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Questions tagged [repository]

Questions about managing/using repositories in general and about selecting Ubuntu repositories in particular. Most of the latter questions could be added under the "ppa" and "apt-get" tags as well.

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Setup ubuntu 18.04 repository on hard drive

I have installed xubuntu 18.04 in my laptop. I have copied the repositories of ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop's hard drive. How can I set my ubuntu system to access this repository on my hard drive? How ...
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Unattended upgrade Ubuntu official package that depended by internal repository Debian package

I have two repository in my software source list, one is Ubuntu Official repository and another one is my lab repository for personal Debian package that create by my own. Requirements: Upgrade ...
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Merging Repositories

So that I can supply our offline servers (Ubuntu 16-18) with software, I run a virtual machine which mirrored http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ . With the available packages I can always manage. Now ...
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Ubuntu gives error while update

When I try to update using apt-get update give above error. I don't what causes this error, do you have any idea how can I fix this ? W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:...
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Added GNOME PPAs but not receiving the update?

I've added them both via sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 and updated the repositories and then after ran a dist-upgrade but ...
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fail to install wine-staging on Ubuntu 18.10

Here is what the developer of WINE says: We are in the process of changing WineHQ builds from a private build system to the OBS. Current packages for Cosmic are available on the OBS at https://...
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sudo: unable to execute /usr/bin/add-apt-repository: No such file or directory

Getting sudo: unable to execute /usr/bin/add-apt-repository: No such file or directory error while adding repository:- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neovim-ppa/unstable /usr/bin/add-apt-repository ...
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Repository list after upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10

All my repository list is unchecked after upgrading. Is it safe to check them again so I can use the same or I have to remove them and add them again? Also I don't know which to keep or remove.
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flatpak commands does not run on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

When I try to install Gradio v7.1 via Flatpak, I get this error: error: While opening repository /var/lib/flatpak/repo: opendir(objects): No such file or directory Although I've installed Flatpak ...
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Mirror subset of repository for amd64 Xenial 16.04 only *without* Ubuntu host

I am trying to keep an offline machine (16.04 amd64 laptop) up to date by mirroring the Ubuntu software repositories. Unfortunately, I have a number of constraints beyond my control: Host machine (...
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Error: “Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic-security/main/binary-armhf/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]”

Here is my sudo apt update: Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:2 http://repo.steampowered.com/steam precise InRelease ...
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Update/Install errors

I'm running Xubuntu on a USB (the version where everytime it loads it asks if I want to install it or try before installing, persistent live?) and I seem to get stuck in a cycle of sudo apt-get ...
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Why do I need to enable `universe` repo in 18.04 - isn't it default enabled?

Are these repositories enabled by default in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver? It appears so... Main, Restricted, Universe, and Multiverse... Another procedure lists this as a step sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Can not remove apt repository for java8

I get the following error in apt update. Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu trusty InRelease [15.5 kB] ...
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How do I find additional free repositories for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I want to find additional open source free software packages available for installation. I tried to add other software sources to the Ubuntu ...
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why does apt not respond to the --allow-unauthenticated flag anymore?

I have a local apt repository on an offline server that I use to update build clients. I create the Packages.gz file as in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Personal. On the client, apt ...
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How can I list all packages which version is newer than official repositories'?

Some PPAs like the defunct getdeb or nilarimogard (or even proposed) may bring a lot of specific versions when one recklessly runs an update/upgrade with those activated. Thus, removing the PPA or ...
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Can't update from local, insecure repository

I'm trying to update a fresh 18.04 install from a local, insecure (no SSL inside corp network) repository hosted in artifactory. Usually I'd do: sudo apt-get --allow-unauthenticated update but this ...
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Ubuntu can't locate module-assistant

So, I insert this code into ubuntu, $ sudo apt-get install -y build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` dkms module-assistant And it displays the error E: Unable to locate package module-assistant ...
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What's Happened to Getdeb? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what's happened to the GetDeb website and repository? Is it just a temporary problem or has been turned off permanently?
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How to update Dell repositories after upgrading XPS 13 to Ubuntu 18.04

I have just updated my Dell XPS 13 (9360) to Ubuntu 18.04. It came pre-installed with Ubuntu 16.04. The upgrade has worked fine. However, during the upgrade process the installer disabled the dell ...
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Failed to download repository information(ubuntu 18.04 LTS bionic beaver)

am a newbie to ubuntu OS.The prob is,when i run sudo apt-get update, i get the folowing code. And at the alternate, i've tried to update through software update app, it says "Failed to download the ...
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What is the difference between php and php7.2 packages?

Shall I install both of them and both of its modules? apt-cache depends php php Depends: php7.2 And there is two packages for php cli: apt-cache policy php7.2-cli php7.2-cli: Installed: (none) ...
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update repository failed 16.04

when i use software updater to update my os(ubuntu 16.04),the below error will display The tool return notice: :Failed to download repository information :Check your internet connection But the ...
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Way to clean repositories [duplicate]

i have upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 recently. The system before was a 14.04. Now im doing some cleaning as i have the "new OS". One thing im facing is that there are some repositories ive been adding ...
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How can I fix a 404 Error using sudo apt-get update? [duplicate]

In my PC i'm using ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I use sudo apt-get update, this error is shown: I tried many ways, The software sources section is not displaying on my system settings to solve this error. ...
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How do I set up the sources.list to select kernel packages from a local repository? [duplicate]

I am creating a local repository which will contain all the debians (debs) for Ubuntu. It will also contain kernel debians for 2 different branches like say 1.1 and 2.1 I have created a single empty ...
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Cannot update Ubuntu 16.04 on WSL

I cannot update ubuntu 16.04 on the WSL (sudo apt update). I have tried pinging the servers, I'm getting a response but cannot update the repositories. root@DESKTOP-VFH426K:~# apt update Ign:1 http://...
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how do i install steamOS correctly and apt-repository help

Hi there my name is Lucy. I love video games. Ive been a PC gamer my whole life. 2 years ago I spent about $1200 on my new rig. I love it. I play games on the highest quality with a smooth 60 fps. I ...
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How to mount ftp mounted .iso file to ubuntu

In my windows, I have created a folder. I have mounted that folder using curlftps. It was successful. there's .iso file (centos.iso) in that folder.then I tried to mount that iso image to my linux ...
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Failed to download repository information from lynis and dell

Why does this appear? I hadn't had this problem on 16.04, now on 18.04 I have it. If I dosable it since there is no release file, how will I find out when they publish a release file? E:The ...
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How Debian developers update their packages list? [closed]

As a beginner Linux user, I was wondering how Debian developers update their entire packages list, because it has tons of packages. Do they get a pre-compiled package from the original developer and ...
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How do I connect to download sites after APT damage?

I saw so much news from Ubuntu about snaps that I thought it was time I learnt more. So I found the tutorial on the website : https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/basic-snap-usage#1 I am a retired ...
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Install app from the repository of a different version

Need mlterm 3.8.4-1 installed on a Lubuntu 16.04, which can only see version 3.5.0-1 of mlterm from the repository of Xenial Xerux. Is there any way to (say) target the repository of Bionic Beaver ...
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Installing node JS: Downloading and setting up the APT repository add the PGP key to the system’s APT keychain, [duplicate]

I have problems when running this command: $ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash - I always get these errors: E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/vajdics/netbeans-...
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Replacing Endless OS with Ubuntu 16 fails

I bought an Acer laptop A315-51-30QJ with Endless OS. I give it a try but didn't like it. I decided to change it for Ubuntu 16.04.5. I think I ve choosen disable secure boot for installing Third party....
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Solutions for risks when using external repository

This is a list of risks when using external repositories I found. Quality: Conflict between packages from external repositories and stable packages in system. Conflict between external repositories ...
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Create offline repository with apt-mirror

I'm trying to create an offline repository for ubuntu version 16.04. I found instructions for this in multiple places, but much of it is dated, and none fully worked for me. Here is what I've done ...
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How to install BareOS on Ubuntu?

Many repository directories are organized as dists, pool etc. And anyone can simply edit sources.list file in order to add new repo. I need to add an extraordinarily structured repo like this. How ...
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Canonical & Dell APT repository for Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently updated from 16.04 to 18.04 and I wonder whether there will be new apt repositories for Ubuntu 18.04? Because the old apt repositories for xenial were deactivated whilst the update as ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from deactivating “Other software” repository after upgrade?

After every Ubuntu upgrade I have to reactivate Google Chrome's repository (among others). I'm looking for a way to prevent automatic deactivation of specific repositories. Any thoughts?
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How to make a common mirror for Ubuntu and Mint Linux?

The mirror for Ubuntu repositories is created using this link: https://blog.programster.org/set-up-a-local-ubuntu-mirror-with-apt-mirror and the mirror for Mint repositories is created using this ...
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Unsigned repositories after running apt-get update (16.04)

Running apt-get update today refuses to update repositories as it doesn't think they are signed. At first it just gave the At least one invalid signature was encountered error for all repositories, ...
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Unable to add apt-repository in Ubuntu-18.04

I access internet from the college proxy server. So, when I add an apt-repository as sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8, I get an error saying Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~nilarimogard/ubuntu/...
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Packages from repositories which has been disabled

I just realized that in Ubuntu, if I remove (="disable") a repository, its installed packages remain installed! For example sudo add-apt-repository --remove multiverse. The status of this "stray" ...
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Do I need to change a command which adds a repository for xenial in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am following https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/#install-mongodb-community-edition to install mongodb on Lubuntu 18.04 sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver....
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Repository can not be authenticated

I was following this thread to install wine, but after I added the suggested repository and reloaded the sources list the following error message appeared: W:The repository 'http://extras.ubuntu.com/...
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Why would a new repository automatically install packages?

Is there a situation where a newly-added repository would need to install "dependency" packages before being asked to install anything new? I just came across the following situation: While my ...
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Why is apt update complaining about a repository that isn't in sources.list not having a Release file? [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt update, I get this: E: The repository 'http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu bionic-getdeb Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done ...
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Repository Security Problems [duplicate]

I am having problems with a couple repositories that are preventing me from doing updates and upgrades. When I do sudo apt-get update I get the following: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for ...