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

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Software update error: Package operation failed

Whenever I'm prompted to install software updates, I get the error: The installation or removal of a software package failed. When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade this ...
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update manager tried to install older kernel 3.2.0.65 when 3.2.0.66 is already installed

Yesterday, then again today, Update Manager wanted to install kernel 3.2.0.65, when I already have 3.2.0.66 installed and working in my 12.04 Ubuntu installation. What's going on? Clarification: I ...
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Software Updater is not starting in Ubuntu 14.04

When I click on the Software Updater it just won't start and restarting the computer doesn't help either. Doing sudo ap-get update in a terminal gives following error : Reading package lists... ...
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Can't update and can't open the manager

I have Ubuntu 10.04(Gnome) and since the last update, I no longer can update or open the manager and many other programs. On the console when I try to update it says ...
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Software Updater poping up every day - is this common in Linux?

I am very new in Ubuntu. Every day - some days more than once - a Software Updater appears in my left side bar. Is this normal in linux? Do I really have every day to see this and restart my computer? ...
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Can not install applications - Packet Manager will not launch [duplicate]

When I try and launch the synaptic packet manager I get the following error and then the application closes. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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What to do if I accidentally removed -f with the command line? [on hold]

I was having issues with installing programs, such as the Software Updater not updating the software list, or saying the package system is broken. The Ubuntu Software Center also says that no new ...
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Can't update ubuntu 12.10 in Lenovo G580 [on hold]

I'm above mentioned laptop running ubuntu 12.10.When i issue sudo apt-get update it shows Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130213) precise Release.gpg Ign ...
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Report this bug against the package 'update-manager' with the following error message [duplicate]

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with Mergelist/var/Lib/apt/Lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file ...
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Update manager won't open, probably because of spotify [duplicate]

Lately, I have noticed that sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade has called the error Reading package lists... Error! W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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How to prevent Update Manger's restart dialog from stealing focus and rebooting the system without consent (Ubuntu 13.10)

On my Xubuntu 13.10 (Xfce 4.10) install I encountered some unexpected and irritating behavior prone to cause data loss: The system run updates, and while it was doing that I was writing my emails. ...
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Install new updates [duplicate]

The update manager has this message The package information was last updated 64days ago. Lately I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 but have these messages and I don't really know how to solve it ...
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Help please. Update Manager doesn't let me update and I can't install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center

When I go to Update Manager and try to install the important security updates I get this message: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages ...
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Choosing a source for update

How can I choose the address http://ir.archive.ubuntu.com/ for ubuntu update and package download?
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Update problem error [duplicate]

I have a problem with updates in Ubuntu this is the message from update manager: http://imgur.com/kKNoOxi Thanks for help.
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Issues with updating: 6/26/2014 [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything's been good so far, but suddenly when I use either the auto-updater or sudo apt-get update, it fails and gives me this error report. W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04's Software Updater won't update certain packages

The Ubuntu Software Updater refuses to show and update certain packages, even though they appear in Synaptic and KDE's Muon updater. Is this normal behaviour? There have been many other packages, ...
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How to remove an apt package? [duplicate]

Hello i'd like to know how to remove 2 apt things that gets an error any time I type apt-get update here is the output at the end `W: Failed to fetch ...
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problem with installing apps and updating software sources

When I have try to install new software through terminal such as: sudo apt-get install nethogs I get the following error: E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try ...
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getting software update using adhoc network

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 . I use an adhoc network to share internet with my friends. but ubuntu is not allowing me download or update software from software center.I usually see a notice that says I am ...
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After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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Problem in updation of ubuntu 12.04 lts version

Get:72 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en [32.9 kB] Fetched 19.5 MB in 7min 42s (42.1kB/s) ...
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Error occured when updating system

I have a problem during updating my Ubuntu system using terminal. Recently, there was two warning message appears on my terminal which like below: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center and Updater don't open

My software center crashes immediately after opening, and my update center will not open at all. I have tried updating from the terminal, but I receive, N: Ignoring file 'play' in directory ...
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Continue Ubuntu 14.04 LTS upgrade after stalled midway

I was tryin to upgrade my Saucy Salamander to Trusty Tahr today morning, but due to intermittent connection breaks on my network, the process failed. It was downloading the packages (about 1500 ...
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Cannot update because of Missing packages (12.04 LTS)

I'm not being able to update my Ubuntu 12.04 because of missing packages, how can I solve it? Here's a link of the error I'm getting every time I want to update: Thanks in advance
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turn off automatic update in KDE [duplicate]

How can I turn off automatic update in KDE environment (installed on Ubuntu 14.04)? I want KDE no longer even check for new updates automatically. Edit: It is not a duplicate of Fully automatic ...
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Need help to solve error during software update process [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Now I could not make software updating using software updater, while I'm doing that it showed a message "Package Operation failed ". How I can solve ...
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Unknown ERROR in my system(14.04)

I am using 14.04 for last few months, now it's showing an unknown error in the notification area, as shown in the below Image... When I click there am getting message as, "The updated information ...
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Application Software updater not working anymore (Ubuntu 14)

As soon as i log in a this red sign appears top a and it says : And error occurred .please run package manger from the right-click menu or apt-getin a terminal to see what is wrong The error ...
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Problem with update-manager: No module named 'apt_pkg' in Ubuntu 13.10, having installed Python 3.4 on /usr/local/lib

I'm rather new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to run update-manager on Ubuntu.13.10. I get: jacopo@jacopo-laptop:~$ update-manager Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 failure to update

I am trying to update my ubuntu with "sudo-apt-get update" Below is the error I am getting. Kindly help me resolve. $ sudo apt-get update Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade succeeded partially - I would like to use a different mirror; how can I do that? [duplicate]

When I wanted to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 the update manager told me that there was an unresolvable problem with calculating the upgrade. In order to see more details I performed the ...
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Why is each security update file size so large?

The 'Software Updater' just asked me to download a security update which has a filesize of 62MB. And these updates are quite frequent. My questions are: Why are they this big, if, by the frequency ...
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Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS

Having read other posts, I believe that this may be less about samba than about update system. Below is the log file of the failed installation of Samba. I have been trying without success to ...
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14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater

I'm getting no Dash / Launcher after I login. This started after an update through the Software updater. Please help to fix ... I've already lost a day trying different options posted on ...
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Does Ubuntu uninstall unnecessary updates?

Ubuntu checks and installs updates automatically which takes up a lot of space in the system. Is there a something similar we can do to uninstall deprecated or unused services or libraries so that ...
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Is Update Checking automatic for default?

In a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 when it is started and connected to the internet, does update manager automatically receives the list of updates ? I want to turn it off if a the freshly installed ...
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Resetting Update Manager

How can I fix Update Manager in 12.04, which hangs when I try to install any update, while sudo apt-get upgrade works fine? I strongly suspect it has something to do with my python installation, ...
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Error while running software updater [duplicate]

When trying to run software updater I am getting an error. Could this have anything to do with other ppas? My mom's computer at a different house is getting the same error along with a red "do not ...
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Serious system problem in 14.04 [duplicate]

Two months ago Ubuntu did a normal update check and installed a number of updates, since then I Have a Red Stop sign in the notification area, and i get constant error messages, i check report problem ...
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Error during installing skype , software update and while starting ubuntu

when installing skype on ubuntu 12.04 Lts gets the following error $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 [sudo] password for shailendra: dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg ...
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I am not able to open Update Manager

I got this error message: E:The package ttf-mscorefonts-installer needs to be reinstalled but I can't find an archive for it. when I am trying to open Update Manager. What should I do?
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Software updater not notifying when updates are available

Until a couple of months ago, whenever I ran aptdcon --refresh or sudo apt-get update, If there were updates Software Updater would pop up showing the updates. This is how my updates are set up: ...
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How can I update my system? [duplicate]

Currently, when I run the Update Manager in 12.04.1 LTS , I get since some weels: How can I update from this state? Update $ sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://at.archive.ubuntu.com precise ...
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update manager access [duplicate]

E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gwendal-lebihan-dev-cinnamon-stable-precise.list E: The list of sources could not be read. I havent been able to use ...
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Can HomeBank 4.5.6 be used to supersede 4.5.5 in the Ubuntu repository please?

I don't know which version I used to use successfully, but I used to import QIF files from my bank into HomeBank. My computer was out of action for a couple of months, and when I got it working again ...
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Update manager showing some softwares having .exe format!

Today I was updating my softwares via Update Manger. After completing the downloads, while these softwares were installing, I've found that some softwares have .exe format! I can't figure this out! ...
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13.10 Update-manager changed behaviour

Just after TrustyTahr has been launched, the update-manager had the option to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, but now that I finally want to proceed with this upgrade the update-manager does not have ...
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Software updater not working correctly

Someone else has asked this same question in this post but the answer did not work correctly and I am not allowed to comment on it. My software updater will show an icon on the launcher but when I ...