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Update Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have an issue to update a ubuntu server 12.04 virtual machine, in the site i can't connect the virtual machine to the web, then, i have to download the updates and upload locally to the server but i ...
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I have 2 Different versions of nautilus installed somehow, How can I put the 3.6.3 version in the menu in GNOME Fallback?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.10, I used the standard Gnome 3 ppa to update all the GNOME apps in 12.10 to version 3.6 including Nautilus. Then I realized that It didn't update Rhythmbox to version 2.98, so I ...
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Apt-get update always stuck at getting Release.gpg

While I run apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04, I got the following output (partially): Get:1985 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [28.9 kB] ... My sources.list file is not modified and I ...
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Unable to install, remove, and update ubuntu 12.04.

I've Ubuntu 12.04 LTS precise pangolin on acer aspire E1-422. Anybody can help me please to solve my problem; there are three old kernel that I cannot remove, it always gives me this error when I ...
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Unable to update system due to 'Package dependencies cannot be resolved'

I am getting the following error: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between ...
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cache failed ubuntu 13.10

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and I tried to update via terminal sudo apt-get update Everything seemed to be running normally and is still running I just cant get anything from the software center ...
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Install autoconf 2.69 on Ubuntu 12.04

The default version of autoconf in 12.04 is version 2.8. How can I upgrade to autoconf 2.9?
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Lubuntu 12.04, need updates while roaming [duplicate]

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 while I am roaming on old Dell Inspiron Pentium 4 with 1GB ram and integrated Ati graphics because I read that this distro handles 720p and more videos. Well, it looks like I ...
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Internet issues with Ubuntu in oracle virtual box

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in as a VM in Oracle virtual box. I am able to browse from firefox but trying to connect from command prompt to update is failing. I also tried to change software ...
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Remove/downgrade kernels of a point release

Currently building a 12.04.4 (3.11.x) LTS LAMP Server and have a 12.04.3 (3.8.x) one in production. How can I remove the 3.11 kernels and headers with the lts-raring generic packages and install ...
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Kernel oops when updating grub.cfg (mktemp)

I tried to update my kernel today, and I got a kernel oops. Since it aborted the installation via apt-get, I can now reproduce it using sudo dpkg --configure -a, see http://pastebin.com/fvES9PtW The ...
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Muon Package Manager and Update Manager problems

I am running Kubuntu 13.10, both the Muon Package Manager and Update Managers tell me they can't download the packages, they both do this when I click on Check For Updates. They have done this ...
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Install older kernel in a server and made it the default boot option in grub

I need to install an older kernel version (3.2.0-24-generic) on an existing Ubuntu 12.04.3 (3.8.0-34-generic) LAMP server and a new install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (3.11). After the installation I will need to ...
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unable to update ubuntu …while updating it shows as below [duplicate]

gnu@gnu-Lenovo-G560:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 (20110427.1) natty Release.gpg Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 ...
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xubuntu: weird boot screen and errors after reboot

I have installed Xubuntu and tried to install playonlinux to be able to install iTunes (for the iTunes store mostly). And to be able to play C&C Tiberian Dawn (cncnet.org) When I boot, the only ...
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Why cant i update my repository updates in 12.04?

I Tried to install updates via the update manager, so then i used terminal an got dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 0: field name ...
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Hash sum mismatch when running updates

First of all, please DO NOT label as a duplicate, because out of all of the previous questions with this title, none of the listed fixes worked! I am having this problem with two fresh installs of ...
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Window resize area, Firefox automaximizes and Giant Ubuntu Bar

everybody Yesterday (Feb 07, 2014) I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 and now I'm feeling I'm going postal! The ubuntu bar changed its size for the comfortable 24px I had set to 20457px or something ...
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duplicate file exists,while on updation shows on ubuntu 12.04 LTS

updation error continuously shows , after sudo apt-get update, after hit 56, stooped and error shows like 'duplicate file exists and 'sudo apt-get update' to correct these problem ! but after doing ...
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Loss of Security (Update Manager doesn't ask for a password) [duplicate]

Ubuntu is being updated, usually with UBUNTU BASE on a weekly basis, and has been for some time. When the INSTALL button is pressed, the software goes thru the update process. PROBLEM: Ubuntu does ...
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how to run runSheduledTask.php file in cli

when i am running runSheduledTasks.php from terminal, an error occured like "couldn't open input file:runSheduledTasks.php" please give suggestion to remove this error.
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Laptop fan runs continously after recent update

I have a Dell Studio 1555, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it was working flawlessly until the latest update. The fan is running at unreasonably high speeds while only 5-6% of the CPU is used. I made ...
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Do I need to run grub update after cloing my Ubuntu partition to my new ssd?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, been using 12.04 LTS for a few months. I have it installed on a 160GB Seagate rotating media drive dual booting with Windows Vista and all has been going well. I ...
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How to share/transfer Ubuntu 13.10 downloaded packages

I have 25 system which are working on Windows 7 OS and now am installing Ubuntu 13.10 in all. After installing Ubuntu in one of my systems I found there are several updates to be downloaded, due to ...
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MAAS Internal Server Error after update

I'm trying to deploy OpenStack Havana over Ubuntu Precise using juju. This is what I do exactly: Install Ubuntu server with maas following the official guide. sudo maas createsuperuser sudo apt-get ...
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Why am I unable to update 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm unable to update my ubuntu 12.04. When I run $ sudo apt-get update I'm getting the following output. naveen@naveen-Inspiron-3521:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Malformed line 10 in source list ...
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Unable to correct dependencies [closed]

I have a 11.10 ubuntu server machine located on a VPS that has package problems. I think this all started with my do-release-upgrade failed part way through. In any case, I can no longer use apt-get ...
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Share Os Updates with other machines [duplicate]

I have switched my Operating System recently from windows to Ubuntu. Now I had installed the updates through update manager, Now I want to do the same updation to an another system loaded with ...
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'E:Malformed line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)' [duplicate]

I've gone through all of the other reports of this but when ever i follow the instructions and it opens my sources.list there are no numbers lines and there is barely anything in it. i saved my ...
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“sudo apt-get update” command won't work [duplicate]

I am trying to install azenis icons and it won't work. whenever I type "sudo apt-get update" this is what I get: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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no internet connection wired/wifi with Ubuntu 13.10

I have the a problem ever since I made an update from 13.04 to 13.10. I can see the wifi networks but connection is not possible. Same with wired network too. I have atheros 9285 adapter in laptop. ...
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Will apt-get upgrade upgrade all my installed software?

This question is probably already asked but I could not find clear answer. I am using Lubuntu 13. 10. How do I fully update via terminal? I do: sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo ...
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What purpose does this ppa file in sources.d serve and why did they create errors on apt-get update?

Earlier, I was getting the following error when execuing apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deb/dists/http/ppa/ubuntu/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found I found the ...
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dual boot reinstall problems

My Ubuntu installation crashed during updating and will now not boot fully. I have tried reinstalling as from a previous answer on here suggested but the option to wipe my original Ubuntu installation ...
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cannot get 12.10 to update

Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 26698 package 'gimp-plugin-registry': blank line in value of field 'Description' E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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Are Key files for repositories fetched over HTTPS?

I'm connecting to the internet through a public internet connection. I want to know if some one can do a MITM attack and give wrong Keyfiles when I update and upgrade. The difference here would be ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 apt-get update errors (404, W: Failed to fetch…)

I have a new instance of 12.04 server and have been having issues running sudo apt-get update The update seems to work fine then it will stop and sit waiting for headers then start spitting 404 ...
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unable to install updates on 12.10

For the past couple weeks or so I have been unable to get any security updates to load, I keep getting errors like this: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 41%% Extracting ...
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Problem with latest nvidia driver update

I just updated the nvidia driver, provided by Canonical. I used first the 304 one, then changed to the 319 one and everything worked fine. But since the latest update (to version 331), the system ...
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Best software for Android Device On Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have HTC Android Device and I am Using Ubuntu 13.10, I need a No the Best But If it's Best That OK A software For Sync and Update Device. Urgent Suggest Need here>
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Software Updater Ignores request to update

I have updated to ubuntu 12.10. Daily I receive notice from the software updater that files are available for updating. When I click on the "Install Now" button, the clock icon briefly shows, then ...
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Updated Windows 8, tried to fix with Boot Repair and can't pass GNU GRUB screen

I'm having a hard time now with my laptop. I have an ASUS X501 with Windows8 preloaded and I decided to install Ubuntu Studio last year. Everything was great, I was able to choose to boot into Ubuntu ...
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Failed to fetch sudo apt-get update

when i want to updating. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/osd-lyrics/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Daily Image Query [closed]

I am planning to use Ubuntu 14.04 Alpha build on desktop. I would like to know that, If I keep updating Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on daily basis, will my OS will reach 'Stable' state when the final stable OS ...
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Why netscape portable runtime library

As an Ubuntu user, we often have updates. Today I saw an update titled "Netscape portable runtime library" and the file was tagged libnspr4. The only thing I can relate it to is FireFox but I'm not ...
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why do elements from toolbar appear unactive?

Recently I updated Ubuntu 13.10 (small updates... but many), after it finished i found this problem in many programas (Filezilla, SublimeText, Inkscape, Gimp) For instance, if I go on the toolbar to ...
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Why do I have to download a .deb file to update some already installed programs?

For example, say I use Anki. Whenever Anki updates, I have to go to their website, download a .deb, open it in Ubuntu Software Center, and then click "upgrade." My limited understanding of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 Server Fails to Update Packages

For more than a week, I have had a problem installing updates for my Ubuntu Server. From what I can see, it seems to think that there is a storage issue, but there is more than 100 gigs left on the ...
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cannot install anything via apt-get. problem with apt-get update

I am unable to install anything with apt-get. I think this problem is due to gpg error of some kind. I have done almost everything on the net as per my belief. this is what happens when I run apt-get ...
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How to set updates periodically?

If I'm tired of do apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, how can I tell my Ubuntu system to update automatically given a period of time?