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Update and upgrade - review packages?

Previously I have always run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade without thinking about it, without any problems to my knowledge. It occurred to me that this seems a bit gung-ho. How can you ...
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How to trace origin of updates (SRUs)?

Question: How do I find the full "community history" of how the updates (SRUs) listed by "software updater" made it into Ubuntu? What I am after is for example Patch(es) related to the SRU on ...
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Access Ubuntu GUI through Putty

I have a Putty connection from my Windows machine to my Ubuntu machine. Everything works so far, I was wondering,if I can show the GUI of the Ubuntu machine inside putty.
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Full update package?

So I have some servers that sit behind some firewalls and are not able to reach the internet. Unfortunately, thats not about to change or else their sole purpose would be wasted. This is ultimately ...
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duplicate source list entry

After installing google chrome beta version, when i used (sudo apt-get update) this command, gives me below prompt. Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Ubuntu kernel update - is it safe?

Is safe to update kernel from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ (to 4.1) on 15.04? How can I revert updating?
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how to fix out of date program

I have just purchased this new computer and have already been notified the program is out of date. How do I update ubuntu please?
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Nvidia Driver install

I have been searching for days on getting started with Linux and still can't get started. I am running the following CAELinux xunbuntu 12.04 I7 16 GB ram SSD 500 gb Nvidia GT 540M and an integrated ...
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How to make my server email me when there are security updates?

There's obviously a way to check to see when an update is a security update. I often get greeted by a motd that says "there are N security updates." What I'd like to do is have my server email me a ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit of ...
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Graphics Problem ( Folder Icons, Images not opening!)

I am using Lubuntu,yesterday an update was being installed and suddenly the power went off. When I booted after sometime all graphical icons are gone ! The images arent opening, network icon, volume ...
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Getting Notification in Ubuntu 14.04 that “Update Information is Outdated”

Hoping someone can assist with this as I am for some reason getting this everytime I fire up my Ubuntu box. I basically performed a "sudo apt-get update" and received the following info: Err ...
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How to update linux ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04?

I am using ubuntu linux 14.04 along side with Windows XP. How to update this version to 15.04 linux ? I don't know whether if I directly download Ubuntu linux 15.04 from ubuntu site , Will my windows ...
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Removing specific “word” from text file

I have .srt file with subtitles. However, my TV doesn't recognize signs like <i> </i> so it is just printed on the screen. I'm looking for a way to delete all the html markup.
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update-manager command does not work in 14.04

When I run the command update-manager I get the following output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 115, in <module> app.start_update() File ...
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Samsung NP300E5Z A0HSA [closed]

HEllo Ubuntu Please I Upgrade My Samsung NP300E5Z A0HSA IN Windows 10 What Nvidia Update And Graphics For NEw Upgrade In My PC
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How to prevent Ubuntu version update from 14.04.02 to 14.04.03

I've installed Ubuntu version 14.04.02, After running software updater the version changed to 14.04.03 ... now some packages are not working. How to prevent Ubuntu version update from 14.04.02 to ...
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sudo apt-get install blabla --fix-missing

I have a little problem when installing the package, there is an error --fix-missing and after sudo apt-update no problem and try to install again and all normal out every install package What is ...
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Failed to fetch PPA launchpad [duplicate]

when I am updating my ubuntu using sudo apt-get update, I got the error like below Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [12.1 kB] Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net ...
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apt-get update stuck at Get:67 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-proposed/universe Translation-en [3,990 B]

I have tried changing the mirrors , but still , every time it stucks . I am not able to update successfully , please help .
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How to Update or Re-Install new version ADB?

I have an android based phone and I need ADB for installing new versions. However, untill today ADB was working perfectly but today I got an error, it says "you need 1.0.32 or newer version." Yes, ...
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How to fix my update manager [closed]

I am just getting back to playing with my Ubuntu and I was told on log in that my version is no longer supported. I have gone into the update manager to fix this problem but it won't load. It pops a ...
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updating flash player without using terminal

Is there a way of uninstalling the outdated adobe flash and installing new version without using terminal? I'm very new and don't understand what I'm doing with terminal and would prefer to use the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - how to get updates with no internet?

Does anyone know how I can install the Ubuntu updates (equivalent of sudo apt-get updateand sudo apt-get upgrade) without an internet connection at that machine? I've got internet at home, but not at ...
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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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Ubuntu update failed because of forced ads from ISP [duplicate]

Sudo apt-get update never finished, giving "GPG Error bla bla InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)" I believe the culprit is my ISP, they ...
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apt-get update failing with several 404 errors in oneiric [duplicate]

I have found many similar questions, tried all the fixes suggested : I checked my connection, and DNS I tried a different mirror (by replacing in sources.list by us.ubuntu...) but nothing seems to ...
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How to install updates via command line?

When I log into my web server via SSH I see the information: 88 packages can be updated. 80 updates are security updates I tried apt-get update then apt-get upgrade but each time I log in I still ...
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Deleted Kernals, tried to update, can't do anything with full boot directory

I tried to run a backlog of updates for my ubuntu computer (lenovo T420 if that's relevant) and received a "your boot is full" message. I've had this before and decided to remove some kernals. The ...
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broken upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I'm trying to upgrade to 15.04 and have hit a snag in the intermediate step going from 14.04->14.10. After what I thought was a successful update, things are not entirely right: 1. I'm running ...
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How to fix wrong update?

Today I updated my Ubuntu 15.04 using the auto update tool. Here are the updated packages: firefox-locales (40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.15.01.1, 40.0+build4-ubuntu0.15.04.4) firefox ...
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problem with kernel

In the past I had tried to update the Ubuntu kernel with that found on http://www.kernel.org/. Due to some problems I had to revert the changes as my kernel image didn't boot well. Since then I get ...
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Restart after update interupted

Today I was updating the computer using the Software Updater package and when prompted I restarted my system to finish the process. During the restart I left and came back to find my machine off. ...
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Error 404 in update process using terminal [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W:Failed to fetch ...
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12.04 - Update Manager - failed - previous update incomplete

A regular update failed with the message: Previous installation hasn't been completed The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was ...
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ubuntu 14.10 is crashing [closed]

I downloaded android-studio ppo from this site's tutorial site and now the os is crashing. I can't install any software or update/upgrade the os. This is the detailed screenshot which gives me I ...
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Unable to process upgrades due to error with snmpd

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server edition. Just recently started getting these errors with snmpd: Setting up snmpd (5.7.2~dfsg-8.1ubuntu3.1) ... update-rc.d: warning: stop runlevel arguments (1) do ...
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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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I cannot update my meizu mx4 ubuntu or search for apps on ubuntu store

I have been using meizu mx4 Ubuntu and when I try to check for updates it says I need to have access to internet although I am connected to the internet. Also I do not have access to Ubuntu Store and ...
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Ubuntu Aquaris System Settings > Updates

When I tap the "Updates" in "System Settings" it shows 5 items for updating, BBC Sport, webapp-twitter, Calculator, Tagger and Music. If I tap the "Install 5 updates" button all 5 indicate ...
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unable to update to the latest kernel

I had troubles with kernels and asked a question on how to remove them Can I delete my most recent kernels With the help I received I did manage to delete the offending kernels. After that I ...
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Where is Update Manager in Xubuntu 13.04?

Update Manager doesn't work in Xubuntu 13.04. When the system loads a notice appears "There are 96 updates, click this note to update". I click a notice but nothing happens, it just disappears. I ...
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Hang after update the software center in ubuntu 14.05

I experienced hang on my laptop after I run the update software center this morning. I haven't planned to update for so long because I don't see the urgency to run software updates in the past. But ...
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how do i install mate 1.10 from source?

I have been trying to install mate 1.10. For serveral days. The ppa(s) give me 404 errors, and just don't work. the source packages give me an intertwinded mess of dependency errors, missing m4 ...
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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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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run the command: sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release W: Some ...
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Certificate error while using sudo apt-get update

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on an old machine, and I tried to run sudo apt-get update but it's followed by this error message: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Ign ...
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Update errors Ubuntu 14.04

For a while after using the update manager, each time I get a message saying "the installation or removal of a software package failed." When using a lot of apt-get commands I also get an error ...
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Ubuntu touch: who decides to upgrade? And when?

There are several possibilities to use "Ubuntu touch" like "the official phones" or to install an image yourself, eg. on the Nexus 4. Who decides to update the OS? When I check for updates it ...
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System lock on update

I'm not a skilled Ubuntu user, but I clicked on 'update system' last night, and left the update running. When I got to it later, the screen showed a blurred unreadable set of graphics. I rebooted, and ...