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

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No facility exists in Update Manager to upgrade to a new version, why?

I am trying to upgrade to a new Ubuntu version but the update manager does not recognize an update. Why not?
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How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error?

After I installed Ubuntu , I cannot update any software with the error message "failed to download package files". After having googled, I have tried: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Update Manager Error - Authentication Error

When I run Update Manager I get this error: This is what the error box says: W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files ...
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the size of apt-get update lists is too big

This question contains circumventions for an bug in Ubuntu: Bug #1001780 “apt-get update size is too big” : Bugs : Launchpad itself, as well as some general advice on saving bandwidth when doing ...
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Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade

So here is my story... I was doing upgrades to ubuntu the other day, and the power went out right in the middle of the upgrade, so now when I try to do upgrades it keeps asking me if I want to do a ...
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Update Manager doesn't ask for a password

Oneiric update manager no longer asks for a password to update already installed software. This is a change in behavior from previous versions. Is there a way to revert this behavior and get the ...
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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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Updates don't install because of “untrusted packages” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update Error : Require Installation Of Untrusted Packages I have "darktable + extras" installed (I added their ppa repository to the sources manually). The extras ...
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Why isn't Firefox 8.0 available as an update in the Update Manager?

So recently I've read that Firefox 8.0 is out, thought of updating, opened the Update Manager, refreshed the sources, but there was no uodate. Is there a particular reason for that?
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How to resolve “dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-apport_2.0.1-0ubuntu9_all.deb”?

Update Manager will not update although I have over 100 updates to do I get a error message like this: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 29%% Extracting templates from ...
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Error with Update Manager and Software Center

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. On trying to check for updates using the Update Manager GUI, I encounter the following error: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 Lts does not upgrade, keeps showing error [closed]

The update from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS does not work it keeps showing me an error as could not calculate the upgrade, even when I want it to get updated from the terminal it says the same error. I ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 not available in update manager

My update manager does not give me the option to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. That is, the "New distribution release '12.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions" section is ...
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How do I fix a download issue when updating? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? For some reason every time I try to update by terminal, synaptic, and update manager I get this error message and I cannot update ...
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Solving the Ubuntu 12.04 Update Error: (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

Problem Description: Each time i try to download the updates for my operating system (Ubuntu 12.04) i get the following list of error messages: W:Failed to fetch ...
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E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages

I am not sure what caused this error, but here is what the whole error says, and also this is sitting as a notification, and preventing me from updating any software using Update Manager - Please ...
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Update Manager message “New Hardware Support is Available”

I haven't seen this message from Update Manager before, and I have not been able to google up any info. What will be installed when I click Install? (Clicking "Description of Update" got me ...
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GPG error while updating

I met this error while updating.I read questions and answers about this problem , but the point is signing key. It doesn't return signing key! Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg ...
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How to Fix Broken Packages?

How do I fix broken packages when it is not working? When I try to fix broken packages, it tells me to "fix broken packages."
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Why does Update Manager give me a 404 error with these Google repositories?

I have a red warning sign in my toolbar. When I click on it, it asks me to check for updates. When I check for updates, I get this: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Update Manager does not ask for password anymore [duplicate]

I have realized this behaviour recently. Before that each time the update manager poped up to tell me there are updates and I tell it to install them it will ask me for a password. But since recently ...
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How do I make Update Manager stop opening automatically?

Update Manager keeps opening automatically and it's getting very annoying, especially when I'm using Gnome Shell. How do I make it stop?
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How do I update Ubuntu?

How do I keep my Ubuntu install up-to-date with the latest versions of software?
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“Requires to install untrusted updates” Error in Update Manager

I selected security updates and other updates in update manager and I clicked 'install updates'. It showed up an error like so 'Requires to install untrusted updates' and I clicked 'close', and it was ...
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I can't edit, update, remove or install my broken packages [closed]

I have an elementary OS based on Ubuntu 12.04. When i open synaptic package manager and I want to fix broken package, i get the following result and I can't update, remove or install any package: ...
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Update manager fails to calculate upgrade

Recently, when running the update manager, and after checking package info. shows this message. Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. ...
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Update manager can not open due to missing /var/lib/dpkg/status

Update manger won't open saying 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 opened. what to do?
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how can i solve this problem in error during update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? I received this error message during an update and I do not know how to solve? could not initialize the package ...
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having problems with update manager

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu system, but cannot do anything with the Update Manager. It loads up 3/4 of the way and then says: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu 12.10

Once I tried to install Banshee on Ubuntu 12.10 and added that PPA. But somehow the installation failed due to internet failure. The problem is from then, when I try to update Ubuntu, update task ...
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What do I select for “GRUB install devices” after an update?

After running Update Manager, a debconf window (titled "Configuring grub-pc"), popped up, requiring me to select the appropriateGRUB install devices for my system. I've made no changes to grub or ...
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What is the equivalent terminal command of Update Manager?

I have always been running the following command to update via terminal my machines: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y But the other day, right after having finished installing ...
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I can't update, upgrade and remove my app from kubuntu

I have a problem upgrading software. I can't update, upgrade or remove my software. The notification of update manager signs 46 security packets and 83 other packets and when I click on it to install ...
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Update Manager failed to download repository, 401 error

I haven't used my Ubuntu install in about 2 months. I went on last night and first thing I did was update, but I got this message saying it failed to download the repository and to check my ...
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I can't select updates in Update Manager

Ubuntu 11.10 is installed, and I have updated my system via Ubuntu Software Centre, and after the update 3 updates remain in the list. But I am unable to select them, the tickboxes cannot be checked ...
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Graphics card problems after update

During the week I did a update through the update manager and since then my desktop graphics have stopped working properly. I usually just quickly glance through the list of packages to be updated ...
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installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed.

I get the following error while updating ubuntu 12.04 LTS installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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i need help solving upgrade problem, “fetching upgrade failed,” 12.04 to 12.10

I am using xfce4 on an Acer c70 Chromebook. I managed to successfully update my system to 14.04 about a month ago using update manager, but was left with many unresolved bugs that I could not work ...
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can not authenticate libopenexr6 in update manager

I got this message when I was using update manager The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources- details-libopenexr6 Please help , how can I authenticate ...
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Update Manager asking me to update kernel but apt-get upgrade does not?

Just what the title says. The update manager is also asking me to update to Ubuntu 12.10 even when I have the part unchecked that says "Check for new Ubuntu version updates" thing. Is there some way ...
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Update Manager won't open (error related to pythonverbose)

I'm having an issue with update-manager. Last night, my computer restart suddenly during the update process. Now it won't open and it keep appearing on the notifier with a message warning that an ...
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Recurring Error in Update Manager - Could Not Initialize The Package Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Please refer to the attached screen-shot. This error ...
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Intel Graphis card not updating. Problem with ppa?

I'm trying to update my graphics card. Info: description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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Software updater doesn't display Ubuntu 14.04

I have the weirdest problem. Software Updater will occasionally not display in Unity on 14.04. If I manually start Software Updater everything works fine, but if there are updates and the window ...
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Update manager won't install from un-authenticated sources [duplicate]

My update manager shows updates available. When I click on install updates it shows the following and does not update. The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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How to disable the update manager popup?

I configured this: Automatically check for updates: Never But the update manager keeps poping up against my wishes, I have no control. I feel like I'm using Windows again. I want to be able to ...
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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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'adobe-flashplugin conflicts with flashplugin-downloader' error while trying to install adobe-flashplugin

I'm having some hard time getting straight with my adobe flash plugin. $ sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin flashplugin* nspluginwrapper Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Update-manager does not show all updates

Ever since I upgraded to 13.10, the software updater does not show all the available updates. Some will appear and can be installed just fine, but once it claims that all software is up to date, using ...
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Why is Update Manager getting stuck unless I hit 'q'?

When I try to install updates (via either Update Manager or apt-get upgrade) the usual apt upgrade process is stopped as it shows me some changelogs, for example: Nothing will happen until I hit ...