Incomplete documentation: adding additional repositories

Bug #1612631 reported by Chris Perry on 2016-08-12
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Medium
Gunnar Hjalmarsson

Bug Description

The official documentation for 16.04 is incomplete. It's the page with the title "Add additional software repositories". I believe that for non-Canonical repositories (but not PPAs) the user has to add the repository's key. Without the key the command "sudo apt-get update" will give an error message and packages cannot be added from the repository. As an example, see the link below for the instructions for adding the Play Deb 2 repository to 16.04.

http://www.playdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/16.04

If my bug is correct then the documentation needs to be corrected.

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Which documentation were you reading that was incomplete? The playdeb.net web pages are not something we, the developers of Ubuntu, can fix.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Perry (clissold345) wrote :

Hi Brian, the documentation that is incomplete is this page from the official documentation for 16.04:

https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/addremove-sources.html

Step 4 says " ... enter the APT line ...", which is correct - but the documentation doesn't say anything about adding the repository key. As I said above: "I believe that for non-Canonical repositories (but not PPAs) the user has to add the repository's key. Without the key the command "sudo apt-get update" will give an error message and packages cannot be added from the repository."

Regards,

Chris.

affects: ubuntu → ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 16.10.2

---------------
ubuntu-docs (16.10.2) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * tips-specialchars.page:
    - Reinsert the "Compose key" section (LP: #1596152).
  * net-install-moonlight.page:
    - Deleted; obsolete (LP: #1563511).
  * net-install-flash.page:
    - Open source section removed; obsolete (LP: #1615404).
    - Suggest adobe-flashplugin, mention HTML5 (LP: #1568984).
  * addremove-sources.page:
    - Item about signing key added (LP: #1612631).
    - Adobe Reader no longer in Canonical Partner (LP: #1613033).
  * power-hibernate.page:
    - Mention that presence of btrfs partitions may make hibernation
      fail (LP: #1619846).
  * net-firewall-on-off.page:
    - Replace the incorrect "block" option to the ufw command with
      "deny" (LP: #1622885).
  * net-wireless-troubleshooting-hardware-check.page: apt-get -> apt
  * ubuntu-mascot-creature.png: Official yakkety mascot.
  * Updated ubuntu-help.pot.

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:53:00 +0200

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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