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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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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Update Manager and software centre not working

I tried to update Ubuntu 12.04 through the update manager. After downloading all the updates, it asked me to restart the system for the installation of the downloaded packages, after which neither the ...
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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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13.04 Software Updater crashing, no error messages

My software updater indicates many packets that need updating. I click to install, but instead of doing anything it just simply crashes without any error message. One of the packets needing updating ...
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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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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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update-manager crashes

I have ubuntu 13.04 and I constantly get this error: Actually it never goes away. If I dismiss one error message, another identical one pops up immediately. Very annoying. Unfortunately I have not ...
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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 ...
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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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My ubuntu will not update

It gives me this error message: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20120817.3)/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this ...
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update manager (damaged)

I hope you can help me! I know there are a lot of questions and answers concerning the update manager on this form but I thought I just ask you a specific question i have and I dont find a clear ...
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Trying to install updates and it fails with the following description ubuntu 12.04

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5%% (Reading database ... 10%% (Reading database ... 15%% (Reading database ... 20%% (Reading database ... 25%% (Reading database ...
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“Could not resolve hostname” error installing softwares

Can download packages from browser by copying the URLs below.. W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-backports/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'hostname' W: Failed to fetch ...
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No progress bars are moving whatsoever

Throughout the entire operating system, progress bars will not work. Examples: Downloading software from Software Center -> Progress bar stays at beginning and says Downloaded 0 Bits of 125kbs -> ...
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apt-get update & install apache2 fails “temporary failure resolving”

failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apache2/apache2-mp-worker_2.2.22-1ubuntu1.4_i386.deb temporary failure resolving 'sercurity.ubuntu.com' failed to fetch ...
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Update Manager, Manual update, alternatives, or make my own package?

I was wondering if I can manually update the repos in the Update manager to have Teamspeak3 (currently it only has Teamspeak 2 and many other outdated software's) If not, are there any other ...
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Function keys not working after update

I installed an update on the 7th and now have some strange keyboard behaviour. After first installing the update and rebooting the keyboard layout changed to US but only for Chromium - when I checked ...
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System fails to boot after running update manager in 12.04

I did a clean install of 12.04.3 but once I run the update manager the system hangs at the Ubuntu ..... screen after rebooting. I have tried re-installing, updating to correct video drivers, etc. and ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager finishes checking for updates but not prompting to do pending updates/upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10. Already I've done a partial update for current 13.04 system before upgrading it to Ubuntu 13.10. Then, I tried to upgrade it to 13.10. Meanwhile ...
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bug against the 'update-manager' Ubuntu 13.10

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: E: The ...
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When making an Ubuntu based distro how do I get newer versions of my distro appear in the Update Manager instead of newer versions of Ubuntu appear

I'm making my own distro as you know, but I would like to know when a new major version of my distro is released how to make it appear in the update manager and make it accualy update to the newer ...
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Unable to authenticate for software update unless sudo

I don't seem to be able to update software if I open the update-manager using the menu. It will ask for the password to authenticate so I type my password as I would if it was on command line for ...
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Unable to update system due to 'Package dependencies cannot be resolved'

I am getting the following error: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between ...
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Software and updates not running after update to Ubuntu 13.10

Whenever I try to open the 'Software and updates' section in settings, I get an internal error: Nothing else happens. Weh I try running it from the terminal, I get this: navnav@navnavnav:~$ ...