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

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I wanna upgrade ubuntu without updating some software [on hold]

I wanna upgrade Ubuntu Server without updating some software my Ubuntu is 11.10 and I wanna upgrade 12.04. the problem is when I run "do-release-upgrade" it will update All softwares and will destroy ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 update error

I can't do sudo apt-get update, when i try it gives me loads of failed to fetch everything.. now I have no idea what could be wrong I searched for what the sources.list file should look like and it ...
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Neither software updater not sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I run software updater, it shows that show "FAILED TO DOWNLOAD REPOSITORY INFORMATION", and when i run the command sudo apt-get update, it is shows the error below: sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Crash on start

USC crash at start.. i tried reinstall and removing cache and what not but nothing help. This is what I get when try to open it from terminal. 2015-06-28 19:15:59,031 - ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04, after update and reboot can't change size and other problems

After updating my Ubuntu virtualbox, I have encountered several problems: the copy-paste buffer is not the same from my host machine to the Ubuntu machine. I can't access shared drives I can't ...
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Problems with sudo apt-get update

I am new to Ubuntu and I have a problem installing, updating, etc. a program. The VirtualBox network is NAT. The type of adapter is PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973). For example: :~$ sudo apt-get update ...
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Software updater not appearing

I am trying to run the software updater but it won't open. The screen would just stay blank as it is. Nothing would happen. The updater just gives a glimpse of itself and then disappears.
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$sudo apt-get update throws (101: Network is unreachable) [duplicate]

insane@ubuntu:~/Auto$ sudo apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg ...
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Why is installing the latest Linux kernel for Ubuntu taking so long?

I ran the software updater, which updated Ubuntu base on 32 bit 15.04, which as I understand it includes the Linux kernel and it was taking so long (after several hours it still hadn't finished) I ...
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Why Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease if I have ping?

I am trying to update an ubuntu 14.04 server and have my dns config ok because I can ping us.archive.ubuntu.com so I dont know what is happening here. This is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crash of Update-Manager and Software Center

Hej, Ubuntu 14.04 used to run really smoothly on my Lenovo Thinkpad X230 until recently. I tried figuring out how to fix it looking for threats dealing with the same issue. Unfortunately, it seems, ...
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Not All Updates Can Be Installed Lubuntu

When I try "Software Updater" -> "Not All Updates Can Be Installed" Please tell me is everything ok with the updates? sudo apt-get update Ign http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
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How to remove duplicated packages on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and i have duplicated sources the problem started when i upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 I have ignored it for some time but now it's making me worried.
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Software updater warning: requires installation of untrusted packages [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and when I try update for Software updater I always get this error: I also tried to not download some packages and download the main ones but the error always stays there.
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Identifying PPA

I have a ppa update error message: W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/office/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found , E:Some index files failed to ...
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Why does apt-get not require restarts, where the update manager does?

Oftentimes I try to ‘beat’ the update manager by opening a console and entering the sequence sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade which, to the best of my knowledge, should update all packages ...
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error apt-get update && upgrade 14.04 LTS attached photos [duplicate]

I get these errors when I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum ...
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Ubuntu-14.04LTS update error some ubuntu restrictions

I have installed ubuntu-14.04LTS through boot able usb. But when I am updating ubuntu using below command, sudo apt-get update I am getting bellow errors, Please any one tell me what is the problem ...
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14.10 Software Updater not updating

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. To keep things as brief as possible: Software Updater - (a) This runs, tells me I need updates, I give permissions to update, it then tells me I have no internet ...
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Unable to update as it halts after sometime

Today I ran into an issue while trying to update some components on my Ubuntu 14.04. The process would come to a halt and display an error concerning the network access of my PC. Problem is, the ...
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multiple repositories throwing a 404 trying to update on 15.04

I have 15.05 installed on my desktop, i recently installed it on my laptop and it was working fine, i opened it today and attempted to do an apt-get update and i'm having multiple repositories in the ...
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How to uninstall youtube-dl by using terminal

I was install Youtebe-dl through Ubuntu Software Center, but now my ubuntu software center is not working. So i can not able to Update and Install youtube-dl. I try following procedure for ...
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Get the update server name using command line

How to get the update server name using command line? I know I could read it from the source list file, for example: cat /etc/apt/sources.list gives: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Can't access Software and update section on Ubuntu 15.04

Suddenly the software and update sections has stopped responding. It does open up on clicking. I have tried several times. What possibly could have gone wrong with it?
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I am having trouble with updating in kubuntu 15.04

Hello I am a linux noob but I have recently started dual-booting Kubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1. It worked well with the first round of updates but after adding repositories such as Wine and ...
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Software Updater closes in 1-2 seconds

When I click the software updater it starts normally and after a few seconds of searching it closes. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade These commands work without error but ...
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update manager fails

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu system, but cannot do anything with the Update Manager. I get the following error message: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred ...
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Unable to update or install packages from terminal

I am unable to update my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried these two methods: 1) Using the update manager : It starts downloading but after downloading some files/packages it says failed to download updates ... ...
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Unable to install new software due to dartvm?

I recently tried running this command to install the dart vm: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https # Get the Google Linux package signing key. $ sudo sh -c 'curl ...
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What is the difference in command-line “sudo apt-get update” and using Synaptic or Auto-updater?

The whole update process seems somewhat confusing to me. I can understand the need to run sudo apt-get update prior to installing another package, but, what is the difference in running update from ...
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How can I permanently discard an update? [duplicate]

Everytime I reboot my computer, it checks the missing updates and informs me about them. That's good, but... What if I don't want to install a particular one? What I do is to unmark it from the list, ...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

“Software Updater” and “Software & Updates” are not working any more on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do not get any error message but when I click on the icons of Software updater and Software & ...
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Automatic clearance of boot folder

Hello one of my familly members, who is not so concerned with computers and Ubuntu has an Ubuntu setup with only 200MB space for the boot partition. That makes sense if you only like to install a few ...
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Why does a system update ask for my password?

If doing updates is safe and secure, why does it need my password? From what I have read so far, it prevents man-in-the-middle attacks also. So what vulnerabilities exists that a user should be aware ...
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Recent GRUB update, choices on menu

On 2015-05-15 I applied an update from Software Updater. An option box appeared and gave me some choices about what to do with the GRUB update. I don't remember exactly but the choices were ...
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Software Updater not working and automatically unchecked when I check the checkbox

My software updater is not working.When I open softwares and updates and check the check box then the check box is automatically unckecked and I am not able to update my software packages.
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Error Updating MYSQL package

My computer froze and I forgot it was updating in the background so I restarted it. When I rebooted I tried to login (and if I entered the wrong password it said incorrect password), but then the ...
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Sofware Updater not working in 14.04 lts

today my Software Updater tool is not working, first it downloaded the updates but then froze during the install process, after killing the process via the System monitor, I tried to run it again but ...
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Updates error W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

For the past week or so, every time I try to update I get the following error message (despite adjusting for nearest server locations...): W:Failed to fetch ...
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Software Updater quits before updating software [duplicate]

I currently have 13.10 Saucy Salamander installed, and I'm following this guide in order to update: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades I got as far as step 6, click the Check button for ...
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Update manager for 14.04 tries to load updates 15.04 [duplicate]

I run 14.04 and recently downloaded an iso file of 15.04 to install for a friend. Since then, update Manager tries to install updates for 15.04 and tells me to insert a CD. How can I correct this? ...
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade throws a Error 404 [duplicate]

Some days ago I install Ubuntu 15.04 (x64) and when the installation finished I tried to install cinnamon by doing: sudo apt-get install cinnamon But it seems that didn't work, next I try by doing: ...
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How to “tell” Software updater, I have moved to a new kernel

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (updated from 12.04 which was preinstalled prior to the release of 14.04.02). I am an experienced non-technical desktop gnu/linux user, but relatively new to ubuntu. I ...
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update ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

currently I have ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and now I want to update it to 15.04, I have windows 8 and kali linux along with my ubuntu. how should I update my ubuntu to 15.04 without losing my other ...
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Software Updater not showing all updates

I HAVE found similar questions here, but not exactly the same. Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome 3/Gnome Classic Software Updater pulls some updates, but not all (yes, it is set to show all updates immediately). ...
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How to change the font displayed on the Details pane of Software Updater during Installation?

How can you change the default font shown in the Details Pane of the Software Updater (update-manager) during the "Installing Updates..." process, when the terminal output is shown? I think the ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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Checking for updates error with source list [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) I think ...
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Gnome-terminal in Ubuntu Unity shrinks to minimum size

When I open a terminal in Ubuntu 15.04, it shrinks to 1 character by 1 character. I can use the corner resizer to make the window bigger, but it immediately shrinks to 1x1. There are a few x,y ...
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how to use additional partition space for downloading upates

Generally I use synaptic package manager (sometimes software updater) for downloading and updates, which is automatic. However while downloading I get a warning for not available space in / partition ...