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

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when trying to update 14.10 get message “you are not allowed to preform this action”

upgrade manager will display and start action to upgrade the gives me error that I am do not have privileges to perform this action
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Tried this only to be disappointed [on hold]

So the ERROR that I have been getting for the past few weeks with my Ubuntu 14.04 is this. My device unupdated and breaking apart. HELP !!!!! Tried this only to be disappointed - How can I fix a 404 ...
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14.04 -> 14.10 not shown in software updater

I'm trying to upgrade my 14.04 system to 14.10. Following standard instructions for doing so do not produce expected results on my system. When I run "sudo apt-get upgrade update-manager-core", the ...
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Ubuntu updgrade hung after completed fetching

My Ubuntu version is 11.10 and I tried to upgrade it to 12.04 using Update Manager GUI. In the Distribution Update, it completed the first two steps. Then in the third step, after fetching all the ...
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How can I make update-manager require less free disk space on root partition

My system contains a relatively small root partion (around 16) and the rest on home. Now my upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 fails because it needs 8 GB of free space on root but I only have 4 GB and I see ...
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Software updater reverting to previous kernel version

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have updated it to the latest stable Ubuntu kernel: Linux version 3.17.1-031701-generic (apw@gomeisa) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) ) #201410150735 ...
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Nginx Suddenly Appeared

I've never heard of this happening, so I'm baffled and not sure where to begin debugging. I'm on 14.04 and have had LAMP installed (as instructed here) for 3-6 months. Today, my laptop rebooted, and ...
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Update Manager has persistent items [on hold]

Update Manager has a transitional dummy package and an empty "Other update" from some PPA that never disappear after installing updates. How can I remove them?
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Ubuntu 14.10 not available through software updater?

I'm in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I've enabled the "notify me for every new release" option. I still am not able to upgrade through software updater.
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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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Failed to download repository on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have just changed my old Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP from Windows XP to Ubuntu 13.04. It all installed fine as far as I could see, however when I try and install anything it will not allow me to as I get ...
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ubuntu 12.04 update manager failure, error 404

I keep getting a very ominous looking red exclamation point telling me to manually check for updates as the package info is outdated, but when I attempt to do so I get an error saying there was a ...
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update manager error 404

i'm getting an error message when trying to do updates that says W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 ...
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Updates Installed without asking password

Software Updater installed updates on my computer without asking any password. Is it normal or suspicious? It always asked for password in times before. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I haven't tweaked ...
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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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Error while trying to use software updater [closed]

I installed Lubuntu on my PC and during the installation I had an error and now after installation I am able to use it but not the store or any updates. I believe it's from the old hardware and the ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 Can't install updates from Software updater

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I have a fair amount of knowledge about how things are supposed to work, but I'm having a serious issue with my software updater. I don't know what else to do. I've tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 software update failed - files list file for package `ftp' contains empty filename

When I try to update my Laptop which has Ubuntu 14.04 through Software updater I get "The installation or removal of a software package failed". I'm unable to either install or remove any ...
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Not enough freespace to update? [duplicate]

i have a 500gb hd and happen to be using less than 1% and i get this.. .. nevermind, i need "atleast 10 reputation to post images.". the message i am getting while trying to update is "Not enough free ...
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ubutu-10.10-desktop -i386

Hi my name is Alan Hutchinson , my ubutu -10.10-desktop -i386 is all mesed up just for starters here is what my update manger looks like "user-space parser utility for arparmore 362 KB command line ...
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Package system in broke in Xubuntu 14.04

I have been using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Whenever I update my Linux I get a error as per the screenshot. Please help, what should I do ? Specs: Intel Pentium D 3.00GHz 2GB RAM Gigabyte G41-M Combo ...
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How can i rectify the error while updating ubuntu?

I am an ubuntu user and now using the version 12.10.I decided to update the ubuntu and while checking for software updates by software updator,an error occurs and my ubuntu is not upgrading
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Kubuntu Cannot Update

I tried updating Kubuntu using Muon Update Manager which failed to apply changes. /var/cache/apt/archives/project-neon5 kio_0.0+git20141008.0321+neon4~faa423d~14.04_amd64.deb trying to overwrite ...
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Synaptic Package Manager Reload Error

I'm getting this error when I try to reload Synaptic, I installed apps in terminal via ppa's I found on launchpad.net and dep files from other developer sites... Could not download all repository ...
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Can browse internet but can't update Ubuntu 14.04

Using wifi connection or 3G connection I can access Internet but when I'm trying to install updates through the software updater it says no Internet connection. When I try ping google.com it also ...
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Need help updating Ubuntu with apt-offline

I have a build of Ubuntu 12.04LTS that needs to be kept "quarantined", so no connection to the internet and all new software, data etc must be passed through a number of security checks before being ...
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Why I can not update my programs [duplicate]

Every time I try to run the built-in software updater it tells me that it needs an additional 11.8 mb on "/boot" and to empty my trash, clean my system with sudo apt-get clean. I've tried both ...
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Can't update My Packages and Software

When I enter sudo apt-get update in the terminal I get this error: Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Unable to connect to 127.0.0.1:3128:
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Update fails due to “no internet connection”

Whenever I try to update I get an error message saying I have "no internet connection" even if I do have a connection. I have a Asus X54C with Ubuntu 14.04.
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Perl 5.20.1 for Ubuntu 14.04

How to update to the latest perl in ubuntu 14.04 x64? Ive tried via apt and and cpan alredy and core wont update.
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apt-get update error ubuntu 12.04 to version 14

i can't run an update from ubuntu 12.04 to 14, during the update process i got souces error. But my network seems to be ok. How can i fix it? I did the update on my laptop, but i can't do it on my ...
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getting following error messages when updating ubuntu [duplicate]

Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Sources 404 Not Found Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Sources 404 Not Found
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update manager and software center won't update ( tried everthing i knew) [duplicate]

The Update Manager says "can't download repository" (or something). In the terminal it says: something wrong with cd-rom and cant update from cd. So here is what I've tried: sudo apt-get update ...
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Switching to local update server has slowed down my update process

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I have just changed the server settings to the server in my country. Since then, my Ubuntu updates have become very slow. Why is this? And how can I speed it up?
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apt-get update error : W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/./Release.gpg Could not resolve 'ftp.videolan.org'

I was trying to download some media codecs a while back but I couldn't because my laptop ran out of battery(or something, don't remeber what really happened). I tried to run sudo apt-get update and ...
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How do i fix this “The package list or staturs file could not be parsed or opened”? [duplicate]

this is the output I got.. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty- ...
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Update manager always wants to reboot

I have the recent Ubuntu 14.04 version installed. Since a few days the update manager keeps asking me to reboot. Even if I do reboot and no new updates are installed, it asks again after startup. How ...
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How to get updates for Ubuntu 12.04

I recently stopped being able to get updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Using Update manager, I now have 105 updates (almost 300mb) waiting, but everytime I click "Install", a window comes up with this ...
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Boot Partition Full

When I run Software Updater, it says that I don't have enough free disk space. I need 29.3 Mb of free disk space on '/boot'. I've tried the solution at How do I free up more space in /boot?. It ...
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power down happened during version upgrading

While upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 unfortunately a power down happened and the PC got powered off. When again booted, I was neither able to upgrade version nor install any software through ...
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RecomendedBest settings for update manager in ubuntu 14.04.1

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 lts. I want to know about the best and recomended settings for software update. I am asking this because it is not posiible for me to update my software daily. Because I am ...
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Memory error in boot running Software Updater- boot folder memory problem? [duplicate]

Software Updater won't download and install Ubuntu security update because it says the boot folder doesn't have enough memory. Ran apt-get update and upgrade with no problem, error seems to be coming ...
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Unable to download softwares from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit version Whenever I try to download some software from ubuntu Software Center it used to show “Failed to download package files” error? So I followed this post ...
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Stop Distribution Upgrade Message Globally

So I am an IT consultant and a business i do work for wanted to make the switch to Linux on about 25 machines since their software is web based and Linux is more secure. I set them up with a custom ...
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archive.ubuntu.com Repository Error?

I am new to Ubuntu and excuse me if this is a quick fix. I am having issues running apt-get update and the error message that repeatedly comes up is: Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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Update manager Bug : 'E:The package libperl5.14 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

When I started Update Manager for downloading & installing for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for upgrading. I got the following error message with a pop-up. Could not initialize the package information ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 updater not working

This is the error I keep on getting when I try to update anything. Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release amd64 (20121017.5) quantal InRelease Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ ...
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Trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, and I keep getting the same error message

I've had no problems upgrading from one version of Ubuntu to the next until lately. Now, every time I attempt to upgrade, I get the following error message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Software Updater fail, and “apt-get update” throws “Invalid operation update” - what next?

I'm running a fairly vanilla 14.04 Ubuntu on a newish HP desktop. Just yesterday I got the dreaded "Failed to download repository information": A screenshot of this window has been seen on ...
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12.04 .. Red Circle Icon in top right corner - can't remove [duplicate]

Good morning, I am new to the whole "Ubuntu" system, I havean elementary OS, version 0.2.1 "Luna" 64 bit, Built on 12.04.. Everything was working fine up until I was in the software center ...