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Ubuntu 12.04: Why does apt-get update fail? [duplicate]

I cannot install any packages for Ubuntu 12.04. Even after clearing files under: /var/lib/dpkg/lists/partial/* /var/lib/dpkg/lists/* /var/cache/apt/* Changed the repository and tried apt-get clean ...
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A Problem occured when checking for updates

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I think my problem in downloading some applications are related to this problem. I can't download applications using terminal. This is what I get: A problem occurred when ...
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Tried to install a Kernel, now i have mutliple problems!

I tried to upgrade the kernal to 3.8.2 but it didn't work. So after learning that 3.8 wouldn't work with bumblebee I tried to go back and install 3.5.25. It still didn't work. uname -r says: ...
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12.04 Command Line Failure to fetch

Basically I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a basic desktop that I had laying around. And for the life on me I cannot get it to connect to the internet. No matter what I do, It always gives me ...
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Trouble updating Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.10 [duplicate]

Newbee here. I'm trying to update ubuntu because every program I try to get from the software center fails. I'm assuming because they don't support 11.10 anymore. If thats not the reason I'd love some ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 update to 13.04 on its own? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10, after few minutes of working I've got an Update and allowed it. After this I see that Ubuntu has been upgraded to 13.04. Why? I am not a developer, just try to work. In ...
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Apt-get update errors (can't read the package lists) [duplicate]

After running the an update from the update-manager I tried to install chromium: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser And I got the following error (full output from `sudo apt-get update' on ...
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Is it possible to download updates of Ubuntu 12.10 manually somewhere else and then install later?

I actually want to use my mobile to download updates as my internet is not so fast and I have to keep my computer running for a long time to install them. I want to download them in my mobile and then ...
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How do I ensure that security updates are installed on Juju machines?

It seems that security updates and other package updates are not automatically installed in Juju nodes. I assume that they are installed at installation of new Juju machines, or that the installation ...
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Why does Update Manager dowload the full package as update?

Why does Update Manager download full packages which already installed? For example, when there is an update for Firefox or Virtualbox or any other software, the Update Manager shows that it's ...
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Cannot update: “installation or removal of a software package failed.” [duplicate]

I haven't been able to update of late. The details are as follows: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no login screen after update (vmware workstation 9)

First post here. I have Ubuntu 12.10 (32bit) installed on VMware Workstation version 9.0.0 build-812388 No problems during installation, no errors. I changed Desktop Environment to GNOME-Shell via ...
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How to lock grub2 default selection?

This morning linux-image-3.5.0-26-generic was installed during a software update. On my laptop this proved to be unusable after 10 minutes. I changed to linux-image-3.5.0-24-generic and all seems ...
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Problem updating packages on Ubuntu Server

I'll start by saying I'am a total beginner in Linux. I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installed on a separate machine and I use it for storing data and hosting some services. I usually use Webmin to update ...
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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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Updates on Ubuntu after changing Desktop Environment

I am planning to switch my desktop environment and I am a noob with linux and ubuntu and I just use it as it is no other software is installed but now I want to change to a different desktop ...
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Update Manager cannot update due to dpkg error… (Ubuntu 12.10)

I just downloaded the updates to Ubuntu 12.10; however, when I attempt to install these packages, I get this error [via Update Manager]: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... ...
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Dependency problems while updating Ubuntu 12.10

I have the following error while trying to update my system: user# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly ...
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What is the recommended stable way to update Ubuntu?

I asked this question for the simple fact that software center was trying to FORCED 9 software updates that came from a non too familiar source which I believe has been causing Ubuntu to be unstable. ...
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Error Updating System [duplicate]

Hello :) I am new to Ubuntu. And I am getting this error: A red triangle in the taskbar (I was not allowed to post a pic) I just used shutter for the first time! Great App!! With this message: ...
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How to resolve dpkg error while installing Firefox?

I needed to uninstall firefox 19 which was installed during the installation of Ubuntu 12.04, in order to downgrade the version so that I could install firefox add-on compatible to lower versions. But ...
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Ubuntu 64 Bit not working acer p253e

I have read the others about this but to no avail. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit and then did an update but now Ubuntu won't boot. I have checked to see whether my Laptop is 64 bit (dual core) and ...
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How do I update from 9.10 to the newest verson? [duplicate]

I am stuck on version 9.10 Karmic Koala and need to update. I am not very good with computers so any simple and easy instructions would be awesome!
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How do I log in to 12.04 when after a recent update it no longer recognises my password?

Since carrying out an update yesterday I am now unable to log in. On entering my password the screen goes black momentarily then returns to the log-in screen. If I intentionally enter an incorrect ...
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How to resolve “Hash Sum mismatch” while updating? [duplicate]

I need a help with Ubuntu updates, when I run sudo apt-get update I get this: W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_source_Sources Hash Sum ...
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Does updating the system consume extra space?

I wonder if updating my system as suggested by the update manager consumes extra space? Because even after installing all software I would like to use, I had about 10 GB free space. Now, without my ...
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How to resolve “The installation or removal of a software package failed”? [closed]

I am unable to update or install or even uninstall things lately. This is what it shows me... installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... Adding user solik to group netdev Preconfiguring ...
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Difficulties updating Launchpad / Software Updater errors

I reference a text file thru out this question. It can be found here. Fairly new user, forgive me if this has already been answered. I've done some searching first, but nothing quite matches up. The ...
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How can I update Homebank from 4.4 to 4.5?

How can I update Homebank from 4.4 to 4.5. I followed the install notice on the site but it does not work. Is there a PPA?
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Mouse double click and ctrl+A not working

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, and worked fine until I updated some packages it suggested in the update manager after which the double click and Ctrl+A are not working. Does any body know the reason ...
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Problem installing software from ubuntu software center and error running sudo app-get update and install commands [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu. I am getting an error whenever i try to run sudo apt-get update(407 Proxy authentication required). Moreover, i am unable to install any software from ubuntu software centre not ...
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Can't update Eclipse Juno in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to get updates and install new plugin from Eclipse Juno (4.2) on Ubuntu 12.10 (amd/x64). I've tried every solution posted on this forum for previous versions (changing proxy settings, ...
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Ruby select! method missing after latest update

When I tried to run some code after yesterday's update to Ruby 1.9, I got this error: undefined method `select!' for ["58720262"]:Array (NoMethodError) I got the same error when I tried it in irb. ...
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any way to backup apt-get update

I am using ubuntu 11.10 lts. whenever I screw up my system , I want to restore it using live cd. but apt-get update takes long time.my internet connection is poor. any way to backup those apt-get ...
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apt-get update : Waiting for headers (Ubuntu - server 12.04) [duplicate]

While trying to execute the following command sudo apt-get-update I get the following message : 0% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] ...
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How do updates work?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and at least once a week I get important and recommended updates. These weekly updates are normally between 50-100 Mb, and sometimes they're over 200 Mb. I haven't installed ...
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Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?

I want to design a sudo rule that will allow the user ricardo to update the system using aptitude, but prevent him from using sudo to run any other command (he's a problem user). Are there any ...
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Reading package lists in update apt-get Ubuntu 12.04 VPS

I have VPS and I try to install some packages but I can't, when I try to update my package list, I get an error. I'm using sudo apt-get update At the end of all process display: Reading package ...
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update-binfmts warning

I'm running Lubuntu on a netbook and I've installed Oracle's JDK. Everything seems to work fine. The only problem is that when the Oracle JDK updates, I get the following warning: update-binfmts: ...
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Can't do my software update “not enough space” but disk only half full [duplicate]

I went to do a software update and got the message that I need to free 10.5M out of /boot I did the Trash Empty and the sudo apt-get clean but that didn't help. I deleted some files in /boot but ...
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How do I update from my current Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS?

How do I update from my current Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS? Currently: Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit Kernel Linux 3.2.0-38-generic-pae GNOME 3.4.2 I boot to Ubuntu 12.04.1 using ...
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problem with update of libreoffice

This is a problem: ~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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apt-get 307 error

G'day The problem is (for any type of mirror or package) with apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.org.ua/ubuntu/dists/quantal/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 307 Temporary Redirect But: ...
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How to revert ubuntu updates and installs to specific time?

Title may no be clear, i want to revert all updates and installations from my ubuntu to specific time. I have two netbeans on it with different version numbers. I want to revert all updates and ...
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Disk errors, then can't update anymore

So software update tells me it's done some new upgrades for me. So I oblige, but then I get a weird error message saying that my disk is read-only or something. So I open a new terminal window to ...
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Good practices for updating a server? [without affecting current running services]

There are some servers that have a task delegated to them. For instance, imagine a scenario where there are web servers, data servers etc. that together provide a service to a client. Now how should ...
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GPG Error, can't update 12.04 [duplicate]

I have seen the following question, however it doesn't solve my problem: Update Manager Error - Authentication Error I can't update my Ubuntu 12.04! I get the following error after running sudo ...
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Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000000000000001b0

After doing the normal update-manager updates an hour ago on ubuntu 12.10, I rebooted my computer. Everything seemed to be going fine however as soon as the login gui is supposed to appear, the screen ...
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Completely Stuck with Apt-Get (nothing will install)

I have been a testing 13.04 the new Ubuntu desktop and love it. Before now I have only ever had minor errors but today I tried to install the SDK from ubuntu. I followed the 2 steps (installing from ...
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dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

I got this error while installing ubuntu-restricted-extras: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. So I ran that in terminal: ...