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

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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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Failed to download repository information 16.04

I seem to get a failed to download repository when trying to update my computer on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. And it is not on any repositories I have added it's on the stock ...
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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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No new updates in almost a month?

I have been running the software updater every week. Since the middle of December, there have been no new updates. It keeps saying that the software on my computer is up to date. Is this just because ...
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Update ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 on a dual booted laptop without uninstalling windows

If I were to update to ubuntu 15.04 from 14.04 through the ubuntu software updater on a dual booted laptop with windows 10, would the update uninstall windows 10 on my laptop?
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Why does Software Updater window not appear when updates are available?

For a while now, whenever the Software Updater icon turns green to show that there are updates available, the window is invisible. It seems to happen only when Software Updater opens itself to show a ...
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Can't Launch Software Updater From Toolbar

I was able to do it last week but, now, the Software Updater does not respond to clicks. Everything else in the toolbar does. The icon is green which indicates that there are updates available. I ...
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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 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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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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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 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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/tmp running out of space, can't umount /tmp to cleanup (device busy)

When I tried installing VLC plugin libde265 , I got this error message E: Write error - write (28: No space left on device) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. I also ...
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Update Manager like WSUS

Does anyone know how to manage updates in Ubuntu Server, like WSUS does it? For example I want to force Firfox upgrade on all computers (with Ubuntu), which are connected to my corporate network? I ...
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Why would System Notifications report updates available but each of sudo apt-get update, software updater and muon updater do not find updates?

I have this same scenario on 2 separate machines The plasma desktop frequently shows notifications like this: An update is available for your system. There are 3 updated packages. However, when I ...
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Software Updater hangs while running 'update-grub' with 100% CPU usage

On the last couple of updates to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system, the installation process has got stuck at the point where the kernel image is being installed. It's worked for my primary Ubuntu ...
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Cannot open Software Center

When I try to open the software center I see this error New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? ...
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Security update on Ubuntu 14.04

When ever I run Software Updater, I get the following security update option User space IEEE 802.11 AP and IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP Authenticator However I cannot select this update and after ...
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How to keep with the newest software updates without upgrading a distro?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my notebook and I do not see any reason to upgrade to the latest 15.04 as I had some problems on my other system. Anyway I want to keep with the fresh ...
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I cant install any new updates i get the error dpkg: error: info database format (2) is bogus or too new; try getting a newer dpkg

arun@arun-RD405-L-CDA1A2:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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i'm trying to update my ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

well I'm trying to Update my ubuntu to 15.04 but I can't that I got this : Checking for a new Ubuntu release Err Upgrade tool signature 404 Not Found Err Upgrade tool 404 Not Found Fetched 0 B ...
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cant get updates in 12.04, W: Failed to fetch

I have tried many fixes from this site, and stack overflow, nothing seems to work. I have edited and/or replaced /etc/apt/sources.list many times, often adding "old releases" where appropriate to the ...
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Screen darkens, greys out, and freezes when running sofware centre or update manager

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on an acer aspire one 522 netbook. I do have a problem that a month of searching this Q&A Site still hasn't answered. Launching the Ubuntu or Lubuntu software centre or ...
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Software manager and update issue

I am having a little trouble getting my update manager to refresh. There is an error message ('$ept2nd2006' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/eduke32.list): E:The list of ...
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How to “tell” Software updater, I have moved to a new kernel

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (updated from 12.04 which was preinstalled prior to the release of 14.04.02). I am an experienced non-technical desktop gnu/linux user, but relatively new to ubuntu. I ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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Problem with Updater & Software centre : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Reading package list fails when I apt- update

I recently was runnning the auto updater and I got the red circle with a white line within saying: A problem occurred when checking for updates After reading a few of the forums here, I tried to ...
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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" and everytime I issue "sudo apt-get install valgrind" it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Software updater running automaticly?

This morning when I woke up the software updater wanted me to reboot and also the wireless connection was down (went down sometime during the night). How can this happen? I seem to remember that I ...
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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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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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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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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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After Software update on 7/9/2014 I cannot get to the desktop screen

System info MotherBoard: Asus z87-c CPU: Intel i5-4670k Memory: 8gb corsair 1600hz Network card: Asus PCE-AC68, Realtek PCIe GBE(built into motherboard) Sound Card: external ARCAM irDAC, Asus Essence ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update nightmare and grub tiny problem

I had some problems with the updates lately. It started with the update manager refusing to update because it requires installation of untrusted packages. I used : sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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update manager does not update

Good afternoon everyone; I am trying to update my system using update manager. However, I face with this error message; Preconfiguring packages ... Setting up util-linux (2.20.1-1ubuntu3.1) ... ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Letter 'p' disabled after last 16.04 udate

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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I upgraded with update-manager -d to 16.04

Hello I have upgraded with update-manager -d to Ubuntu 16.04. But I have heard somewhere that this will upgrade my 16.04 to daily pre alpha releases of 16.10 once they become available? Is this true? ...