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

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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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I wanna upgrade ubuntu without updating some software

I wanna upgrade Ubuntu Server without updating some software my Ubuntu is 11.10 and I wanna upgrade 12.04. the problem is when I run "do-release-upgrade" it will update All softwares and will destroy ...
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Unable to update as it halts after sometime

Today I ran into an issue while trying to update some components on my Ubuntu 14.04. The process would come to a halt and display an error concerning the network access of my PC. Problem is, the ...
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can't update repositories Ubuntu 13.10

When I run sudo apt-get update I receive the following error message: W:Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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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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Ubuntu Server 15.04 update error

I can't do sudo apt-get update, when i try it gives me loads of failed to fetch everything.. now I have no idea what could be wrong I searched for what the sources.list file should look like and it ...
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Update notifier doesn't work [cache issue]

The update notifier doesn't notify me when updates are available. Sometime ago I had a similar problem and this worked: sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/dpkg-run-stamp sudo rm ...
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Neither software updater not sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I run software updater, it shows that show "FAILED TO DOWNLOAD REPOSITORY INFORMATION", and when i run the command sudo apt-get update, it is shows the error below: sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Crash on start

USC crash at start.. i tried reinstall and removing cache and what not but nothing help. This is what I get when try to open it from terminal. 2015-06-28 19:15:59,031 - ...
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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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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

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 lines, apt-get 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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VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04, after update and reboot can't change size and other problems

After updating my Ubuntu virtualbox, I have encountered several problems: the copy-paste buffer is not the same from my host machine to the Ubuntu machine. I can't access shared drives I can't ...
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Why does apt-get not require restarts, where the update manager does?

Oftentimes I try to ‘beat’ the update manager by opening a console and entering the sequence sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade which, to the best of my knowledge, should update all packages ...
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Import error when running update manager

It seems like I am getting some error related to Python, but I am not sure why I am getting it. When I ran Software Updater (in 12.10) from unity, it didn't even fire up. When I did this from the ...
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Problems with sudo apt-get update

I am new to Ubuntu and I have a problem installing, updating, etc. a program. The VirtualBox network is NAT. The type of adapter is PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973). For example: :~$ sudo apt-get update ...
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Software updater not appearing

I am trying to run the software updater but it won't open. The screen would just stay blank as it is. Nothing would happen. The updater just gives a glimpse of itself and then disappears.
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14.10 Software Updater Crashing

I am aware that a few questions are around about this. But mine is somewhat different. First, it shows Software Updater has crashed ( different from other errors posted here ). A crash report is sent ...
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Ubuntu-14.04LTS update error some ubuntu restrictions

I have installed ubuntu-14.04LTS through boot able usb. But when I am updating ubuntu using below command, sudo apt-get update I am getting bellow errors, Please any one tell me what is the problem ...
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What is the difference in command-line “sudo apt-get update” and using Synaptic or Auto-updater?

The whole update process seems somewhat confusing to me. I can understand the need to run sudo apt-get update prior to installing another package, but, what is the difference in running update from ...
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$sudo apt-get update throws (101: Network is unreachable) [duplicate]

insane@ubuntu:~/Auto$ sudo apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg ...
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Why is installing the latest Linux kernel for Ubuntu taking so long?

I ran the software updater, which updated Ubuntu base on 32 bit 15.04, which as I understand it includes the Linux kernel and it was taking so long (after several hours it still hadn't finished) I ...
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Why Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease if I have ping?

I am trying to update an ubuntu 14.04 server and have my dns config ok because I can ping us.archive.ubuntu.com so I dont know what is happening here. This is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto ...
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Gnome-terminal in Ubuntu Unity shrinks to minimum size

When I open a terminal in Ubuntu 15.04, it shrinks to 1 character by 1 character. I can use the corner resizer to make the window bigger, but it immediately shrinks to 1x1. There are a few x,y ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crash of Update-Manager and Software Center

Hej, Ubuntu 14.04 used to run really smoothly on my Lenovo Thinkpad X230 until recently. I tried figuring out how to fix it looking for threats dealing with the same issue. Unfortunately, it seems, ...
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Not All Updates Can Be Installed Lubuntu

When I try "Software Updater" -> "Not All Updates Can Be Installed" Please tell me is everything ok with the updates? sudo apt-get update Ign http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
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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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How to remove duplicated packages on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and i have duplicated sources the problem started when i upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 I have ignored it for some time but now it's making me worried.
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Software updater warning: requires installation of untrusted packages [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and when I try update for Software updater I always get this error: I also tried to not download some packages and download the main ones but the error always stays there.
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Identifying PPA

I have a ppa update error message: W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/office/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found , E:Some index files failed to ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater randomly popping up

I don't know why but it randomly pops up sometimes every hour sometimes every 30 minutes with the message "The software is up to date"
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error apt-get update && upgrade 14.04 LTS attached photos [duplicate]

I get these errors when I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum ...
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14.10 Software Updater not updating

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. To keep things as brief as possible: Software Updater - (a) This runs, tells me I need updates, I give permissions to update, it then tells me I have no internet ...
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Unknown ERROR in my system(14.04)

I am using 14.04 for last few months, now it's showing an unknown error in the notification area, as shown in the below Image... When I click there am getting message as, The updated information ...
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multiple repositories throwing a 404 trying to update on 15.04

I have 15.05 installed on my desktop, i recently installed it on my laptop and it was working fine, i opened it today and attempted to do an apt-get update and i'm having multiple repositories in the ...
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How to uninstall youtube-dl by using terminal

I was install Youtebe-dl through Ubuntu Software Center, but now my ubuntu software center is not working. So i can not able to Update and Install youtube-dl. I try following procedure for ...
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Get the update server name using command line

How to get the update server name using command line? I know I could read it from the source list file, for example: cat /etc/apt/sources.list gives: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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“Not all updates can be installed” What to do?

Well because of this my PC has not been updated for months! It is even not detecting the pen drive! :( Whensudo apt-get update! Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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How to “tell” Software updater, I have moved to a new kernel

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (updated from 12.04 which was preinstalled prior to the release of 14.04.02). I am an experienced non-technical desktop gnu/linux user, but relatively new to ubuntu. I ...
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Can't access Software and update section on Ubuntu 15.04

Suddenly the software and update sections has stopped responding. It does open up on clicking. I have tried several times. What possibly could have gone wrong with it?
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I am having trouble with updating in kubuntu 15.04

Hello I am a linux noob but I have recently started dual-booting Kubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1. It worked well with the first round of updates but after adding repositories such as Wine and ...
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Update not happening [duplicate]

I found an error on right top of the screen in "red cricle" . It say: A problem occured while checking for updates. I am not able to open open software updater and software center. The result of ...
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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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Update Manager doesn't work “ImportError: No module named 'codecs'”

Hello, Dear awesome community Each time I try sudo update-manager it returns Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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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Software Updater closes in 1-2 seconds

When I click the software updater it starts normally and after a few seconds of searching it closes. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade These commands work without error but ...
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update manager fails

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu system, but cannot do anything with the Update Manager. I get the following error message: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred ...
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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 resolve “dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-apport_2.0.1-0ubuntu9_all.deb”?

Update Manager will not update even though I have over 100 updates to install. I get a error message like this: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 29%% Extracting ...
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Unable to update or install packages from terminal

I am unable to update my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried these two methods: 1) Using the update manager : It starts downloading but after downloading some files/packages it says failed to download updates ... ...