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donniezazen
September 12th, 2008, 08:52 AM
No need to say i am newbie to Linux.

Is adding many repository to software sources makes/can make your system unstable or may cause problem?

I have following additional repositories in my source.list

http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu
http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/
http://apt.wicd.net
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian
http://packages.medibuntu.org/

Thank You.

iaculallad
September 12th, 2008, 08:54 AM
No need to say i am newbie to Linux.

Is adding many repository to software sources makes/can make your system unstable or may cause problem?

I have following additional repositories in my source.list

http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu
http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/
http://apt.wicd.net
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian
http://packages.medibuntu.org/

Thank You.

No it doesn't as it even makes your system flexible for application installation and update.

EDIT: Just be sure to add only tried-and-tested third party repositories.

kansasnoob
September 12th, 2008, 09:08 AM
I'm still a noob myself, I've only been at this since February 2008, but I'd think if someone did create a really bad ppa the community would be all over it!

SunnyRabbiera
September 12th, 2008, 09:55 AM
I'm still a noob myself, I've only been at this since February 2008, but I'd think if someone did create a really bad ppa the community would be all over it!

well something like that did happen with a third party repository once, but most avoided it thankfully.
But yes its best to stick with trusted sources, medibuntu is one of them.
I am not so sure on the others though.

donniezazen
September 12th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Thanks Guys