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new update came out and messed up my world

A few months ago an update came out, I was running 14.04lts 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 is now ...
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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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does umake update its applications automatically?

Will the applications I install through ubuntu-make update themselves automatically? Like when I install something with apt-get or like when I add a repository.
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Error while doing sudo apt-get update

I always get the following errors when I do sudo apt-get update. How do I fix them? W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/partner i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/...
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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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Trying to upgrade to 16.04 from 15.10, but “the required dependency 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)' is not installed”?

I tried sudo apt-get update, but got E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to automatically reboot after running a command

I'm installing updates on a bunch of machines, and I simply want to run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo reboot all at once on all machines (after hours of course) and let them run ...
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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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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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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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Amazon Linux AMI server (Centos), PHP 5.3.29 does not have mysql functions included [on hold]

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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Many files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ corrupted; how to recover

When I run sudo apt-get (anything), I invariably get this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' is missing final newline E: Sub-...
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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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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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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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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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Why are updates downloading so slow?

All other connection speeds are normal, average download speed is about 2mbps but my updates are lucky to get to 100kbps. Updates and this website are the only things running any ideas what the ...
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Why do I receive Software Update notifications if there are no updates available?

I keep receiving the following notification about new updates: If I then run the Software Updater, however, I don't receive any of these updates on Ubuntu 16.04. Does someone have the same ...
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Is it ok to enable proposed updates during Ubuntu's development cycle?

I like to run the development releases of Ubuntu (alpha, beta, whatever). Is there any reason why I shouldn't enable proposed updates for Ubuntu before Ubuntu is released as stable? Are proposed ...
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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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Unable to start after 13.04 > 13.10 udate

At the end of the update process, clicking on the Restart button had no visible effect whatsoever. After waiting 5 to 10 minutes, I decided to reboot the computer manually. Since then, I rebooted a ...
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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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Has the update process changed in 16.04?

Update: This comment by Colin Watson addressed my question/concern. Thanks, Colin! apt has got rather better at producing less junk in its output than it used to, and various server-side changes ...
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How do you see what packages are available for update

FreeBSD user joining your ranks. I've been asked to look after an Ubuntu Server running 10.04 LTS. I see from /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available that there are a number of ...