr 28 '18 at 22:15
  • 1
    got it. thanks. Ubuntu 16.04 used to have it in settings so I was used to that. Apr 28 '18 at 22:16

Open the terminal and type software-properties-gtk . From the opened window, open the drop down menu in front of Download from: and select main server

  • 1
    This is exactly what I was looking for but one needs to install using sudo apt install software-properties-gtk in case one is using KDE in place of GNOME Oct 17 '19 at 9:01

If you are on KDE you don't need software-properties-gtk instead you can use Muon Package Manager which you can find from Application launcher.

Then just go to Muon Package Manager->settings->configure software sources and then select your desired server(In this case main server).


You can open the Software & Updates app in Ubuntu and change and change Download from to the Main Server as mentioned @Eskander:

Software & Updates

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.