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I am currently running 12.04, my system has just shown me that I can upgrade to 12.10, I am aware that there is a version 13. Should I upgrade? [duplicate]

Am a little unsure what I should be doing here. Is it best for me to keep upgrading as new versions emerge or should I just stick with what I have? I am relatively computer literate but feel a bit ...
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Update error in Virtual Box

When I update my Ubuntu, appear W:Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/dists/lucid/Release Unable to find expected entry 'non-free/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong ...
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Update Apache 2.2.22 to 2.2.25

I need to update Apache to version 2.2.25 on ubuntu 13.04 I have tried installing the update from apt-get but the package is showing as 2.2.22 Can anyone help?
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ubuntu 13.10 update problem. No menu, can't launch terminal, no results in dash [closed]

Performed update today. It wanted to restart, so I let it. Looked at it later on and it is missing the menu bar. Could move the mouse around, but the launcher is permanently visible (I have it set ...
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Does Ubuntu Update the Official Download Version to Reflect Changes

Does Ubuntu update the official download page to reflect changes since a version was released? I already have a copy of 13.04, as released in April 2013, on a DVD. I am contemplating installing ...
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Cannot get any updates or installs because of server pt.archive.ubuntu.com (193.136.212.166)

So, the terminal always gets stuck when trying to gets the packages from the server: pt.archive.ubuntu.com (193.136.212.166). How can I use another server? This has been like this all day. I asked a ...
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Ubuntu updates service stopped working [duplicate]

Update-manager Requires instalation of untrusted packages Details apport apport-gtk gnome-settings-daemon ifupdown libldap-2.4-2 libpulse-mainloop-glib0 libpulse0 libpulsedsp pulseaudio ...
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How do I prevent updates to a new Xorg/fglrx stack when upgrading point releases? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 because I need the fglrx-legacy driver installed. When I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 or fully updated 12.04.1, I was unable to install this driver because I found out that ...
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problem with source canonical dist

I m ubuntu 12.04 upgraded to 13.0 My problem is when I want to update I have a message: W: Impossible de récupérer http://archive.canonical.com/raring/dists/precise/partner/binary-i386/Packages ...
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Does Ubuntu software center needs update …? [duplicate]

I'm the newest Ubuntu user, so have a little mercy on me ... :) I'm trying to install g++ 4.7, the version I have is 4.6. I looked for it in the Ubuntu software center and didn't find it so I ended ...
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Why can not I install the newest software like windows?

I know there are many dependences. Why not keep dependences and software in a pack like in windows ? I mean let software afford its newer dependence with itself. Thanks
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Are repository lists secure? Is there an HTTPS version?

Are repository updates secure? As a bear of little brain from the developer side, I cannot understand why the repository list is http://security.ubuntu.com and the other http(unsecured) sites listed ...
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`sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade` show no updates available for months on my computer

When I try to update my computer, it says no updates are available. This has been going on for months, and I'm scratching my head--there should be security patches at least. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How to clear old update installation files? [duplicate]

I recently got a warning, that I only have 5.8MB free space in my /boot directory. This information came with the option to 'examine or ignore it'. I examined the file and couldn't do anything, so I ...
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Automatic security update fails by unmet dependency

Ubuntu 12.04 - Update manager failed to install security update of some headers. I have tried: sudo apt-get -f install which tries to get dependencies, but initially fails with: dpkg: error ...
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unexplainable kernel upgrade to 3.5.x in 12.04?

Simply doing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I ended in one of my work machines with a kernel upgrade to 3.5.0-xx-generic whereas other machines only got to version ...
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symbolic link size error in tzdata-java (((answered))) [duplicate]

While updating from 12.04LTS to 12.10 the following tzdata symbolic link error shows up. The answer function was removed since this was marked as duplicate, I guess. The solution I used was ...
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CUPS spooling/server

I have updated my Ubuntu System 12.04 after fresh installation. The Update run well. After I shut down the PC I saw messages like: Checking battery status [OK] And some more messages, what I do ...
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Software center is crashing immediately in Ubuntu 12.04

I opened it in the terminal and got the following error: 2013-09-26 12:12:44,585 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-09-26 12:12:44,589 - softwarecenter.db.database - ...
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Will VLC from the Software Center receive the same updates as the stable PPA?

VLC 2.1.0 has been released. My computer runs 12.04 and the lastet VLC version is currently 2.0.8. Will the VLC 2.1.0 update be availabe for me as well (with a slight delay maybe), or is it ...
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VI Editor messed up.. Even the old vi is not working now

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. I am using a Windows XP machine (32 bit) OS and in that I installed VMPlayer and got iso image of Ubuntu 12.04 (downloaded from online). I started the Ubuntu and everything ...
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UNABLE TO INSTALL UPDATES “Not enought disk space”

I am unable to install updates. Get an error message saying "not enough free disk space" when there is plenty of disk space in the PC. I could send the screen shot if an e-mail address is provided. I ...
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apt-get update error failed to fetch [duplicate]

I have a problem with apt-get update. When I try to use it, I have "failed to fetch" problem. W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/partner/i18n/Translation-en Cannot ...
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remove 8.04 repositories in 12.04?

after using ubuntu for about a year, it's time to pose my first question. I am running ubuntu 12.04.3 and recently I've had some issues with resynchronizing the package index files. sudo apt-get ...
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language-selector-gnome in Precise can not be checked for update [duplicate]

I tried to update the system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "precise") with the Update Manager.  It shows 2 important security updates for language-selector-common (0.79.4) and language-selector-gnome ...
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How to ask for a newer software version? [duplicate]

I would like to know what's the recommended procedure to submit a request for a newer software version? An example: I really like gThumb a lot, but the current version in Ubuntu 13.04 & 13.10 is ...
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Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/Release ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have some errors while run sudo apt-get update. How do I solve this ? Thank you. W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files ...
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partitioned os lost

I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an ...
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Help me I cant do updates with these two errors :( [duplicate]

These are the two errors: http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/office/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages ...
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E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found

I tried using sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https but it doesn't work for me. sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. sudo apt-get install ...
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How can i fix this error when i run sudo apt-get update command? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/docky-core/stable/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Update Manager Error ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Red exclamation point in triangl up there is scareing me when i click on it this shows up: The update information is outdated.This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is ...
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Can't update software

I can't update because: W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/bean123ch/burg/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found WHAT CAN I DO?
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UpdateManager Error [duplicate]

I have this icon in my desktop (Sorry, I am not allowed to post images) And here I transcribe the information about the error in update Manager. E: Encountered a package with no header E:Problem ...
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problem when i apt get update “precise/main armhf Packages 404 Not Found”

I try a restore my sorce list, change my server updates to main. But i still have the same problem. It all started when i try to instal the nvidia cuda toolkit. I fallow the guide to install the ...
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What are CVE security updates and who issues them?

Just a couple quick questions. Hope a couple wise owls might be able to answer ; ) I used to apply updates through the terminal without any care, since I don't use any ppa's or use any untrusted ...
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How to mantain an ubuntu server without the “-updates” release

In short: Does any one out there, running ubuntu servers, tries to do it with the "-updates" release (like precise-updates) disabled? If so, how do you deal with ubuntu point releases (that include ...
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In first was a problem with apt-get and now it's with the update also [duplicate]

I want to learn more linux, so I choose Ubuntu and started learn about it, using a book .. but it's no easy as I expected. Few days ago, I was reading about apt-get and how to change the default ...
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Are updates released all at once or ad hoc?

Does Ubuntu have a fixed package update cycle like Microsofts patch Tuesday? Or are packages just updated and released ad hoc. I've checked around and can't find an answer which makes me think they ...
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Synching package indexes across identical computers

Is it safe to copy the package index files (which get updated when I run apt-get update) from one computer to another identical one? Basically, I've run apt-get update on one of them, and I don't want ...
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Package Dependencies are Broken?

I'm not able to install VLC Media Player, or even update my computer. I get This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there ...
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Updating ubuntu server apt-get gives me - 404 Not Found [duplicate]

I'm trying to update a Ubuntu server and when I run apt-get update I get a number of errors like the examples below (note I added some space after http). Err http ://no.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main ...
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How Can I Safely Update My Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 Graphics Driver?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and everything is working well except my external monitor. It's somewhat glitchy when I move windows around in it. Also, its resolution is lower than it should be. ...
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automatic updates [duplicate]

I get the error message "requires installation of untrusted packages" every time I try to update after entering my password. There are now 55.4MB of updates. Never happened before and the updates ...
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How often should I update using apt-get update?

Someone told me to use the command "apt-get update "to update my software and hardware updates frequently. What exactly is updated and how often should I update it.
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How to change default system updates folder in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Hi I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 15r (dual booting with Windows 8). During installation, I had set aside 6GB for my root folder, 8GB for swap and about 20+ GB (don't remember exact ...
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server program upgrade problems

I am running 12.04LTS and the system tells me that there are packages to be updated. The next commands are working: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade One or more of the programs/packages ...
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Up to date, but says I need an update?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. There's a yellow update icon in my panel and when I click it, there is an unclickable grayed out options that says "There is 1 update available". When I click on the option to ...
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Once ubuntu is installed, can I still update other operating systems?

Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing ...
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How to get recent tzdata onto old ubuntu versions

I have a bunch of servers running 10.04 with the timezone set to Asia/Jerusalem that have all wrongly switched out of DST last night. My workstation running 13.04, however, has the correct time (for ...