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Old 05-01-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question Want to install yad. Can't seem to even add the repository


I need to try and add "yad" for test purposes.

Per what I read on the net, I need to add the repository y-ppa-manager and to do that, I need to run
apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager

That fails with
Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager'
Check that the PPA name or format is correct


I look that up and find it is often associated with proxies. I have no proxy. Direct connection through switch, modem to ATT.net as my ISP.

It also seems related to not being able to find launchpad.net but
nslookup launchpad.net and nslookup ppa.launchpad.net work fine.

apt-get update works fine.

Ubuntu 14.03 Server
Default /etc/apt/sources.list
launchpad.net is not in the default file /etc/apt/sources.list
No lines of /etc/apt/sources.list have been uncommented. Should they be?

I have searched well over 100 web pages with searches on the error, searches on adding a repository, searches on sources.list format, searches on the package.

Anyone? Help appreciated.

Please let me know if the help involves how to get the repository entered using add-apt-repository, how to manually enter it into sources.list or how to get yad some other way. All I need is a working yad.

and, yes, I know add-apt-repository and apt-add-repository are the same command.

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by honest_abe; 05-01-2015 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Add more info
 
Old 05-01-2015, 03:37 PM   #2
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I have yad in my AntiX 15 beta 2 box

Maybe you should try without adding a ppa just

Code:
apt search yad
Oh, My sources.list

Code:
harry@tramp:~
$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
           deb http://antix.daveserver.info/stable stable main nosystemd
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
           deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental iceweasel-beta
           deb http://debs.slavino.sk testing main non-free
harry@tramp:~

Last edited by rokytnji; 05-01-2015 at 03:39 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2015, 03:41 PM   #3
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Code:
 deb http://debs.slavino.sk testing main non-free
from rokytnji's list is the repo antiX uses for yad.
 
Old 05-01-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. However, I'd prefer to get it from the developers. That would better assure me that if I download it again for other systems, I'd get the latest version. For evaluation purposes, I might try it.

Anyone successfully add the ppa that failed for me? What did the command put in the sources.list file? What was in there besides the standard list of sources?

Update:
I added the slavino site and apt-get update gave me Could not resolve debs.slavino.sk

Also, on the site is:
Pretoe som prestal pouva Debian na pracovnch staniciach a obmedzil som jeho pouvanie i na serveroch, toto loisko bude aktualizovan len sporadicky a preto neodporam, aby ste sa do budcna spoliehali na verzie balkov dostupn tu.

Since I stopped using Debian workstations and restrict its use I and the server, the repository will be updated only sporadically and therefore do not recommend that you rely on in future versions of packages available here.

Last edited by honest_abe; 05-01-2015 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Updated info on slavino.sk
 
Old 05-01-2015, 06:26 PM   #5
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stupid question: are you using "sudo apt-add-repository?"
 
Old 05-02-2015, 10:58 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by dolphin_oracle View Post
stupid question: are you using "sudo apt-add-repository?"
Smart question since I didn't mention it, but yes, I was. At other times I used "sudo bash" so every command was run as root.
 
Old 05-02-2015, 09:08 PM   #7
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well, I installed xubuntu 15.04 (I know not your same version) and it worked just fine:

Code:
dolphin@littlebyte:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
[sudo] password for dolphin: 
 Y PPA Manager

Info and feedback: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/y-ppa-manager-easily-search-add-remove.html

This PPA is for Y PPA Manager and also includes the latest YAD for the supported Ubuntu versions (YAD is a dependency for Y PPA Manager): http://code.google.com/p/yad/
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/y-ppa-manager
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpb6h4bi1h/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpb6h4bi1h/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key EEA14886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpb6h4bi1h/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

I just noticed that you are using ATT for your internet. I had a heck of a time with a different distro and my att based router. constantly failed at subdomain lookups. It would find the main domains (like yahoo.com) but not the subs (like sports.yahoo.com).

I eventually changed my router settings to use a third party dns lookup (in my case google at 8.8.8.8) to get around the problem.
 
Old 05-02-2015, 10:00 PM   #8
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If all else fails, why not install from sources?
http://sourceforge.net/projects/yad-dialog/
 
Old 05-03-2015, 10:57 AM   #9
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w
I just noticed that you are using ATT for your internet. I had a heck of a time with a different distro and my att based router. constantly failed at subdomain lookups. It would find the main domains (like yahoo.com) but not the subs (like sports.yahoo.com).

I eventually changed my router settings to use a third party dns lookup (in my case google at 8.8.8.8) to get around the problem.
I think you hit the nail on the head. My windows computer on the same network works fine.

I install firefox on the ubuntu. It finds www.google.net fine. It searches Google fine. It can't find any of the links I click on.

I played around with the nameserver (using 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.8.4 )and for a while it found other sites. Permanently setting it up with resolv screwed it up again so I gave up.

I used my windows machine to find and download the deb file then ported via jumpdrivenet to the linux. Installed it there with "dpkg -i" and "apt-get install -f".

So I got a workaround. The linux machine will run an offnet application and installs from the standard repositories work so I am not worried about it.
 
  


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