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    Apt-Get/Adept/Aptitude Repositories

    Is there a way to add new repositories to the Apt-Get/Adept/Aptitude manager? Also is there any good list of new repositories to add? For the most part I am amazed at how much the current repositories have, but am looking to see if there are any others that may be advantageous to me as well.

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    You sure can add more repositories. You will need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file. You can do so like this:
    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    What exactly are you looking for? I can probably tell you what repo you need.
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    I'm not exactly sure. I mean getting into the Linux world has been amazing. There are so many utilities and programs available, and mostly free. I like being able to just open up Adept, browse for different stuff, then use Aptitude to install it. The search ability is amazing too, because if I am looking for programs pertaining to a certain thing like AIM I can just search it. Any repositories that are available would be nice. I want to gain a large listing so when I need software or libraries I don't need to go manually installing. I think I can honestly say anything I have wanted so far has been in a repository, even all the customization stuff on!! Actually something I do need is software pertaining to DVD burning. I had a program that would do the decryption for me on Windows, but now I have nothing and can't find anything that works. Any resources?!?! LoL

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    Links to read/bookmark that will help:

    Enable Extra Repositories:

    Ubuntu Repositories:

    How to Install in Ubuntu:


    Linux App Finder:
    *Use this site to read up on programs, then see if they are in the Ubuntu Repositories.

    Good luck.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    generate sources.list through source-o-matic and replace it with existing. i would suggest you to add repositories carefully. most of packages are available in universe, multiverse and backports.

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