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

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Why does Software & Updates affects do-release-upgrade command in terminal?

I have a curious for me question referring to Update Manager and terminal command do-release-upgrade as a user I've noticed lots of people ask questions when they run: do-release-upgrade -d and it ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) ubuntu 14.10

hi i have some problems whit this ... i tried to manual update and still stays there... i went to software & updates and tried to check the problem there and i get this W:Failed to fetch http: ...
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Ubuntu doesn't download files using apt-get update [closed]

When I type the command sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 14.04, it downloads most of the files but the other ones say for example: Failed to fetch ...
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Upgrade Firefox fails. lzma error: compressed data is corrupt

Firefox fails to update due to corrupted download (deb) Preparing to unpack .../firefox_32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb ... Unpacking firefox (32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) over ...
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Unable to update battery-status ppa

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm getting this error W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/iaz/battery-status/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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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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How do I prevent the /boot disk space error? [duplicate]

I get the "Not enough free disk space" error about once a month during software updates. I'm getting tired of having to manually clear out old kernels every time I get this message. Is there ...
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Failure on apt update in Trusty (14.04)

When I try apt update it fails with Hash Sum mismatch I already tried to change mirrors (like in How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?) I also tried to ...
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Problem with Updater & Software centre : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Reading package list fails when I apt- update

I recently was runnning the auto updater and I got the red circle with a white line within saying: A problem occurred when checking for updates After reading a few of the forums here, I tried to ...
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Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day

I see that the GUI configuration for update-manager has a maximum check interval of once per day. I'm sure Canonical thought about this carefully, but these days I don't want to be without a ...
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Problem with Update Manager

When I start the Update Manager it shows me this message: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report ...
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Red Triangle with an exclamation point [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04, having just installed it 2 weeks ago. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my only OS. I am a new user and I have to say I love the OS but I am having a difficult time learning it. I ...
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can not update 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

Trying to get to 14 version by updating 12.40 to 13.04 but get failed fetch error. Have tried upgrade through Software updater and get all the way through to the update prompt "you should update to ...
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Problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when starting Ubuntu after updating

Error repeated at startup in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after update in about 7 hours. I don't know what to do. I get the following error: sda3: clean, 1067593/29802496 file, 61165204/119186944 blocks stack ...
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How to upgrade to Valgrind 3.10.0 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to upgrade from Valgrind 3.7.0 to Valgrind 3.10.0 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have run "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade" and everytime I issue "sudo apt-get install valgrind" it ...
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how to remove update repo that always fails

A week or so ago I tried to add a new package repo that supposedly had a package I wanted. Unfortunately, the information about it was out of date, and I found that it fails to connect to it each ...
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Apt-get update and software updater not working, no sound through headphones

I'm currently having a plethora of issues with Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop: The first thing I've noticed was that I could not get sound through my headphones. I tried many things such as ...
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Problem updating system in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried to update my system with: sudo apt-get update but I get these errors messages: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Praat latest version

I'm trying to install PraatR but I think something's missing because I don't have the latest version of Praat. Do you know how to update it on ubuntu by terminal? Thanks!!
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Ubuntu Phone won't download system update

My Bq Ubuntu Phone offers me Version 20 system update, but when I click the "Install..." button nothing happens. Sometimes it flashes a progress indicator with 0% for a fraction of a second. Anyone ...
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Update Manager Error message [duplicate]

I get this message when I use Update Manager: W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing ...
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Removing ttf-mscorefonts-installer

The package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is showing up in Update Manager as having been downloaded but not installed. When I run sudo apt-get remove ttf-mscorefonts-installer I get the message dpkg: ...
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Update manager suggests headers for a non existent kernel

I run the followings commands as it was suggested before to install a library. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get autoremove And apt-get upgrade ...
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Software update, requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources [duplicate]

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and lately I've been struggling with software updater. It lists the software to update but when I try to update gives the message Requires installation of untrusted packages ...
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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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“Unmet Dependencies” problem when trying apt-get install

Anytime I try to install python packages using the command: sudo apt-get install python-package I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Can't update my ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 because “Internet connection failed”

I want to update my ubuntu system to 14.10 but my software updater tells me that it isn't connected to the internet, even though I can use my browser, thunderbird etc. When I retry and restart the ...
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Software center and Update center not working after failed “moonlight” installation

I was trying to install Moonlight, but following the commands didn't work. Now I don't care about that any more, but my Software Center and Update Center kept on crashing. I managed to get rid of ...
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Cannot disable kernel updates on 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Update manager will try to update the kernel version, unfortunately this causes issues with certain applications/drivers I use. Each time I have to manually deselect the ...
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Update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.04.2 LTS without any command

well i was wondering why on each update we have to goto run to terminal and run commands like sudo apt-get install --install-recommends xserver-xorg-lts-raring OR sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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What is the software updater doing compared to e.g. “sudo apt-get update”?

Often I have a shell open already and I notice the software updater is telling me there are updates. To save me the time on extra mouse clicks, I want to just update via the shell. But if I just do ...
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Is there a way to undo software updates?

I recently* updated my installation of Google Chrome. This turns out to have been a mistake - apparently the latest version (41) is very unstable when using developer tools. Since I'm a web developer, ...
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Cannot disable kernel updates

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Update manager will try to update the kernel version, unfortunately this causes issues with certain applications/drivers I use. Each time I have to manually deselect the ...
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Update not working - returning an error. Please help

I'm getting a following error: Can someone please help? Terminal output
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How to upgrade from an end of life to current version? [duplicate]

I'm a complete newbie to the Ubuntu OS. A few years ago, I purchased a Dell Computer with Ubuntu 11.04/Gnome. After getting hacked recently on my Windows PC, I decided to give this one a try. I like ...
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update err and file .ICEauthority deleted [duplicate]

I was trying to update my linux, after the update can not log in and no warning "could not update the file ICEauthority /home/igos/.ICEauthority" and I already delete files .ICEauthority. please ...
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I want to update but comand isnt working [duplicate]

E: Malformed line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. Please help
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Why no changelogs from PPA packages in update manager?

Every good software has changelogs. It is as important for external PPA as it for official distribution, but why update manager (Software Updater in Ubuntu 14.04) doesn't show them? I don't know ...
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Software update caused system problems

A software update on 3/7/15 caused the system to fail to shut down except manually. Thereafter, my USB ports are inoperative. Can only shut down manually.
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sudo update-manager -d non-gui only alternative

sudo update-manager -d checks if upgrading to the latest devel release is possible (source: man update-manager). But it opens a visual application (windows, buttons and so on). Is there any command ...
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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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software and updates in system settings not working

Recently, I noticed a red circle with a minus sign on system panel beside the network manager. When I click on it displays the following: A problem occurred when checking for the updates. (greyed ...
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Cannot open the update manager or software centre in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I get the following message: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error ...
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Does Evernote update when installed under Wine?

I am considering to install Ubuntu on my PC. Evernote is an essential, irreplaceable app for me, & I only use the desktop client because all my notes are local. I learned that Evernote for Windows ...
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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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I don't have firefox and I'm getting firefox updates?

I don't have firefox and I'm getting firefox updates in the "Software Updater" how can I fix this or disabled this update because I don't want update files on my computer that will do no good.
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How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?

Software Updater has installed some new software. I'm largely not interested in this fact as I just use this machine as a file server and watch everything on my tablet or Windows machine. However, ...
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Update error : Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' [duplicate]

We use a proxy at our work location. I have updated the same in the 'Network' applet. However, I keep getting this error. I have had a look into similar posts - but, there isn't something that clearly ...
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Software Sources: Select Best HTTPS Server

I travel to countries I don't trust--a lot. For example, Vietnam, the virus capital of the world. ESPECIALLY in these areas, but also at home in the USA, I want to remove (or reduce) the possibility ...
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Activating Software Updater

If I manually run Software Updater, I have no problems. However, if I'm away from my machine and Software Updater runs itself (I have it set for every day), when I return, I see the icon in the ...