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

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When installed updates, opened 2 sessions for root?

I installed yesterday few updates for Ubuntu, and I always take a look at the logs for anything suspicious. Yesterday, while I was installing the updates, I saw this at auth.log Oct 5 21:49:23 ...
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error in apt-get update: Some index files failed to download

I am getting this error when i try to run sudo apt-get update prince@Devil-Device:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty ...
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Precise Pangolin (12.04) trying to install Trusty Tahr (14.04) updates?

Today the Upadate Manager has begun to ask me to install these ("Important Security") updates: Generic Linux kernel headers linux-headers-generic-lts-trusty (Size: 3 kB) Generic Linux kernel image ...
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Software Updater crashes

An error occured please run Package Manager from right-click menu or apt=get in a terminal to see what is wrong.'The error massage was: Error: Marking the upgrade (E:Error, ...
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Failed to fetch … Hash Sum mismatch. tried rm apt/list but didn't work [duplicate]

as you saw on the title, I got the "Failed to fetch... Hash Sum mismatch" Error. I have tried this method: sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* sudo apt-get update But it didn't work. I still got the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 apt-get error messages

Always when I run sudo apt-get-update I get the error messages below. how can I fix that ? W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/chris-lea/node.js/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/source/Sources 404 ...
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I have a an error message I want to get rid of! [duplicate]

I get this message when I update with apt-get: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/freyja-dev/unity-tweak-tool-daily/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed ...
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cant get updates in 12.04, W: Failed to fetch

I have tried many fixes from this site, and stack overflow, nothing seems to work. I have edited and/or replaced /etc/apt/sources.list many times, often adding "old releases" where appropriate to the ...
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Software Updater - Not all updates can be installed

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I try to update my system, i get the following error message: Software Updater - Not all updates can be installed I googled and some suggested to fix the broken ...
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Can't update software - untrusted packages/indel files failed to download

When I try to update via Software Updater, I am shown this error: Of course, one would normally fix this with (as I have previously asked about here) : sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Get rid of reboot prompt by Software-Updater after e.g. kernel update

I have set the GUI software updater to never automatically check for updates as I prefer doing this myself using the commandline and apt-get. But whenever I install updates that require a reboot ...
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Problem loading and opening cache in ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

This message appears all the time in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and ...
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install build-essentials

I have used the command sudo apt-get install build-essentials g++-4.4 gcc-4.4 This command gives error E: Unable to locate package build-essentials. how should I install gcc?
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 14.04.3, apt not recognizing new install of python 2.7.9

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a Dell T410 server, having upgraded from 10.10 (Maverick) earlier today. The upgrade went well for the most part, but I am having some difficulty using apt-get ...
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Updating fails via updater [duplicate]

When I login to my ubuntu 14.10, I get some 300MB updates and when I click on update, I get the below error. Is it important to get this updated or should I keep ignoring it? Please guide. the ...
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Why the Software Updater asked for password only in the first attemp of installing updates?

Sometimes, the Software Updater asks for a password (normally when you try to install kernel updates). Every time that I connect to the Internet, the first thing I do is check for updates. And I got ...
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What commands does the Software Updater run?

I was just wondering, what commands does the Software Updater run? Am I right in assuming that it runs something like?: sudo apt-get update And then: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Or what exactly ...
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Yet another “Failed to download repository information” from update-manager [duplicate]

When I run update-manager I get the error message "Failed to download repository information", with details: W:Failed to fetch ...
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how to fix out of date program [duplicate]

I have just purchased this new computer and have already been notified the program is out of date. How do I update ubuntu please?
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since yesterday's software update, lubuntu 12.04 hangs at startup

Updated my lubuntu 12.04 yesterday on my Toshiba nb205. Rebooted after software updates and now it hangs at startup process. I never get to logon screen. Just blank screen.how to fix? I updated via ...
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How to trace the origin of how updates make it into my Ubuntu machine?

Question: How do I find the full "community history" of how the updates listed by "software updater" made it into my Ubuntu machine? The question is for the general workflow to obtain the "community ...
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Update manager still “wants” to install updates to app I removed

How do I stop getting updates to software I have removed? I uninstalled Chromium browser, but Update manager still "wants" to install updates. Harmless, but annoying.
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Update- Manager Network Connection fails

I am working with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For all my normal working INTERNET works fine. I am able to browse all sites. I am able to use apt-get install to fetch and install software. Ubuntu Software Source ...
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update-manager command does not work in 14.04

When I run the command update-manager I get the following output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 115, in <module> app.start_update() File ...
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What are unsupported updates?

There is a setting called unsupported updates vivid-backports in the update-manager. What exactly does this setting and is it recommended? (The linked question doesn't answer my question.)
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Hang after update the software center in ubuntu 14.05

I experienced hang on my laptop after I run the update software center this morning. I haven't planned to update for so long because I don't see the urgency to run software updates in the past. But ...
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Ubuntu insists on installing a broken package

Everytime I boot the system, I receive a "System crash" message and here is the details: This package is already removed, but Ubuntu insists on trying to install it everytime I boot the system. The ...
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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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Unable to Update Several Packages

In the past two weeks, I could not update my Ubuntu system 14.04 LTS. In particular, every time I turn on my computer, the following window pops up. After I click "Install Now", it asks for my ...
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Can not connect to internet and turn off computer after interrupting system update

Last Friday, I was using software updater to update some of my software, but halfway through, I realized I wouldn't have time to complete all of the updates. I unfortunately had to stop the updates ...
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GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

I have been getting this error and its stopping me from downloading latest updates I have looked into other forum posts but im an absolute noob and they werent very clear and/or hard to understand and ...
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Suggestion needed on updating software available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE

Currently I am syncing repo on my laptop running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. I got a message that software updates are available amounting to around 340 MB. Should I update now, while the repo syncing ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources'

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 in my lab machines. I found apt-get update is not working properly in 14.04 (tried all LTS versions) and 15.04. Its giving following error messages for all the computers. ...
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Verbose Software Updater?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After approving and authenticating the present batch of titles in the update, the best the GUI can do is to show a list of the past titles--already downloaded to the ...
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Screen darkens, greys out, and freezes when running sofware centre or update manager

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on an acer aspire one 522 netbook. I do have a problem that a month of searching this Q&A Site still hasn't answered. Launching the Ubuntu or Lubuntu software centre or ...
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ubuntu-restricted-extras

I am trying to install ubuntu-restricted-extras on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (so that I can play mp3 files). However, I get an error message (see below). Any suggestions? Thanks! ...$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Update Manager and Ubuntu Software Center are not Working

I have tried: sudo apt-get install -f sudo apt-get update But no success. Any ideas?
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“Problem occurred when checking for updates” and now I can't use terminal

I believe my internet briefly cut out while I was downloading an update and screwed something up. When my update finished the update-notifier told me "a problem occurred when checking for updates." ...
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Cannot update ubuntu 15.04 or install any package

Whenever I try to update or install a package this happens:( I have no idea how to fix this) anurag@anurag-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default Reading ...
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Can't open software-centre [duplicate]

I can't open software-center or even apt-get any programs. When I run the software-center via command I get this error: http://pastebin.com/wwxZe7ma Can anyone help? Also the steam thing you linked ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch [duplicate]

I am having trouble updating and upgrading my repository. I receive the following messages when I update and upgrade: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Wifi drops on apt-get update ubuntu 15.04

need help with Ubuntu 15.04, i updated the kernel to 4.0 and i don't know if that's the reason but the wifi broke on trying on update, be it with the software updater or apt-get update && ...
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Problem with software-center in 14.04

I installed Ubuntu trusty 14.04 on my laptop along side windows dual boot. i have a problem with software center. i am unable to install any tool using this and also no updates were taking place. So i ...
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Monitor & Manage multiple Ubuntu Server (WebGUI)

As the title mabey reveal i am looking for a way to Monitor & Manage multiple Ubuntu Server and it would be to prefer it have a Webgui. It is only for personal use so one of the most important ...
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Is there still a free version of Landscape and what are the limitations and alternatives?

I have a couple of Vm's running loaded with ubuntu and it would be a lot easier if i could manage them all from a Web gui. I did find this Question How do I install Landscape for personal use? But ...
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How can I let the kernel be updated automatically?

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on my computer. The new stable kernel ver 3.16 have been released for a long time. But, the updater cannot install the new kernel automatically. So I had to install it myself. I ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my PC. And upon running sudo apt-get update, I got the error W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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Software manager and update issue

I am having a little trouble getting my update manager to refresh. There is an error message ('$ept2nd2006' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/eduke32.list): E:The list of ...
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12.04 - Problem with Update Manager

When opening up Update Manager, I get the following message - Could not initialize the package information E:Type 'b-src' is not a known on line 2 in source list ...
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Can't access Sotware and update in ubuntu 14.04 + installation Error

Here is a very simple problem with my Ubuntu: I Can't access Software and update in system settings! when I click on system settings in the top-right gear icon, there is no Software and update icon ...