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Why and when to use Personal Package Archives (PPA)

Do you prefer PPA over core repositories and why or why not? Are there any compatibility issues when using a PPA as there are different distro releases but just one common repository? Where would you ...
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1answer
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Downgrade GCC to older versions with apt-get

For specific reasons, I have to downgrade my GCC to version 2.x using apt-get (not downloading and compiling the source). Is that possible? If yes, how can I find the repository address and install ...
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Why I can't see Ubuntu restricted packages

I don't know what else restricted packages are there, but I'm looking for the sl-modem-daemon package, which according to ...
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How to get Ubuntu's latest repositories on elementry OS Luna

I know that ElementryOS luna is based off of the Ubuntu 12.10 LTS, and so the packages are outdated (ex: the sudo apt-get install gimp will get you 2.6 instead of 2.8) so how do i get the latest ...
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Failed to download repository information,ubuntu 13.10

I have newly installed Ubuntu 13.10. My Internet connection works fine with Mozilla. Now, when I update the software over WiFi, there is no problem and I can even install software from software ...
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1answer
174 views

Updating Linux Mint Repositories

Support for Linux Mint 15 (Olivia), Cinnamon (Ubuntu based) has ended. I do not want to upgrade to Mint 16 and have to reconfigure all my settings (which have taken me months to get everything the ...
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How add ubuntu repository to source.list in kali

I have kali and I want to add ubuntu repository because i want to install some packages that they are not in kali and debian repository. How add them into my source.list?
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ubuntu (setup using chef) - issues updating packages on the system (e.g php, rubygems plus others)

I would really appreciate some help with this as I've been trawling google for days now and coming up empty. Background, I'm using chef-solo/vagrant to build a development webserver, I have used a ...
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2answers
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Why Ubuntu has a so large number of available packages if compared to other Linux distros? [closed]

According to the Wikipedia comparison tables, Ubuntu has ~47K available packages, while other major distros, under this particular aspect, have a smaller number. I.E. openSUSE has ~40K, Debian ~37K, ...
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gitolite on an Ubuntu Server. {Broken install | Needs Fixing}

I recently had a friend install gitolite on my Ubuntu server, however when he did so, he setup the git user in the default /home/git, instead of where I would like... /var/git/. Several minutes ago I ...
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2answers
345 views

Installing php on Ubuntu 8.10; package not found?

I'm new to linux. For some work I need to install php but not necessarily apache as I'm using my own webserver. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10. But when I try to install php I get the following error. ...
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1answer
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Can't install python-setuptools with yum on Ubuntu. Missing repolist

I can't install python-setuptool with yum on Ubuntu using the following command: sudo yum install python-setuptools I get this message Setting up Install Process No package python-setuptool ...
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How can I download ubuntu packages in windows to install them on an offline ubuntu machine?

How can I download ubuntu packages from online repos thhrough windows to install them later on an offline ubuntu machine? this is related to this question: Ubuntu repository download iso if there ...
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Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com' | Could not resolve 'old-releases.ubuntu.com'

I am using ubuntu karmic koala. When I first logged in the sources.list file had an outdated list of repositories and so packages couldnot be reached. So I updated the sources.list to deb ...
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378 views

Where are Ubuntu packages that I can't find by name (OpenJDK, Ruby, etc.)?

Just installed Ubuntu 9.0.4. When using apt-get, I found I could not get packages like OpenJDK, Ruby etc. Do I need to add some additional repository?
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Is it possible to install Gentoo portage manager (emerge) on Ubuntu?

And vice versa? For example install apt-get on Gentoo and connect Ubuntu's repositories. And if it is possible how can I do it? (at least in general terms)
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Software Update in Ubuntu? (Non-APT)

I'm looking for a system to update software WITHOUT using the Ubuntu repositories. In other words, for my own project, not in the Canonical repositories, is there software that will allow you to ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu: How to use Debian DVD images (iso) as Repository?

i use Ubuntu. i have 5 Debian DVDs as iso files. how could i introduce them to Ubuntu as repository? i do not want to burn them and waste a DVD. i just want to mount them and use apt-cdrom . any one ...
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Ubuntu get package source from universe repository, but the correct source is in main repository

I want to get source of `thinkfinger' package, sudo apt-get source thinkfinger But, it reports 403 error, and I found that it get the source from xxxx/pool/universe/t/thinkfinger/, but the correct ...
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1answer
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Lesser known Ubuntu desktop applications [closed]

So, this Ubuntu software center comes with 100s of applications of all types. In this version they have disabled rating, making it hard to find how good it is. I found gnome-shell today, that seemed ...
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Ubuntu repository download iso

where can I download Ubuntu repository in .iso file directly ?
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5answers
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How to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10?

I need urgently to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10 but in Synaptic the version 2.6 doesn't appear :-( Is there an other repository I can use to install it ?
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Ubuntu Repositories lack most recent versions of software

Sometimes I try to use a feature of some software, only to find that I'm running an old version where the feature hasn't yet been implemented. For example, I've just tried using the -deskew option to ...
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Mozilla build firefox 3.5.1 on Ubuntu issues with images going greyscale, and javascript not running

I got bored of waiting for them to update the version of firefox-3.5 in the repos (currently 3.5 RC2) to one of the final builds, so I downloaded 3.5.1 from mozilla.com and extracted it to a folder on ...