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Updating Chromium on Ubuntu 15.04 is Complex

I noticed Chromium Version 43.0.2357.130 Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) is available in Ubuntu Software Center but the Chromium.org site states there is linux stable 44.0.2403.125, 07/28/15, Current stable ...
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Will ubuntu ever have an automatically updating release like chrome and iOS?

I was wondering if ubuntu will ever be able to keep itself updated without user interaction like chrome boxes and iOS. I heard windows 10 is planning to be like this as well. Not sure if it would be ...
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How to make Ubuntu forget the install state of a package?

I've a problem with a few packages that I've installed from the repositories in the past. However now I prefer to compile them myself because this makes it possible to use the newest version. ...
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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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apt-get update very slow, stuck at “Waiting for headers”

I have looked at similar questions: Stuck at 0% [waiting for headers] (apt) apt-get update stuck on "Waiting for Headers" However neither one of them answer my problem. I am running ...
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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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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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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 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 [on hold]

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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Can someone provide a real, correct and genuine sources.list for Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and I have been having all problems that I needed not to post a thread for to get answers, until I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid. Ubuntu is great but each ...
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Get latest Thunderbird version (38.0.1 for 15.04 32bit)

Ubuntu 15.04 comes with Thunderbird version 31.7.0, but the current latest stable version is 38.0.1 (date: 1st July 2015). $ apt-cache policy thunderbird thunderbird: Installed: ...
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Update manager for 14.04 tries to load updates 15.04 [duplicate]

I run 14.04 and recently downloaded an iso file of 15.04 to install for a friend. Since then, update Manager tries to install updates for 15.04 and tells me to insert a CD. How can I correct this? ...
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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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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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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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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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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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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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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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How to update mod_wsgi to latest version on Ubuntu 10.04?

My Ubuntu server has this version installed: # dpkg -l | grep wsgi ii libapache2-mod-wsgi 2.8-2ubuntu1 Python WSGI adapter module for Apache How can I get the latest Version 3.3?
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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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How to know last time apt-get was executed?

I known that the command to update the repository lists is apt-get update. How to check if it has been executed today or in the last 24 hours? I do not known if should check some file timestamp. Or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I add more disk space to /boot for update

When I perform an update, then informed me that I do not have enough disk space. I have plenty of hard drive space so I just need to increase space on the partition that is allowed for ubuntu to use ...
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How to update from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 by ISO [closed]

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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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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Cant login after updates to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I can't log in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS after I accepted the usual Software Updater updates this morning, including codec updates and the latest Thunderbird release. Now when I enter my usual login and ...
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configuring grub-efi-amd64 problems

I have a 2015 dell xps developer edition and it keeps giving me this error when it does an update. can anyone help me with this problem?
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 won't update packages

After installing the Chrome plugin 'Chrome Remote Desktop', Ubuntu fails to update its packages. I get a pop-up with the message: Requires installation of untrusted packages When I click 'OK' ...
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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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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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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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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 ...