View Full Version : [ubuntu] setting up repositories in software sources

December 26th, 2008, 11:46 PM
i hav newly installed hardy on my dell laptop but have no idea about the repositories for reliable software.can anyone help me.

December 26th, 2008, 11:53 PM
This (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu) explains about the repositories. Is there anything in particular you are trying to do?

December 26th, 2008, 11:58 PM
yeah i want to install vlc and other media players...

December 27th, 2008, 12:03 AM
no .what i meant was can u give me any quick repositories so that i can download them.i cannot install via terminal as my network connection has some problem...package manager is my only option

December 27th, 2008, 02:36 AM
Synaptic Package Manager is a gui frontend to apt. if you are having problems with network connection and have problems using apt from the terminal, then you are probably going to have a problem with Synaptic Package Manager. If you want to manually install packages without a internet connection which can be a small nightmare you can search and download the packages from here (http://packages.ubuntu.com/) or use a tool like Keryx (http://keryx.betaserver.org/).
Or another option would be to try and solve the network problem that you are having.
Could you give more info on your network connection problem?