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Synaptic and sudo apt-get update broken Ubuntu 14.10?

I just tried to build Riak unsuccessfully. Now something happened that messed everything up. When I try to start synaptic I get this: E: Type '500' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/...
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How to update Apache 2.4.7 to Apache 2.4.11

I am new to Ubuntu. Currently, my server (DigitalOcean) is using Ubuntu 14.04.1LTS with Apache 2.4.7. How do I update Apache to the latest version? I tried apt-get to update the system but the ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 12.04.5 with 3.8 kernel and still have kernel security updates?

My 12.04 is asking me to update the HWE layer, but when I've made it last time all my VM stopped working correctly because of a bug in the 3.13 kernel. So I have reinstalled a clean 14.04 but the KVM ...
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apt-get abort after I type Y to continue

After I use sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade to check for updates via terminal, there's a little problem but weird. After I answer to Y, it must be running to downloading updates ...
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Macbook Pro won't boot after 13.10 upgrade

I tried to update my macbook pro to Ubuntu 13.10, I was on 13.04. So I used the update app and then it downloaded and installed. Then I turned down the brightness and left it. After a while I tried ...
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Can't install updates, Pleas help

Hi I cannot install updates either from the terminal or from the system settings. And also having trouble installing software too at times. It's saying things like failed to fetch stuff and E: Some ...
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How to create a profile in keryx for an offline machine?

I have installed keryx. When I ran keryx in my Windows 7, I didn't find any premade profile for my Ubuntu 13.04. So I have to create a new profile in keryx but I don't know how to do that. Please help ...
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Log in fails after installing additional drivers

So I updated my graphic drivers using the additional drivers option and restarted my computer upon completion. Now when I try to log in everything looks fine, I put in my password and hit enter, ...
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Will Adobe Reader 9.5.3 be offered in partner repository?

Will there be an Ubuntu package in the Canonical Partner repository for the security update Adobe Reader 9.5.3? ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.3/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.3-1_i386linux_enu....
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Why don't I have System or Application on top?

So for updating drivers and everything it seems that everyone says go to "system" which is at the top, I dont have that. I have "File edit View Go and Help" I have Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit (idk if it ...
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Ubuntu Sluggish and Graphics Problem after Nvidia Driver Update

I just recently started using Ubuntu (12.04) since a few weeks ago and noticed that the interface is very slow and sluggish: On Dash, I have to type the entire app name and wait a few seconds before ...
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Ubuntu destop not working and Libreoffice menu text missing after ubuntu update

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS smoothly and started forgetting MS-Windows. But recently I notice a upgrade notification of Ubuntu 12.10 in update Manager. I started upgrading. It took lot of time and ...
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apt-get update: 503 Service Unavailable

I do get the following error message(s) when running apt-get update: Err http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse i386 Packages 503 Service Unavailable The server is not ...
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'W: Failed to fetch…' while updating

This is the output of the command sudo apt-get update. I can't update any packages with update manager either. So what is the problem and how can I fix it? Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-...
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seemingly uncurable package install failure

Similar to how-to-get-dpkg-working-again my daily apt-get has had this error, completely failing to update anything: root@chopin~ Wed Feb 01,16:23:56# (5473) apt-get -y install Reading package ...
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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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maven not updating on ubuntu 14.0.4

I have currently version 3.0.5 of maven, when I run mvn -version I get Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=1024m; support was removed in 8.0 Apache Maven 3.0....
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apt-mirror testing

I want to configure a local apt-mirror on my 16.04 Ubuntu server. In my mirror.list, I downloaded only main and restricted packages, since I don't have enough space for all of it. After downloading ...
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I can't seem to update ubuntu, software updater is blank

Hi I appreciate any help with this: Ubuntu Software Updater is blank when opened. It also won't update through ubuntu updates in the Ubuntu software application. Could use the terminal but then ...
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How to fix/repair/remove/disable/install/uninstall 'Broken Packages' on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm using a machine that runs on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I run regular 'System Updates'. On one day after performing such regular 'System Update' my system stopped detecting wireless and wired ...
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Lost internet after update

I am having a ptoblem with losr internet connectivity afert an update. I am getting the sysrem network service are not compatible with this version. I have done the research and foumd the fix of ...
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Short apt sources list on Xenial

I have two computers. One running 16.04 (installed a few days before the actual release). The other running 14.04. When I do sudo apt update on 14.04, I get a long list of sources being updated (about ...
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Can't update/upgrade du to “Could not execute 'apt-key' to verify signature”

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 last week on my server on a Digital Ocean droplet and since then I can't update nor upgrade anything on my server. Ma version Linux 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 ...
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Removing faulty links from /var/lib/apt/

When I use apt-get, I get the following error: E: GPG error: http://repository.spotify.cofy.com stable Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2 I've pasted the link into ...
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updating ClamAV 0.98.7 to 0.99.0 for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I would like to update my ClamAV antivirus 0.98.7 to 0.99.0 and tried updating it by typing: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install clamav After which I got a message: your clamAV is the ...
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Merge partial mirror into reprepro distribution

I'm looking to include a few packages from an ubuntu mirror into my own custom apt repository. Context: Using Reprepro, I currently have the following distribution: Origin: Private Repository Label:...
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Upgradable packages seem to appear from nowhere on Ubuntu 14.04 server?

My Ubuntu 14.04 server has the default settings for fetching updates i.e. /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic has following entries: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; APT::Periodic::Download-...
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After update chrome won't open desktop is read only

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 and just did a software update via the software update manager. Now chrome will not open neither will Firefox and if I try to copy anything to my desktop I get an error ...
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Update settings - ignoring some updates?

Using Ubuntu 15.10 - Wiley - updates check once per week, which is fine, however I see no option to NOT update certain items, IE codecs for browsers I do not use. Instead the update will bug me every ...
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I'm a noob at ubuntu and linux need help

every time I try to update anything or install any program onto my computer like skype and simple things, I cannot find them like in the tutorials. I can see they have downloaded but I can not find ...
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lots of symbol lookup errors in dynamically linked libraries

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 Problem: For some days now I have been getting Errors like this when opening some applications: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpoppler-qt5.so.1: undefined symbol: ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 update problems

using Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. apt-update & upgrade stuck on tr.archive.ubuntu.com It's responding so slow and can't download packages.
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Update Ubuntu MATE to 1.12

At the moment I have Ubuntu MATE 1.11 but I can't find how to upgrade to desktop version 1.12. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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After update 15.04 to 15.10 just black screen on boot

On my Laptop (Acer 3820) I updated from 15.04 to 15.10 After the restart I just get only a black screen. At first you can see the ubuntu loading Logo, but after that just nothing. So I tried to use F1 ...
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Issues Updating Grub with Dual Boot

I was dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04 (I installed Windows then Ubuntu), and when I used the software updater right after the Ubuntu install, it would freeze (window would dim) while ...
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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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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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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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apt-get install -f got the error message

I got this error code when I try this command: sudo apt-get install -f Do anyone know how to fixed it? thanks! $ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken && sudo apt-get autoremove && ...
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Update Ubuntu Touch without using image streams (i.e. how to update without removing programs installed with apt-get)?

Is there a way to get the latest updates of Ubuntu Touch features without replacing the entire root directory with a new OTA image? I had some applications installed via terminal using apt-get, as ...
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Skip updating certain updates in apt-get

A couple of months ago I started following tutorials about updating to the latest stable version of the Linux kernel for Ubuntu -which is currently 4.0.9. The updates where flawless and I noticed my ...
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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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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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How to update Windows 7 to 10 without affecting GRUB and Ubuntu installation?

I have 2 systems on my computer: Ubuntu and Windows 7. GRUB was configured automatically during Ubuntu installation. Microsoft now offers free update to Windows 10. I'd like to do it but is it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update failure due to failure in certificate authentication

Below is the error from running sudo apt-get update in a terminal on Ubuntu 14.04: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages server ...
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apt-get update very slow

I have no idea why or how to even begin troubleshooting, but running apt-get update is now taking forever, i.e., about 1/2 hour to list/run. I don't suppose there's a "debug" mode to see what's ...
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Google Chrome's address bar has doubled in size. How can I fix this?

With recent updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, Google Chrome has changed in appearance such that its address bar has doubled in size. You can see Chrome on the left side and Firefox on the ...
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Can't upgrade to 15.04 from 14.10

I can't upgrade to 15.04 from 14.10. I am getting this error when building software channels: W:Failed to fetch http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/ubuntu/dists/vivid/restricted/source/Sources Bad ...
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Updating Ubuntu 14.04.iso

I have had to reinstall Ubuntu from iso and was wondering now that I have updated all the files etc, is there away that I can add these updated files to the iso so next time I have to do a reinstall ...
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ubuntu 15.10 Startup screen flickering after login complete

Today I upgraded my ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 but during installation the system hung up and I was forced into a hardware reset. Now after startup, right after I enter my password, the screen flickers. I ...