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apt-get really slow but no internet problems

I'm running into an issue where running apt-get update and apt-get install are really slow. It's relatively quick (~600 KB/s) for the first 5 seconds but then slows down to 4 KB/s or less. I don't ...
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Can not connect to internet and turn off computer after interrupting system update

Last Friday, I was using software updater to update some of my software, but halfway through, I realized I wouldn't have time to complete all of the updates. I unfortunately had to stop the updates ...
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Cannot perform sudo apt-get update [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 This is what appears in the terminal when I run sudo apt-get update I was initially trying to install nodejs and I couldn't and I found an advice to run update first but ...
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GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

I have been getting this error and its stopping me from downloading latest updates I have looked into other forum posts but im an absolute noob and they werent very clear and/or hard to understand and ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources'

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 in my lab machines. I found apt-get update is not working properly in 14.04 (tried all LTS versions) and 15.04. Its giving following error messages for all the computers. ...
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No sound in Youtube since falshplugin-installer updated 14/09/15

So title says it really, updated and then no sound ONLY for YouTube, all other flash seems fine. The update downloaded and installed fine. I tried reinstalling the plug in as well as the restricted ...
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Can't update Thunderbird, and unable to install from website [duplicate]

I was attempting to use the included Thunderbird app in Ubuntu 14.04 with my gmail account, and it said in order to use gmail, I needed to update to the newest version. When I looked at the newest ...
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software updater is downloading updates for wrong version of ubuntu [closed]

I have ubuntu utopic(14.10) installed on my computer. I have updated it three times since clean installation(not upgrade). I have added few ppas of softwares , which were available for trusty release ...
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Windows 10 update on dual boot, can't boot into ubuntu

I decided to update my windows 7 install to windows 10, after which my grub was lost. So I used an ubuntu live usb with boot-repair and it found my win10 install. But I no longer have the option to ...
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Update outside of the repositories

Let's assume, I have an application (called abc), that is, in the current repositories, on version 1.0 . So I find in the internet the news today 'BREAKING: abc Version 1.5 released, IT FIXES ...
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Update custom application

I'm developing Java application that runs on Ubuntu. Application is something like simple web service and is always running. I need to solve application update problem. I'm planing to place new ...
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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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Apt-get Issues (and random crashes)

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (x64, i7, etc.). Everything has been working perfectly for a long time. However, this morning I was watching some videos online (YouTube) when Firefox crashed. I tried running ...
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update from 32bits to 64bits ubuntu mate 15.04

Has anyone know how to upgrade from 32bits to 64bits ubuntu mate without reinstalling again?? I try to find anywhere on google search and cant find any solution. I have 32bits Ubuntu mate 15.04 and ...
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get only one arch update

I have enabled multi arch enabled (64 and 32) in my machine and I want to update system but it is giving me below error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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no suitable module for running kernel found after update

after some update of 12.04 at start up, black screen shows up with things written on it and there's an error. a red star and then "no suitable module for running kernel found". I have only one option ...
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Update nautilus only? [duplicate]

Can I update only Nautilus in my Ubuntu 14.04? It is really buggy and I've seen that there has been some fixes released to these bugs (eg the copy/paste bug). I'm really reluctant towards doing ...
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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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I would like to fix apt-get update

E: Type '...' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list E: The list of sources could not be read. So, I was trying to download Spotify with Wine but I kind of failed ...
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Error while updating Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release i386 (20150218.1)/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get ...
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Is it possible to exclude a specific source from “apt-get update” command?

It might not seem like an important problem to you, but it is a serious problem to me! The problem is that every time I run apt-get update command, it can't be successfully done because one of the ...
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installation failed with linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic_3.13.0-61.100_amd64.deb [duplicate]

I have an issue with installation of linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic_3.13.0-61.100_amd64.deb. I am not able to install this update which is needed for all other updates and for many programs running on ...
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open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory)

When ever i install a new application using terminal command, i get this error E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory) E: Unable to lock the administration ...
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How do I install Firefox ESR from a command line?

How do I install Firefox ESR from a command line? Mozilla is releasing a new major version of Firefox every six weeks. With each release, there's a possibility of bugs, unwelcome new features and ...
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error updating hda driver in dkms format

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. When I try to update i got an error whe updating hda driver in dkms format. Error! The dkms.conf for this module includes a BUILD_EXCLUSIVE directive which does not match ...
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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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Windows update on VirtualBox [closed]

I've got the latest Ubuntu LTS a couple of weeks ago and I've installed VirtualBox on my machine recently. I've created two VMs on VirtualBox (Win7 and Win8), but none of those machines can get any ...
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Do any of the Developers Update the Answers when new capabilities are added to Ubuntu? [migrated]

Does anyone think to Update the more frequently asked questions when new versions of Ubuntu are released with new capabilities that may Change to "Best" answer to the questions? This process would ...
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How should I arrange a test and production mirror of Ubuntu package repositories?

I want to be able to closely standardise my Ubuntu installations, there's a likelihood that the number of installations I have to complete will rise dramatically soon. I want to put a system in ...
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Easiest way to upgrade LibreOffice 4 to 5 on 14.04 [duplicate]

Title, pretty much. I currently have LibreOffice 4.2.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. I'm just wondering what the easiest way to upgrade to the new LibreOffice 5 is, without creating duplicate applications or ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' [duplicate]

This is the error I receive: W: Failed to fetch <http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release> Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong ...
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ubuntu touch does not seem to download updates on BQ Aquarius

I have a bq Aquaris e5 and I seem to have a problem downloading updates for applications and maybe the operating system itself. I can go to the updates page in the settings and see a load of updates ...
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Where are the software update files stored, and what happens after they are applied? [duplicate]

I have what I think is a basic question but have not been able to find the answer to: When Software Updater downloads files (this morning it amounted to 250mb), are the files (or the ones that are ...
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Is updating Ubuntu from Chinese servers safe? [closed]

Ubuntu lets you set your preferred distro download source location. Can one assume that the Chinese(1) sources listed are unmolested copies? Does Ubuntu do its own checksum validation on these ...
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issues after attempting to install spotify on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I tried to install spotify using these instructions: Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 ...
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'apt-get update' gets stuck for hours at “100% [Working]” for specific PPA

When I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 15.04, I get the following (shortened) output: $ LANG=C sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for ipc-admin: Ign http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de vivid InRelease ...
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how to update an individual app through terminal

I want to update Firefox alone without updating all applications. And I want to do it through terminal. Is that possible? Because I have a slow internet connection. I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with a ...
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Updating Chromium on Ubuntu 15.04 is Complex

I noticed Chromium Version 43.0.2357.130 Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) is available in Ubuntu Software Center but the Chromium.org site states there is linux stable 44.0.2403.125, 07/28/15, Current stable ...
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How to make Ubuntu forget the install state of a package?

I've a problem with a few packages that I've installed from the repositories in the past. However now I prefer to compile them myself because this makes it possible to use the newest version. ...
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Will ubuntu ever have an automatically updating release like chrome and iOS? [closed]

I was wondering if ubuntu will ever be able to keep itself updated without user interaction like chrome boxes and iOS. I heard windows 10 is planning to be like this as well. Not sure if it would be ...
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Install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box

I have a problem when trying to install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box I have add ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng with bellow command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng And I get following error ...
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Software Centre won't open nor will Ubuntu update [duplicate]

I am unable to open Software Centre. When I do try to open it the window opens for a couple of minutes and then closes. When I attept to run in terminal I get this message: 2015-08-01 21:40:27,619 - ...
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The update information is outdated? [closed]

I get this error saying, The update information is outdated this may be caused by network problems or a repository that is no longer available please update manually by selecting 'show updates' ...
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downgrading the Ubuntu 14.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

Why don't you have downgrade tool?? I know it's a challenge but that's what LINUX is to accept the challenge. See I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I am very happy from it but I am not getting any ...
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How do I update Java to 8u51 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a casual Linux user and recently Firefox started sending me a bunch of vulnerability warnings (as in, even more than anything I had experienced before) regarding my current Java version (8u45), ...
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Hyper-V Ubuntu initramfs on reboot

On the virtual machine when I update grub (sudo update-grub) and restart I get the BusyBox initramfs shell on boot. I have a checkpoint on the machine so I can easily go back to just before I ran the ...
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software center crashing and wont re install [duplicate]

Im using Ubuntu 14.4 and my software center has crashed and wont open. I have tried several removal and re-install options in terminal. Here is what I get. Any suggestions. ...
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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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Update information issue

How do I stop this message appearing every time I start ubuntu? "Update info. Failed to download additional data files. ttf-mscorefonts-installer" I already clicked on "Exec this action now" but is ...
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I installed a version of Apache newer than what's in the repos. Will it be checked for updates?

I'm confused about how the package management system works in the case I'm about to describe. I found similar questions on askubuntu but I don't understand the system well enough to apply what I read ...