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

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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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Unable to update Ubuntu 12.04: Authentication required

I initially Checked for Updates which was successful. It responded that there were 123 Updates. After trying to update, I got the following message: Unable to Install Available Updates unsuccessful. ...
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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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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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“Failed to load the package list”

When attempting to remove, install or update software through the Ubuntu Software Center, I came upon an error like this... Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I Update a Live USB?

I made a persistent Live USB with the usb-creator, and I was wondering if I can just update as one normally would, or if there are special procedures I need to take.
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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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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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Why are some checkboxes in Software Updater disabled?

In Ubuntu 13.04, the Software Updater shows some apps as having updates, but they're non-selectable: It's not clear why they're greyed out. On the command line: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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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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Trusty Software Updater does not propose updates from trusty-updates

I have since one week upgraded several PC to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. I got several updates via the Software Updater, but I don't get updates from trusty-updates, although this repository is ...
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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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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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Ubuntu upgrade to 14.04 doesn't show after interrupted attempt

I tried to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 using the update-manager. But the upgrade process stopped midway due to insufficient disk space. I cleared up enough space, and tried to resume by ...
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Cannot update from software updater

I tried updating my 13.04 from software updater. I had about 202.9 MB to download. When I click "Install Now" and then a message came saying "It has to install from unauthenticated sources". I click ...
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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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Update Manager got stuck (but not frozen) while installing downloaded updates. What should I do?

I have just gotten my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop computer reassembled after a trip back home and connected it to my parent's wireless Internet connection. The connection seems quite shaky (disconnects ...
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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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How to install latest stable Chrome (34) on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64bit) and am trying to install the latest version of Chrome (not Chromium). Currently I have Chrome 30.0.1599.114 installed. I'm following the instructions on this page ...
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Update manager says “The installation or removal of a software package failed”

I am constantly receiving updates but when i download then, in the end it gives the error message Package operation failed. I am not able to figure out what has caused this exactly. I don't have ...
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problem with apt-get update GPG error: http:/dl.google.com The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2 [duplicate]

I am unable to install anything with apt-get. I think this problem is due to gpg error of some kind. I have done almost everything on the net as per my belief. this is what happens when I run apt-get ...
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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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How to remove dummy packages?

I have searched and I believe there is no a question like this one. Whenever my laptop finds updates the Software Updater application comes up as usual however it is always showing the package ...
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Update Manager frozen

I have 260 software updates to make. I choose install updates, it appears applying changes, but it just stays there (after giving my password), with no evolution. Any thoughts? (I'm using wubi, 12.04 ...
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Updates don't work in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Hello guys I hope you're all fine. This is the problem: When I execute the updater it always throws the same error saying: Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. ...
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Update Manager gives an error message

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Mini 110 netbook. I have had it for 18 months and it works great. But last night Update Manager downloaded a large batch of files (about 75 MB) mostly having to do with a ...
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Failed to load the package list [duplicate]

First of all say apology to Ask Duplicate Question. I'm Using First time Ubuntu 12.10 OS.when i'm update the Update Manager it is giving error like this .... Failed to load the package list: This ...
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E:Encounterd a section with no package:header [duplicate]

Whenever i am trying to open software center it crashes. I ran the command : sudo apt-get install --reinstall software-center The Following problem appeared: E: Encountered a section with no ...
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what if i never update to minor updates

in Vista, I have turned updates totally off; I update when I feel like it; and I will be to blame if I don't update when there has already been a cyber world war (which is sarcastic for "I update when ...
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Make update-manager ignore Mozilla Firefox updates [duplicate]

When I start Update Manager to update my system, there is an update for Mozilla Firefox under the Important security updates section. I do not use Firefox, I use Google Chrome, which is also my ...
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Can't install Pantheon desktop environment

I've tried to install Pantheon desktop environment several times. I tried sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, but it's no use. I’m just a very new beginner. This is what I’ve done: ...
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I can't Open the Update Manager. [duplicate]

I got this message from update manager when I tried to open it. E:Encountered a section with no package: header, E:Problem with ...
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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 ...