The Utopia Repository

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The Utopia Repository is an addons repository for Debian and Ubuntu, administered by James Lu. Supported architectures include amd64 (primary target), i386, armhf, and arm64.

Absolutely no warranty is provided for the software in this repository; use at your own risk!



The following suites exist in The Utopia Repository, but availability varies between OS versions. Please check which sections suit your setup before adding things to sources.list!

Active maintenance
Bug fixes only
EOL or unsupported
Coming soon/temp. unavailable
Suite not available
Suite sid (unstable) bullseye (testing) buster (stable) stretch (oldstable) bionic (18.04)
main: Free software addons for Debian and Ubuntu. For stable releases, unofficial backports are also included. This section also includes Utopia-branded packages containing my desktop settings and custom package sets (meta-packages). sid/main buster/main stretch/main bionic/main
imports: Extra packages that are either mirrored from an external source or not supported well enough (by me) to put in main. May include non-free content. sid/imports buster/imports stretch/imports bionic/imports
forks: Forked / modified packages that intend to replace the versions available in Debian or Ubuntu. Changes for each package vary - see their individual changelogs for more info. N/A buster/forks stretch/forks bionic/forks
nightlies: Automatic nightly builds by the Utopia Repository team. sid-nightlies buster-nightlies stretch-nightlies
[EOL 2019-11-30]
experimental: Bleeding edge & testing packages that may upgrade system libraries and thus cause package conflicts. Use with caution! experimental N/A

† Limited support for imports suites


This repository works like any other APT repository or Ubuntu PPA, and is signed using a PGP key. Both HTTP and verified HTTPS are available.

1) Add the repository to sources.list

I am using and would like the following sections:

2) Install the repository's PGP signing key

Download the utopia-keyring package over HTTPS and install it locally:

sudo apt-get install ./keyring-latest.deb

Updates to the keyring set will be automatically applied afterwards.

3) Enjoy?!

After adding the repositories of your choice, simply run apt-get update to update your repository cache. Then, you will be able to install packages whichever way you like. (apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, etc.)


Why did I make this?

  1. Simplicity. Instead of adding 5 repositories for the things I commonly use, I only need to add 1.
  2. Convenience. This repository hosts a few meta-packages (utopia-* in main) to make it easier to pull in a working system. (forget selecting 30 individual packages!)
  3. The learning experience. This is pretty self-explanatory. :)


Questions? Feedback? Concerns? Send me an e-mail at

Alternatively, you may file an issue against the utopia-packages GitHub repository.