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

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Update failing. Not enough space on /tmp

Im not being able to run update manager as I get the error saying that there is not enough free space in the /tmp directory. I've practically cleaned out the tmp directory but the error persists. Any ...
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Switching to local update server has slowed down my update process

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I have just changed the server settings to the server in my country. Since then, my Ubuntu updates have become very slow. Why is this? And how can I speed it up?
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apt-get update error : W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/./Release.gpg Could not resolve 'ftp.videolan.org'

I was trying to download some media codecs a while back but I couldn't because my laptop ran out of battery(or something, don't remeber what really happened). I tried to run sudo apt-get update and ...
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power down happened during version upgrading

While upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 unfortunately a power down happened and the PC got powered off. When again booted, I was neither able to upgrade version nor install any software through ...
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How do i fix this “The package list or staturs file could not be parsed or opened”? [duplicate]

this is the output I got.. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty- ...
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Update manager always wants to reboot

I have the recent Ubuntu 14.04 version installed. Since a few days the update manager keeps asking me to reboot. Even if I do reboot and no new updates are installed, it asks again after startup. How ...
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What is the command line equivalent for the update manager?

When I do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Sometimes the Ubuntu GUI Update Manager will still have some items left. e.g. “Complete Generic Linuux kernel”. I know there's also sudo apt-get ...
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How to get updates for Ubuntu 12.04

I recently stopped being able to get updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Using Update manager, I now have 105 updates (almost 300mb) waiting, but everytime I click "Install", a window comes up with this ...
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Boot Partition Full

When I run Software Updater, it says that I don't have enough free disk space. I need 29.3 Mb of free disk space on '/boot'. I've tried the solution at How do I free up more space in /boot?. It ...
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RecomendedBest settings for update manager in ubuntu 14.04.1

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 lts. I want to know about the best and recomended settings for software update. I am asking this because it is not posiible for me to update my software daily. Because I am ...
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Unable to download softwares from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit version Whenever I try to download some software from ubuntu Software Center it used to show “Failed to download package files” error? So I followed this post ...
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Memory error in boot running Software Updater- boot folder memory problem? [duplicate]

Software Updater won't download and install Ubuntu security update because it says the boot folder doesn't have enough memory. Ran apt-get update and upgrade with no problem, error seems to be coming ...
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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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Software & updates not opening in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I entered sudo software-properties-gtk on terminal but software & updates not opened. And this command (sudo software-properties-gtk) shows this error. Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How can I remove all updates installed after a specific date?

I have allowed the update manager to install a 200 Mib of updates, and I think that these update run my graphics driver into a problem. So, I need a way to remove the updates that have been installed ...
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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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Software Updater fail, and “apt-get update” throws “Invalid operation update” - what next?

I'm running a fairly vanilla 14.04 Ubuntu on a newish HP desktop. Just yesterday I got the dreaded "Failed to download repository information": A screenshot of this window has been seen on ...
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Update manager Bug : 'E:The package libperl5.14 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

When I started Update Manager for downloading & installing for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for upgrading. I got the following error message with a pop-up. Could not initialize the package information ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 updater not working

This is the error I keep on getting when I try to update anything. Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release amd64 (20121017.5) quantal InRelease Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ ...
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Error: brokencount > 0

I am getting the following error in the top menu bar: An error occurred. Please run the Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message ...
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Trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, and I keep getting the same error message

I've had no problems upgrading from one version of Ubuntu to the next until lately. Now, every time I attempt to upgrade, I get the following error message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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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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Can't Launch Software Updater From Toolbar

I was able to do it last week but, now, the Software Updater does not respond to clicks. Everything else in the toolbar does. The icon is green which indicates that there are updates available. I ...
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12.04 .. Red Circle Icon in top right corner - can't remove [duplicate]

Good morning, I am new to the whole "Ubuntu" system, I havean elementary OS, version 0.2.1 "Luna" 64 bit, Built on 12.04.. Everything was working fine up until I was in the software center ...
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problem is upgrading to ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am fairly new to the Linux world. I was trying to update from 12.10 to 13.04 and when I try to run software updater I got this error message saying : Failed to download repository information ...
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Can't refresh packages in Update Manager [duplicate]

In Update Manager I try to update the list of packages and I get a window titled synaptic with the following output Failed to fetch ...
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How to update manual page in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was planning to view manual page for 'ip' command for usage on 'ip tuntap'. To my surprise, there was no 'tuntap' pattern in that manual page. However 'ip tuntap' is well-supported when I try to use ...
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Unable to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

THis is the error message i get: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following ...
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after installing ubuntu 14.04 it shows the disk drive is not ready or not present

I have installed ubuntu 14.04. But when I restart then it shows that "the disk drive is not ready or not present". How can i solve this problem???
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When does “Not all updates can be installed” warning appear

In what circumstances (package problems, download problems, etc) does the following image appear: What is the difference between clicking on the Continue button or the Partial Upgrade button and ...
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Error on installing upstream kernel

I tried to install latest upstream kernel(linux-headers-3.17.0-031700rc2-generic_3.17.0-031700rc2.201408251935_amd64.deb) from here but installation failed with this error: user@user-pc:~$ sudo dpkg ...
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Stuck in low-graphics mode, normal method not working

I just got a notification to take the Ubuntu 14.04 update. What could go wrong, right? I'm stuck in low-graphics mode. It's similar to this question. The problem is Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't take me to a ...
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Package Operation Failed

So, after an update to 14.04 it's been running okay for some time and then the errors came in. I was suddenly unable to install packages. The usual Automatic Updates thing just kept failing with ...
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update-manager -d Question [duplicate]

I found the following command sequence in an older Linux/Ubuntu 'bible'published in 2006: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Question: I'm curious - does update-manager -d accomplish ...
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why do I have a red stop sign at the right top of my screen?

I have this red stop sign at the top, I can't get rid of it, when I click it, it says: "An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is ...
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Software-Update 14.04 LTS impossible [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. When clicking update, following message appears: Installation of packages required, which can not be trusted. This process requires the installation of packages from unsigned ...
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Update-manager fails silently on 14.04

I recently reinstalled a lubuntu from scratch, to upgrade to 14.04. Everything's working as expected, except for the update-manager that silently fails when trying to upgrade my system's packages. It ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - after update it boots in command line only (no windows manager)

I have Ubuntu 12.04, which has been working great for me since I installed it a year ago. Yesterday I ran the updates that update manager recommended. (Last time I ran updates before was about a week ...
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Errors updating ubuntu 12.04 LTS

i get Failed to fetch 404 errors by updating my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I think my proxy is configured well: etc/environment http_proxy="http://WebProxy:81/" Furthermore i tried to update from ...
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Why does 14.04 say there are no updates, when there are?

Why does Update Manager in 14.04 currently say it's up-to-date when apt-get upgrade shows there are updates to install?
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Small blank Software Updater window

This just recently started happening, and I'm not sure why. Doesn't bother me too much, as I usually apt-get update/upgrade when needed, but it is kind of annoying. Just curious if anyone has seen ...
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Not able to clean out old kernel files in /boot [duplicate]

I am trying to Update my server navin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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I can not download anything [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu but decided to wipe my windows 7 and install it. I can not download anything from the software center. This is the error message I get. I can use the web in all other ways ...
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Distribution upgrade (12.04 -> 14.04 LTS) halted while unpacking/installing packages

As the title states...it just stopped unpacking/installing. "Preparing to unpack .../lirc_0.9.0-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb ..." then stopped in its tracks. Everything else is still running. The update ...
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How can I see and close active software manager processes?

I use the Lubuntu 14.04 version on my eeepc netbook. To install Skype, I downloaded the package and I'm using the "Installatore applicazioni" (in english, "Package installer" I guess). Before starting ...
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Trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 and not having any luck…404 error occurs [duplicate]

This is a long winded question so bear with me! I am trying to upgrade my 12.10 Quental Ubuntu to the 14.04 version. This has led to a problem within my system not being able to update. For ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update nightmare and grub tiny problem

I had some problems with the updates lately. It started with the update manager refusing to update because it requires installation of untrusted packages. I used : sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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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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Can't fetch the latest ubuntu upgrade on ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

I just started up an old laptop with an old version of ubuntu (11.04). It won't let me download applications (it throws some Untrusted sources error), so I'm trying to update to a new version. In ...