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FAMUgolfer
September 20th, 2008, 05:32 AM
I'm always searching for and installing the most up-to-date tools to optimize Hardy's performance from the power button to the software sources. I love how the repositories work and just wanted to know if the list I have given below is all I need, or if there are others that could or should be added to quench my thirst for having the smoothest computer out there. Thank you for your help!!

http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu
http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu (source code)
http://ppa.launchpad.net/synce/ubuntu
http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu
http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu (source code)
http://ppa.launchpad.net/project-neon/ubuntu
WineHQ - Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
WineHQ - Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" (source code)
http://packages.medibuntu.org/
http://packages.medibuntu.org/ (source code)

Pro-reason
September 20th, 2008, 06:41 AM
There are hundreds of repos that you could add, but the more you add, the greater the chance of some sort of conflict, or of buggy software.

zvacet
September 20th, 2008, 09:12 AM
@ FAMUgolfer


cat etc/apt/sources.list

Post it here.

Nepherte
September 20th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Ubuntu's release model typically doesn't work with the most up-to-date packages. For every release they freeze the features/version of the included software to guarantee everything works smooth together. The updates provided by the official repositories typically offer security and bug fixes and rarely the latest version of a piece of software. If that's what you're after, I'm afraid you'll have to look in the ppa repositories or sites as getdeb. You can of course also compile the latest software yourself although that might be a little more difficult.

If you just want an up-to-date hardy, be sure to enable the universe and multiverse repositories, as well as backports (the last one is not suported by ubuntu and might cause a system break, although I rarely saw any. In any case you're warned). I don't recommend you enable the proposed repository. You can consider that one was as a repository for testing and debugging purposes. Some programs such as deluge torrent also have their own ppa repository that includes the latest version. Here's a list with ppa's: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5469046

FAMUgolfer
September 23rd, 2008, 05:04 AM
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted

## 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
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## 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 hardy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/synce/ubuntu hardy main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu hardy main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/project-neon/ubuntu hardy main