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

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Update Manager/Ubuntu Software Centre not working

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit version. Nothing happens when hitting "Install Updates" button in Update Manager, except for the mouse cursor shortly (<1 second) displaying the wait icon. I can ...
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Update manager integration [closed]

Will the update manager and the Software Center be merged into one in a future release? I think that would be an ideal thing to do, and I believe PackageKit does that.
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What do these apt commands do?

What do these commands do? Acquire::http::No-Cache=True -o Acquire::BrokenProxy=true update Acquire::http::Max-Age "0"
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Update information is outdated 16.04

New to Ubuntu, and recently updated to 16.04 (yes, yes, I probably should have waited being new and all). Generally it's working well...but I'm having some update problems. The dreaded red triangle ...
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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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I can't open software updater and unity tweak tool on Ubuntu14.04

I have a notification nearly every time I try to update. That note 'An error occurred while checking for updates => [TR Language] Güncellemeler denetlenirken bir sorun oluştu.' I can't open software ...
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How to solve problem with repositories and update information is outdated message 14.04

I am still new to linux and currently using 14.04 and not sure what to do to solve this situation. The problem arose as I was just trying to install spotify following this guide and I found myself ...
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Update Information Outdated (conflicting message?)

I get this alert and it says that: The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or py a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually by clicking on ...
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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 get ubuntu one / update-manager to use system proxy settings

I set the network proxy as per the system settings GUI but this is not picked up by ubuntu one or update-manager - I just get failed to update repository information. Even apt doesn't work. I then ...
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How to resolve the “Failed to download repository” error?

I've tried to update but then I got this error Here's the error information in that box: W:GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG ...
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Is it possible to disable the automatic download of updates when the internet connection is through a 3G dongle?

Is it possible to disable the automatic download of updates when the internet connection is through a 3G dongle, while still downloading them in the background when the connection is via WiFi or eth0? ...
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Update Manager fails to check for updates

The Update Manager is giving me a problem. Each time I hit the Check for updates button, I get the following error: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Is upgrading Ubuntu release with software updater the same thing as do-release-upgrade?

So, does software updater run do-release-upgrade in the background when upgrading to a new release or is it doing something differently?
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Failed to download repository information 16.04

I seem to get a failed to download repository when trying to update my computer on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. And it is not on any repositories I have added it's on the stock ...
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Software updater get stuck

As of late Software Updater gets frozen (won't close after checking), while sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade work fine. Any ideas or anybody else with the same problem? I have ...
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Muon update manager icon in system tray not updating

Kubuntu 15.10. Muon update manager system tray icon indicating updates available. Click on icon, click on update, manager downloads and installs updates successfully and indicates that system is up to ...
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Updater crashed while “waiting for configuration file prompt”

Updater asked about a configuration file change. I clicked to see the differences, but that operation crashed. Now I am left half-way through an update, with a box saying waiting for configuration ...
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Update Manager is not appearing in main dash.

I am currently a user of Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell N4030, however my update manager is not appearing in dash home. I would like to update it to 12.04, but whenever I am trying with other alternate ...
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Updating to linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic occupies all disk space

I just ran a normal update through the update manager that wanted to update me to linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic. The installation paused halfway with a message that the root was full. I checked the ...
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How to configure Unity/Compiz in 12.04 so that Update Manager opens maximized w/screen bigger than 1024×600? [closed]

In Precise, window auto-maximize is disabled on monitors with a resolution above 1024 × 600 [1]. I have a bigger resolution, but I prefer maximized windows anyway. I want Update Manager to start ...
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Disabling packages from the update manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent updating of a specific package? I'm looking for ways to blacklist packages from being suggested for update by the update manager. Reason: gdesklets for ...
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Are there any goals for the update manager behavior with Unity?

The notification tray approach to the update manager has been discarded in favor of a pop-under window to increase awareness of updates. With a complete redesign in shell behavior upcoming are there ...
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any software and ubuntu can't conect to internet (i leave my output, but in portuguese…)

This is what happens when i do "sudo apt-get update"... :s and it is NOT the temporary error, as far as I understood...i tried everything... Algo estranho aconteceu ao resolver 'proxy.e-u:8080' (-5 - ...
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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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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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Function keys not working after update

I installed an update on the 7th and now have some strange keyboard behaviour. After first installing the update and rebooting the keyboard layout changed to US but only for Chromium - when I checked ...
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404 error when trying to update

Last 14 days I am having problem in upgrading. Each time when I attempt to upgrade, I get a message (See attached image). Please help me in solving this issue
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Cannot download the updates of Ubuntu 16.04

I want to upgrade my laptop from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via Software Updater and encounter the following problem. The error message are the following. Failed to fetch ...
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Clarification about software update

I'm using ubuntu 15.04 I have a really slow internet connection and I have to update my ubuntu because it has never been updated since I installed it. I'm new to ubuntu and my question is: does the ...
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Software Updater poping up every day - is this common in Linux?

I am very new in Ubuntu. Every day - some days more than once - a Software Updater appears in my left side bar. Is this normal in linux? Do I really have every day to see this and restart my computer? ...
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Xubuntu software update not working?

When running a software update, I got a message telling me that either my network connections aren't working anymore, or that the repositories are no longer available. I already tried restarting my ...
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Why I am unable to update Ubuntu anymore using the Update Manager?

Why I am unable to update Ubuntu anymore. I keep getting the following feedback: Check your Internet connection. Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu Tweak Updates every day. Is this correct?

When I did a fresh install of 12.04 a few weeks ago I run the Update Manager every day. Everyday Ubuntu Tweak gets updated. I wouldn't mind but nothing seems to change in the application. The ...
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Why don't I see an option to upgrade to 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 Looking to upgrade 11.10 to 12.04, update manager doesn't display the Install button after fully updating ...
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Black screen after installing hardware support

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my VMware Player. Update Manager popped up this morning with a bunch of updates and I installed them and restarted the OS - I didn't face any problems at all. But I ...
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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 Manager not showing option to upgrade to 13.04 [duplicate]

I am currently running 12.10. I went to the Update Manager and made sure everything was updated. I then reopened it hoping to see the option to upgrade to 13.04. But there was no option. How can I get ...
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Using 12.04 LTS, Update Manager offers 12.10 but not 12.04.2

I'm running 12.04 LTS under VirtualBox for Mac, and I'm not getting an option for any upgrade to 12.04.2 in Update Manager. In Settings, "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:" is set to "For long-term ...
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Update manager notifications not getting in Kubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . Generally in Ubuntu with Ubuntu-desktop i can get desktop notifications if any new updates are available for the system. But i am not getting such type of updates in KDE. Is ...
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If I don't use KDE why does updating download lots of kde packages?

I have the following environments installed- Gnome(NE,Classic,normal) Unity(3D,2D) Cinnamon Enlightment Cairo(all combinations) There is no KDE. But I still got more than 90MB of KDE updates. And ...
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I can't select updates in Update Manager

Ubuntu 11.10 is installed, and I have updated my system via Ubuntu Software Centre, and after the update 3 updates remain in the list. But I am unable to select them, the tickboxes cannot be checked ...
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Software & Updates (software-properties-gtk): 'EOFError: marshal data too short'

I cannot open Software & Updates tool on 14.04 and get the following error: Here is the full output of apt-get update, it shows this warning: W: GPG error: http://dl.bintray.com Release: The ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater: “Not all updates can be installed”

As of a few days ago I'm getting the notorious ― Several other answers suggest it will solve by itself on the next day, or trying various commands in a voodoo-like manner. This question asks for a ...
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Update manager works but shows I'm not updating

I'm using 12.04 (I cannot upgrade due to hardware issues). When an update comes in, it comes up and I update; however, it still says I've not updated in awhile. this is more of a nuasian, then an ...
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Is it bad if the Update Manager doesn't show any new updates for a whole week?

I've used the 12.04 live cd to get here but installed it awhile ago. I assume until a week ago I was current but now I'm not so sure. Maybe I'm just being paranoid?
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How is Ubuntu software update implemented internally?

I need this information so that I can implement same mechanism in distribution of my own software.
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How do I stop Update Manager from bugging me to install updates I DON'T want

Whenever I use Update Manager to install updates I have to painstakingly scroll through a long list of updates and un-check all the updates I DON'T want, EVERY TIME. It would be nice if there was a ...
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Software Update stuck in the middle. 13.04

So I finally installed Ubuntu 13.04. Everthing was fine, until I tried to update software. I just got this: ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu 12.04: Authentication required

I initially Checked for Updates which was successful. It responded that there were 123 Updates. After trying to update, I got the following message: Unable to Install Available Updates unsuccessful. ...