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How do I upgrade the default torrent client (Transmission) in 16.04?

I have read the Changelog and I am very keen to upgrade Xenial's default torrent client Transmission. There have been many improvements and bug fixes since Transmission version 2.84 which comes with ...
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disk is full due to mirror packages saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ [closed]

I am new to google computer engine and created one VM instance. It worked ok for a while and suddenly, I keep getting out of disk space issue due to huge package files saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/...
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Computer Shut Off during upgrade to 15.1

My computer shut off during the update. Currently I can boot into the grub menu and if I boot into recovery mode I'll get stuck and a login that looks like a cmd line, I am unable to type at this ...
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dpkg error with libmysqlclient18

Every time I try to install/uninstall any package I got the same message: nelson@nelson:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox [sudo] password for nelson: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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been trying to solve this for a long time but couldn't. “sudo apt-get update ” “sudo apt-get install ” this problem shows. any way to solve [duplicate]

E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (Component) E: The list of sources could not be read. E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (...
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How does APT actually work (apt-get,cache, search)

I have some questions about the APT package manager. As I understand we have repositories URLs located at /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* When apt-get update is called, ...
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Necessity of Software Updates [duplicate]

Is it necessary to run the command sudo apt-get update each time after installing any software/application? I know the use of this command. I just want to know when to use it.
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Failed to download respository information - Software Updater [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 14.04LTS, 64bit. I tried to run Software Updater, but I had that "Failed to download respository information. Check your Internet connection" message (screenshot). I ran apt-get update,...
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Having trouble running update through terminal

After typing sudo apt-get update which I've done quite a bit in the past few months, (I am a new Linux user and kind of went in head first to try to teach myself) the two different error messages I'm ...
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apt-get update fails after installing chrome and some tweaks

I was trying to apt-get update, but it shows an error: Reading package lists... Done W: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg: Signature by key ...
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Proxy problems after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 / Apt 1.2

I used the cntlm proxy for authentication against a ntlm proxy server in the past. While this worked seamlessly in 14.04, now I get some Hash Sum mismatches when trying to sudo apt update. I also ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Install older .deb file that is not found in newer Ubuntu LTS

I am installing some VPN application on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but it ran into some issues. Later I found out that libjsoncpp0 is required for the VPN application to be successfully installed. I know the ...
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Selective sudo apt-get dist-upgrade [duplicate]

If I run: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade It upgrades all the packages on my system, including LibreOffice, Chrome & Firefox, which for me is undesirable. How can I tell Ubuntu to only install ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 won't boot after latest update

After the latest update ca June, 14th 2016 my PC would hang on boot, only purple screen visible. When trying to boot in recovery mode the message "Loading initial ramdisk" is displayed and the systems ...
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Can I change the location where updates are downloaded to? [duplicate]

Is there a way to change where software updates are downloaded to? For some reason software updates are downloaded to the /boot partition on my machine. My boot partition is only about 200 MB so it ...
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Why Warning about Apt's partner in this /etc/apt/sources.list of Ubuntu 16.04?

I use the default GUI to select the packages but it complicates in the package of partner in /etc/apt/sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1)]/ xenial ...
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Confusion with multiple linux kernel images - Ubuntu boots on older kernel

I m running Ubuntu 16.04. After a prompt by software update, that I discarded, as I booted I opened a terminal and run my update alias: alias maintain='set -x; sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-...
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Why does upgrading the Linux Kernel often cause one to have to run 'apt-get autoremove' twice?

I have noticed that after installing a kernel update through the standard means of sudo apt-get dist-upgrade that sometimes (very rarely) when I run sudo apt-get autoremove afterwards it says that ...
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sudo apt-get update error for ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I try to enter sudo apt-get udate and I always get some error message: Hit:1 http://mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:2 http://mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu xenial-updates ...
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Is it ok to enable proposed updates during Ubuntu's development cycle?

I like to run the development releases of Ubuntu (alpha, beta, whatever). Is there any reason why I shouldn't enable proposed updates for Ubuntu before Ubuntu is released as stable? Are proposed ...
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Problem with a kernel error during update

I had an error occur when updating using the standard ubuntu updater. Afterwards, after a bug report was sent, i typed this into the console. Is there any way back from this or is it a re-install? ~ ...
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How to prevent Firefox updates per app version (preferences outside of profile folder)?

Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 just updated to v 47, and it broke some of the stuff I was working on. That is however no biggie, I thought, because I can just download the previous version, and work with it, ...
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Can't install or update any software

I'm new to Linux and I was trying a few new things. I was having problem install stuffs on software center at first because if this error Failed to fetch http://llvm.org/apt/precise/dists/llvm-...
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E:Type 'sudo' is not known on line 53 in source list [duplicate]

I have done some looking around for a solution. However, I have come to the conclusion that the solution to my problem is just not on the internet. I am unable to update Ubuntu and download apps from ...
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E: Line 1 too long in source list

So I'm trying to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it gives me out this error. E: Line 1 too long in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list. E: The list of sources could not be read. The list ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Software Updater problem

Please help. I am on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Unity DE. For the last 2 weeks my Software Updater has encountered a problem where it cannot do regular updates as it did before. The error message ...
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Error while updating using sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

When I run this command: sudo apt-get update I am getting the following error: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit ...
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Unity notifications of software updates when there are none [duplicate]

I keep getting numerous notifications throughout the day that there are updates. However, running the updater shows a different story. Running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y says all ...
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Skipping the InRelease step when apt-get update (and go directly to Release)

I've just installed a fresh Xenial on a server box and almost immediately tried to install Docker on it. The Docker installation page says that you have to create a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker....
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apt uses proxy settings only after initial apt-get update without proxy

I installed a fresh version of Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 in a VMware environment. Then I set up proxy settings via gui, which adds environment variables and configures apt. Here are some infos about my ...
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BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5

With lots of study in forums answered to the title, I am not able to solve. Please help !!!! I am getting this when I run update via apt-get update every time. I tried sudo -i apt-get clean cd /...
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Software Updater not working. Software centre isn't opening

Is there a problem with the software updater? I can't open the software center either. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 upgrade install-info issue

I was upgrading Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04, I had an error right in the middle of upgrading install-info 127 error code, But the installation continued, After an hour the error came up again and aborted ...
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nginx fails to update after upgrade to 16.04 server

I upgraded from 14.04 server to 16.04 server. I have always used the official nginx packages, because I needed support for things like SPDY and HTTP2 which were not in the 14.04 version of nginx. ...
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Ubuntu Software Center, Update and pretty much everything else doesn't work :D [duplicate]

The Software Center closes instantly after I opened it. sudo apt-get update and all commands related to this don't work either. E: Typ »!DOCTYPE« in line 1 of sources list /etc/apt/sources.list.d>...
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How to repair Ubuntu after crash during upgrade?

during an upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 my computer crashed and now won't boot properly. When it's loading up, I get the message that "Failed to start Load Kernel Modules", and then goes straight to ...
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Use a network mounted /var/cache/apt/archives folder

I want to make it, so that after one computer on the LAN has already downloaded the package, it's available for other computers with Ubuntu (with the same version, of course). There are several ...
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How can i Update gcc 5.3 to 6.1? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I found that gcc 5.3 installed by default but I don't receive any updates to gcc. I opened up GCC website and I found the new release 6.1. How do I update? Output ...
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16.04 won't download updates

I've been on 16.04 since day one with no issues until last week when the update-manager failed to download updates. It gives me an error that claims there's no internet connection. There obviously is ...
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Is it necessary to uninstall first before updating .deb package?

Once in a while I install a .deb package which is not available via package archive (i.e. dpkg -i some-package-v1.deb). I wonder if I should uninstall these packages before updating in order to ...
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MySQL Won't update

I'm updating my server after a year of being off, and running all the update commands to secure everything. Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.49-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) ... MySQL stop/waiting (infinite ...
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Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file

I have Ubuntu 16.04. When I do sudo apt update I get the following output: W: Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-security_InRelease W: ...
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Unable to install wine 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install wine in Ubuntu 12.04. Before given the sudo apt-get install wine, Ubuntu updated successfully. After that I am getting below error. I think proxy error can any one of you ...
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Dual Boot Update to Windows 10

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, dual booting Windows 7. Now I would like this Windows 7 to update to Windows 10. When I start my computer, the Ubuntu boot loader (this should be grub 2) lets me choose ...
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How to disable upgrade/update of selective packages permanently?

I read this Q&A about How to prevent updating of a specific package? But, I would like to disable/prevent update of a lot of packages, how can I do this efficiently? The above given method ...
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What are the dangers of using an unsupported Ubuntu version? [closed]

Non-LTS versions of Ubuntu only receive security updates for up to 9 months after their release (for Ubuntu 15.10, until 07/2016) and are not recommended for use after the expiration of the support. ...
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Why do I receive Software Update notifications if there are no updates available?

I keep receiving the following notification about new updates: If I then run the Software Updater, however, I don't receive any of these updates on Ubuntu 16.04. Does someone have the same ...
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Can I download and install into another ubuntu partition?

The drivers in my Ubuntu were broken after an update (Nvidia driver, the driver for wireless and even the driver for mouse I think) and can't even use the OS properly. What I did is, I installed ...
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Warnings and errors when updating Aptitude with multiple architectures enabled

I have an Odroid XU3 with Ubuntu installed on it. I recently installed qemu-user-static for the purpose of running i386 binaries. Part of this process was adding the URLs of a repository I can ...