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Why does dpkg give a “Broken pipe” error while installing an update?

Below is the error message dpkg gives me while running updates: sudo apt-get upgrade dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.143.4_all.deb (--unpack): unable to ...
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W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

i am new to Ubuntu and have probably done something stupid. trying to update, and gets an annoying error. Reading package lists... Done W: Failed to fetch http://archive-canonical....
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Where can I find a mapping between Ubuntu release and exact Ubuntu kernel version(not just mainline) with which it was released?

I need to download the source codes of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS and its updates from the repository http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git/ubuntu/ubuntu-precise.git/ For that, I really need to know the exact kernel ...
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Did Canonical just downgrade the kernel?

I'm on 14.04 LTE and I just got a regular update. I ran "uname -r" and it seems the kernel is now "3.13.0-65-generic." I'm very happy with this, because MTP now works with my Android phone (It didn't ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: “MergeList” problem while trying to update apt-get [duplicate]

My question has an answer here This is showing up at the last of the apt-get update run: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /...
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Error during update

When I try to Update my 14.04 ubuntu It sort A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry. W:Failed to fetch ...
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Update LAMP stack

I have installed a LAMP stack using sudo apt-get install lamp-server^. I would like to update its components versions to the latest. In particular PHP's version. Is it possible to do via the default (...
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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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Red warning triangle in top bar [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kirillshkrogalev/ffmpeg-next/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kirillshkrogalev/...
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Unable to install vlc or any software [duplicate]

The image shows the output when I try to install VLC for last 8 hours i have read all stuff on the same problem tried everything Yesterday I installed Ubuntu first time and also am not a programmer. ...
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How do you install a nagios plug-in or patch?

This may be a basic question, but I have absolutely no idea how to do this. And I've looked everywhere online and I haven't found a decent article or instructions how to do so. So perhaps some of you ...
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Error in update manager [duplicate]

Following problem shown when I am trying to update the system E:Type '--2015-10-11' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
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Problem with “sudo apt-get update”

Okay, so I've read about a dozen "sudo apt-get update" questions and tried the solutions that were suggested there. None of them worked. I just installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, dual booting it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Update to Vivid HW enablement stack - still getting updates to old kernel

Recently i installed the Vivid Hardware enablement stack from the ubuntu wiki (kernel 3.19, xorg 1.17) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack and the update happened without problems... ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: `apt-get update` failed, no `unity_revamped` for Trusty

sudo apt-get update gives: Get:83 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en [4089 kB] Fetched 31.9 MB in 15s (2073 kB/s) W: Failed to ...
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No WiFi on Acer nitro VN& 591G

I recently installed Ubuntu along side with windows 10 on my laptop, however ever since I installed it, the wifi is not working at all, I'm pretty sure it's a driver issue, please help. Another issue ...
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I am getting following kernel error on running apt-get command on ubuntu 14.04 lts?

I tried a lot of solutions given on net but nothing worked. sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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15.04 update 09/07/2015 > How can I repair this Catastrophe? [closed]

An update on 09/07/2015 to 15.04 was a real catastrophe! Not only my computers crashed, all of my friends' computers as well. Ubuntu froze with normal BOOT! Mouse and keyboard functionality totally ...
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12.04: Not all updates can be installed / Requires installation of untrusted packages

I'm experiencing problems with the update manager (Ubuntu 12.04): Not all updates can be installed so I click then on Partial Upgrade. I'm having similar problem with the ubuntu software center when I ...
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Bugs since last update (Ubuntu 15.04 - oct 6 2015): nautilus crashes

I made the last update as usually, but after the reboot, I noticed a bug. Nautilus freezes When I open nautilus, the window just becomes grey and... nothing. When I call it from terminal, I get ...
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Remove linux version 3.19.31 [duplicate]

My system was just updated with linux image 3.19.31. When it was rebooted, the system hang at the login screen and did nothing. How can I remove this image? It has a major bug in it.
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What's up with python3.4 in the last updates to 14.04

Something strange happened to python3.4 in the last update cycle. It now appears in Synaptic Package Manager under "installed - local or obsolete" along with all its dependencies. Why is this? I ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

EDIT: I have appended the output of cat /etc/default/grub to the question below This was in fact the key to solving the issue. I think it's worth noting that not having quotes around the OS assigned ...
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sudo apt-get update is taking a long time after upgrading software from software center in ubuntu 14.04

tejesh@tejesh-Inspiron-3542:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http:// extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign http:// dl.google.com stable InRelease Hit http:// dl.google....
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How do kernel updates differ from kernel upgrades?

Today I ran: apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade And noticed that the following packages were upgraded: linux-headers-3.13.0-65-generic:i386 linux-image-3.13.0-65-generic:i386 linux-image-extra-3....
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Why does software center prompt for updates after ap-get update?

So after any installation I'll firstly execute: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y, but why does the software center still pop-up after the updates were ran with the ctl, with ...
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Facing error in apt-get update for ubuntu 15.04

Recently I have updated my Ubuntu software version from 14.10 to 15.04 but due to some technical mistake the upgrade was not done properly, when ever I tried to do do the update it is throwing the ...
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Enlightenment dependencies are installed but not [duplicate]

When I try to remove the dependencies after a I had a huge error on the install, they claim there is needed ones and it asks to run sudo apt-get -f install, when I run it, it returns error code (1). ...
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Update linux-image-3.13.0-65-generic causes me to lose wired connection

Since today's update of linux-image-3.13.0-65-generic; my wired connection gets cut very often. I have to restart to get the connection back. It is very annoying! Any ideas? Thanks
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Acer Aspire One won't fully boot after 15.04 update, I have to do a 'hard' shutdown to be able to access grub, edited to add screenshot [duplicate]

Last night I updated from 14.04 LTS to 14.10 LTS through automatic update. Restarted afterwards. Then I chose to upgrade to 15.04 by using sudo do-release-upgrade. The update appeared to fully ...
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Update installed software

How can I update software already installed on my system? I regularly get system updates, but Software I additionally installed (e.g. LibreOffice, Mendeley, etc.) would not get updated. The newest ...
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Couldn't google apt-get update 404 error for groovy

I got a warning W Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/groovy-dev/groovy/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages What is wrong with my /etc/apt/sources.list ? # See http://help.ubuntu....
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Is there a simple way to configure apt-get to optimize downloads using a lan apt-mirror when available?

I have a laptop and a local copy of several repositories in an external hard drive connected to my router. My router provides access to those files (with credentials) as samba shares and/or ftp server....
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Broken package causes error while installing any softwares

$ sudo apt-get -f install after the above code i'm getting like this Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done ...
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Unable to update desktop app on Ubuntu Software center

There was a good time where sending only a .deb package was sufficient enough to publish/update your Ubuntu desktop apps. Things have changed since about a year or more and now updating is a real mess ...
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Choice of repositories and link with Software Updater warning message “Not all updates can be installed”?

I am on Xubuntu 14.04. I don't understand the cause of the following warning message I get. When I check only the Universe repository, Software Updater tells me that my system is up to date. When I ...
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GPG error on 'sudo apt-get update'

I know there's a lot of questions like this one within this site but I didn't reach the solution yet. This is the output of sudo apt-get update: Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease Ign http:...
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I'm Having many problems after last update, can anybody help me?

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 and since last update I got the exactly same software update screen a few times now. Pcmanfm is unchecked and I cannot check it. Also I cannot open synaptics package manager ...
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Wont download the 14.04.3 update

It ask me to install the participle upgrade and i click ok. Once its loaded in it ask if im ready to start the update. I click it then 3 seconds later a tab pops up and says "the update has closed ...
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how to update firefox on ubuntu? [duplicate]

The firefox on my ubuntu requires me to update Flash plugin and follow the link I get to the page which ask me to download the latest Firefox package. I download the tar.gz and unzip it. It is the new ...
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Error updating from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS

When I update ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 LTS using update manager, a window pops up saying: Third party sources disabled Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable ...
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No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. After update Ubuntu 14.04

I have this problem after update ubuntu 14.04
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I can't open Update Manager or Software Centre on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) [duplicate]

When I try to open Update Manager on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), I get the following error message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/...
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Unable to Update or Install new apps (Bug #993407)

My issues started earlier today when I ran the Software Updater on my computer which is running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04. The update failed and redirected me to the bug tracker for Bug #...
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How do I update Kompozer through terminal

Hi I can't find anything on how to update Kompozer through terminal, I think I have an older version. Please help!
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Why is 15.04 not updating?

My 15.04 us not updating due to following errors: Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-extra-3.19.0-30-generic linux-signed-image-3.19.0-30-generic linux-signed-image-generic ...
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ubuntu won't shutdown or freezes at splash screen

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The problem I am facing is, I can not shutdown my machine. Every time I shutdown or reboot the computer (both from terminal and GUI) it get stuck at boot splash screen ...
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error in apt-get update: Some index files failed to download

I am getting this error when i try to run sudo apt-get update prince@Devil-Device:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release....
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Precise Pangolin (12.04) trying to install Trusty Tahr (14.04) updates?

Today the Upadate Manager has begun to ask me to install these ("Important Security") updates: Generic Linux kernel headers linux-headers-generic-lts-trusty (Size: 3 kB) Generic Linux kernel image ...
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Newbie to Ubuntu-Error while updating

Error message displayed when trying to update Ubuntu 14.04 sudo apt-get update got error message 0% [Connecting to 192.168.0.13 (192.168.0.13)] Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease