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Problem with sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine

My problem began when I was tried to install the mmtsb (multiscale modelling toolset for structural biology) on an Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Machine on a Windows Host. I tried giving the ./install.sh ...
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why not “flashplugin-installer: downloading” using the local mirror?

I'm Behind the GreatFireWall, every times update flashplugin-installer, I'll see it frozen at "flashplugin-installer: downloading ...
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You want to run apt-get update to correct these problem

Hi I tried to upgrade Ubuntu using command: sudo apt-get upgrade following bu command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade While running the second command, the graphics crashed and even on the graphic ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade hangs

I just ran an update of 14.04 followed by a dist-upgrade and the the upgrade hangs while trying to set up google chrome. The following indicates as far as I was able to get. Setting up ...
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How to update gnuplot (4.6 to 5.0)?

I have recently installed GNU Octave 4.0.0 and today when I checked that I have gnuplot version 4.6 although I haven't installed it. I guess it was installed during the installation of Octave. ...
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Can't update from terminal [duplicate]

I'm trying to update my computer from the terminal with: sudo apt-get update I get the following output: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The ...
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Automation of installing programs from source

I occasionally face a problem when using programs for which developers don't publish deb packages and only provide source. Sometimes I find a PPA providing the package but sometimes I don't or ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

As I understand it, in order to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 one must upgrade to 14.10. At this time it appears 14.10 is not supported. From the command line "do-release-upgrade -d" produces - ...
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is the current Adobe Flash 'ransomware vulnerability' affecting Ubuntu users?

Currently there is an important release from Adobe telling users to update their Flash after learning of certain vulnerabilities where users computer are infected with ransomware. One of the many news ...
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How do I get the latest version of winetricks on Ubuntu?

I have installed Wine and I am quite happy with my current version but winetricks has let me down a few times with error messages. How do I update winetricks and get the very latest version on ...
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How do I update an application manually?

Two cases: I have installed an application directly using the .deb file. Now there is a new version (i.e. new .deb file). How do I update the current version (and not install the new version in ...
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i am using ubuntu 13.04 i want to update [duplicate]

i am using ubuntu 13.04 after running , $ sudo apt-get update , after 0% t 100% it showing : Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Insufficient space on /boot

I am unable to update Ubuntu 15.10 due to insufficient space in the boot partition. I have already removed old kernels, but I'm still about 50MB short. Here are the ls -l contents of my boot ...
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Software Updater wants to install two different versions of kernel

On 14.04.4, Software Updater popped up and showed me this: I am very new to Ubuntu, and this seems odd to see both vervet and unicorn kernel headers, kernel image, etc. So what is going on? Should ...
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Why has apt-get update failed? [duplicate]

I tried to update packages using the apt-get update command, which failed with the following error message: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Kubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf_ - Release amd64 ...
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I can't update ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 / 14.04

I'm trying to update an old server that runs Ubuntu 10.04 but I can't. I'm trying from terminal because update center tells me that "my Ubuntu release is not supported anymore" and I can't do anything ...
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Need help with strange operation when switching between VMWare workstation client and Ubuntu 14:04 desktop

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (august 2013) on an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX with AMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-Core Processor and 4Gb memory. and have since upgraded to 14.04 LTS. Hosting VMWare Player ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater and Software Center do not launch [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have read one of the articles on here with fixing this issue, but it did not help. When I launch either the Software Updater or Software Center, a send crash error report ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 cannot update “Check your internet connection”

Whenever I try to update my Lubuntu 15.04, or even reload the software sources, it says "Failed to download package information. Check your internet connection." The odd thing is, my internet is ...
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How to fix `Invalid file format` errors on `sudo apt-get update`?

Running the command sudo apt-get update leads to a lot of Invalid file format errors. How can I fix such errors? W: Failed to fetch ...
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Does kernel 4.4.6 come automatically with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS -> Ubuntu 16.04 LTS update?

Today I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS and kernel 3.13.0-83 in my 64 bit laptop. With this kernel version I have still same problem of ''Kernel panic ...'' announcements and required reboot actions as with ...
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How can I update Octave 3.8.1 to Octave 4.0.1? [duplicate]

I have Octave 3.8.1 installed but am aware that it's out of date. I can't graph a thing! I uninstalled Octave 3.8.1 and installed (or so I thought) Octave 4.0.1 with sudo apt-get install octave 4.0.1 ...
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Cannot remove guestsession after crash/ multiple errors

After using inkscape for design with a second monitor my system crashed and since then I can only log in as a guest . Upon logging in. I get an err msg saying all data would be deleted once I log ...
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how to solve this while updating?

Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
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Hash sum mismatch [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum mismatch How to correct this?
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Problems with internet access via modem . Ubuntu 15.10

I already connect to the internet using a modem SmartFren CE628 but I have not been able to access the internet. For example ping 8.8.8.8:
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Fix duplicate error sudo apt-get update .Help me!

I trying update security ... sudo apt-get update And faiel... Reading package lists ... Done W: Duplicate sources.list http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise entry / i386 partner Packages ...
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked many times but everything I've seen has not helped me. I'm new to linux. I'm on 13.10 and I get that message every time I try to update my software sources. ...
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Is there a way to limit concurrent downloads in apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm using: apt-get dist-uprade and it's about to drive me insane. To make a long story short, I grew up in the country-side. We have electric fences to keep the bovine off the roads. 56k was ...
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How do I go from what I see in sources list to correct PPA name?

This is something that has been bothering me for a while. I had some problems with conflicts after I added some repositories. Then it turns out I needed to remove them. I wanted to use the command. ...
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“Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf” [duplicate]

I am fairly new to using Linux and have recently just installed Lubuntu on my laptop. I typed the: sudo apt-get update command in the Terminal to see if I needed any updates after getting a ...
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Error while running apt-get update [duplicate]

No manual changes made for months, but the above command yields: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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Difference between 'sudo apt-get' and 'sudo -E apt-get'

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 guest on VMWare Player (7.1.3 build-3206955), with Windows 10 as the host OS. I'm able to use Firefox to browse the web inside the guest, however I'm unable to use apt on the ...
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download without verififcation package and updates?

sudo apt-get upgrade asks to download updates without Verification,no? i need verification to be enable. the same problem persists in other packages. but most importantly i just want to keep my system ...
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Error installing , remove and 474 not upgraded

I'have Ubuntu 14.04 and i'will to installing the : sudo apt-get install cvs subversion build-essential git-core g++-multilib gcc-multilib if i do : sudo apt-get update the result is : Ign ...
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update ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 interupted and now will not boot

I started to update from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 15.10 and my laptop shutdown in the middle of it. Now I it will not boot.Please help.
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How to update Ubuntu when its installed parallel to Windows 7 on one machine

Current Ubuntu version is 12.04 and want to update it to 14.04, but do not want to disturb Windows 7 which is parallel installed on same machine. Please help with steps, thanks.
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Ubuntu Update Manager Shows 737 Updates. What do I do?

I just got a computer but when I started it up I noticed it was really slow until it got going, Then the 737 updates popped up, I tried installing them but it shuts down half way through, How can i ...
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ubuntu 14.04 locks up using amazon and update

Not able to use the amazon app in ubuntu. in webrowser it works fine. But wanted to give ubuntu a kickback on my purchases. but it locks up my computer completely cannot even alt f2. Same thing ...
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Why is apt downloading package list again when updating in 16.04?

I don't know if it was problem before or is just a beta thing. When I run apt update it downloads package list as normal. If I run it again it will download the lists all over again even though there ...
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Failed to fetch binary i386 and amd64 packages [duplicate]

running Ubuntu 15.10 When I try to apt-get update/upgrade, I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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infinite loop on archive.ubuntu.com?

My desktop has issue to get update from ca.archive.ubuntu.com so I tried to browse it and noticed that the ubuntu folder cause an infinite loop not sure if this is related to my issue but i don’t ...
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Cant use apt-get upgrade after force quitting software updater

I was updating the apps and ubuntu via the software updater in my ubuntu 14.04 . But the updater froze and i had to forc quit it . Now i cant update or uninstall any apps or use apt-get upgrade or ...
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After update: sorry ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error without details

After many months without updating. This is what I get after the big update.. After typing my password the screen images break and then I get the "sorry ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal ...
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“Require Installation Of Untrusted Packages” while upgrading with the update manager

I realise there are other answers out there, specifically this one but my question is slightly different in that most of the missing keys are from ubuntu-dot-com, Does this suggest the key store may ...
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ubuntu 14.04 software is not updating totaly

i tried to update by using this command sudo apt-get update but it is not working W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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Constantly running out of disk space when installing updates [duplicate]

I have been having this problem ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS for the second time on this machine. For some reason I seem to run out of disk space every time I attempt to install an update. ...
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This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources

This could be a duplicate, but nothing works. I'm updating this Updates and get this error in sudo apt-get update W:GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) ...
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Getting error in sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I am using latest Ubuntu version. I'm having 64-bit system. When I run sudo apt-get update I get the below errors at the end of the result. ... Get:79 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe ...