How to get Launchpad repository/software source

Asked by jwill1515 on 2009-06-14

for Ububtu Jaunty. Do I need them? I noticed that some people have an entry in their third-party software sources that i can't seem to find anywhere. i tried adding them manually but when i went to update it couldn't find the source.

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Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #1

What is the exact error you get?

Aurevoir (aurevoir) said : #2

which third party software you tried to add to the repository?Let me know so that i can assist you

jwill1515 (jwill1515) said : #3

It says failed to fetch, I don't remember the exact address because I removed it from Software Sources. I copied an address I seen posted in the forums. It had a word in the address that started with tul (tulaxix or something like that). My question is do I need a launchpad address in my software sources and what is the correct address to use? I've looked all over on the launchpad site and the Ubuntu forums. Can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Thanks.

Aurevoir (aurevoir) said : #4

yes you will need to enter an address into the repository

jwill1515 (jwill1515) said : #5

Where can I find an address? I'm using a HP Pavilion dv9205us w/dual AMD Turion 64 bit processors.

Aurevoir (aurevoir) said : #6

here is one example to add opera beta to the repo

1. http://deb.opera.com/opera-beta/stable non-free
2. click authentication tab to import key file

jwill1515 (jwill1515) said : #7

This is the error I get;

Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/jaunty/Release Unable to find expected entry (Source/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

And here is my sources.list

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release i386 (20090420.1)]/ jaunty main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty universe
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty multiverse
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse #Added by software-properties

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security universe
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security multiverse
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free (Source Code)
# deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #8

As I see it your last 2 lines are the problem. Instead of

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free (Source Code)
# deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free

try

deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free # (Source Code)

Hope that helps.

jwill1515 (jwill1515) said : #9

Thank you very much. I think that might do it, but, what is the command to run in terminal to edit the sources.list file? I'm sorry, I've done it before but I forgot the command and I can't seem to find it. I can find and view the file in places/computer/ filesystem but it won't let me make changes. It says I don't have permission.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #10

you can edit it with 'sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list' or 'sudo nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list' if you want to use the terminal for editing too.

jwill1515 (jwill1515) said : #11

Thank you. I'm getting this message now;

Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/dists/jaunty-proposed/universe/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Connection failed
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/jaunty/dists/free/non-free/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Does the # belong in the address you provided?
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free # (Source Code)

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #12

hm.......
the character # starts a comment, so everything after the # is ignored by apt on that line.

as for your errors... are you sure that you typed

deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free # (Source Code)

and not

deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/jaunty free non-free # (Source Code)

? (note the space between .org/ and jaunty)
as for the first error, do you get that all the time? seems like a connection issue to me, but not sure there.

jwill1515 (jwill1515) said : #13

This is what I've got now;

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release i386 (20090420.1)]/ jaunty main restricted
deb-src http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted
deb-src http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty universe
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty multiverse
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse #Added by software-properties

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted
deb-src http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security universe
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/ jaunty-security multiverse
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free # (Source Code)

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #14

If that doesn't work for you then I have to give up. I just replaced my sources.list with yours and apt-get update gave no error. (I'm using the 64-bit Ubuntu version. Maybe somethings borked on that end?)

jwill1515 (jwill1515) said : #15

I restarted and it seems to be working with no error messages. Thanks for all your help.