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Is upgrading from LTS to LTS as reliable as doing a fresh install?

Having run into many snags and stability issues when upgrading (update-manager -d) from just release to release (For example: 13.04 - 13.10), I soon learned and have been told that it is always more ...
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Trying to install updates and it fails with the following description ubuntu 12.04

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5%% (Reading database ... 10%% (Reading database ... 15%% (Reading database ... 20%% (Reading database ... 25%% (Reading database ...
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No progress bars are moving whatsoever

Throughout the entire operating system, progress bars will not work. Examples: Downloading software from Software Center -> Progress bar stays at beginning and says Downloaded 0 Bits of 125kbs -> ...
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How to prevent a kiosk running Ubuntu 13.10 showing the update dialog popup window?

In my KIOSK i have Ubuntu 13.10. How to remove/suspend/blacklist/hide/disable completely from the Ubuntu 13.10 this following popup via command line? (even with GUI when i click settings and insert ...
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Why is the size of update manager different from time to time?

At the first time, I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop and ran the update manager. At that time, the size of the update is about 168 MB. Then I did something wrong on device installation, so I ...
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Error while am try to update it

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 not updating after remove /var/apt/list/lock and /var/cache/archives/lock

Please help me out, any distribution of Linux I have installed but still not updating.
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MergeList error in Update Manager (libsox-fmt-all) [duplicate]

When I open the Update Manager I get this error message: Could not initialize the package information Please report this as a bug in the package 'update-manager' and include the following error ...
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28 views

Upgrading a special software (no matter if other softwares are up to date or outdated)

I just want to have the latest version of gimp. I haven't updated some other softwares and I want to focus on updating gimp to the latest version right now. Any software-specific command, or command ...
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problem while installing chromium browser [duplicate]

I am try to install Chromium browser through terminal but the following error is given. Please can you suggest a way around this problem.???? chromium-codecs-ffmpeg chromium-browser ...
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0answers
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Installing update-manager-core in Natty 11.04 [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Version (Server): root@li339-83:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 stalled

My update manager and error report programs were broken in Ubuntu 12.04, so i decided to remove 12.04 altogether and upgrade to 13.04. The error I am Getting is: (process:8276): GLib_CRITICAL ...
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About the software centre in ubuntu 13.04

I installed 12.10 that version of ubuntu is working well. But when i installed ubuntu 13.04 the Operating system is really neat and clean. But the new version of OS is not installing new software from ...
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Do I need to fully update 12.10 before upgrading to 13.04? (Non-internet USB upgrade)

I'm wondering if I need to install all updates on 12.10 before I upgrade to 13.04. I'm not using the update manager to upgrade, but I'm using a USB stick instead. I've always liked the way that way of ...
0
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1answer
40 views

How do I install ubuntu over earlier ubuntu?

My upgrade manager is broken on 10.04. I have been stuck on 10.04. My upgrade manager won't fetch something that it needs to and fails to upgrade. I have put the install iso on a thumb drive and ...
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Installing Updates from untrusted packeges [duplicate]

Help me here I can't update now, but on terminal I can download this untrusted thingy.
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126 views

apt-get has a error [duplicate]

when I use: sudo apt-get upgrade I get this Error: E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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319 views

problem with downloading software packages through proxy server wifi

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10,but during installation I ignored update software package.after installing Ubuntu successfully now whenever I'm updating through software updater it is showing ...
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How to circumvent full system update to install just 'build-essentials'?

After I install a fresh copy of Ubuntu (version 12.04), I need to install build-essentials. To do so, in the terminal I have to run this first: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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1answer
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Why does my update manager always “fail to download package files”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I am using Ubuntu 11.04. Update Manager does not finish update since 'Applying Changes' does not finish ...
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Unable to install rubygems on ubuntu

When i try to execute sudo apt-get install rubygems i get the following response Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages ...
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183 views

Ubuntu 9.04 update to the newest version [duplicate]

I have the Ubuntu version 9.04 on my PC installed, but I can`t update it with the manager. I have tried to install the version 12.04 (64-bit) but I get a black screen when I click on the install ...
2
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0answers
149 views

Error message while trying to update/install a Google product [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Update Manager give me a 404 error with these Google repositories? W:Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find ...
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Cannot update with 'sudo apt-get update' or update manager

Beforehand, excuse me, I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so I may be overlooking something quite obvious... I have been attempting to install TOR (It is an Internet anonymity software) via the ...
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How do you install software and updates without a password in 12.04?

Im looking for a way to remove the need of a password to install/uninstall and update software in Ubuntu 12.04? Im trying to give some Windows users a smooth transition. They have Vista which doesnt ...
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Why do I get a blue screen after interrupting upgrade to 12.04 with a power-off?

I've turned off my laptop while the update manager was installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now when I try to boot into ubuntu the screen is only in blue and I can do nothing execpt to turn it off. Is there ...
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141 views

download and update impossible.

I use the update center and the Ubuntu software center, they worked fine until I installed an update and then I hit "Check" in the update manager and it goes through in 2 seconds and says all ...
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1answer
67 views

Is the Update Manager release upgrade path generally fire-and-forget?

I am thinking of upgrading to the new 12.04 Ubuntu release. On my last upgrade I did it from CD but I got into a bit of a tangle (although I did fix it in the end), so this time I'm planning on doing ...
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Upgrade error due to another package management application running [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error I use Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop PC. My update manager shows me the upgrade link to 12.04 LTS but ...
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'E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)' while updating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: getting error message Package operation failed Terminal dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 0: field name ...
3
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1answer
768 views

Update Manager fails to check for updates

The Update Manager is giving me a problem. Each time I hit the Check for updates button, I get the following error: W:Failed to fetch ...
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1answer
457 views

Ubuntu Software Center Error: Failed to lock the package manager

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 10.10 I've been getting this error when trying to install ANYTHING via software center and have only been able to install software via Synaptic and apt-get. I 'm sure ...