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I have added the following to my sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/experimental/ubuntu/ lucid main

Unfortunately, whenever I do a sudo apt-get update, the repository is ignored. At least that's what I think IGN means in the following output.

Does anyone know how to force the use of a repository?

Here's the part where it says "ign":

Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/experimental/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US

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  • I've always thought that it means "Ignored because the repository information is up-to-date". You can check whether a repository is used by running apt-cache policy. Optionally add a package name of a package from the PPA.
    – Lekensteyn
    Jun 7 '11 at 19:53
  • @Lekensteyn, that's the main reason I asked. I'm not sure.
    – jrg
    Jun 7 '11 at 19:55
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Ign repo_link means that the diff did not return any package updates so it was ignored.

You can force it by doing: apt-get clean && apt-get update

You can also optionally pin the repo: vim /etc/apt/preferences.d/kubuntu-ppa-pin-900

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-kubuntu-ppa,n=experimental
Pin-Priority: 900

900 puts it at the highest, anything less than 500 will make it less important than main repos.

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  • Can you answer in general cases, How I can figure out Pin information o=something n=something? for example, deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian precise contrib Dec 23 '12 at 1:45

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