Questions about the graphical interface update-manager, as opposed to the command line apt-get.

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Software update crashes running apps in Ubuntu 16.04

When there is an update for a running app, the update crashes the running app while updating. Is there any option in Ubuntu to enable a warning/message so I can save and close the running app when ...
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Update problem in Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update I am facing the following errors: W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/InRelease Unable to find ...
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Do LTS releases get the newest program versions? [duplicate]

New versions of programs can sometimes be found in the official packages of newer Ubuntu releases. For example, the DAE-software Asunder gets installed in version 2.8-3 in 16.04, while the most ...
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Ubuntu update stops while configuring mysql-server-5.7

When I update my Ubuntu sofwares and applications using Software Updater in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the update stops while Configuring mysql-server-5.7(when the downloaded updates are being installed). And ...
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Update problems [closed]

I'm getting a failed to update from my update manager. This is what is failing to update. If possible can someone please help me to remove it. I'm new to Linux. I'm running Linux mint 17.3. Failed to ...
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Error on update texlive using tlmgr [closed]

I have to update texlive, but this is what I get: khaled@khaled:~$ tlmgr update --all (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) Unknown directive ...containerchecksum ...
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Software & Updates crashes and will not open

I am unable to open the Software & Updates configuration window in System Settings. The best I have been able to do to understand what is going on is the following output after opening System ...
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“Error: Broken Count > 0” on updates

Here are two pictures below that clarify the situation and show the issues/errors I am seeing. This is the error I got when the system tried to get updates: This is what I got when I tried the ...
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In lock-screen it shows 16.04 but in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version?

I upgraded my Ubuntu using the terminal command sudo apt-get upgrade everything gone right, but in lock-screen it shows 16.04 LTS and in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version? Here the ...
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Is there a safe way to close or revive a frozen software updater?

The screen within the window has dimmed and nothing is changing. I know I should file a bug report, but in the mean time, is there a way to safely close the software updater, in case Should I need to ...
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When will Software Updater notify of 16.04 Xenial Xerus availability? [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenia Xerus has been released but Software Updater so far has not notified me as it has other people, e.g.: Note that I am ...
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maven not updating on ubuntu 14.0.4

I have currently version 3.0.5 of maven, when I run mvn -version I get Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=1024m; support was removed in 8.0 Apache Maven 3.0....
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Set “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” on command line

How can I switch on the option to be notified for a new Ubuntu version, which you usually find in Dash --> System Settings --> Software & Updates --> Updates --> Notify me of a new Ubuntu ...
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Free Pascal 3.0.0 causing update manager and terminal error

I am experiencing a problem with installing Free Pascal. When I use software update it will crash as on the first picture. When I try to fix it with apt-get I get the second error. Last, but not ...
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16.04 won't download updates

I've been on 16.04 since day one with no issues until last week when the update-manager failed to download updates. It gives me an error that claims there's no internet connection. There obviously is ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 15.10 to Xenial Xerus

I currently have Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to upgrade that to Xenial Xerus ( 16.04 LTS ), I invoked this in terminal : update-manager -d but when the windows pops out and it downloads some files ...
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What are the dangers of using an unsupported Ubuntu version? [closed]

Non-LTS versions of Ubuntu only receive security updates for up to 9 months after their release (for Ubuntu 15.10, until 07/2016) and are not recommended for use after the expiration of the support. ...
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Update to chrome 51?

How to update chrome 49 to chrome 51? I searched on the Internet and found this answer , I tried it but it didn't solve my problem. On windows I had only to go to about and find the new update. Any ...
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Ubuntu Software 3.20.1

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. The system software is being updated via the Ubuntu Software 3.20.1 application. It has been running for about two hours. Is there a way to monitor the progress of the ...
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How to make sure I stay on Linux kernel version 3.13 (Ubuntu 14.04)?

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday, because my WiFi adapter is not supported in 16.04. I am told this is likely due to the Linux kernel. In order for my computer's WiFi adapter to ...
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upgrade error : illegal package name `doc-base/noawait' [duplicate]

I cannot download anything or upgrade my system. I get the following error message: dpkg: file triggers record mentions illegal package name `doc-base/noawait' (for interest in file `/usr/share/doc-...
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Is it safe to Install Mint's update manager(MinUpdate) on Ubuntu?

Do you think it is safe to install Mint's update manager(MinUpdate)? It was in ppa:ferramroberto/lffl repository but it is removed now. Do you know where can I find and install it in Ubuntu?
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Updating Ubuntu 14.04.3 to 14.04.4 made my desktop unusable (no more icons and bars)

I am just a beginner with Linux... During updating process (trough the system menu) I had problems with Internet. And my desktop did not display any icon. I could not access to my files. I reinstalled ...
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Software Center vs Update Manager

After installing 16.04(Ubuntu Gnome) I realized that software center has an update manager on its own. When I have updates I get notifications from both Update Manager and software center. Sometimes ...
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Error while using the Software Updater [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 the day it was released; the process went smoothly. Last couple of days though I've been receiving the error message below when doing a software update, whether via the update ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Shows error “System program problem detected”, See details [duplicate]

I've attached some Screenshot 1 and Screenshot 2 here. It shows the window as soon as I boot up. There also appears a (-) red minus sign which tells me that a problem occured while checking ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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Unable to fetch (10.04) [duplicate]

Hey guys I recently installed ubunt 10.04 and I want to upgrade to 11.04 (I had a really small flash drive and I could only get 10.04 so I wanted to keep upgrading) But I keep getting unable to fetch ...
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Can't start Software Center or Software Updater in Ubuntu 15.10

Several days ago, I started seeing a red circle with a white line stating : "The was a problem when checking for the updates" When I select "Show Updates" in that menu, I see the following in the ...
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How can I solve the problem of an empty window for Software Updater?

My Ubuntu 16.04 only displays an empty white window for the Software Updater: I can run apt-get update without a problem: ... Fetched 94,5 kB in 5s (17,1 kB/s) Reading package ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unresponsive

Some of the desktop icons have become unresponsive, particularly 'ubuntu software' which I can no longer activate. I have installed the Gnome packages to no avail.
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I can't seem to update ubuntu, software updater is blank

Hi I appreciate any help with this: Ubuntu Software Updater is blank when opened. It also won't update through ubuntu updates in the Ubuntu software application. Could use the terminal but then ...
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Apt-get does not complete after fetching sources [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 today. Now I can no longer perform software updates. Running sudo apt-get update results in the following: Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:...
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cannot run software updater on 15.10 [duplicate]

I started my Ubuntu 15.10 and am unable to open the software updater app. I keep getting the following error SystemError: E:Malformed line 55 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) I ...
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Disable gnome-software's notification bubble (notify-osd) for available updates

Running 16.04 with Unity, after every log-in I see this annoying notification bubble in the top right corner of the screen that there are updates available. This is not only annoying, but often it is ...
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No internet connection after software update on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 for quite a while and never had this problem. But last time that I updated it, it lost its internet connection. It is a PC and I am just using wired connection. I saw several ...
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Ubuntu 16: Software Updater issue - Secure boot password

Whenever I update VirtualBox or Nvidia proprietary drivers, I get the following error: After that, I needed to restart the computer or force to close the Software updater and execute sudo dpkg --...
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Software Updater not working - Ubuntu 14.04

I get the following message when I run Software Updater: Requires installation of untrusted packages This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources Can you help me get this fixed? ...
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sudo apt-get update error: Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I recently tried to install npm and nodejs and got some errors and was suggested to run sudo apt-get update. After running sudo apt-get update I get the following error: Failed to fetch http://...
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Hide hold back package from being listed in software updater and apt

I'm running 16.04 but downgraded the gedit package from 3.18.3 back to version 3.10.4 because of the new ugly and badly usable design, following this great answer by @Videonauth. His script installs ...
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installing updates running for rever

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The Software Updater notified me to install some updates. When I tried to do so, they are getting downloaded but during installation they get halted mid-way. Attaching a snap-...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 was interrupted towards the end. What can I do to fix/clean up?

The upgrade was in the "upgrading" stage, and literally got to about 98% before my computer froze, the progress bar was almost at the end (alas, I opened too many tabs in Chrome...). The last thing it ...
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unable to recive ubuntu 16.04 LTS update [duplicate]

i am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my laptop hp pavillion p077tx . i have upgraded system fully and after changing my setting to show me update of latest ubuntu version than after running upgrade ...
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How to completely uninstall MATLAB?

Recently, I installed MATLAB from the Ubuntu Software and uninstalled afterwards. However, when I do a software update via Software Updater, it shows me the following and disallow me to continue the ...
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Why Software Updater does not show updates [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 16.04. Why GUI Software Updater (alias Update Manager) does not show updates? When I execute commands sudo apt upgrade or sudo apt dist-upgrade so apt offers me 5 updates. Nevertheless ...
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How can I keep gstreamer up to date?

So there's GStreamer-0.10 and there's GStreamer-1.0 and they turn out to be different. And there are many packages (like -plugins-bad, -plugins-good and so...). It's very confusing. And Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 update manager error

Every time I attempt to perform a software update I get this error from the software manager: W:GPG error: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease: The following signatures ...
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Error: the installation or removal of a software packgae failed 14.04 LTS

I'm new to Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) and appreciate any help. The update manager seems to have a problem, but no specific error message is given, only the above mentioned. I had a look thru similar threads ...
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Amule does not want to launch?

after I did reboot my system (required for an update), well, amule simply refuse to launch... I tried uninstall/reinstall then reboot, but I still have the problem, anyone can explain this to me? ...
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Can I upgrade to 16.04 without using the software updater and keeping all my data intact?

I'm on 14.04 and the software updater shows no update available. Can I manually download the images and install them but without losing all my data?