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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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sudo apt-get update not working in elementary os freya [closed]

when i try to write sudo apt-get update i'm getting this error: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/.http could not be found. please help!
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Ubuntu 9.04 Will Not Update [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 from the cd that came with the book Beginning Ubuntu Linux. I wanted to upgrade to the newest version, so following the books instructions i typed in the commands sudo ...
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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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Can't install anything from Software center and cannot update or upgrade from terminal

Software centre shows that "untrusted repositories". Software updater doesn't show any updates. And if I try updating via terminal. It gives lot of error messages to every server it tries to access.
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Cannot update or upgrade ubuntu desktop 14.04. Stuck

****@****-Inspiron-3537:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for ****: Err ://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Err ...
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Error sudo apt-get install -f

(Reading database ... 152963 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libjpeg8_8d-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libjpeg8:amd64 (8d-1+deb7u1) over (8c-2ubuntu8) ... dpkg: ...
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Ubuntu Tweak don't work

How can I make work Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 15.04? If I try to install him with simple commands like that don't work sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Characteres not appear after sudo apt -get update

I was installing an application and ended up giving sudo apt-get update, I restarted the computer and now Ubuntu is "disappearing" with some letters. Can anyone help me fix this? **I try ...
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apt-get update stuck

When I do apt-get update on ubuntu 14.04 GUI it just goes on like this 0% [Connecting to au.archive.ubuntu.com (202.158.214.106)] [Connecting to extra AND it will wont update. I have also ...
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Update BQ E5 via apt-get

I've got an BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition phone. Does updating and upgrading the phone via apt-get cover all the updates that Ubuntu provides via user-interface (as I know they do ...
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Huge /var/lib/apt/list (55.6 Gigs) [closed]

I just removed and recreated my directories for /var/lib/apt/list because they were taking up more than 50% of my hard drive. Question: how can I use sudo apt-get update without consuming the ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my PC. And upon running sudo apt-get update, I got the error W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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Unable to update rkhunter

Today when I ran the command (which I run every day and all is well): sudo rkhunter --update In order to check for updates to database files I got this error every time: [ Rootkit Hunter version ...
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apt-get update failed to fetch [duplicate]

I am trying to do an update and am getting the following error. Could anyone help on a solution. My kernel will not update because of this W: Failed to fetch ...
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couldn't open ubuntu software center.unable to install or update through terminal

I am new to Linux. Have been encountering this issue for a couple hours. Please help me resolve this. Don't know much of this stuff. E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hardware updates

According to information on Release end of life Ubuntu site, more precisely the following picture. It seems there should be hardware related updates still available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And this ...
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System upgrade stuck while “preparing to configure update-notifier (amd64)”

I'm updating from version 14.04 to 14.10 and last night the process got stuck with the message mentioned in the title. Is there any way I can interrupt/restart the process without losing the data on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update failure due to failure in certificate authentication

Below is the error from running sudo apt-get update in a terminal on Ubuntu 14.04: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages server ...
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Errors with sudo apt-get update after trying to install flux [duplicate]

This is my first time posting a question, so I apologize if there's something missing! I recently upgraded to 15.04 and tried to install f.lux, but after encountering problems running sudo apt-get ...
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Problem with login after update

I have just re-installed twice Ubuntu because of this problem, I'm only able to see the login screen when I use recovery mode and select File System Check. In other case I just hear the start sound ...