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

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No facility exists in Update Manager to upgrade to a new version, why?

I am trying to upgrade to a new Ubuntu version but the update manager does not recognize an update. Why not?
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How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error?

After I installed Ubuntu , I cannot update any software with the error message "failed to download package files". After having googled, I have tried: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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“Require Installation Of Untrusted Packages” while upgrading with the update manager

It didn't fixed the error. So, how do I fix my GUI update? For every software I have to install it from command line because I got same error when install software from Ubuntu Software Center.
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the size of apt-get update lists is too big

This question contains circumventions for an bug in Ubuntu: Bug #1001780 “apt-get update size is too big” : Bugs : Launchpad itself, as well as some general advice on saving bandwidth when doing ...
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Update Manager Error - Authentication Error

When I run Update Manager I get this error: This is what the error box says: W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files ...
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Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade

So here is my story... I was doing upgrades to ubuntu the other day, and the power went out right in the middle of the upgrade, so now when I try to do upgrades it keeps asking me if I want to do a ...
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E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages

I am not sure what caused this error, but here is what the whole error says, and also this is sitting as a notification, and preventing me from updating any software using Update Manager - Please ...
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Update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

Currently I have Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and now I want to update it to 15.04. I have Windows 8 and Kali Linux along with my Ubuntu. How should I update my Ubuntu to 15.04 without losing my other ...
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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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Updates don't install because of “untrusted packages” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update Error : Require Installation Of Untrusted Packages I have "darktable + extras" installed (I added their ppa repository to the sources manually). The extras include a ...
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Update Manager doesn't ask for a password

Oneiric update manager no longer asks for a password to update already installed software. This is a change in behavior from previous versions. Is there a way to revert this behavior and get the ...
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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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Error with Update Manager and Software Center

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. On trying to check for updates using the Update Manager GUI, I encounter the following error: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. ...
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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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What do I select for “GRUB install devices” after an update?

After running Update Manager, a debconf window (titled "Configuring grub-pc"), popped up, requiring me to select the appropriateGRUB install devices for my system. I've made no changes to grub or ...
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14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater

I'm getting no Dash / Launcher after I login. This started after an update through the Software updater. Please help to fix ... I've already lost a day trying different options posted on askubuntu.com....
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How do I make Update Manager stop opening automatically?

Update Manager keeps opening automatically and it's getting very annoying, especially when I'm using Gnome Shell. How do I make it stop?
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How do I update Ubuntu?

How do I keep my Ubuntu install up-to-date with the latest versions of software?
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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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Why isn't Firefox 8.0 available as an update in the Update Manager?

So recently I've read that Firefox 8.0 is out, thought of updating, opened the Update Manager, refreshed the sources, but there was no uodate. Is there a particular reason for that?
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Update Manager message “New Hardware Support is Available”

I haven't seen this message from Update Manager before, and I have not been able to google up any info. What will be installed when I click Install? (Clicking "Description of Update" got me nothing.....
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Update-manager does not show all updates

Ever since I upgraded to 13.10, the software updater does not show all the available updates. Some will appear and can be installed just fine, but once it claims that all software is up to date, using ...
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“Requires to install untrusted updates” Error in Update Manager

I selected security updates and other updates in update manager and I clicked 'install updates'. It showed up an error like so 'Requires to install untrusted updates' and I clicked 'close', and it was ...
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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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How do I fix a download issue when updating? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? For some reason every time I try to update by terminal, synaptic, and update manager I get this error message and I cannot update all ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu 12.10

Once I tried to install Banshee on Ubuntu 12.10 and added that PPA. But somehow the installation failed due to internet failure. The problem is from then, when I try to update Ubuntu, update task ...
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How to disable the update manager popup?

I configured this: Automatically check for updates: Never But the update manager keeps poping up against my wishes, I have no control. I feel like I'm using Windows again. I want to be able to ...
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What is the equivalent terminal command of Update Manager?

I have always been running the following command to update via terminal my machines: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y But the other day, right after having finished installing ...
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How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?

Software Updater has installed some new software. I'm largely not interested in this fact as I just use this machine as a file server and watch everything on my tablet or Windows machine. However, ...
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I can't update, upgrade and remove my app from kubuntu

I have a problem upgrading software. I can't update, upgrade or remove my software. The notification of update manager signs 46 security packets and 83 other packets and when I click on it to install ...
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I can't update my ubuntu!

After upgrading to kernel 3.2.0-31-generic-pae my ubuntu machine doesn't updates and shows some errors. Also the update-notifier stays in my tray. I tried sudo apt-get install -f but it gave me ...
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Update Manager failed to download repository, 401 error

I haven't used my Ubuntu install in about 2 months. I went on last night and first thing I did was update, but I got this message saying it failed to download the repository and to check my ...
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Warning about unavailable repositories

An icon has recently appeared on my panel with an exclamation mark. The message i get when hovering over this is that the update information is out of date, and that this may be caused by an ...
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Can't install updates

I'm pretty new to ubuntu, I started using it about a month ago, and ever since I installed it I haven't been able to install updates. When I go to System Settings>details>install updates, it shows me ...
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Update manager fails to calculate upgrade

Recently, when running the update manager, and after checking package info. shows this message. Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. ...
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Why does Update Manager give me a 404 error with these Google repositories?

I have a red warning sign in my toolbar. When I click on it, it asks me to check for updates. When I check for updates, I get this: W:Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/dists/testing/non-...
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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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Letter 'p' disabled after last 16.04 update

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial Desktop: Gnome Computer: Samsung Ativ Book 8 I ran my latest daily updates this ...
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Intel Graphis card not updating. Problem with ppa?

I'm trying to update my graphics card. Info: description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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Safe to remove entries in 12.04 sources.list?

Recently, every time I have run sudo apt-get update with 12.04 Precise there have been two 404's (note: I don't have the rep to post more than 2 links, so I've removed the 'http://' from the URLs ...
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Update Manager Error: Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/gnome3-builds/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found ...
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Update Manager asking me to update kernel but apt-get upgrade does not?

Just what the title says. The update manager is also asking me to update to Ubuntu 12.10 even when I have the part unchecked that says "Check for new Ubuntu version updates" thing. Is there some way ...
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Solving the Ubuntu 12.04 Update Error: (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

Problem Description: Each time i try to download the updates for my operating system (Ubuntu 12.04) i get the following list of error messages: W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...
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Update manager won't install from un-authenticated sources [duplicate]

My update manager shows updates available. When I click on install updates it shows the following and does not update. The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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Is there a way to change what time the update manager checks for updates?

I see where to set the frequency ie weekly, daily, etc, but not how to set what time of day it checks.
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Does Ubuntu uninstall unnecessary updates?

Ubuntu checks and installs updates automatically which takes up a lot of space in the system. Is there a something similar we can do to uninstall deprecated or unused services or libraries so that ...
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'adobe-flashplugin conflicts with flashplugin-downloader' error while trying to install adobe-flashplugin

I'm having some hard time getting straight with my adobe flash plugin. $ sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin flashplugin* nspluginwrapper Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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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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Why is Update Manager getting stuck unless I hit 'q'?

When I try to install updates (via either Update Manager or apt-get upgrade) the usual apt upgrade process is stopped as it shows me some changelogs, for example: Nothing will happen until I hit ...
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Update information is outdated

How can I fix my update problem. I am using Maverick 10.10 and update daily, however I get the warning triangle that tells me that the update information is outdated. After I perform an update it ...