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

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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getting a very ominous looking red exclamation point telling me to manually check for updates as the package info is outdated, but when I attempt to do so I get an error saying there was a ...
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Unable to Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10

Following is what I get as error Error during update A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry. W:Failed ...
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Any advantage or disadvantage to using the command line vs the graphical update process using update manager?

11.10 to 12.04 Upgrade: My natural inclination is to go for the command line update method using: do-release-upgrade Any advantage or disadvantage to using the command line vs the graphical update ...
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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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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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software updater failed to download repository information

When I run software updater it says that it failed to download repository information and to check Internet connectivity. I have Internet connectivity. How do I fix this? editing to add content of ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 software update failed - files list file for package `ftp' contains empty filename

When I try to update my Laptop which has Ubuntu 14.04 through Software updater I get "The installation or removal of a software package failed". I'm unable to either install or remove any ...
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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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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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ubutu-10.10-desktop -i386

Hi my name is Alan Hutchinson , my ubutu -10.10-desktop -i386 is all mesed up just for starters here is what my update manger looks like "user-space parser utility for arparmore 362 KB command line ...
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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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Application Software updater not working anymore (Ubuntu 14)

As soon as i log in a this red sign appears top a and it says : And error occurred .please run package manger from the right-click menu or apt-getin a terminal to see what is wrong The error ...
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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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How to resolve “dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-apport_2.0.1-0ubuntu9_all.deb”?

Update Manager will not update although I have over 100 updates to do I get a error message like this: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 29%% Extracting templates from ...
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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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How can i rectify the error while updating ubuntu?

I am an ubuntu user and now using the version 12.10.I decided to update the ubuntu and while checking for software updates by software updator,an error occurs and my ubuntu is not upgrading
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How to Fix Broken Packages?

How do I fix broken packages when it is not working? When I try to fix broken packages, it tells me to "fix broken packages."
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Upgrade from firefox 31 to 32 fails

Firefox fails to update due to corrupted download (deb) Preparing to unpack .../firefox_32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb ... Unpacking firefox (32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) over ...
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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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pkgProblemResolver error when running Package Manager and updating 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 (Original Ubuntu version was 8.xx) I have a message on the top bar that an error occurred and to run Package Manager. I received the following message after running package manager: ...
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“no public key available” while upgrading using update-manager

I decided to upgrade 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 latest. I followed.... sudo update-manager -d Then it's opening the update-manger GUI. After clicking the upgrade button It's return the below error list: ...
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

Ok, the thing is this I tried asking many times on few ubuntu forums how to deal with my non-responsive Update Manager, but all I was getting was the same stuff (run it from the terminal, run some ...
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getting following error messages when updating ubuntu [duplicate]

Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Sources 404 Not Found Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Sources 404 Not Found
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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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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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After Software update on 7/9/2014 I cannot get to the desktop screen

System info MotherBoard: Asus z87-c CPU: Intel i5-4670k Memory: 8gb corsair 1600hz Network card: Asus PCE-AC68, Realtek PCIe GBE(built into motherboard) Sound Card: external ARCAM irDAC, Asus Essence ...
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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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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 ...
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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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update manager and software center won't update ( tried everthing i knew) [duplicate]

The Update Manager says "can't download repository" (or something). In the terminal it says: something wrong with cd-rom and cant update from cd. So here is what I've tried: sudo apt-get update ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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Update failing. Not enough space on /tmp

Im not being able to run update manager as I get the error saying that there is not enough free space in the /tmp directory. I've practically cleaned out the tmp directory but the error persists. Any ...
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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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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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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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What is the command line equivalent for the update manager?

When I do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Sometimes the Ubuntu GUI Update Manager will still have some items left. e.g. “Complete Generic Linuux kernel”. I know there's also sudo apt-get ...
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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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RecomendedBest 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 recomended settings for software update. I am asking this because it is not posiible for me to update my software daily. Because I am ...
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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 ...