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I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and I have been having all problems that I needed not to post a thread for to get answers, until I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid.

Ubuntu is great but each time I run sudo apt-get update I have a smooth run of update which return a notice of a duplicate in /var/lib/apt/lists.

That is not even where the problem lies. What is very frustrating is that even when I run the proposed update, it still produces the same result.

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 then I upgraded to Ubuntu Utopic before upgrading to Vivid.

All I need is someone to please provide a compact without duplicates source list.

Please.

Thank you all in advance.

Edit: This is the new error I got from reloading the software-properties-gtk.

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security/multiverse i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
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    askubuntu.com/questions/124017/… – Oli Apr 17 '15 at 11:04
  • If you post the content of your sources.list, maybe we can help you to spot the duplicates. It is not the whole line that needs to be exact, because each line can contain multiple repos. – Byte Commander Apr 17 '15 at 17:48
  • it will not allow me to post picture or the error message because it appears to be links to the repos more than 2, cos I'm a noob – Mr One ZED Apr 17 '15 at 18:46
  • @MarcoOz You can post the full error message by pasting it in, selecting it, and pressing Ctrl+K (or clicking the {} tool in the editing toolbar). This formats it as code, which will make it display more correctly, and has the additional benefit that code-formatted URLs are not automatically linkified--thus it won't make your post have more than two links in it. As for a screenshot, I highly recommend posting the text of the error message but if you wish to post an image you can upload it somewhere like postimage.org or imgur.com, give the link, and someone can add it. – Eliah Kagan Apr 18 '15 at 3:27
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Here is my virgin sources.list

Duplicates can also arise when entries are included in sources.list and in the files in the folder /etc/apt/sources.list.d.

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-GNOME 15.04 _Vivid Vervet_ - Alpha amd64 (20150316)]/ vivid main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-updates main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-updates universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-updates multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-security main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-security main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-security universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-security universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-security multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu vivid partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu vivid partner

You can remove duplicates with Y PPA Manager:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

Run Y PPA Manager

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Select Advanced

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Select Scan and remove duplicate PPAs

When this is complete, then start an update:

sudo apt-get update
  • I want to thank everybody that took the time to look at this problem I am having. I want to say that I have taken the time to follow step by step of the provided guidances but still my sudo apt-get update brings the Dupes notice. Could it be just me or this a serious bug in the new release? – Mr One ZED Apr 17 '15 at 13:28
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    @MarcoOz Do not thank me, give me an upvote :) – A.B. Apr 17 '15 at 13:45
  • @MarcoOz Maybe you have duplicate along with the files in this folder: "/etc/apt/sources.list.d" – A.B. Apr 17 '15 at 13:47
  • A.B. I looked through that folder but there is nothing like that. All the files there are all of the same order. For instance, google-chrome.list, google-chrome.list.distupgrade, google-chrome.list.save and all in that order for all files. Noe repetitions. – Mr One ZED Apr 17 '15 at 16:33
  • @MarcoOz Another idea. I'll update my answer. – A.B. Apr 17 '15 at 16:36
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This one should do (make sure to replace us with your country prefix):

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid main universe restricted multiverse

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security main universe restricted multiverse

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-updates main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-updates main universe restricted multiverse

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