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

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Updater crashed while “waiting for configuration file prompt”

Updater asked about a configuration file change. I clicked to see the differences, but that operation crashed. Now I am left half-way through an update, with a box saying waiting for configuration ...
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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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Unable to select Chrome updates on Ubuntu 12.04

I own two machines, both of which are running Ubuntu 12.04. I use Google Chrome on both. A Google Chrome update is available, and it appears in the Update Manager. However, I cannot select the ...
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...
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Error: brokencount > 0

I am getting the following error in the top menu bar: An error occurred. Please run the Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message ...
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Error messages while running update manager

Running 12.04 32 bit Ubuntu. I have updates that need to be installed. When I try to download and install the updates using the update manager, I get the following errors: Failed to fetch ...
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When does “Not all updates can be installed” warning appear

In what circumstances (package problems, download problems, etc) does the following image appear: What is the difference between clicking on the Continue button or the Partial Upgrade button and ...
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How do I get rid of the “The Software on this Computer is up to date” message after updates?

I'm a bit annoyed by the Update Manager. Since I upgraded from 12.04 I get this message, after installing updates: I Find it utterly useless. It just another thing that pops in my face. If an ...
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Software only partially updated on Ubuntu 14.04

I have found on my system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit), that when there are software updates, not all are considered by the "update manager" system. I mean that, for instance, there are 10 packages to ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater cannot find repository information. Check your internet connection

I cannot find what is causing the problem. Any tips on how to go about diagnosing what is wrong? Also, updating takes too long. It just keeps on waiting for headers.
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Ubuntu 12.10 has stopped working after updating few programs

Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a Dell Vostro 3800 and it is not running after I updated few programs. And i'm getting following error and my keyboard isn't working either. BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu ...
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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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cannot update software after instaling kubuntu 13.10

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my friends laptop, linovo, and when tried to update it said unable to download packages. and the system never got updated.. Internet connections to system is fine and I am ...
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Firmware 1.79.9 Package Install operation failed

When I tried to update Ubuntu through Update Manager, all other updates are installed. One update was downloaded but not installed. I tried again and again but error cannot be fixed. I get the ...
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contact the developers…ok

When I click on "crash report" I get this message (after I "check for updates"): Failed to load the package list. This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, ...
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GPG error when running apt-get update

I have looked at many of the existing answers to this question and tried their suggestions, but they do not solve or answer the issue I am having. When I run apt-get update, I receive the following: ...
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Why does update-notifier contains system-crash-notification?

I just had "System Program Problem Detected" window appearing several times before user session even started (I have KDM with autologin to locked session). I traced it with xprop to being ...
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Updating update screen

I was wondering why my update statues does not change. I have incorporated ever update since I have installed Ubuntu but it still reads that I have not updated for over a hundred days.
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Red Triangle with exclamation mark, next to wifi symbol, in ubuntu 13.04

I have a red triangle at top on screen, that says "The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually ...
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Why I have to install same update more than once?

In this screenshot, there are 2 files with the same name. Isn't this only for a single thing in Ubuntu? Why I have to install one same looking update more than once?
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Software updater not working: showing configuring binfmt-support

I discover on clicking the software updater application, the scrolling bar hangs with this message beneath it; "configuring binfmt-support" Also, using "**sudo apt-get update**" runs for a while ...
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Trying to install my updates from update manager, gives me the message below and crashes

Previous installation hasn't been completed The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was cancelled in an unfriendly way. You have to repair ...
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How to prevent executing update-notifier without uninstalling

Presence of update-notifier is annoying. I don't like to remove update-notifier; I just want to disable it. Or just prevent it from execution. I tried this by removing it from panel in dconf-editor ...
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what is the proper way to kill update-manager hung installing the 3.2.0-40 kernel?

Update-manager is hung bringing my 12.04 up to the 3.2.0-40 kernel. The cancel button is greyed out. Is it safe and adequate to click the x icon? If not, what sequence to kill the hierarchy of ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 desktop - software updater not starting

I have a fully updated version of ubuntu 12.10 and am unable to start the "Software Updater" application, but am able to start the "Ubuntu Software Centre". I have tried sudo aptitude install ...
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Changes in GUI behavior after update

[Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, Unity 5.18.0] On Friday morning I installed the recommended software updates, as I always do (list included at the end of this message). The next day, after rebooting, the GUI ...
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Unable to update JDK 7

I've installed JDK through the Webupd8 PPA (oracle-java7-installer). The problem is that whenever I try to update Java, the process just pauses after connecting with Oracle's server. If I force close ...
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Software updater stops not sure what to do

I'm updating Ubuntu 12.10. Its installing updates and stops at displaying a changelog. I'm not sure how to get it to proceed through the install. It stops showing (END) at the end of the log.
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Update manager error: “The package lists or status file could not be opened or read”

In Ubuntu 12.04, update manager says: E: Read error - read (5: Input / output error), E: The package lists or status file could not be opened or read, meaning that your installed packages ...
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How to get rid of confusing configuring grub-pc GRUB install devices

I've deployed a number of Ubuntu machines with Clonezilla. After an update they ask the user to install grub on sda or sda1. I assume it has to do with the hard drive changing as this is a cloned ...
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Update manager package list or status file could not be opened

Could not initialize the package information 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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unknown external display after recent update?

Last week I installed recommended updates on ubuntu 12.04 LTS, all well and good but since this update I have encountered 2 problems: 1 - external display no longer works, system can be seen to cycle ...
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Skype causing update problems

I'm a total noob. I updated Skype from the latest version available on the Skype website. Now I get the following error every time I try to run software updater: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Why do I get updates but cannot start Update Manager any more?

I have an update manager icon. I can right-click it and select either "Check for Updates" or "Install all Available Updates". Both of these appear to do something useful. If I do the former first, ...
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Software Updater terminates unexpectedly

I am currently facing the problem that Ubuntu Software Updater offers me to install some updates, but after hitting install the process terminates. This started last week and first I thought that the ...
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upgrade manager asks for 14.04 CD

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but I get a request for the Trusty Tahr CD when it offers new CUPS software. I have not upgraded yet. I have made myself a CD, but I find the request odd. Is 14.04 ...
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Unable to install new hardware support from update manager

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For couple of week I noticed in Update manager that it is showing "New Hardware support is Available". After clicking it showed following message, "Your current Hardware ...
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0 Byte update Package

for some reason, every time I open the update manager (muon in my case) it shows me that I need to update "PlayBar" (an KDE:Plasma plugin I don't use..) to the Version 0.5.1 with 0 B to download.. ...
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Problems cause after an update to Ubuntu 14.04

I updated Ubuntu 14.04, after that had a lot of problems. For example, the mouse moves slowly the sound does not work it cannot connect to the internet the motherboard LEDs ...
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Software update error: Package operation failed

Whenever I'm prompted to install software updates, I get the error: The installation or removal of a software package failed. When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade this ...
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Help please. Update Manager doesn't let me update and I can't install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center

When I go to Update Manager and try to install the important security updates I get this message: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages ...
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Ubuntu 14.04's Software Updater won't update certain packages

The Ubuntu Software Updater refuses to show and update certain packages, even though they appear in Synaptic and KDE's Muon updater. Is this normal behaviour? There have been many other packages, ...
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Problem in updation of ubuntu 12.04 lts version

Get:72 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en [32.9 kB] Fetched 19.5 MB in 7min 42s (42.1kB/s) ...
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Error occured when updating system

I have a problem during updating my Ubuntu system using terminal. Recently, there was two warning message appears on my terminal which like below: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center and Updater don't open

My software center crashes immediately after opening, and my update center will not open at all. I have tried updating from the terminal, but I receive, N: Ignoring file 'play' in directory ...
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13.10 Update-manager changed behaviour

Just after TrustyTahr has been launched, the update-manager had the option to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, but now that I finally want to proceed with this upgrade the update-manager does not have ...
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Software updater not working correctly

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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Update Manager frozen

I have 260 software updates to make. I choose install updates, it appears applying changes, but it just stays there (after giving my password), with no evolution. Any thoughts? (I'm using wubi, 12.04 ...
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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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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 ...