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How to mantain an ubuntu server without the “-updates” release

In short: Does any one out there, running ubuntu servers, tries to do it with the "-updates" release (like precise-updates) disabled? If so, how do you deal with ubuntu point releases (that include ...
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Update Manager is not appearing in main dash.

I am currently a user of Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell N4030, however my update manager is not appearing in dash home. I would like to update it to 12.04, but whenever I am trying with other alternate ...
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Trusty Software Updater does not propose updates from trusty-updates

I have since one week upgraded several PC to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. I got several updates via the Software Updater, but I don't get updates from trusty-updates, although this repository is ...
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In Xubuntu, should I always install everything in the Update Manager?

I have been running Xubuntu 12.10 for over a month now, on 5 machines (old Compaq Evos, runs nice and slim on these old chips). I immediately became afraid of installing the updates suggested in the ...
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A Problem occured when checking for updates

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I think my problem in downloading some applications are related to this problem. I can't download applications using terminal. This is what I get: A problem occurred when ...
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Shell scripting,

I made a simple update script. Now My question was is it possible to run it automatically by loggin in on the Ubuntu Desktop and automatically provide my password (sudo) for this so I don't have to do ...
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Unable to run 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' due to authentication issues (Plesk repository)

I've just attempted to run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade on my Ubuntu box, but am getting the following error... WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! librdbmspp php5-ioncube-loader ...
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Updating a package using a .deb?

I´m using ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise/amd64), I have installed virtualbox-4.3, I was forced to install it with a downloaded package (.deb) because I could not download it normally, I used "Free Download ...
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I can't download Java or WINE due to similiar error

I've been trying to download Java Oracle 8 and WINE and I keep getting the same problem. W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected ...
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dpkg “missing version” for libcgns2-dbg in /var/lib/dpkg/available — can't do update - how can I fix this?

dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 839085 package 'libcgns2-dbg': missing description dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 839085 package ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.04.3

I have installed a new VM and the template that provider has is only for 12.04. How can I update to 12.04.3 (and be safe not to upgrade to 12.10). I have tried sudo apt-get update but it says ...
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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 (the * are ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 disabled track pad, brightness, sound on Lenovo Z570

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 using Ubuntu's software update. It seemed to go all right, however after the system restarted and booted up Ubuntu 13.10, it began experiencing several problems. Some ...
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Unable to install MS Office, wine1.7, and getting updates

[SOLVED] I am a new ubuntu user, just installed 12.04 LTS. Learned a lot from ubuntu users suggestions on the webs. I am a student and frequent user of MS office. However, I am unable to install MS ...
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Software center is crashing immediately in Ubuntu 12.04

I opened it in the terminal and got the following error: 2013-09-26 12:12:44,585 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-09-26 12:12:44,589 - softwarecenter.db.database - ...
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Error during system update

I'm here to ask help because since each time I do a system update I get errors on the terminal and it is impossible for me to update the kernel to more recent versions. Here I post the output of the ...
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Unable to update because of bind issue on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

How can I completly uninstall Bind 9 on Ubuntu. Its causing issues with keeping the server up to date as shown. **root@cp11:~# apt-get upgrade** Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Cannot execute sudo apt-get update

I am new to Ubuntu and when I execute sudo apt-get update I get the following errors and warnings W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net quantal Release: The following signatures couldn't be ...
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Ubuntu12.10 boots up and hangs

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with gnome 3.6. It was working fine. But now after I installed some updates of gnome, I am unable to successfully login into Ubuntu. The Ubuntu boots up normally and after ...
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I've disabled periodic checks for updates. Why does it still do so?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 64bit. I always used my update settings set to "never check" and then manually check for updates when I need to. But the last week or so I saw that Ubuntu started checking for ...
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Dependancies not met while instaling digikam 2.9

I'm trying to install digikam 2.9 from http://ppa.launchpad.net/philip5/kubuntu-backports/ubuntu Here is the message I got: Les paquets suivants ont des dépendances non-satisfaites : digikam: ...
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How to update converseen?

I have been informed by the program that it needs an update but have no idea how to do this. I have only installed Ubuntu this morning and have managed just about everything else but I am stumped ...
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How to reinstall UBUNTU from dell BIOS revision A10

I got a Dell latitude D620 for free recently and the person who gave it to me had Ubuntu 12.04 loaded on it. While updating the update software removed "unessential" packages. Now when I try to boot ...
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What about Ubuntu 12.04 core updates every 6 months?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is supported for 5 years, and will get some core updates for 2 years : I guess those updates include the kernel, graphic drivers and X11. But will these updates be optionnal, or not ...
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I have 12.04 but I cannot get updates

The text Do you want to start the upgrade? appears, but there is no place to press YES.
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installation failed

Yesterday, I installed the new version of Ubuntu (12.04) but in the middle of the installation, it gave me an error and didn't install the rest. When I restarted my computer, I booted into Ubuntu, ...
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12.04 update problem

Just got 12.04, now I don't have any icons for my folders and programs and I can't use my mouse. I'm able to navigate using the keyboard, but when I open terminal it freezes. I tried to open the ...
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After installing updates to a fresh install of 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04, my computer does not reboot.

I freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my computer with a dual boot of Windows 7. After installation it asks me to reboot. I do that and, after it reboots, the update manager automatically pops ...
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Can I update my system with a Live CD?

I've installed Ubuntu from a Live CD in VMWare, After that I configured everything for my need and of course I installed some additional tools. Everything works fine, But regularly I receive a new ...
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Problem updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, lost Internet connection while installing flash plugin

I have a problem updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I have lost Internet connection while installing flash plugin, but I have recovered the Internet connection but it has not continue the installation with 20 ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 then 12.04 then 60+ updates then boot only shows grub

I had 11.10 x64 installed on AMD 4core with NVidia card. I had problems changing screen resolution. I have just over-installed 12.04 x64. It went well. Screen resolution changes worked well. I ran ...
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The message “Software Index is Broken” appears when I install the flash plugin. What does this mean?

I am fairly a novice; I can't even get it to upgrade to the 12.04 version from 10.1. I get this message every time when trying to install the flash plugin: "Software Index is Broken" This is a major ...
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Update is not working for me ( i am on 11.10 )

it's been one week i am trying everything nothing is working. I tryed to upgrade ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.10. I tried the update manager but no sucess . I also tried update-manager -d Not working i ...
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10.04 LTS Update Manager suddenly starts failing

All of a sudden my update manager is failing on my 10.04 Ubuntu. It just sits forever with little process indicator spinning
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Nvdia driver causing problems after update

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. Yesterday some packages have been updated, including the NVDIA driver to 280.13. After this update, my machine behaves very weird. My task bar is flickering and sometimes ...
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Pushing custom updates to Ubuntu remixes

I've created a custom distribution of Ubuntu (a "remix") that I'd like to start distributing, but want to continue improving via updates. Any suggestions on the best methods of pushing custom ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image / headers / generic

I tried to update my machine through the Update Manager and found some errors. First, before I get to the problem, I feel I should mention that my OS (10.04) is mounted on a portable HDD that boots ...
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Trigger script execution on after apt-get upgrade for a certain package?

Question: I have customized an application startup script. Unfortunately, it gets overwritten every time I do apt-get dist-upgrade when there is an update available (quite often). Now I have ...
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“Tick” does not show on “software source”

I'm having update issues with 11.04. Read one possible solution about selecting "software sources" in the repository. The thing is i can not select it, (tick it) just shows a line "-". Why is this? ...
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Update wants to uninstall some packages

I recently installed updates from the update manager. To my surprise I noticed that a bunch of installed applications were being removed. The update was mainly some bug fixes for Compiz. There was no ...
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Update from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm trying to update from 13.10 to 14.04 but whenever i try to update from terminal by using sudo apt-get update i get the error: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander - Release ...
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Plug-in Installation Problem

when i am trying to install required plug-ins to play music,the following notice is coming: Failed to fetch ...
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No desktop icons after update to 14.04

Updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. All seemed to go smoothly. After re-boot, the desktop displays the wallpaper and my user name appears with a password prompt. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS appears in the ...
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Can't update or install anything. Ubuntu 3.11.0.14

This is the result I get trying to get updates. Internet connection is fine, if I put the URL's in a browser, it gets to the address and downloads packages OK.. What is the fix for this error Could ...
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Laptop shutting down while work after update to Ubuntu 13.10

I have Lenovo Z580. Before upgrading to 13.10, I've used Ubuntu 13.04, and everything was fine. Now my laptop starts, and turns off. I just do something, and it just shuts down. How can I solve my ...
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Updates are not installing

When I try to update any programs, it does not work, error message says files are missing. I have not tried anything to fix this issue.
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The process of updating a “Normal Release”?

I was amazed to see 13.04 "just work" when it came to getting my wireless internet up and running. Not sure if it was the firmware or the drivers or just having a very up-to-date linux kernel... but ...
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Ubuntu Unity's dodge does not work after the update (12.04)

Ubuntu Unity's dodge does not work after today's update in Ubuntu 12.04. These commands do not help: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped sudo add-apt-repository ppa:garhuy/unity
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Can i restore before lase update in ubuntu 12.10

I have problem in my toshiba l500 when I work on ubuntu , first when I had ubuntu 10.04 , the shipset works all the time , then I resolved it was problems in graphical driver , now when I upgrade to ...
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Cannot Update Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and new to this site. Whenever I try to update through the Update manager it fails and says "Package operation failed.The installation or removal of a software package failed." It's ...