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Update ubuntu with static DNS

I am trying to set up a machine with Ubuntu where I can not use any connection to a DNS server, and I would like to be able to update the system periodically, but, adding the ip that I get ping-ing ...
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Package upgrade hangs forever on mysql-apt-configure

I'm on Linux Mint 17.1 and usually let the update manager update all the packages it suggest. Yesterday it got stuck with an update for MySql. The mysql-apt-config didn't finish for ours so I had to ...
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Obtain more detailled information about available update package

Could anyone tells me how to obtain more information about available update packages on Ubuntu (build time, registration date etc..) more than what apt-cache show command displays. Cheers.
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? I ...
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Why do I see so many frequent updates to the kernel?

Is Ubuntu sending these unusually frequent updates or am I being "blessed" by the usual suspects ? Why is now "unattended updates" installed when a cardinal reason for using Ubuntu was the wish to ...
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Cannot open the update manager or software centre in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I get the following message: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error ...
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7na het updaten van ubuntu naar de laatste update na het inloggen start hij niet meer door hoe terug gaan naar een eender punt [on hold]

na het de laatste update start hij niet meer door Ubunto 14.02 denk nu of zo want ik installeerde de laatste update en nu start hij niet meer door heb asus laptop met i7 prosesor en nvidia gt 635m in ...
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How to force apt-get to skip a package version

There is an excellent answer here on how to downgrade a package, but I would like to know how to force apt-get and Software Updater to skip a version. For example, the current release of Firefox is ...
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Whether to run updates or not

Background: I'd prefer to install 12.04.5 on an older laptop, as I discovered Version 14 doesn't support the video card in the laptop (an old Nvidia). So...I fire up the install from a burnt DVD, get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Keeps Shutting Down Following Feb. 2015 Updates

I've never had this problem before, but the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps shutting down if I'm away from the keyboard for any meaningful length of time. This has been the case since the most recent Feb. ...
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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How to update from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in Terminal [duplicate]

I have a dual boot 12.04 LTS and windows 7, now i want to update from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, how to do this in terminal? and also how many MB of data it takes approximately? If any disturbance is ...
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Updated Ubuntu 14.04 now after putting in password it doesn't load anything else

Updated Ubuntu 14.04 today. (Was 14.04 before aswell I believe). I can get to the log in screen but it hasn't remembered my display settings. I type in my password- all good. Then it just sits on my ...
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Updates fail because of fontconfig after Ubuntu reinstall

my Ubuntu's graphics output had broken, and I had to reinstall it. To keep my data and settings, I just reinstalled it from a CD over the old system. Everything went smooth, apart from the fact that I ...
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Why can't I update my Ubuntu?

Whenever I try to update my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 this pops up:
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Apt-get update fails ubuntu 14.04

I im trying to do sudo apt-get update but i get the following error: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.udc.es/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-x8-64/Packages' ...
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How do I fix my login after updating the rtkit package?

I installed the automatic updates from Software Updater and the system doesn't take me further from the login screen. I tried accessing using a live USB and I know that there are issues with the rtkit ...
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prevent software updater from updating nvidia driver [duplicate]

Not sure if this is possible, but I want to prevent the ubuntu software updater from updating the graphics driver. I've install nvidia cuda driver 7.0. and each time I run the software updater, ...
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Updating Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

when trying to do the latest update (24.02.2015) of Server 12.04 LTS, I've downloaded some 260 MB of updates, but receive the errors: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I request a package be upgraded?

The Arduino support site has just released version 1.6 of their development environment. The Muon repository only has 1:1.05.dfsg2 (which I have installed) I have seen strong recommendations that I ...
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Cannot install Kernel Security updates in 14.10

I cannot install some security updates to Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) 64bit, which are kernel updates. Those are the updates. I cannot install them. In settings, I have everything ticked. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgraded from 14.04 won't start [duplicate]

I received on my 14.04 version that I can upgrade IT to 14.10. I accepted everything. The updater did download & install files that it needed and asked me to restart the laptop to complete the ...
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How to automatically update Atom editor?

Atoumatic update of Atom feature is not yet supported for Ubuntu. From their Github: Currently only a 64-bit version is available. Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page. Run ...
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Not able to update Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I get the following output whenever I run sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg Get:2 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release.gpg Get:3 ...
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Apt-get update comes up with "Sources list couldn't be read [duplicate]

I tried to update the packages through the terminal and I get this error every time, david@david-Satellite-C55-B:~$ apt-get update E: Type ' Now the Software center doesn't work and I have a warning ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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What is the name of the icon that comes up (red with white horizontal line) when update fails?

Trying to get the name of the icon that appears in the left side of the upper right set of icons in the Ubuntu top panel or toolbar, when an update has failed? Red circle with a white horizontal line ...
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Should I update to 14.04 LTS or make a re-installation to 14.04 LTS?

I'm now using 12.04 LTS, and I don't like to update because it sometimes causes problems and I need my laptop fully functional these days. But recently, most of the software I need for my thesis (I'm ...
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Ubuntu Updates: How Scared Should I Be?

I had an install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a different machine, with Nvidia drivers manually installed. I "accepted" an automatic update and it hosed my computer, I still haven't been able to get it back ...
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Update and upgrade

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 without an internet connection. Now I am unable to see even basic packages like synaptic / software center. What are the installation steps that I missed without internet and ...
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After update, I have to reinstall Nvidia driver to solve problems with unity!

How can I solve this problem_ I have a Nvidia 745 4 gb and after reinstalling everything is fine. Can I add the driver to the update_ wbr
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Unknown / Unexpected /Unseen apt-get update error (Ubuntu 14.04)? [duplicate]

I am getting error while sudo apt-get update Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status open (2: No such file or directory) Can't call method "policy" on an undefined value at ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 update problem?

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and the software updater shows this error: Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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Update from 12.10 failed

A while back I was trying to update from 12.10 and my roommate unpluged my laptop and ever since then I have not been able to open software updater or start up disk creator. It does not give an error ...
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How to upgrade rkhunter

When running the command: sudo rkhunter --versioncheck I get the following output: [ Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.0 ] Checking rkhunter version... This version : 1.4.0 Latest version: 1.4.2 ...
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Weird log in menu after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am using Toshiba satellite c55I laptop and i have just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I did this for the added security benefits of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, and I have ...
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To update or not to update

My research lab has a super computer cluster, however they are all using Ubuntu 9.10. I need to install nfs-kernel-server on the individual nodes so I can access to and process the files from a single ...
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bluetooth indicator and other settings not working after updating kernel to 3.16

So, today there was this update for the Kernel to 3.16 on LTSEnablementStack. I ran the command for the update. I notice that a lot of packages are removed, like the bluetooth indicator, but it seems ...
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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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How does the fallback mechanism of apt update work in case of connection problems?

While installing the updates today, I noticed this: Get:15 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libdns100 i386 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.2 [626 kB] Err ...
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Chromium update problem

How can i update Chromium browser from 37.0 version to a version greater than 38.0 in ubuntu 12.04 . I tried update from google but it shoows only 24.0 version .
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Updating Ubuntu Virtual Machine using putty

I have access to a virtual machine running a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. However, I need to use Ubuntu 14.04, and the server administrator is fine with me updating it. My only access to the ...
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Which bug updates are received automatically?

Please could somebody explain how and when BUG fixes are updated. I have automatic updating enabled for everything except "Pre-released Updates (Trusty Proposed). I see that many of the bugs that ...
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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Troubleshooting of updation during installation of ns2 in ubuntu [duplicate]

Due to install the ns2 program in ubuntu, ubuntu updation is not running successfully. Error occurs like - Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Sources 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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How to add driver to dkms?

I want wi-fi driver (bcmwl) automaticly included into kernel after each update. Now I need to reinstall package bcmwl after each kernel update. Without it driver isn't loaded. How to configure this ...
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Failed to fetch http:/dists///ppa.launchpad.net/Release.gpg Unable to connect to :http:

I have problem with PPA. after command sudo apt-get update I have :- W: Failed to fetch http:/dists///ppa.launchpad.net/Release.gpg Unable to connect to :http: W: Failed to fetch ...
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sudo apt-get update not working [duplicate]

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Get:63 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com utopic/universe Sources [6,736 kB] Err ...