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

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Update issues 16.04 - Failed to download repository information

I keep getting the old message that I experienced from previous upgrades of yonder. Changing the server and refreshing doesn't seem to work anymore. W:There is no public key available for the ...
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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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Empty files can't be valid archives when running sudo apt update

I have just make a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04. I've never seen this error on ubuntu 15.10. When I try to run sudo apt update: Hit:1 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http:/...
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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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Unable to update to 16.04 from 15.10

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I want to update to 16.04. But the Software updater does not show the required update. is there a reason for this?
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I upgraded with update-manager -d to 16.04

Hello I have upgraded with update-manager -d to Ubuntu 16.04. But I have heard somewhere that this will upgrade my 16.04 to daily pre alpha releases of 16.10 once they become available? Is this true? ...
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Cannot download the updates of Ubuntu 16.04

I want to upgrade my laptop from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via Software Updater and encounter the following problem. The error message are the following. Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.uhost.hk/pool/...
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What do I need to do to get Software Updater to work though I'm connected and can browse the internet?

What do I need to do to get Software Updater to work though I'm connected and can browse the internet? Each time I try to update I'm met with the message Failed to download repository information. ...
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Is upgrading Ubuntu release with software updater the same thing as do-release-upgrade?

So, does software updater run do-release-upgrade in the background when upgrading to a new release or is it doing something differently?
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Ubuntu 15.10: software update stuck and using more cpu

just a regular Software update, but this step has taken among 2hrs and it doesn't seem to do any progress, besides I've checked if it was processing something and it shows the total CPU usage is at 60%...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't show up in update launcher + pendrive on windows failed as well

I would love to install ubuntu 16.04 but it doesn't show up in the updater and when I tried making a bootable usb drive it failed as well.
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How to fix Software Updater Issue?

While I update my device using software updater, I am getting following screen and then the updater paused in following screen: Here is my locale lists, i.e. list which will display after execute ...
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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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'software-properties-gtk' is not working

I'm having problem with the command line software-properties-gtk. When I run this command in the terminal it shows something like this: How I can solve this problem?
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Unable to connect to parsoid.wmflabs.org:8080

Running "sudo apt-get update" gives me: W: Failed to fetch http://parsoid.wmflabs.org:8080/deb/dists/wmf-production/InRelease W: Failed to fetch http://parsoid.wmflabs.org:8080/deb/dists/wmf-...
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Recovering from chown -R / … update-manager not working and throwing errors [duplicate]

I messed up and ran chown -R username:username / by accident. I rebooted into recovery mode to get root privileges back and did the following... mount -o remount,rw / to get write permissions, then ...
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12.04 apt-get update taking long time. How to speed up?

sudo apt-get update is taking long time for following sites: Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources [5,470 B] ...
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How do I fix my automatic update and I have no checked box remove CD-Rom option?

I keep getting the Error message: "W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 15.04 _Vivid Vervet_ - Release amd64 (20150422)/dists/vivid/universe/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 updates

Every now and then when I go to System Details (or About This Computer directly from the panel) it shows that updates are available (button Install Updates). When I click on install updates, software ...
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Failed to download repository information 16.04

I seem to get a failed to download repository when trying to update my computer on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. And it is not on any repositories I have added it's on the stock repositories....
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sudo apt-get update error

W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The ...
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I have lost or forgotten my authentication password to my ubunutu 12.04 installed PC

I have lost or forgotten my authentication password to my Ubuntu 12.04 installed PC. I have followed the sudo passwd root command and punched in the new password. It gives me a message Authentication ...
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Software Updater wants to install two different versions of kernel

On 14.04.4, Software Updater popped up and showed me this: I am very new to Ubuntu, and this seems odd to see both vervet and unicorn kernel headers, kernel image, etc. So what is going on? Should ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run the command: sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release W: Some ...
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PyGIWarning when sudo update-manager -d

Do I have some incomplete install? $ sudo update-manager -d sys:1: PyGIWarning: Gtk was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0') before import to ensure that ...
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked many times but everything I've seen has not helped me. I'm new to linux. I'm on 13.10 and I get that message every time I try to update my software sources. ...
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Can the update manager download only a single package at a time?

I need the update manager to only download a single package at a time and not try to download multiple packages at once. My slow internet cannot handle multiple connections; slows the download to a ...
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“Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf” [duplicate]

I am fairly new to using Linux and have recently just installed Lubuntu on my laptop. I typed the: sudo apt-get update command in the Terminal to see if I needed any updates after getting a ...
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10.10 irritating updater message

As you all know 10.10 support has ended. thus whenever i start the update manager i get a dialog box saying Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore You will not get any further security ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager Shows 737 Updates. What do I do?

I just got a computer but when I started it up I noticed it was really slow until it got going, Then the 737 updates popped up, I tried installing them but it shuts down half way through, How can i ...
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What's the latest version of Unity and Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

What's the latest version of Unity and Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have Unity 7.2.5 and Compiz 0.9.11.3. I wanted to know if there is any latest version of both Compiz and Unity. If so, how can I ...
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Why would System Notifications report updates available but each of sudo apt-get update, software updater and muon updater do not find updates?

I have this same scenario on 2 separate machines The plasma desktop frequently shows notifications like this: An update is available for your system. There are 3 updated packages. However, when I ...
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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 http://archive.getdeb.net/...
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infinite loop on archive.ubuntu.com?

My desktop has issue to get update from ca.archive.ubuntu.com so I tried to browse it and noticed that the ubuntu folder cause an infinite loop not sure if this is related to my issue but i don’t ...
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Update Manager freezes

For several weeks now I have been unable to update my Ubuntu system with Update Manager. It downloads updates and begins the process and then freezes with this displayed in the Details box: exim4 (4....
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ubuntu 14.04 software is not updating totaly

i tried to update by using this command sudo apt-get update but it is not working W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/...
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How to get rid of this post “requires installation of untrusted packages”? [duplicate]

i know that there are have been some answers on this issue. But i have already tried some of them and without success. I don't know why but every time when i turn my laptop on i got this message. ...
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Constantly running out of disk space when installing updates [duplicate]

I have been having this problem ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS for the second time on this machine. For some reason I seem to run out of disk space every time I attempt to install an update. ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) E:...
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15.04 to 15.10 update failure “Error during update”

If anyone has a clue... The updater log follows: A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry. W:Failed to ...
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Failed to download repository information with Google Chrome installed on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit since beginning of March 2016 [duplicate]

Starting March 2016, Software Updater displays "Failed to download repository information," and "Check your internet connection when attempting to update." What's causing it and how can I fix it so I ...
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(Apt)itude-get is broken [duplicate]

When I try to update: sudo apt-get update W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (...
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How to type accent grave without letter or alt in terminal?

I'm trying to type a terminal command that calls for an "accent grave" (`) character. I'm running Ubuntu with a US keyboard, and I can't find how to type this. I see lots of talk about using alt codes ...
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Software Center not getting started - Requires Installation

When i open Software center, it gives me error "Require Installation - Ok Repair , When i click Repair it does not repair and when i click ok it gives detail like this libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libcurl3-...
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Unable to update TRUSTY

I have been trying to update my system for a couple of days now,but it seems to show the same error. When I type sudo apt-get update I get: Get:51 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release [58.5 kB]...
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apt-get update error Failed to fetch

I am trying to update the repository but it's showing this error: W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release Unable to find expected entry 'partner/source/Sources' ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts usb ports and wifi stopped working

I left my laptop in middle of a sudo apt-get update and when I was away the chargrer somehow got unplugged and the battery was low at that time and when I came back I found that it was shut down. I ...
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xubuntu: stopped working during system update [duplicate]

I updated my xubuntu and after some time, screen became black. Moving mouse, pressing keyboard keys don't work so I restarted my laptop. Then I got the following error and cannot boot up. Please ...
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Not all updates can be installed: partial upgrade

I'm trying to update my vmware player Ubuntu vm to Saucy Salamander via the Software Updater app. Sadly while it was installing packages vmware player gave this really weird error I've never seen ...