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Can I skip using apt-get update and update a software directly using .tar file?

Often I don't need to do apt-get update because that command will also update the system when I only need to update a software only. The reason is for example firefox new version only require 20++...
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Ralink USB WIFI

I was using a Ralink USB WIFI for quite awhile until the most recent Ubuntu patches. Now it no longer works. I tried using the commands that I originally used to get it to work but they no longer work....
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How to fix corrupted package cache in ubuntu

Whenever I try to install any new package in Ubuntu 16.04 , it ends up with the following error menssage The package cache file is corrupted I've tried the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-...
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W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 1397BC53640DB551

I think my topic is my question. when i use sudo apt-get update in my Ubuntu(15.10). I get the below warning i am not good in Ubuntu can some one explain and give me a soution. Hit http://in....
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I got this while updating - “W: Failed to fetch … 404 Not Found”

I am new to this system and getting W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found these kind of errors and warnings ...
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libccolamd2.8.0 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Help! After I update my Ubuntu 15.10 I can't even install applications using the terminal: sudo apt-get install gimmp Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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installation problrm [duplicate]

I am trying to update app with sudo apt-get update but getting error: dpkg: error: dpkg status database is locked by another process I restarted my system and again used sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu meta install ./update

After running update in the tarball I get the error: [i386] Loading seed lists... * Checking out bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu.xenial/ ! Could not open ...
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Update notification

I updated to version 16.04 of Ubuntu from version 15.10. I now get operating system update notifications from the Ubuntu Software program. But does not update other programs I have installed, IE Kcad,...
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apt update gives errors

When I run the command sudo apt update, I get the following errors: W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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Why is the available updates data always stale after upgrading to 14.04?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and ever since then, when I log in over SSH, the available updates is incorrect and out of date. This never happened with 12.04. For example: Log in and no updates ...
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apt-mirror testing

I want to configure a local apt-mirror on my 16.04 Ubuntu server. In my mirror.list, I downloaded only main and restricted packages, since I don't have enough space for all of it. After downloading ...
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Salvaging the updates system

I am getting this error: W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 1397BC53640DB551 W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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Error do-release-upgrade

The following error when trying to update the version 15:10 to 16:04 version. # do-relase-upgrade Traceback (most recent call last): File "/tmp/ubuntu-release-upgrader-r8fv67ku/xenial", line 8, in &...
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Replace Zorin by Ubuntu in dual booting system 2

I have dual booted my Lenovo laptop with Zorin OS alongside Windows 10. Now I am planning to install Ubuntu 16.04 and replace Zorin. Will my Windows partition be affected? Will I be able to update ...
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I am getting a problem when I use the command: sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Err:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fossfreedom/packagefixes/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fossfreedom/packagefixes/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages ...
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sagemath-upstream-binary 7.2: install on Trusty fails because of size mismatch after download

The command, issued after sudo apt-get update, and the subsequent events are copied below. It seems to me that a 629 MB download is expected, whereas an actual 216 MB takes place, is this the cause of ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 failed. System says unstable repositories. Getting duplicate packages messages during updates

When I attempted to upgrade to 16.04, it told me there were "unstable packages" on my system that I needed to repair. Whenever I run an update, I get the following: W: Target Packages (multiverse/...
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Incredible problem Ubuntu Server 14.10 before needed update restart

This morning my website doesn't load. So i checked my DNS and all was ok. So i try to connect with SSH to my dedicated server (kimsufi) and all still ok. I have seen there was a obligatory reboot ...
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Software Center vs Update Manager

After installing 16.04(Ubuntu Gnome) I realized that software center has an update manager on its own. When I have updates I get notifications from both Update Manager and software center. Sometimes ...
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Xubuntu Wifi driver not working after update

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a TP Link T4U USB wifi adapter, whic is based on the Realtek RTL8812AU chipset. It has been working flawlessly for a number of months, up until Linux kernel 3.13....
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Ubuntu 14.04 update wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop?

I've seen Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop, but this is different. I use MATE desktop, and my Ubuntu is: $ uname -a Linux MYPC 4.2.0-36-generic #42~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 13 17:27:22 UTC ...
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Error while using the Software Updater [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 the day it was released; the process went smoothly. Last couple of days though I've been receiving the error message below when doing a software update, whether via the update ...
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Important updates always available?

Every day I turn on my computer and I get this message Even though I do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, I keep getting this message day after day. What am I missing?
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Unable to update with 'apt-get': errors

Can't run sudo apt-get update , I get errors like: E: Type '--2016-05-25' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources could not be read.
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Update information outdated. Apt-get update shows no errors. No automatic updates

Every 8 days i get a red triangle on the menu bar telling me that the update information is outdated. I don't have any errors when i do a apt-get update or when i try to update using the software ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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14.04 --> 16.04 failed; apt (>= 1.0.1ubuntu2.13)' is not installed

(This question was not resolved. Due to time constraints Computer was restored to factory settings.) I was attempting to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, but apt threw this error: The required ...
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Ubuntu doesn't login after broken update

Unfortunately, I made the foolish mistake of shutting down my computer by force while it was updating. So here's how I proceeded after (cause I did my search and nothing's working so far) : I tried ...
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Update R version 3.0.2 to 3.3.0 [duplicate]

I am using R version 3.0.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to update latest version of R. Can anyone help me to do update?
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dropbox issue on Xenial

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 one month ago. Since about one week Dropbox asks for an updated to the last version and now it has stopped syncing. I already has the latest version installed (also checked ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Problem with sudo apt get update

every time when try update(using sudo apt-get update) my Ubuntu i get this problem: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not ...
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Ubuntu software system upgrades in 16.04

The "ubuntu software" in this version shows system upgrades, Is it the same as the classic "Software updates" if I upgrade from there? Thanks.
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Getting 404 errors and more with sudo apt-get update

I'm completely new to Linux. Running Ubuntu 16.04. When executing sudo apt-get update I get 404 errors and Failed to fetch ... along with a whole lot more. I do not know what this is nor how to fix ...
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Update Error in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get update leads me to: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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Network links disappeared in Select Destination or Filename windows

Not very long ago, the links to my network drive disappeared in the pop up destination windows on all of my Ubuntu 14.04 PC's. Networking still works fine, Nautilus still sees the net drives and it's ...
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after update from 15.10 to 16.04 Update-manager / Software manager apt-get dpkg is not working anymore

System DELL XPS 17,3..... Starting Update by pressing the button Update now from the Update manager this was not finishing. no Error message nothing! Restart runs always into System 16.04 even when i ...
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how to upgrade my system from ubuntu 13.4 [duplicate]

My system still ubuntu 13.4 it's so old version and I know that because did not work with this lap for a while I hope some one here tell me how to upgrade my system to the newer version without lose ...
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How to update GNOME to 3.18 without updating Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I would like to update GNOME to 3.18. I have tried using the normal terminal commands suggested to update GNOME like sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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error E: Failed to stat /var/lib/apt/lists/partial while update ubuntu 16.04

How to fix this error while updating.. Reading package lists... Done E: Failed to stat /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/id.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_InRelease - pkgAcqTransactionItem::...
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Why would I want to compile from binaries vs using sudo apt-get install [closed]

I am a relatively new Linux/Ubuntu user, and I am installing the IDS, Snort. Google returns a multitude of ways in which to do this. Could someone summarize for me why I would want to choose either ...
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does umake update its applications automatically?

Will the applications I install through ubuntu-make update themselves automatically? Like when I install something with apt-get or like when I add a repository.
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How can I solve the problem of an empty window for Software Updater?

My Ubuntu 16.04 only displays an empty white window for the Software Updater: I can run apt-get update without a problem: ... Fetched 94,5 kB in 5s (17,1 kB/s) Reading package ...
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sudo apt-get update command not performing all the task in Ubuntu 16.04 and finishes in 4-5 lines

I am getting this error while running sudo apt-get update please suggest what to do. Is this occurring due to the operation sudo apt-get remove --purge runit. This after the operation I performed in ...
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Stop Update Notifications

Prevent upgrade/update notifications to non-administrators. I have non-admin users on my server, and they don't need to receive desktop notifications regarding Ubuntu/App updates, nor do they have ...
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I can't seem to update ubuntu, software updater is blank

Hi I appreciate any help with this: Ubuntu Software Updater is blank when opened. It also won't update through ubuntu updates in the Ubuntu software application. Could use the terminal but then ...
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Apt-get does not complete after fetching sources [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 today. Now I can no longer perform software updates. Running sudo apt-get update results in the following: Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:...