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Tar Archive Update And Delete Parameters

I use -uvf parameters to tar my home folder, but it accumulates files and I soon run out of disk space. What combination of parameters rewrites only changed files and removes deleted?
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problem related initramfs in ubuntu 14.04 while updating

I have typed the following command in the terminal sudo apt -f install this is what i have received some issues related to initramfs sparsh@sparsh-Inspiron-3558:~$ sudo apt -f install [sudo] ...
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Issues while upgrading related to third party repositories in Ubuntu 14.04

This is the image i am getting after trying to install the new upgrades. I want to go to 14.04 from 16.04, but nothing is happening after this. I am new to Ubuntu and no idea what to do next. I ...
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How do I install updates that Ubuntu 16.04 has downloaded?

I get a notification in the top-right corner that says that Ubuntu has downloaded updates and is ready to install them. But I can't click on the notification or otherwise actually install the updates....
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Blank after login

As soon I login to my account , there is completely no activity just the pointer could be moved. I upgraded it today before that things were fine. Also, I was using Katoolin.
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Software updates and Synaptic package manager problems

Synaptic package manager fails and provides this error: W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 1397BC53640DB551 W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/...
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Where to save .p12 Files?

I have many personal .p12 files everywhere in my home directory. I need them for my VPN Connections (with the network-manager-gnome). Is there a special folder for .p12 files in Linux, or do you ...
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apt-get update failed [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tbfr/zabbix/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release Unable to find expected entry 'manp/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) ...
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can't update OS in ubuntu 16.04

I can't update the OS in the Ubuntu software center. When I click on install, it will start a progress bar and after 3-5s, the page gets reloaded. Any fix?
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Is There a List of Updates Outside Any Updating Software?

I tend to be paranoid that my update system has been compromised, especially when the updates offered seem particularly bizarre. At the moment, I'm being offered Python 3 bindings for command-not-...
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Update Audacious under Xenial?

Xenial Xerus has Audacious 3.6.2 which was released more than a year ago on May 30th, 2015. I would like to use the latest Audacious: 3.7.2 released on March 28th, 2016. How can I get the latest ...
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npm yo (for Yeoman generators) won't update or install latest version

I'm using nodejs v6.3.0 and npm v3.10.3 and i have installed Yo using this command: sudo npm install yo -g Here is the output: npm WARN deprecated npmconf@2.1.2: this package has been reintegrated ...
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kubuntu 14.04 KDE login impossible after update

I have a major issue - a few hours ago I updated my kubunt 14.04 machine - I delayed this update a bit since I did not want to reboot my machine. Since KDE Startmenu did not appear anymore when I ...
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upgraded to 16.04 and now I get error mesages [duplicate]

These are the messages I get ** (appstreamcli:10138): WARNING **: No origin found for file archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-updates_restricted_dep11_Components-amd64.yml.gz ** (appstreamcli:...
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Why a prompt to Update 14.04 to 15.10?

I am trying to eventually update to 16.04 from 14.04. I'd prefer not to do a fresh install nor backup my installation (my data is backed up at SpiderOak...) Do I have to... or is it easiest to update ...
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Proper way to create Debian package [closed]

I'm new in Ubuntu. I'm a web dev and have created html app using electron. There are a lot of instruction how to create a deb package. So now I have built a .deb package and can install it. However ...
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Unable to lock administration directory, while updating from command line [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am trying to update Ubuntu via command line . So, there is an error occur I don't know how to figure it out. I am using Ubuntu version 15.04 [Vivid Vervet] sudo apt-get ...
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How can I fix my main apt sources.list file? [duplicate]

I am getting errors about duplication and maybe missing sources ( the latter doesn't make sense ). I do put some sources into a sub-directory of /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ Anyway, my sources file is ...
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no desktop: signon-ui segfault in libqxcb.so

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS all updates installed After the last update my PC does not start the desktop anymore. PC is set up for autologin. SSHing in from another PC, the logfile says: signon-ui segfault in ...
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[Ubuntu 16.04]: Software Updater no longer shows up

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I'm missing something important that was present in the previous releases: Software Updater opening up and showing me updates once in a week. Now, I only receive a ...
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ubuntu 16.04 apt-get update error: File not found - /var/cuda-repo-8-0-rc/Packages

When I execute sudo apt-get update in Terminal, this error message appears. Can anyone help me? Get:1 file:/var/cuda-repo-8-0-rc InRelease Ign:1 file:/var/cuda-repo-8-0-rc InRelease Get:2 file:/var/...
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Apt-get update encounters errors with bad GPG keys [duplicate]

i have errors withing sudo apt-get update W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key &...
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I can't do “sudo apt-get update” (malformed entry 54 in sources.list) [duplicate]

I see there are some similar questions but there's no solution there for my case. At least none that I could understand. When I type sudo apt-get update, I get a response: E: Malformed entry 54 in ...
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no more startup after update xubuntu to latest version

can someone help me out of my problem ? i started the automatic update to a higher level of xubuntu, after a long time the screen became black. no more reaction only a blinking cursus in the left top ...
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Can't install programs from terminal - error “403 forbidden”

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. I can't install anything, not even update the basics. For example, if I run sudo apt install mysql-server, the output says: Err:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-...
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Chromium launches to a black screen. Also sudo apt-get update returns errors

Just some background: this is the latest Ubuntu being run on virtual-box. Also, I just started using using Linux this week, so I'm a total noob. Now, these might not be connected, but for the second ...
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Software update crashes running apps in Ubuntu 16.04

When there is an update for a running app like LibreOffice, the update crashes the running app while updating. Is there any option in Ubuntu to enable a warning/message so I can save and close the ...
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Blank screen after kernel auto-update in Ubuntu 15.10 (from 4.2.0-41.48 to -42.49)

First time this happens to me since I switched to linux (>1y). When I reboot with the old kernel (-41.48) i get the GUI and all is fine. Any known issues with that new -42 kernel ? I have a AMD/ATI ...
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Ubuntu update: from Trusty to Xenial

If I decide to update my 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS (without doing a fresh install of 16.04) will the software that I currently have installed be preserved? Will I be able to use my current apps right ...
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Update problem in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Whenever I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update I am facing the following errors: W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/InRelease Unable to find ...
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Error when using sudo apt-get update

I am using kubuntu 16.04 SSD/HDD combo and I keep getting the below error message when trying to sudo apt-get update. Reading package lists... Error! E: Could not create temporary file for /var/...
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all packages removed with apt-get remove, how to recover

I was trying to uninstall python2.7 package using apt-get remove, but it seems all packages are removed. I think I tried with "sudo apt-get remove python2.7". After reboot left pane is not coming on ...
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Weak security SHA-1 SSL error in chrome on some sites after installing ubuntu 14.04

I installed a old Ubuntu ISO 14.04 Trusty, May be it was downloaded in 2015. I keep getting SHA-1 weak security error while using slack when Slack actually uses SHA-2. This site uses weak ...
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I am getting this error in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: failed to update [duplicate]

akashrana@akashrana-VirtualBox:~$ apt-get update w: chmod 6766 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDi rectory (1: Operation not permitted) E: Could not open lock file /var/...
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Ubuntu doesn't show any updates anymore

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in April, but since I have barely received any system updates (the ones popping up automatically with the Software Updater). When checking the kernel version with uname -...
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Can't apt update Error: Unable to find expected entry in Release file, Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I keep getting the following error, there is no line number in error, also I looked up url and keywords in sources.lst but couldn't find anything. The existing answers didn't help. W: Failed to ...
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How do I update Genymotion that's installed in a different directory

When I installed genymotion I put it in a different directory (see this). How do I update it? Do I just install it again and overwrite the old version? p.s: the latest version says it's for 15.10 ...
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Getting error while running sudo apt-get update

Whenever I am running $ sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive....
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Apt-get update failed with proxy

What's the most possible reasons for my case while I do a apt-get upgrade of apt-get install [package]. The setting of /etc/apt/apt.conf are as follow: Acquire::http::Proxy "http://169.254.91.100:...
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apt-get update stuck at “100% [1 Sources 276 kB/277 kB 100%]”

I have two servers that are running Ubuntu 14.04.4. When I do apt-get update, they both get stuck on 100% [1 Sources 276 kB/277 kB 100%] or the same line with a different size(like 199kb). Packages ...
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update not happening sudo apt-get update command

Followings are the error output: **W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.152 80] W: Failed to fetch http://extras....
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Do LTS releases get the newest program versions? [duplicate]

New versions of programs can sometimes be found in the official packages of newer Ubuntu releases. For example, the DAE-software Asunder gets installed in version 2.8-3 in 16.04, while the most ...
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New update came out and messed up my world

A few months ago an update came out. I was running 14.04 LTS 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 it ...
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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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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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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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Unable to install ubuntu 16.04 updates [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...