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Software update of ubuntu 15.04 shows an error of some applications that couldn't be authenticated in step 2

When I start my software update of upgrading to 15.04 from 14.04, in step 2, it gives an error message that it hasn't been able to authenticate some of the packages. Pls. help.
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 15.10

Since installing drop-box (whether this had any bearing I don't know) I have this error with any installation or update using the software centre or command-line using apt-get. E: GPG error: ...
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Update Manager like WSUS

Does anyone know how to manage updates in Ubuntu Server, like WSUS does it? For example I want to force Firfox upgrade on all computers (with Ubuntu), which are connected to my corporate network? I ...
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How to run Cyberfox 44.0, or is Software Updater broke?

I cannot run Cyberfox 44.0 on 14.04 LTS, issues with libstdc++.so.6 version 3.4.21. They say I have an older version. I checked, and LTS is now 14.04.3, but Software Updater never asked me to go ...
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How to get alerted when the dependency of a program is updated and the program needs to restart?

It just occurred to me that often when I upgrade software (through the usually repository apt-get means) I am upgrading software which another program has as one of its dependencies, and though I can ...
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Is firefox safe to use on Ubuntu/Linux? [closed]

While using Firefox on Ubuntu, I frequently run into warnings from various sites (recent examples: when checking gmail, www.hitrecord.org), that inform me that I am using an outdated/unsupported ...
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Unable to install updates apt-get install -f

I am unable to install updates over my ubuntu 14.04 machine, due to unmet dependencies for katepart, machine is suggesting me to use apt-get install -f to fix it after which it is showing the ...
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after installing ubuntu 15.10 , i got error in update

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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I cant download wine on 11.10 [duplicate]

Im brand new to Linux in general, ive only been using it a few days, and I keep getting a huge amount of 404 errors when running sudo apt-get update here are some examples Err ...
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ubuntu error after trying to update

i used the software updater to update to Ubuntu 15.04, i believe it was. but, it gave me an error halfway through, and i clicked OK. but now, (still in the version before 15.04) i cant download ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater: “Not all updates can be installed”

As of a few days ago I'm getting the notorious ― Several other answers suggest it will solve by itself on the next day, or trying various commands in a voodoo-like manner. This question asks for a ...
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Trouble updating or configuring builds MATLAB

Recently i wanted MATLAB Off my Ubuntu 14.04 and couldnt find an uninstall option.So i ended up deleting some files but think i couldnt remove it fully. Whenver i try to update something or configure ...
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Hi! I updated my laptop but I shut down accidetally causing for the update to be incomplete. Now, my laptop doesn't work properly. What to do?

I can't use the mouse. There's a box where I can partially update the OS. But I can't click it because the mouse is not working. Help!
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Upade problem for launching update manager

When I launching update manager in ubuntu the following error message found 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Everytime i tried something in console like sudo apt-get install build-essential i get all this! I dont know how to fix it it stucks here

The following packages will be REMOVED: linux-image-3.2.0-79-generic-pae 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 144 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 114 ...
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Packages and apts wont instal ubuntu 14.04

when ever I try to update or install an apt I usually get this message in the software center Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed. and in the terminal ...
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Best Practice for Self-updating Package?

I am building a Linux package for an application I have developed. I have it checking for updates when it starts, and installing updates via triggering sudo apt-get install <package>, which of ...
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How to update ubuntu linux 10.10 to 12.04 or 14.04 using terminal? [duplicate]

How can I update my OS Ubuntu Linux 10.10 to 12.04 or 14.04? I had a problem while installing the others and it was the only it accepted!I want to update it using terminal because the update manager ...
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Using a PPA from an earlier distro

I have trusty or 14.04 distro. I wanted to add a stable version of Ubuntu GIS, specifically GDAL utilities. The only stable version either gave me saucy or precise distro versions in the Ubuntu ...
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Cannot Install or Update Using apt-get with VirtualBox

I'm having a problem installing or updating anything from the command line in Ubuntu in VirtualBox. My host computer is running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (because my Mac is old), my virtual computer is ...
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I can not check/uncheck the boxes in the update manager

Ubuntu dont let me check or uncheck the boxes in the update. I want to remove ppa's and I just cant.
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What is wrong with my apt-get update?

I am trying to install libssl-dev but when I use apt-get update it throw a bunch of erros in some links. Can someone help me? How can I fix this? I installed ubuntu 15.04 and update it to 15.10. Ign ...
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Get latest version of package when not available for current distro

Basically, I have this: lucho@lucho-HP:~$ apt-cache policy dynare-matlab dynare-matlab: Installed: 4.4.1-1build1 Candidate: 4.4.1-1build1 Version table: 4.4.3-1~trusty1 0 100 ...
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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 ...
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How to add a local mirror to Ubuntu Software Centre on Xubuntu?

I have a functioning mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 on my LAN. Hosted on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. I connect to it from other Ubuntu servers, via http using a modified /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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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"; ...
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Package Dependacy Failure

I am currently newer to the who Ubuntu side of Linux systems. No I have a friend that I have been trying to help out with he computer systems and he is not exactly what you would call computer ...
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Cannot upgrade after installation of xsane

I have been experiencing problems after installing xsane and other software. I think I've been a bit naughty and I have taken advice from unofficial sources, and now I am reaping the consequences. I ...
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Updated Kubuntu 15.04 today and now no KDE menu, I can start things from terminal if I remember their name

For example I can type dolphin in the terminal, and my session starts up with my fav apps, but I have no KDE start menu and no bar down th ebottom of my screen, I can alt-tab through open apps. alt- ...
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Problem with updates in elementary OS [migrated]

I am having these problems with the newly installed elementary OS. I am new to linux, can you guys help me with that please ? The * in the details represent 'http://'When i was updating I got this, ...
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update problem in ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

while trying to update through software updater, I am getting the message Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 91.9 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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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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Unable to intall updates [duplicate]

I'm unable to install updates in my Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to update I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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PPA Build failing - Failed to build on lcy01-29

I am trying to learn how to upload source and other files to PPA and I am trying it with "HotShots-2.2.0" source. I have created the .dsc and .changes file using "debuild -S -" command and then ran ...
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Strange screen flickering issue after apt-get update on 15.10

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on my Surface Pro 3 and have run into a screen flickering issue upon logging in. The screen will remain black and only flicker on when the mouse is moved (or some visual ...
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Configurations needed for unattended-upgrades to run indefinitely?

What disk space and other configurations are needed so that you can trust unattended-upgrades to run unattended more or less indefinitely? I'm asking this to try to understand what went wrong with a ...
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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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Computer hangs while setting up linux-image-3.19.0-43-generic

I think this system was shutdown during a system update but not sure. It doesn't say I have any available updates when I log in, so I don't know. This is a VM on a hyper-v host. I used to face this ...
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Trying to update but update manager is failing Ubuntu 14.04

My problem looks similar to the one explained in this question. However, there do not appear to be any broken packages in the term.log. I have installed Synaptic too and it does not show any broken ...
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U 14.04 update python netCDF4 from v1.1.0 to 1.1.7

I do not know how to update the stable netCDF4 python package from 1.1.0 to 1.1.7. The later works on my development machine, but the deploy only has the older release listed.
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apt-get update is not working : non of answer is able to solve issue

Last two days I struggling to install VIM or build kernel. But hard luck. Issue is apt-get update not working. I had read almost all post on this website but nothing is working. I had done many ...
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'apt-get update' Error

I'm constantly getting a error and a warning on the output of apt-get update from yesterday night on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit PC. The significant part of the output of command apt-get update is ...
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Error on updating Ubuntu [duplicate]

Every time I run an update, I get this at the end of an update. Being a relatively new-user, this hardly makes any sense to me. Could someone please point out to what exactly does this mean? W: GPG ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 reports broken packages

I am trying to upgrade ubuntu 14.04 but I have somehow messed up my packaging system. When I run sudo do sudo do-release-upgrade I get the following message and the upgrade is aborted: An ...
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Update Manager still there after update

Even after I run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade And the updates are installed succesfully, the graphical interface of the Update Manager is still telling me that I have the updates to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can't update

A red citcle is showing up on the top of the screen to le me know that an updated failed but when i tell it to show me the Updates its empty but says there is 38mb that needs to be downloaded when i ...
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Update Firefox developers edition

When I open my Firefox developers edition on Ubuntu it always asks me for update , when I click I have a permission error . How can I update it ?
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no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com during upgrade update or install

During apt-get installor apt-get upgrade or apt-get update ,I get no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com. All other repositories work. no.archive.ubuntu.com has ip 193.35.52.51. Server down ? ...
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How to browse package versions for a particular Ubuntu LTS point release

I want to determine which version of a particular package is included in a particular LTS point release. E.g. I know from here that package openssl was at package version 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2 when 14.04 ...
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Updating golang on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.4.03. The default golang version which came with it was 1.2.1. I would like to update golang to 1.4 or higher. After searching I found the way to do this would be to first delete ...