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

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Is it possible to run software-updater without a password?

I know that I can add commands in /etc/sudoers to obtain passwordless sudo in the command-line, but I don't think this applies to the software-updater (does that use gksudo or some other form of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The update information is outdated [duplicate]

I am still new to linux and not sure what to do to solve this situation. I try to update the repository with the command: sudo apt-get update but it returns this error: W: Impossibile recuperare ...
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Software updater shows updates but not apt-get

This popped up: When I run apt-get in a terminal, however, I get: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How can I get update manager to stop asking me to restart on 14.04?

The top voted answer at (How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?) says to go into dconf-editor and uncheck hide-reboot-notification. But under com.ubuntu.update-notifier I ...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS

I havent used my Ubuntu for quite long time. Today, when i boot the Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), the software updater and Software & Updates(from Settings) are not working. The software updater's window ...
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Skype for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed the skype software for ubuntu 12.04 but I can not connect with the skype there is a warning that "server connection failure" and I can not communicate. Does anyone knows where I can get ...
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Laptop discharged while upgrading to 14.10

I was upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04 today, and I was halfway through the process. It was on the "adding packages" stage. I left my laptop, but soon the battery discharged and when I later booted it, ...
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Can someone explain package manager leftover script after nginx update meaningless failure?

I recently fixed this nginx update related issue and would appreciate someone to explain why does the update manager leave this sort of things to be fixed later by package manager during a non related ...
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Upgrating from 12.10 to 14.10 failed

I got this error while upgrading from 12.10 to 14.10: W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80] W:Failed to ...
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Unable to boot after update to linux-image-3.13.0-39-generic

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Intel-based computer. I ran the update package for a new release Linux and it seemed to be successful, but when rebooting, I was unable to boot. I booted to a previous ...
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Why Does Software Updater Say No updates Available, but apt-get upgrade Shows updates available?

I normally use Software Updater to keep the system updated. However I occasionally will run apt-get upgrade from the terminal and I've notice there are times when Software Updater says there are no ...
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update manager is showi [duplicate]

there is showing some problem with update manager. showing this massage- 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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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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apt-get searching for binary-armhf with INTEL i7 CPU

When I run: apt-get update I receive the following errors: Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main armhf Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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when trying to update 14.10 get message “you are not allowed to preform this action”

upgrade manager will display and start action to upgrade the gives me error that I am do not have privileges to perform this action
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14.04 -> 14.10 not shown in software updater

I'm trying to upgrade my 14.04 system to 14.10. Following standard instructions for doing so do not produce expected results on my system. When I run "sudo apt-get upgrade update-manager-core", the ...
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How can I make update-manager require less free disk space on root partition

My system contains a relatively small root partion (around 16) and the rest on home. Now my upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 fails because it needs 8 GB of free space on root but I only have 4 GB and I see ...
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Software updater reverting to previous kernel version

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have updated it to the latest stable Ubuntu kernel: Linux version 3.17.1-031701-generic (apw@gomeisa) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) ) #201410150735 ...
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Nginx Suddenly Appeared

I've never heard of this happening, so I'm baffled and not sure where to begin debugging. I'm on 14.04 and have had LAMP installed (as instructed here) for 3-6 months. Today, my laptop rebooted, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not available through software updater?

I'm in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I've enabled the "notify me for every new release" option. I still am not able to upgrade through software updater.
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Very slow system updates

I'm currently running 14.04 x64, and for the last few days, running either System Updater or apt-get update results in very long wait times (one of the last tries clocked in at over 14 minutes) until ...
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Failed to download repository on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have just changed my old Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP from Windows XP to Ubuntu 13.04. It all installed fine as far as I could see, however when I try and install anything it will not allow me to as I get ...
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ubuntu 12.04 update manager failure, error 404

I keep getting a very ominous looking red exclamation point telling me to manually check for updates as the package info is outdated, but when I attempt to do so I get an error saying there was a ...
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update manager error 404

i'm getting an error message when trying to do updates that says W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 ...
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Updates Installed without asking password

Software Updater installed updates on my computer without asking any password. Is it normal or suspicious? It always asked for password in times before. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I haven't tweaked ...
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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 Can't install updates from Software updater

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I have a fair amount of knowledge about how things are supposed to work, but I'm having a serious issue with my software updater. I don't know what else to do. I've tried ...
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Not enough freespace to update? [duplicate]

i have a 500gb hd and happen to be using less than 1% and i get this.. .. nevermind, i need "atleast 10 reputation to post images.". the message i am getting while trying to update is "Not enough free ...
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Package system in broke in Xubuntu 14.04

I have been using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Whenever I update my Linux I get a error as per the screenshot. Please help, what should I do ? Specs: Intel Pentium D 3.00GHz 2GB RAM Gigabyte G41-M Combo ...
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Kubuntu Cannot Update

I tried updating Kubuntu using Muon Update Manager which failed to apply changes. /var/cache/apt/archives/project-neon5 kio_0.0+git20141008.0321+neon4~faa423d~14.04_amd64.deb trying to overwrite ...
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Synaptic Package Manager Reload Error

I'm getting this error when I try to reload Synaptic, I installed apps in terminal via ppa's I found on launchpad.net and dep files from other developer sites... Could not download all repository ...
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Can browse internet but can't update Ubuntu 14.04

Using wifi connection or 3G connection I can access Internet but when I'm trying to install updates through the software updater it says no Internet connection. When I try ping google.com it also ...
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Need help updating Ubuntu with apt-offline

I have a build of Ubuntu 12.04LTS that needs to be kept "quarantined", so no connection to the internet and all new software, data etc must be passed through a number of security checks before being ...
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Why I can not update my programs [duplicate]

Every time I try to run the built-in software updater it tells me that it needs an additional 11.8 mb on "/boot" and to empty my trash, clean my system with sudo apt-get clean. I've tried both ...
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Can't update My Packages and Software

When I enter sudo apt-get update in the terminal I get this error: Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Unable to connect to 127.0.0.1:3128:
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Update fails due to “no internet connection”

Whenever I try to update I get an error message saying I have "no internet connection" even if I do have a connection. I have a Asus X54C with Ubuntu 14.04.
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Perl 5.20.1 for Ubuntu 14.04

How to update to the latest perl in ubuntu 14.04 x64? Ive tried via apt and and cpan alredy and core wont update.
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apt-get update error ubuntu 12.04 to version 14

i can't run an update from ubuntu 12.04 to 14, during the update process i got souces error. But my network seems to be ok. How can i fix it? I did the update on my laptop, but i can't do it on my ...
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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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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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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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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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Recommended best 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 recommended settings for software update. I am asking this because it is not possible for me to update my software daily. Because I am ...
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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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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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Stop Distribution Upgrade Message Globally

So I am an IT consultant and a business i do work for wanted to make the switch to Linux on about 25 machines since their software is web based and Linux is more secure. I set them up with a custom ...
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archive.ubuntu.com Repository Error?

I am new to Ubuntu and excuse me if this is a quick fix. I am having issues running apt-get update and the error message that repeatedly comes up is: Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...