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

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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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Software updater not working correctly [duplicate]

Someone else has asked this same question in this post but the answer did not work correctly and I am not allowed to comment on it. My software updater will show an icon on the launcher but when I ...
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Software updater doesn't display Ubuntu 14.04

I have the weirdest problem. Software Updater will occasionally not display in Unity on 14.04. If I manually start Software Updater everything works fine, but if there are updates and the window ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can't install Updates by Software Updater [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 some days ago. Now I am trying to update software using Software Updater, but it stops at: Reading Database I ran some commands on reading some websites, this is what ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater cannot find repository information. Check your internet connection

I cannot find what is causing the problem. Any tips on how to go about diagnosing what is wrong? Also, updating takes too long. It just keeps on waiting for headers.
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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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Update-Manager stuck while installing package to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

Update-Manager appears to be stuck. last package installed appears to be an apache module, but I didn't realize I had installed apache (possible a prerequisite for another package installed?). I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 has stopped working after updating few programs [closed]

Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a Dell Vostro 3800 and it is not running after I updated few programs. And i'm getting following error and my keyboard isn't working either. BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu ...
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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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Lubuntu 13.10 does not ugrade to 14.04

I'm trying to upgrade to the newest version of Lubuntu, but after I open the software updater, clicking on upgrade, and enter my authentication. The updater just closes and nothing happens. Whenever I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater crashes

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to update it because I could not mount my SD-card while my external HDD worked But when I tried to open my software updater it crashed immediately. ...
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update manger on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Requires installation of untrusted packages this state appear when do update http://i.imgur.com/SFT0EFi.png
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Update Manager bug: Encountered a section with no Package: header [duplicate]

I tried to do an update to my system (12.04 LTA 64bit, on ACER aspire V5) got this: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the ...
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problem with updates and software center [duplicate]

I first noticed the trying to open software center when i get the error 2014-04-23 13:50:03,240 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-04-23 13:50:03,258 - ...
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problem with updating (confilting distribution: deb.opera.com)

When I run update-manager I have this message: W:Conflicting distribution: http://deb.opera.com testing Release (expected testing but got stable), W:Failed to fetch ...
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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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Precise to Trusty Upgrade? No Notification so far [duplicate]

I checked the settings of my update manager (cf picture below), but I have received no notification so far for Trusty, I was wondering if this was normal, or if I would have to install it manually? ...
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Upgrading to 14.04 didn't update my kernel [duplicate]

I've updated my Ubuntu version from 13.10 to 14.04 last week using the update-manager. However, my kernel version did not update: $ uname -r 3.11.0-12-generic $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are ...
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Can't update to 14.04 because Software Updater can't set new software channels

I tried updating to Ubuntu 14.04 today, but Software Updater seems to be having some issues. First of all, I get the following message while the updater is preparing the update: Third party sources ...
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Update Error (using apt-get install -f)?

So I tried updating my system, to find this pop-up error upon attempt, The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shows Packages 404 not found while updating and Hash sum mismatch [duplicate]

I'm getting the following error while updating: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Update manager not worknig and Red icon on my menu panel

I've been upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS,during the installation process, I accidentally lost power after this i try to turnon my machine, it shows red icon with Error message Here is the ...
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getting an error when launching update manager [duplicate]

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Encountered a ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 Lts does not upgrade, keeps showing error [closed]

The update from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS does not work it keeps showing me an error as could not calculate the upgrade, even when I want it to get updated from the terminal it says the same error. I ...
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The application manager doesn't find the update [duplicate]

I can't find trusty tar. This update seems somewhat half-baked.
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“not authenticated sources” warning on apparently safe packages, Ubuntu Update Manager

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for about 8 months. My machine was disconnected for a couple of weeks. Am now connected, and Update Manager has 23 updates waiting. But I get a warning "The action would ...
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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 (man update-manger). But it opens a visual application (winodws, buttons and so on). Is there any command ...
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how to install important updates via update manager after a large gap of period?

I am checking for updates from my Update Manager. It says last updated 135 days ago and takes 8 to 9 hrs to check for updates. Finally one or more warnings : Can't install updates from unauthorized ...
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My ubuntu 12 .04 will not update

Hi I'm having problems updating my Ubuntu 12.04, when I type sudo apt-get update I get this howie@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for howie: Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable ...
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How to show Update Manager full report of the upgrade in the command line?

How can I mimic the output of update manager via command line? I have update manager set to show only "important security updates" and the layout with the info is great. Is is possible to get similar ...
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How to turn off Software updater? (Xubuntu)

Is it possible to turn "Software updater" off? It pops up on startup every single time offering new (unwanted) updates. I have tried to set "don't check for updates" and all this kind of stuff in ...
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Trouble with “ waiting for headers ”

It seems duplicate but really it's not, I'm really tired of testing all solutions and reaching no success. even I'm thinking about going back to windows because I had several problems with ubuntu ...
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I Have recently installed 13.10. I'm Getting a problem when i use sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

This is what I'm getting when i'm using sudo apt-get updates E: Type 'Download' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 3 in source list ...
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Error in update and upgrade

Following are some of the errors that I am getting while using the command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch ...
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What is a partial upgrade and when is it necessary?

Sometimes when I am running a development version of Ubuntu, the Software Updater will tell me that a partial upgrade is needed when I check for updates. What is a partial upgrade, and why are they ...
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update manager (damaged)

I hope you can help me! I know there are a lot of questions and answers concerning the update manager on this form but I thought I just ask you a specific question i have and I dont find a clear ...
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Update manager and apt-get are not able to finish updates due to “permission denied” errors in post install scripts

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.04 today some packages (ca-certificates, postgres, samba, ...) were updated automatically by the update-manager and something went wrong. The update finished with error ...
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Trying to install updates and it fails with the following description ubuntu 12.04

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5%% (Reading database ... 10%% (Reading database ... 15%% (Reading database ... 20%% (Reading database ... 25%% (Reading database ...
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How to Update/Repair the GRUB Customizer?

When my PC (Running Canonical Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin) updated it's Linux kernel from "3.11.0-15-generic" to "3.11.0-18-generic", the GRUB Customizer doesn't work anymore. It does not make ...
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“Could not resolve hostname” error installing softwares

Can download packages from browser by copying the URLs below.. W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-backports/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'hostname' W: Failed to fetch ...