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

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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 ...
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Not able to update 12.04, Error. Please help [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Error! W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages ...
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No progress bars are moving whatsoever

Throughout the entire operating system, progress bars will not work. Examples: Downloading software from Software Center -> Progress bar stays at beginning and says Downloaded 0 Bits of 125kbs -> ...
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error during update [duplicate]

I'm trying to update my computer using sudo apt-get update but I'm getting the following error: Err Unable to connect to in.archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err ...
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Cannot update via update manager [duplicate]

The following error message appears: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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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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Ubuntu won't let me login after software update

I'm a Ubuntu Newbie so I'll try to do my best but I'll need step by step procedures please. I have 13.10 installed and after last night's update, I can't login. The keyboard is slow to answer and ...
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Software update failed at last [duplicate]

I was trying to update my software using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but failed at last.I am getting this error: Fetched 1,985 kB in 2min 51s (11.6 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get update & install apache2 fails “temporary failure resolving”

failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apache2/apache2-mp-worker_2.2.22-1ubuntu1.4_i386.deb temporary failure resolving 'sercurity.ubuntu.com' failed to fetch ...
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Update Manager, Manual update, alternatives, or make my own package?

I was wondering if I can manually update the repos in the Update manager to have Teamspeak3 (currently it only has Teamspeak 2 and many other outdated software's) If not, are there any other ...
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Updating issue with update manager [duplicate]

When i try to update Ubuntu 12.04 , i got that message , i m newbie , would you help E:Malformed line 42 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist) E:The list of sources could not be read. E:The ...
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Update Manager crashes, says it needs 3.2.0.58.69 but linux-image-generic on system is 3.2.0.59.70 [duplicate]

Recently Update Manager ceased working. Ubuntu Software Centre, when I enter it instead, offers to repair, then fails and offers to repair again, and so on. This is the key sentence I keep getting ...
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After partitioning space to my ubuntu partition, nothing updates

Right now, I have Ubuntu 13.04, and using sudo-apt-get dist-upgrade does not get me the 13.10 update. Whenever I sudo-apt-update or upgrade lately, I get: 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove ...
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Why am I unable to update from Software Updater? [duplicate]

I am unable to update through software updater. After clicking install now, it shows "requires installation from untrusted package". Then there is two options: Settings and OK. I click OK but the ...
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Ubuntu apt-get sources blocked by internet provider [duplicate]

Every time I try to upgrade ubuntu, it gives me forbidden access. Every time that happens, Ubuntu crashes. log file : Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ ...
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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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Does Software Updater update apps installed by Software Center

I just want to know if I could install a bunch of apps through the Software Center and not have to add individual repositories to update every single app.
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Software Updater Not Automatically Launching Any More

I run Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit and (if this is relevant) use the Cinnamon desktop. When I first installed Ubuntu about a year and a half ago, the software updater would pop up automatically whenever ...
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Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, update-manager crashed, and now hangs

I started update-manager in order to do the 13.04 to 13.10 upgrade. At some point not far into the process, it died with some sort of unexplained error. (There was a message in the console about a ...
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Update Manager shows Firefox when already installed

I'm very very new to the Linux and Ubuntu world. The Update Manager is showing three important (security) updates: Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla English language pack for Firefox Spanish ...
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System fails to boot after running update manager in 12.04

I did a clean install of 12.04.3 but once I run the update manager the system hangs at the Ubuntu ..... screen after rebooting. I have tried re-installing, updating to correct video drivers, etc. and ...
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Is it harmful not to restart immediately after an update [duplicate]

Often my Ubuntu 12.04 notifies for available updates. Sometimes it asks to restart and gear icon on top right corner for system settings becomes red. Usually I ignore the restart request while remain ...