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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Update Manager does not ask for password anymore [duplicate]

I have realized this behaviour recently. Before that each time the update manager poped up to tell me there are updates and I tell it to install them it will ask me for a password. But since recently ...
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How to only perform LTS upgrades?

I know I've seen this documented somewhere before, but what's the option to keep update-manager from prompting for updates except for LTS-to-LTS releases?
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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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Why doesn't Canonical use pings from the Update Manager to gauge the size of the Ubuntu installbase?

I've heard from many people, Jono Bacon included, that it's impossible to say how many computers are running Ubuntu since there is nothing in the OS that phones home, and the Ubuntu Census package is ...
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With the update manager constantly updating software, what does it really mean to upgrade Ubuntu?

I was a bit curious to know what a distribution (i.e. 10.04 to 10.10) upgrade really means. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems the update manager is constantly upgrading every piece of software on ...
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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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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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Update Manager Not working

Hi When I try to press CHECK Button in Updated, it is not looking for updates available. getting below error. "Failed to Download repository information" Check your Internet connection.. W:GPG ...
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Precise to Trusty Upgrade? No Notification so far [duplicate]

I checked the settings of my update manager (cf picture below), but I have received no notification so far for Trusty, I was wondering if this was normal, or if I would have to install it manually? ...
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Where are release notes from security updates that were installed in the background?

My Update Manager is set up to download and release security updates silently in the background. Therefore release notes are no longer displayed. I wonder if there is a way to read the release notes ...
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How come you don't need sudo privileges to update the packages list in the 10.10 Update Manager?

I have noticed that when I press the "Check" button from the Update Manager in Maverick, it starts directly downloading the information on packages without asking me my password (sudo verification) ...
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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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Update Manager got stuck (but not frozen) while installing downloaded updates. What should I do?

I have just gotten my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop computer reassembled after a trip back home and connected it to my parent's wireless Internet connection. The connection seems quite shaky (disconnects ...
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Is there a way to make Software Updater use apt-fast as a backend?

I've been using apt-fast in the command line for some time now and have enjoyed how it speeds upgrades by downloading packages in parallel. It would be great if Software Updater could also gain the ...
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Why Update Manager doesn't use indicators?

Informing about system updates seems like a perfect match for an indicator (it could appear or change color when there are new updates). Instead of that we have an annoying popup window, which demands ...
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Software updater doesn't display Ubuntu 14.04

I have the weirdest problem. Software Updater will occasionally not display in Unity on 14.04. If I manually start Software Updater everything works fine, but if there are updates and the window ...
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Software Updater window not displaying, though open in 13.04

I have a very interesting problem that has just recently developed. I am routinely getting software updates and I can see the software updater window is available to be displayed on the task bar in ...
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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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Are all Ubuntu update download servers HTTP only?

In Update Manager's software sources, the option exists to choose a download server and protocol like shown below. Do all updates download via HTTP only? And if HTTPS (or SFTP) aren't supported, why ...
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How to schedule time-of-day upgrades

I'm responsible for about 30 Ubuntu computers at a private K-8 school. We have only a 3Mbps internet connection serving the entire campus, and I would like to ensure that updates are done in the ...
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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 make update manager stop nagging about a new release?

I don't want to upgrade to the new release, and I don't want to have the notification icon about the upgrade (red triangle with exclamation mark in it) sit on the tray constantly.
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proxy settings don't help with update manager

I'm currently behind a proxy at my university. I can access the www on this computer by changing chromium's proxy settings. I can also use the command line apt-get only by running this function each ...
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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 ...
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Why do Synaptic and Update Manager not use overlay scrollbars?

This happens in both 11.04 and 11.0. I read in some place that this apps are “blacklisted” to explicitly not use overlay scrollbars, but why? EDIT (17 Sep): Now Update Manager has been whitelisted ...
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Everytime I try to do updates via the update manager it prompts me to enter my password [closed]

So I do, and then it just hangs there, from there I can close the box using the "X" in the corner, then the update will continue, I am guessing this is not the intended behavior, any ideas as to what ...
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Why doesn't the new version of Ubuntu 10.10 show up in Update Manager?

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and when I run the update manager it doesn't show the new release. I have checked the "Software Sources" update tab to make sure "release upgrade" is set to ...
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Can the kernel update itself via the update manager?

I noticed that the date of the currenlty installed Linux kernel Revision/Version is later than the System's install date. 2.6.32-24-generic # /var/log/installer/syslog 2.6.32-25-generic # uname ...
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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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Is it possible to have a small indicator showing that updates are available (red for security updates) instead of having the update manager pop up?

I'm on ubuntu 12.04 with unity. I've been googling for an answer to that question for several weeks and found nothing. What I want is the old behaviour where a small indicator icon shows that there ...
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How can i disable the update prompt?

How to disable the auto update dialog box shows every time while i am working? I have applied the following command yesterday but today still that is showing up. Is there any other way to permanently ...
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How do programs make it into the Software center?

Personally, I mostly trust downloading programs from the software center, and usually stay clear of PPAs. Do programs go through a process of going from a ppa to becoming part of the universe ...
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Virtualbox is not updating to Version 4.1. Why?

I use VirtualBox (not the OSE version) which I installed (following the instructions at www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) using this repository: deb ...
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What is the command line equivalent for the update manager?

When I do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Sometimes the Ubuntu GUI Update Manager will still have some items left. e.g. “Complete Generic Linuux kernel”. I know there's also sudo apt-get ...
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What does Ign mean in update manager? [duplicate]

When I run update from the terminal, I get the following list where many repositories are shown with "Ign". Does it mean the update manager will always ignore updates from those repositories? Apart ...
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Why does Ubuntu still require restart after kernel updates when tools out there mean it's unnecessary?

A regular occurrence in updating Ubuntu is kernel updates, which require a restart. There are applications which negate the need for a restart after a kernel update e.g. ksplice. Why doesn't Ubuntu ...
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How do I set my system to auto-update without user interaction?

How can I set my Ubuntu to not only update regularly (and automagically) the security updates (I could set that when installing ubuntu), but to update ALL the packages automatically, in the ...
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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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How can I tell update manager not to update a package?

I'm using 10.04 and have installed Virtualbox 3.2.10 (not the ose one, but the .deb file from Oracle). It has a dependency on libqt4-opengl which depends on qt version 4.6, but the update manager ...
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Why does Updating force the user to download complete cache packages

Most of the time when I update my system, Update Manager downloads whole packages from the list. Even if the package only changes in a few lines. What I mean is, for a 4MB package that has only for ...
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“no public key available” while upgrading using update-manager

I decided to upgrade 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 latest. I followed.... sudo update-manager -d Then it's opening the update-manger GUI. After clicking the upgrade button It's return the below error list: ...
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Formatting of “Release Notes” window

I was trying to upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 following this guide. If you take a look at the image from step 3: The content inside the Release Notes window is formatted correctly. Now, this is my ...
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Why are some checkboxes in Software Updater disabled?

In Ubuntu 13.04, the Software Updater shows some apps as having updates, but they're non-selectable: It's not clear why they're greyed out. On the command line: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...