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

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Update manager can not open due to missing /var/lib/dpkg/status

Update manger won't open saying E: could not open file/var/lib/dpkg/status - open(2: No such file or directory), E:the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. what to do?
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Ubuntu is not updating by update manager

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit several days ago. Then I started update manager and installed a lot of updates... Since then the update manager shows only that "the software on this computer is ...
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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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Why can't I update my system? [duplicate]

When I type the following command into the command line I am getting the following error: <Fetched 14.2 MB in 5min 28s (43.3 kB/s) W: There is no public key ...
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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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16.04 Update not offered via update manager

Good morning, my update manager is not showing the update to 16.04, but if I use the terminal sudo do-release-upgrade -d I'm asked to upgrade. I'm using 14.04. Is it just a matter of time or do we ...
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Ubuntu 64-bit “Failed to fetch file [..] binary-i386/Packages” error while updating apt repos

I have the following issue on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 64-bit machine: Whenever I try to update the aptitude repos, the update will strangely fail with a i386-related error. I assume that this shouldn't ...
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Is there a way to make Software Updater use apt-fast as a backend?

I've been using apt-fast in the command line for some time now and have enjoyed how it speeds upgrades by downloading packages in parallel. It would be great if Software Updater could also gain the ...
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python troubles on ubuntu 12.04

after a system updates I having troubles with a python based Apps The Updater-manager doesn't download the updates packages, and I realized this python trobles because I use flexget for RSS ...
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What is the difference between Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates?

I have some questions about Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates. What is the difference between Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates? After I install Ubuntu what should I do first: ...
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Software update crashes running apps in Ubuntu 16.04

When there is an update for a running app like LibreOffice, the update crashes the running app while updating. Is there any option in Ubuntu to enable a warning/message so I can save and close the ...
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Desktop black and widgets disappeared after Ubuntu 16.04 latest OS Update - 21st July 2016

This is driving me nuts so I am hoping someone can help. I'm running 16.04 Xenial on an XPS-13 Dell 9350. This morning I was performing an OS update through the Ubuntu Software center. Right after ...
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How to upgrade to Valgrind 3.10.0 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to upgrade from Valgrind 3.7.0 to Valgrind 3.10.0 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade but when I try sudo apt-get install valgrind it returns ...
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Upgrade from Utopic to Vivid [closed]

I'm having a problem in order to upgrade a old machine. It has Utopic (14.10) installed on it. I know that its dist repository was removed. so I've set this old mirror that I found on net: http://...
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Why does the update process remove files?

I just installed the kernel update with the normal update manager. It removed hplip - all my printers stopped working. For years updates have been pushed out with insufficient testing, and important ...
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can't login to dropbox - version issue

I run Ubuntu 14 LTS, and ran get update and get upgrade just now, I have a user that runs Dropbox, and it is running great, I created a new user and try to link it to Dropbox too and getting some ...
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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: E:...
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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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Black Screen After upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10

I am new to Ubuntu and recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 via the Software updater, I started the upgrading process and went to sleep, the next morning I found that the Welcome screen was ...
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A problem occurred when checking for the updates. Please suggest

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the error: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against ...
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Xubuntu software updater doesn't update

For a long time, software updater does not update. When it notifies there are available updates, I run install and it starts; however, after 1-2 seconds it suddenly disappear and does not update ...
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Why does software updater insist on reinstalling mysql 5.7?

I just switched to Xenial. I can't use mysql 5.7 (have to be slave to a 5.1 server, and 5.7 isn't compatible with 5.1), so I uninstalled it, purged it, then installed MySQL 5.6 from Oracle's download ...
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Updating problem in UBUNTU 12.10 [duplicate]

Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. Details. W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP:...
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Issues while upgrading related to third party repositories in Ubuntu 14.04

This is the image i am getting after trying to install the new upgrades. I want to go to 14.04 from 16.04, but nothing is happening after this. I am new to Ubuntu and no idea what to do next. I ...
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Ubuntu, drivers, fonts and update

I am trying to make a minimal Ubuntu setup with my own window environment of choice. I have found this manifest file describing the packages included with Ubuntu: http://releases.ubuntu.com/xenial/...
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Unable to update in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I'm unable to run sudo apt-get update successfully for the past few days now. When running sudo apt-get update from terminal, it shows error as, W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/...
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Disable gnome-software's notification bubble (notify-osd) for available updates

Running 16.04 with Unity, after every log-in I see this annoying notification bubble in the top right corner of the screen that there are updates available. This is not only annoying, but often it is ...
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Stuck on first software update after clean install. KUbuntu 15.04

I successfully installed KUbuntu 15.04 using the official iso downloaded from the kubuntu site. The new installation boots up and I'm prompted to install updates. The software updates go through its ...
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16.04: Cannot update OwnCloud [duplicate]

I have issues with updates for the OwnCloud desktop release: teddy@Yoga-2:~$ sudo apt-get update --allow-unauthenticated [sudo] password for teddy: Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial ...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working

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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Kernel update on a USB stick installation fails with grub-probe error

I'm diagnosing some hardware issues using a USB stick installation of Ubuntu 11.10. The USB stick was set up with the 11.10 image and the pendrivelinux.com method as recommended from the Ubuntu ...
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Update manager doesn't work

often the update manager says i don't have an internet connection and stops working. I check and do have access to the internet.... I think it might have something to do with updating google chrome ...
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how to fix update problem on ubuntu 16.04

While update I have got error like this W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list:3 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/...
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Update problem in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Whenever I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update I am facing the following errors: W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/InRelease Unable to find ...
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Ubuntu update stops while configuring mysql-server-5.7

When I update my Ubuntu sofwares and applications using Software Updater in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the update stops while Configuring mysql-server-5.7(when the downloaded updates are being installed). And ...
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Error on update texlive using tlmgr [closed]

I have to update texlive, but this is what I get: khaled@khaled:~$ tlmgr update --all (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) Unknown directive ...containerchecksum ...
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Do LTS releases get the newest program versions? [duplicate]

New versions of programs can sometimes be found in the official packages of newer Ubuntu releases. For example, the DAE-software Asunder gets installed in version 2.8-3 in 16.04, while the most ...
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Software & Updates crashes and will not open

I am unable to open the Software & Updates configuration window in System Settings. The best I have been able to do to understand what is going on is the following output after opening System ...
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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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Do held kernel packages upgrade when HW specific/used updates are present in the changes list?

I held the Kernel so while updating, the newer kernel version weren't marked for installation until yesterday. It is a security update so I know is recommended to do this update but the question is ...
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“Error: Broken Count > 0” on updates

Here are two pictures below that clarify the situation and show the issues/errors I am seeing. This is the error I got when the system tried to get updates: This is what I got when I tried the ...
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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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In lock-screen it shows 16.04 but in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version?

I upgraded my Ubuntu using the terminal command sudo apt-get upgrade everything gone right, but in lock-screen it shows 16.04 LTS and in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version? Here the ...
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Is there a safe way to close or revive a frozen software updater?

The screen within the window has dimmed and nothing is changing. I know I should file a bug report, but in the mean time, is there a way to safely close the software updater, in case Should I need to ...
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When will Software Updater notify of 16.04 Xenial Xerus availability? [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenia Xerus has been released but Software Updater so far has not notified me as it has other people, e.g.: Note that I am ...
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Not enough freespace to update? [duplicate]

I have a 500gb hd and happen to be using less than 1%. The message I am getting while trying to update is: Not enough free disk space. The upgrade needs a total of 91.4 M free space on disk '/boot'...
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maven not updating on ubuntu 14.0.4

I have currently version 3.0.5 of maven, when I run mvn -version I get Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=1024m; support was removed in 8.0 Apache Maven 3.0....
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Set “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” on command line

How can I switch on the option to be notified for a new Ubuntu version, which you usually find in Dash --> System Settings --> Software & Updates --> Updates --> Notify me of a new Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 update manager error

Every time I attempt to perform a software update I get this error from the software manager: W:GPG error: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease: The following signatures ...