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Install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box

I have a problem when trying to install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box I have add ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng with bellow command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng And I get following error ...
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Software Centre won't open nor will Ubuntu update [duplicate]

I am unable to open Software Centre. When I do try to open it the window opens for a couple of minutes and then closes. When I attept to run in terminal I get this message: 2015-08-01 21:40:27,619 - ...
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Ubuntu update stuck with Linux firmware

When I try to Update my Ubuntu 14.04 system, It stuck while downloading Linux firmware. Just downloads 5825KB out of 23.7MB. I am using Main server as my software source. Anyone else is having this ...
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problem with install update ubuntu 13.10 [on hold]

When ever i run the following command "sudo apt-get update" i got the following problem. W: Failed to fetch http://se.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-updates/Release.gpg Could not ...
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The update information is outdated?

I get this error saying, The update information is outdated this may be caused by network problems or a repository that is no longer available please update manually by selecting 'show updates' ...
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downgrading the Ubuntu 14.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

Why don't you have downgrade tool?? I know it's a challenge but that's what LINUX is to accept the challenge. See I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I am very happy from it but I am not getting any ...
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Upgrading from 13.04 to 15.04 Trouble [on hold]

I am having trouble with a virtual Ubuntu 13.04, my taskbar and menus have disappeared, and i have tried to move my ~/.config file to ~./config_old to try and create a new one, but it did not work. ...
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How do I update Java to 8u51 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a casual Linux user and recently Firefox started sending me a bunch of vulnerability warnings (as in, even more than anything I had experienced before) regarding my current Java version (8u45), ...
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Hyper-V Ubuntu initramfs on reboot

On the virtual machine when I update grub (sudo update-grub) and restart I get the BusyBox initramfs shell on boot. I have a checkpoint on the machine so I can easily go back to just before I ran the ...
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software center crashing and wont re install [duplicate]

Im using Ubuntu 14.4 and my software center has crashed and wont open. I have tried several removal and re-install options in terminal. Here is what I get. Any suggestions. ...
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Linux kernel meta package and headers

Running Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS What is the idea and what is the difference between Linux Kernel, Linux header and meta packages ? What if I have one with updated version and one with previous ? And why ...
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Update information issue

How do I stop this message appearing every time I start ubuntu? "Update info. Failed to download additional data files. ttf-mscorefonts-installer" I already clicked on "Exec this action now" but is ...
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I installed a version of Apache newer than what's in the repos. Will it be checked for updates?

I'm confused about how the package management system works in the case I'm about to describe. I found similar questions on askubuntu but I don't understand the system well enough to apply what I read ...
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Are there APIs to achieve centralized patching?

I am trying to make a centralized patch management tool, which can be used to perform the controlled update of all the Ubuntu machines in my network. I did some research, and collected the following ...
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...
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New Ubuntu Upgrade to 14.0.4.2 made some programs not running

about 2 days ago my automatic ubuntu update started to alert that there is problem with updates not being installed. So i changed my server and did it manually but it got failing to download at some ...
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Updating kernel question

I'm running 14.04 and installed the 4.02 kernel several months ago because it supported my hardware better (ThinkPad T450s) than the 3.13 kernel. When I run software update, however, it does not ...
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Having problems installing Krita, unmet dependencies

sudo apt-get install krita Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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How to update from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 by ISO [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my PC along with windows 8.1. I have the .iso file of Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). How can I install Ubuntu 14.04 to my PC without actually using any CD or pen drive? Ubuntu ...
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14.04 - GPG error, public key not available

apt-get update returns: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY D46F45428842CE5E i've ...
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Cannot update ubuntu 15.04 or install any package

Whenever I try to update or install a package this happens:( I have no idea how to fix this) anurag@anurag-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default Reading ...
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Can't open software-centre [duplicate]

I can't open software-center or even apt-get any programs. When I run the software-center via command I get this error: http://pastebin.com/wwxZe7ma Can anyone help? Also the steam thing you linked ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch [duplicate]

I am having trouble updating and upgrading my repository. I receive the following messages when I update and upgrade: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Firefox not kept up to date

I am amazed this never happened for so long but I noticed that Firefox is no longer being upgraded on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so I am stuck on version 36. Apparently somehow linked to the flash player ...
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Why does every installation tutorial ask me to update? [duplicate]

I've noticed while setting up my laptop with Ubuntu for the first time that virtually every guide on how to install X program asks me to sudo apt-get update Is it just good practice or is it really ...
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Upgrade problem with add repositories and ubuntu software center

I want to Update my OS, Ubuntu 14.04 and I have problems with Ubuntu Software Center and add repositories for install more apps. the command: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 downloads lts utopic kernel

So an update just came up for me asking to install kernel stuff, and I looked into it. It turns out it was going to install the 14.10 (utopic) lts kernel (linux-image-generic-lts-utopic) along with ...
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Package list file for update in Ubuntu

If I execute update on Ubuntu: sudo apt-get update I do only updates, which are specified in some file . What is this file? (Sorry, if this topic is already duplicate) Probably I will set my ...
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Updating popcorn time app

I have this app for watching movies, but it does not show up in Ubuntu Software Center, nor can I uninstall it or update it. I cannot tell what version I have, because I cannot find it among the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 amd64 updates broken

I have installed Xubuntu 15.04 - 64 bit on my NUC. So far so good, but when I try to update the sys things go horribly wrong. First: apt-get update This fails for a number of repositories with error ...
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connection faliure occurs while updating ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to do an update operation using sudo apt-get update The connection goes to a server with IP 10.30.10.45 and it gets timed out, inspite of being connected to the internet. Please suggest ...
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A red exclamation sign also errors in update [duplicate]

There is a red exclamation sign in the notification area. When I run sudo apt-get update the state of terminal is below: Ign http: //bd.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US Fetched ...
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Why doesn't Canonical update Thunderbird to version 38? [duplicate]

So today I saw Canonical finally released a new version of Thunderbird. But instead of the latest version 38, it updated to 31.8.0. I thought Canonical decided to always update to the latest version ...
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updates hang on download, both from gui and apt-get command - Mac Book Pro 2009, Ubuntu Precise

I recently installed Ubuntu Precise on a 2009 Mac Book Pro. I followed the instructions from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation It took quite a bit of ...
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Apt fails to remove partially installed kernel and can't install any other packages

Apt is failing to upgrade or install new packages after a seeming partial kernel upgrade. I've tried apt-get purge -f linux-image-extra-3.19.0-22-generic which fails with a very similar error message. ...
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Error running updates: GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease

When I update, I get this error: W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: ...
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How to update Windows 7 to 10 without affecting GRUB and Ubuntu installation?

I have 2 systems on my computer: Ubuntu and Windows 7. GRUB was configured automatically during Ubuntu installation. Microsoft now offers free update to Windows 10. I'd like to do it but is it ...
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Tried to access the Ubuntu Software Center and got quoted message

What do I do to get rid of this message, received when I tried to access the Ubuntu Software Center, and that someone also got in 2012 but then said it was gone? Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu software center crashes every time I try to open

SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E:The package lists or ...
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Could not resolve 'archives.ubuntu.com'

After performing sudo apt-get update I am getting the warnings: W: Failed to fetch http://archives.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to update Mozilla Firefox web browser on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a safe, secure, reliable, efficient and easiest way?

I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine. Currently, I'm using Mozilla Firefox 33.0(Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0) I'm not getting update option in menu Hrml->About Firefox but ...
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Admin account won't load after update

I'm only asking this question because any other answer I found online to this problem didn't help me resolve it. Basically I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system last night and it asked me to restart my ...
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Failed to fetch update on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) [duplicate]

While running the update at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). The following error is being encountered: W: Failed to fetch ...
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is software update application in ubuntu like sudo apt-get update? [duplicate]

Does software update application in ubuntu 14.04 like sudo apt-get update command?
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Ubuntu 13.10 problems in apt-get update

I recently install Ubuntu 13.10, but I had several difficulties on installing several programs from 'Ubuntu Software Center'. I tried to update the repositories but I get the follow result: Ign ...
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software updater failed to download repository information

When I run software updater it says that it failed to download repository information and to check Internet connectivity. I have Internet connectivity. How do I fix this? editing to add content of ...
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How to install updates via command line?

When I log into my web server via SSH I see the information: 88 packages can be updated. 80 updates are security updates I tried apt-get update then apt-get upgrade but each time I log in I still ...
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How to skip kernel update?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS i686 on VirtulBox. Every time I check the updates, there's a new Linux kernel. If I install the new kernel, I have to install the Virtulbox Guest Additions again and ...
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How do I fix a “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found.” error?

I tried updating my packages from the terminal and this is what I got: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. E: The method driver ...
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How can I install just security updates from the command line?

sudo apt-get upgrade installs all updates, not just security updates. I know that I can use Update Manager to select only important security updates, but is there a way to do this from the command ...