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How are apps selected to be pre-installed

How are apps selected to be included, e.g. LibreOffice, (or not, e.g. Dayon!) as pre-installed in Ubuntu? Is there a committee deciding, or a voting by users, or what? I would like to propose an app ...
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I need to find a US based repository

DNS resolves archive.ubuntu.com and us.archive.ubuntu.com to IP addresses registered through RIPE as being in the UK. Am I misunderstanding the "us" country code in this case? Can someone ...
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What happened to initramfs-tools version 0.140ubuntu13.4?

I do update my Ubuntu-22.04 desktop daily. Yesterday (2023-08-09) a new version of initramf-tools got installed. It is version 0.140ubuntu13.4. I do check every day the origin of all installed ...
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How many packages are there in ubuntu 22.04 repositories? [duplicate]

I mean main, restricted, universe, multiverse, updates, security updates and backports enabled. I think there are more than 60 thousand but I am not sure.
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Can't install nala in ubuntu 18.04. What's the matter?

I was trying to install it and no results of it. But I'm using apt to do it. ninjmango@lenovothinkpadt400:~$ sudo apt install nala Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Deleted 'Other Software' repositories [duplicate]

I recently loaded Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS on my laptop and accidenly deleted all of the 'Other Software' repositories from the 'Software & Updates'. I can not find any way to get the defaults back. Can ...
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can't apt update ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

For a while now, I have been unable to successfully run sudo apt update on my install of ubuntu 20.04. For example, the output is like this Ign:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/bluetooth/bluez/ubuntu focal ...
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Why does the security.ubuntu.com repository exist?

Looking at the contends of the /etc/apt/sources.list file two repositories are listed: archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com At first I thought that the security repository only contains security ...
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I think I need newer OVMF firmware than in the Ubuntu repos to update my Windows 10 VM. Best way?

I have a Windows qemu-KVM virtual machine which cannot be updated with the Windows KB5012170 update. I am pretty sure the issue is the same as described in this thread on GitHub https://github.com/...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu provide Firefox ESR in its repositories?

There is no "firefox-esr" package when I try to search for it using apt-cache search firefox-esr. This is surprising because Debian stable has a firefox-esr package. Is there a reason why ...
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jupyter-lab gone from repos in 22.04?

Just upgraded from 21.04 to 22.04 LTS. I don't exactly remember, how my jupyter services were installed previously, but I wanted to use system package manager apt to install jupyter. While I see ...
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Apt trying to fetch versions not available in archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main

I keep getting failed to fetch errors from the primary Ubuntu repository for gcc and related. I have run sudo apt update --fix-missing and sudo apt upgrade and the errors remain the same. Looking at ...
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Why are Hadoop and Spark not in the official Ubuntu repositories?

UPDATE (2021-11-13 22:12 GMT+8): regarding the Snap packages, @karel suggested that this question is a duplicate of Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? I ...
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Why is my Ubuntu VM not installing updates

There are are old CVEs which Ubuntu has a fix for. For example : https://ubuntu.com/security/cve-2019-18276 I currently have Bash version 4.4.20. If I run apt list --upgradable, I don't see Bash in ...
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Why is WireGuard not in main?

WireGuard is very, very popular and for good reason. Still, Ubuntu keeps it in universe and doesn't seem to have any interest in placing it front and center. Why? It's so strange, it's probably the ...
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Correct PPA to install Python 3 on Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 [duplicate]

For Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 I need to install python 3. Currently 3.9.5 as I wrote this post. I watched some videos on youtube and read some tutorials. There are two different approaches One sudo apt ...
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Are apt packages in main and universe ALWAYS guaranteed to be built from source by Ubuntu or Debian mantainers?

I wonder if Canonical (and/or Debian) provide any sort of guarantee that all packages in main and universe repos are always either built from source by themselves, or verified by them (in case of ...
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How i can install playonlinux

when install POL the message download failed: E:htpp://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 libproxy1-plugin-gsettings amd64 0.4.15ubuntu1.2 isnot (yet) available (403 forbidden [ ip:91....
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Are snapcraft.io apps 'main' repositories?

I try to understand when an app comes from the 'main', fully backed repositories, when otherwise. Software Center shows this ('main', 'universe' etc.) for normal .deb packages, but just 'snapcraft.io' ...
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It seems that "-updates" repository is enabled during install, but disabled afterwards. How can that be?

I've had similar, strange dependency issues on very default packages (e.g. openssh-server or VLC) when I tried to install them after the first boot after initial fresh system setup. It seems that ...
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Bashdb in Ubuntu 20.04

I cannot find bashdb in Ubuntu (MATE) 20.04 repos, i.e apt returns nothing when searching for 'bashdb'. I'd rather avoid installing it from source. Do you know why it was not added to the repos?
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Unable to disable proposed updates (developer options)

I'm unable to uncheck "Pre-released updates" from Developer Options in "Software & Updates" application. When I click to uncheck the system asks for my password and after that ...
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What is the difference between <suite> and <suite>-security repositories in apt?

I know about the difference between, for example, focal-security, focal-updates and focal-backports. But /etc/apt/sources.list also has URLs for focal in addition to the others. This is confusing. Is ...
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GUI App or Bash command to eliminate anything but official Ubuntu repository packages

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS (64 bit Linux). I want to know if there is some GUI App and/or a Bash command (command line) to full eliminate any package which is not from the official Ubuntu ...
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Cannot build packages from source using "apt source" and "debuild"

I have a strange problem. I want to build x264 and gpac from source on Ubuntu 18.04 using the official command "apt source", followed by "sudo apt get build-dep" then "debuild&...
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libfreetype6-dev and libpng

I am using Ubuntu 16 and am having conflicts vis a vis libpng and libfreetype6-dev. For development purposes, I have to use libpng16 (libpng16-16, libpng16-dev, libpng16-devtools). I also need to use ...
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LXC container ubuntu 18.04 apt update problem

I use LXC. I have not been able to update for the last 1 week. The errors are as follows: domain name resolution, Ping etc. It works. root@nginx2:~# ping -c 2 google.com PING google.com (172.217.18....
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What is the policy for official apt packages moving to old-releases? [duplicate]

When do the apt packages get published to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ and removed from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ for a given Ubuntu release? As at 2020-06-11, this is the current ...
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The older official icons and/or theme

Without success, I started looking for older official themes and icons. I personally do not like the design of 20.04 and are not customer-friendly. I didn't expect them to make such a big change in an ...
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How to install Asterisk config files?

I have installed Asterisk using the sudo apt-get install asterisk command, but when I run asterisk -r I see the Unable to open specified master config file '/etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf', which means ...
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Is missing cockpit-docker no longer in the 20.04 repository?

I installed Ubuntu server 20.04 into a vm, to see how if I want upgrade my 18.04. I use cockpit for ease of use on my 18.04. Anyways the cockpit-docker deb is missing from the repository. Why is this? ...
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Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default when running sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I am running sudo apt-get update on my ubuntu 18.10 No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.10 Release: 18.10 Codename: cosmic Then getting below response:...
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ubuntu 16.04 desktop i386 support on repositories, final date

The support for Ubuntu 16.04 will end at End Of Life date? I don't have clear the concept. How does this work?
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Does the LMMS package on the Ubuntu repository supports VSTs?

I've installed LMMS through the Ubuntu repositories, and I noticed there's no "VeStiGe" instrument to allow the use of VSTs. I also haven't found any library on /usr/x86_64-linux-gnu/lmms named ...
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Why isn't pcre2grep found in the official Ubuntu repositories under the name pcre2grep?

Why isn't pcre2grep found in the official Ubuntu repositories under the name pcre2grep, though pcregrep is found by pcregrep? pcre2grep is currently a part of pcre2-utils Also it would be nice to ...
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Update core libraries ONLY from official repositories

Is there any way of installing core libraries ONLY from official repositories and don't accept those libraries offered in custom repositories if it has a different version than official? Keep in ...
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Why is docker not in official Ubuntu repos?

I am aware of the more generic version of this question, found here: Why is some software not in the official Ubuntu repositories? However, I would like to ask about Docker in particular. It seems ...
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Why is there no git-remote-hg package in Ubuntu 18.04?

Ubuntu package search for git-remote-hg shows: Package git-remote-hg xenial (16.04LTS) (vcs): bidirectional bridge between Git and Mercurial [universe] 0.3-1: all disco (19.04) (vcs): ...
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Installation of wine32 in a docker container

I'm trying to get a Windows application to run in a Ubuntu docker container. When installing wine32 I get the following errors (I'm on a Windows 10 PC): E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/...
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How to install perf on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have tried to install perf using sudo apt-get install linux-tools-$(uname -r) linux-tools-generic It gives an error saying: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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PlayOnLinux installation scripts never load

I've installed PlayOnLinux from the official Ubuntu package repositories. It mostly works fine but it seems that it's unable to fetch any installation script. . Clicking on Install program results ...
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"Ibus-table" a proprieatary software, is in Ubuntu Main Repository

In "Ubuntu Software" GUI to install and remove software, it says that Ibus-table has propritary license and the source is Ubuntu Bionic Main repository. But, here, it is mentioned that: "Main is ...
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Error while installing Franz on Ubuntu 18.04.1

I am trying to follow this guide to install Franz on Ubuntu 18.04.1. I have downloaded the .tar.gz package, extracted it and tried to run ./franz - then I got an error about the missing libconf ...
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apt update fails after upgrade to 18.04 [closed]

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 I get errors when I run apt-update. Here's the output: Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB] Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/...
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Which is the timezone of the Ubuntu official distribution sites?

Speaking about the Ubuntu iso images downloadable from the official sites [1,2], with which timezone are they saved? Getting some info from host and whois on old-releases.ubuntu.com and releases....
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Is htop becoming part of the default install?

I noticed that the htop package for 18.04 is in main, where previous releases had it in universe. This is reflected in the packages index and on Launchpad. Software in main is supported by Canonical, ...
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Am I allowed to create and distribute a deb package to Ubuntu store if I didn't develop the software?

Am I allowed to create and distribute a deb package to Ubuntu store if I didn't develop the software? I want to create a package (.deb) file following Debian/Ubuntu standards, submit it to Ubuntu ...
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apt update error: The repository 'http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy Release' does not have a Release file

I run "sudo apt -y update" on my Ubuntu 16.04 server, but I got the following error: # apt -y update Reading package lists... Done ...
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Installing mysql client 5.6 on Ubuntu

I am trying to install mysql 5.6 on an Ubuntu 16.04 server. I understand that the packages available for mysql are with version 5.7 but in order to install 5.6 I did the following steps RUN rm -rf /...
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Why does archive.ubuntu.com seem to have infinitely nested "ubuntu" folders?

If you go to the http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ site, and then just click multiple times on the ubuntu folder, it looks like you can't actually go into the folder. The exact same directory listing ...
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