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update not happening sudo apt-get update command

Followings are the error output: **W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.152 80] W: Failed to fetch http://extras....
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Do LTS releases get the newest program versions? [duplicate]

New versions of programs can sometimes be found in the official packages of newer Ubuntu releases. For example, the DAE-software Asunder gets installed in version 2.8-3 in 16.04, while the most ...
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New update came out and messed up my world

A few months ago an update came out. I was running 14.04 LTS and the update crashed my system. I had to revert to 12.04.5 and lost all my files in the process. I would like to upgrade/update but it ...
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Ubuntu update stops while configuring mysql-server-5.7

When I update my Ubuntu sofwares and applications using Software Updater in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the update stops while Configuring mysql-server-5.7(when the downloaded updates are being installed). And ...
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Update problems [on hold]

I'm getting a failed to update from my update manager. This is what is failing to update. If possible can someone please help me to remove it. I'm new to Linux. I'm running Linux mint 17.3. Failed to ...
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Everytime I use a sudo command it says >>>/etc/sudoers.d/90-cloudimg-ubuntu: syntax error near line 1<<<

I got the following error while using the sudo apt-get update command. :~$sudo apt-get update /etc/sudoers.d/90-cloudimg-ubuntu: syntax error near line 1 <<< sudo: parse error in /etc/...
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Unity with Gnome 3.20

Is it expectable the Gnome 3.20 apps to be patched for Unity under 16.04 16.10? If yes, any approximative time for that to happen? Thank you all! All the best, RM
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How to update drivers for a device that typically comes with windows?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 Developer edition, and am having some problems. Videos are giving me extremely choppy playback, so I want to start by trying to update all my drivers and BIOS. But Dell's ...
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Software Updater - Requires installation of untrusted packages 16.04 [duplicate]

Environment Ubuntu 16.04 xenial Steps To Replicate 01) Notification for updates in system tray, click on it, install window is shown, click Install Now, get message: Software Updater - ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 16.04 updates

Month before I have upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and now I am getting error while installing updates, error is "Failed to download package files", all updates able to download 100% except 'gcc-5' ...
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PCI compliance/scan company that supports Ubuntu? [on hold]

We are starting a project in which we will need to scan and get PCI compliance certification for 4 nearly identical Ubuntu servers. I did some preliminary work on this last fall using Trustwave and ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 OS updates through the Software application not completed

The Software application sends a notification indicating that OS updates are available. When I click the install button it starts installing the updates but then gets stuck at about 10% of the process....
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Updates mess up Ubuntu 14.04?

I received an update notification, so I wennt ahead and clicked install. However, in next boot, my task bar and action bar are completely gone. All I can do is access task manager. I have not ...
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Does apt-get update keep Ubuntu version unchanged?

If I have an old version, say 12.04 LTS, installed on my little rooted tablet, and never want to upgrade the version (14.04 is big and XCB window response is sluggish), can I run apt-get update on the ...
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Local Repository Mirror (apt-mirror issue) [migrated]

I'll ask this here because it has a wider audience than Debian and the principles are the same. I'm trying to set up a local mirror because I build debian systems over and over for fun.... or ...
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Why are there TWO “linux-image-XXX-generic” with different numbers on one computer OS?

I've been thrown off track by this many times in the past, but always assumed that I had remembered something wrongly. It turns out that I have both linux-image-3.13.0-88-generic and linux-image-4.2....
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how to start update process in ubuntu 16.04?

I cant find how to start updating process in "software and updates" in system setting, I only can find 2 Buttons close and revert
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apt-get generally fails, with software packages and with update

I am running a VM of Ubuntu server 14.04.4 using virtual box. I have configured the network to be in "bridged adapter" config. I have manually assigned IP of the same address as the network the host ...
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Why do we need to update applications on our computer even when they work fine? [on hold]

If the update reminder says that we need to update an application, and we don't seem to have a problem with it, what is the problem if we skip the update?
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Audio problem after downgrading xenial-proposed

I hade xenial-proposed updates activated and I started to have some troubles with evince. I deactivated the -proposed updates and I just followed the instructions of How can I revert back from an ...
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Can't install Google Talk with Software Updater

I have 16.04 and about a week ago, my daily software update starting failing with the message that it cannot find the package and to check my Internet connection. My Internet connection is fine, and ...
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Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates

I have some questions about Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates. 1) What is the difference between Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates? 2) After I install ubuntu what should I do ...
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No program updates in 16.04? [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu for years and I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04. Since upgrading to 16.04, I occasionally get a pop-up message saying that there are program updates available but when I run ...
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dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools

Error while updating the system. I try: sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get install -f Output: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8.1) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger ...
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Amazon Linux AMI server (Centos), PHP 5.3.29 does not have mysql functions included [closed]

We have a legacy server, it's internal, and there is no way I'm going to be able to update PHP, so that's not an option. Currently it runs 5.3.3. The command cat /etc/issue returns Amazon Linux ...
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fwupd taking up to 200% CPU

I ran recently top and see that fwupd is taking more than 200% CPU whole the time. Can any one say what this firmware update is and what should i do to make him leave the CPU? I am on 16.04.
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What other linux distros i can install over Ubuntu? [closed]

After going through the third and quite expensive (office down for days) nightmare of updating to a higher major version Ubuntu with the same result: nothing works anymore, and even if: it's usually ...
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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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Firefox fails to start after upgrading

I was running Ubuntu 15.04. Knowing that the newest version is 16, I tried to upgrade today. In the update setting in Software Center I've chosen "Any new Ubuntu version". Then I run "sudo apt-get ...
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How do I update Ubuntu when package system is broken?

I have been trying to update Gallium OS (which is based on Ubuntu), however, I keep on getting error messages. Any help would be appreciated. Please see a screenshot of the error message below:
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Can't install new software/packages

I was having an issue with updating packages and I was getting 404's to au.archive.ubuntu.com. I seem to have resolved now however I am now getting this; llibke@libke:~$ sudo apt-get -f install ...
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Uploading files online: external drives not visible ubuntu 16.04

First here's what I'm using. Ubuntu server 14.04. Ubuntu client 15.10 and 16.04 both recently updated. Mozilla Firefox as browser. I have a problem When uploading items online. When browsing files ...
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Biber and biblatex ubuntu (Upgrade from xenial-proposed?)

Ubuntu 16.04 has the wrong version of biber shipped, biber 2.3 is too low to be compatible with biblatex: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-bibtex-extra biber Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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What is it? Help me please [closed]

N: Ignoring file 'trusty-dell-csmb-vivid-skl.list.disable' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension N: Ignoring file 'trusty-oem.list.disable' in directory '/etc/...
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Update message in Kubuntu 16.04

In the Kubuntu KDE update program "Entdecken" (discover?), when new updates are available, there is a general description of the program but i cannot find the update message, showing what the update ...
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False update notices [duplicate]

Why do I get false notices in top right corner that software updates are available then fades away? When I go to update it says computer is up to date
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How to stay logged in in telegram desktop [closed]

I use ubuntu 14.04 and after I update my Telegram Desktop to 0.9.51 I can use it normally until I quit it. After I run it again it asks me to confirm my country code and enter my phone number. What ...
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In lock-screen it shows 16.04 but in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version?

I upgraded my Ubuntu using the terminal command sudo apt-get upgrade everything gone right, but in lock-screen it shows 16.04 LTS and in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version? Here the ...
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How do I upgrade the default torrent client (Transmission) in 16.04?

I have read the Changelog and I am very keen to upgrade Xenial's default torrent client Transmission. There have been many improvements and bug fixes since Transmission version 2.84 which comes with ...
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disk is full due to mirror packages saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ [closed]

I am new to google computer engine and created one VM instance. It worked ok for a while and suddenly, I keep getting out of disk space issue due to huge package files saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/...
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Computer Shut Off during upgrade to 15.1

My computer shut off during the update. Currently I can boot into the grub menu and if I boot into recovery mode I'll get stuck and a login that looks like a cmd line, I am unable to type at this ...
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dpkg error with libmysqlclient18

Every time I try to install/uninstall any package I got the same message: nelson@nelson:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox [sudo] password for nelson: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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been trying to solve this for a long time but couldn't. “sudo apt-get update ” “sudo apt-get install ” this problem shows. any way to solve [duplicate]

E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (Component) E: The list of sources could not be read. E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (...
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How does APT actually work (apt-get,cache, search)

I have some questions about the APT package manager. As I understand we have repositories URLs located at /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* When apt-get update is called, ...
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Necessity of Software Updates [duplicate]

Is it necessary to run the command sudo apt-get update each time after installing any software/application? I know the use of this command. I just want to know when to use it.
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Ubuntu 14.04 is very slow [closed]

It worked very well, I did not use the laptop for 10 days, and today I it takes ages to download some of webpages, some can not be open at all because of time out. What could happened to the Ubuntu? ...
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Failed to download respository information - Software Updater [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 14.04LTS, 64bit. I tried to run Software Updater, but I had that "Failed to download respository information. Check your Internet connection" message (screenshot). I ran apt-get update,...
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Having trouble running update through terminal

After typing sudo apt-get update which I've done quite a bit in the past few months, (I am a new Linux user and kind of went in head first to try to teach myself) the two different error messages I'm ...
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apt-get update fails after installing chrome and some tweaks

I was trying to apt-get update, but it shows an error: Reading package lists... Done W: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg: Signature by key ...