A repository refers to a data structure, usually stored remotely on a server, that contains files and directories as well as a corresponding historical record of the changes that were applied to the data structure of the repository.

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Who pays for the storage and bandwidth of repositories?

When I do a yum update or apt-get update, my machine is hitting several servers and downloading several packages. I would imagine that those servers are handling millions of similar requests on a ...
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Which linux distro's package repositories are secure and which are not?

Most distro's I know have some kind of repository functionality where new packages could be downloaded after installation. Which distros do this in a secure way and which doesn't do this in a secure ...
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Why is there a separate package repository for Debian security updates?

Why don't they upload packages to the normal package repository? Is this a general convention (IE, do other distros separate the repositories also)?
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Launchpad equivalent for Debian

I am thinking of switching to Debian (Squeeze) from Ubuntu (10.10). But these questions have been bugging me: Is there a Launchpad equivalent repository for Debian? I am not able compile packages ...
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archive.ubuntu.com missing raring-updates

My Linux Mint 15 install on VirtualBox was working great up until about two days ago, when the updater started throwing a ton of errors and refuses to progress with any apt-get update, apt-get ...
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Download all dependencies with yumdownloader, even if already installed?

Is there a way to download all dependencies with yumdownloader, even if they are already installed? I'm trying to create a local repo and only want to include the packages we need.
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Managing unofficial repositories on a Debian system

A few years ago I added this repository to my sources.list: http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ because it contained packages like acroread or flash player, which were either missing or out of date in ...
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When was the concept of remote repositories invented?

When were remote repositories, for any package manager, invented and implemented?
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The difference between deb versus deb-src in sources.list

I don't understand the difference between these two lines in my sources.list, please explain: deb http://mirror.optus.net/debian/ testing main contrib non-free versus deb-src ...
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What are the different debian package repos?

I know about the ones at http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/README, but there are other ones such as: security.debian.org backports.debian.org archive.debian.org How many are there? Is there a ...
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CentOS - install using yum Apache 2.4

I need Apache 2.4 in CentOS because with Apache 2.2 mod_proxy_wstunnel is not possible. I have tried https://fedorahosted.org/SoftwareCollections/ but unfortunately its for RHEL after installing i ...
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Disable repository updating in fedora

Fedora checks all repository for updating when every time i want to install some packages from yum. this is waste of time because i know they are updated! how could i disable this checking?
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How to update Debian kernel to latest in backports

I have a machine running Debian stable, and I'd like to update the stock kernel to the latest kernel available in the backports repository. There are many kernel-related packages and virtual ...
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How to create Local Repositories in RHEL

I need to create a local repository in RHEl 5.5. i386 Because when I type some command in terminal it say that RHEL is not subscribed with RHN which is true. I took it from friend. So can someone ...
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repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: mratwork-centalt

In My server, running Linux Redhat, I have NGINX, PHP Installed already. Now I want to install PHP-FPM, VARNISH, APC, FASTCGI as well Memcache to speed up my server for my wordpress website.. (I am ...
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How to manually insert a repository in source.list?

I tried to add a new APT repository using this command: add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao but I got a "command not found" error. I tried installing python-software-properties, but it's already ...
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Getting error whenever trying to add a repository

Whenever I try to add a repository I get a NoDistroTemplate Exception. I am using Linux Mint 14 Nadia. tusharmakkar08@tusharmakkar08-Satellite-C660 ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java ...
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Is there any sort of online kernel repository or sharing sites (possibly for laptops)

It just seems there should reasonably be something like this considering so many folks run *nix on laptops and laptops have such consistent hardware sets. At a guess I'd imagine there's likely in the ...
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CentOS yum repository bad Header V4 RSA/SHA1 signature

I was coping with many problems to get stuck with this one. I have installed yum repository on server (CentOS 5.6) with: createrepo -v -s sha yumrepo/ sha is used due to solution to my earlier ...
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Some packages in mint not updating

I'm new to Linux Mint 12 and I can't tell for sure, but I think I'm missing some updates. When I run update manager and it's fetching the list of packages to be updated, a bunch of packages list ...
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Yum Cannot Retrieve Repository CentOS 6

I just installed CentOS 6. I tried running yum update and was having trouble getting that to work, so I tried yum clean all and now my situation seems even worse than before. Based upon what I pasted ...
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How to change the repository settings for yum installer?

I am pretty much new to Linux. I am trying to install tint2 on CentOS. When I try to install using the command yum install tint2, it gave following error checking for X11... configure: error: Package ...
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apt-get prompts for CDs when installing packages, how do I make it stop?

I used ubuntu linux before, and I installed debian OS on my labtop using DVDs that I burned. But when I'm trying to use apt-get to install software, the system always asks me to insert disk to ...
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Can somebody list the earliest public source-code repositories and when they opened? [closed]

Nowadays people only know github, some people know gitlab, some people know bitbucket (mercurial) but other than that people seem to have forgotten there were others as well. I know about freshmeat ...
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Is there way to stop random software packages from remotely transferring your files?

I am running a bitcoin client on my archlinux computer. If somebody can get ahold of the wallet.dat file, located in the ~/.bitcoin/ directory they can steal my coins. I have minimal software ...
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Finding yum equivalents of apt repositories?

I have code to setup an Ubuntu server that relies on apt-get. It has lots of packages as documented on our project wiki, for example these: development environment and the ruby dependencies. However, ...
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List of installed repositories (yum)

In centos how can I get a list of installed repositories?
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Are Ubuntu PPA Repositories usable on Debian wheezy?

I'm using Debian wheezy and i wonder are Ubuntu PPAs hosted at Launchpad safe to be added & used on Debian?
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make reposync ignore /etc/yum.conf?

Is there a way to make reposync ignore /etc/yum.conf ? When i use reposync --config=/my/path/to/alternative/inputrepo.conf it's still picking up repositories for consideration inside /etc/yum.repos.d ...
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How to find files that are not owned by any package?

In my system I have files that not belong to any package, they are mine or from compiled programs installed with make install. How can I find all files that do not belong to any package?
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GNU Radio prerequisite libraries on armhf

After several attempts, I have managed to compile GNURadio on the Raspberry Pi. However, I am just not able to meet the prerequisites for the gnuradio build script on the Pandaboard (Linaro 12.04) or ...
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Unable to install the php-posix package on CentOS 5.6

I have the following PHP packages installed on my CentOS 5.6 host and I am trying to install php-posix. When I run yum install php-posix I receive an error saying that php53-common conflicts with ...
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Python 2.7 on CentOS 5

Are there any half-official repositories for CentOS 5 with Python 2.7? EPEL provides only Python 2.6
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Fedora repository release cycle?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu to Fedora but can't seem to understand how the repository release cycle is. In ubuntu it seemed very OS centered where a new version of a package/program was ...
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Trying to use multiple Debian repositories

General situation: I need to port a Qt project from MS Visual Studio 2010 to Linux (Debian). In VS 2010 I have Qt v.4.8.1, but in Debian it is Qt v.4.6.1. This difference prevents me from porting, as ...
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Private Debian repository to serve selected packages to selected machines

I have a private Debian repository setup with a few custom built packages (along with other official Debian packages). All my machines have this repository(only) configured in /etc/apt/sources.list. I ...
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Setting up a Gentoo Repository on a Debian Host

I have a debian host, on which i want to setup a private Gentoo Repository for my college. I have started syncing the repository by a simple bash script whose snippet is as follows : ...
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Find packages not maintained in main repo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listing packages in Debian, a la dpkg -l, but including the package origin/source E.g. Ubuntu Server offers only security updates for software contained in the main ...
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Why yum's download speed is too slow

My yum download speed in fedora is in average less than 5KB/s and goes to less than 1KB/s but my normal download speed is around 140KB/s. I tried installing yum-fastestmirrors but didn't help. Any ...
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yum installs an old version of cmake

For some reason when I run yum to get cmake it will install an older version. Could it be because my repo list is not complete? I'm on CentOS 6 using a minimal desktop install from the non-net install ...
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How to install gnome-shell-extensions in Fedora 19?

I want to install a GNOME extension into Fedora 19. I've been using this command: $ yum install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status But it wasn't able to find the package. I tried adding this ...
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Why are backports called backports?

I'm reading about repositories in debian and i've found backports. But it sounds strange for me. I feel word back to be indicating older stable versions that are more compatible with less frequently ...
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How to download a file from repo, and install it later w/o internet connection?

Assuming that I want to install a program called leafpad later. Currently the only way to install it is via: yum install leafpad -y but I want to save this and install it later without internet ...
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Pinning and local repos

I can't quite wrap my head around pinning in Debian. I'm trying to automatically install a package first from our local project repo, then from our local stable repo and then from official Debian ...
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How to fully sync local repository using Mercurial (bitbucket)

I'm new to VCS and I decided to give Mercurial a try. I signed up for bitbucket and created some repositories. The I created /home/max/hgrepo/ and ran hg clone ...
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Fedora 15: something weird going on with yum

I am unsuccessfully trying to install some packages in Fedora 15 using yum. Every time I use yum install I get this output: [ziga@ziga-CQ56 ~]$ sudo yum install yum-fastestmirror [sudo] password for ...
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YUM: How to prevent EPEL from upgrading packages installed from other repos?

I would like to leave EPEL enabled and configure it to allow updating only the packages that were installed from EPEL itself in the first place (packages which were manually installed from EPEL ...
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How does “groupinstall” work ? ( How to convert a group-install to a regular multi yum install <package> -y ? )

I would like data on how to replicate the same exact outcome for yum groupinstall "Printing client" without running that command but rather run yum install <package> -y perhaps multiple ...
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What is Archive field in Release file used for?

For example current Release file for Wheezy is following: Archive: stable Origin: Debian Label: Debian Version: 7.1 Component: main Architecture: amd64 Now I can't find description of this Archive ...
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dag.repo overwritten

I accidentally overwrote dag.repo by trying to add this [dag] name=DAG RPM Repository baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el$releasever/en/$basearch/dag gpgcheck=1 enabled=1 does anyone have the ...