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Update manager stuck in update

The update manager is still stuck in updating the linux kernel (linux-image-2.6.35-24-generic) in the process of updating the grub entries. I think the problem is that the update manager doesn't have ...
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Error in Software Sources 404 Not Found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I get an error while using aptitude update: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources 404 Not Found Err ...
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How to fix broken repository information?

I have the small red cross icon in my indicator applet, and upon hovering it says that An error occurred while checking for updates. Because of this, I can't edit the selected repositories through ...
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I updated to Ubuntu 11.04 and It broke my installation [closed]

I tried to update to Natty Narwhal with update-manager -d and then I followed through everything and then when I restarted everything broke. Told me to put in some code or something but then after I ...
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Installations, updates and removals always fail. But work after a restart

Whenever I install, update or remove something, it fails and I get a message similar to what is below. After I restart, everything appears to work fine. I just installed some updates using update ...
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Updating a mysql production server without having problems

I have a mysql server, ubuntu server 10.04. It works great and we're really happy about it. Time for updates has come and I am sincerely scared: can I do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade with light heart? ...
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Update Manager Error - Authentication Error

When I run Update Manager I get this error: This is what the error box says: W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files ...
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Why is my boot menu getting longer?

This question is going to be little incomplete but I am sure you will guess what my problem is. So 2 days back When I restarted my machine I got 7 options on the Boot Screen instead of 5. Earlier ...
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The new kernel causes system freeze [closed]

I recently updated my netbook (Asus 1005px) running ubuntu 10.10. The update came with a newer kernel. And it causes the system to freeze. Randomly the screen goes off, and I have to do a force ...
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No sound after Liquorix Kernel update

I recently installed the Liquorix Kernel after hearing that it had the 200 line patch in the kernel. Once I installed it, everything worked great and I had HUGE performance improvements. At that ...
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Missing home folder content after update [closed]

After finishing Ubuntu update, I rebooted my pc. After logging in I noticed that my home folder is missing. What should I do now?
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Where can I look up my update history?

Is there a place where I can look what updates I've installed?
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Application to manage software updates on multiple desktops?

I have a small home network of 5 Ubuntu Maverick desktops and 1 laptop. Is there any application that would allow me to manage all software updates from a single location? I guess much like ...
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Problem with permissions after upgrading

A month or so ago I updated from 10.04 to 10.10, the problem is that after the update process programs that I had full control of no longer respond to me as a regular user, and work normally only when ...
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Problem with fglrx when updating from 10.04 to 10.10

Well I had some problems with update so I'll post solution. I use Dell Studio 1555. My symptoms were that after reboot screen flickered and then I got console login prompt. Basically after the ...
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“Requires to install untrusted updates” Error in Update Manager

I selected security updates and other updates in update manager and I clicked 'install updates'. It showed up an error like so 'Requires to install untrusted updates' and I clicked 'close', and it was ...
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Are there alternatives after the official support time stops?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 8.10 on a system. It works very good but I did a lot of tuning (it's a server) to get it working. I'm aware that I need to upgrade to a new LTS version of Ubuntu if I have ...
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Where are release notes from security updates that were installed in the background?

My Update Manager is set up to download and release security updates silently in the background. Therefore release notes are no longer displayed. I wonder if there is a way to read the release notes ...
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How can I set up Ubuntu to install updates without asking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable automatic updates? I would like to have Ubuntu silently install updates every day or so. It it possible to set it to do so? Are there any potential ...
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When will Ubuntu include delta updates?

I'm tired of downloading 300mb updates. Windows has done delta updating since XP. It's just silly to download the whole thing if just a few bits of the package change.
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How do software updates work?

I would like to know how software updates work for my Ubuntu Server 10.10. I have been recommended to use apt-get install for installing new software and apt-get update for updating software for a ...
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Any way to upgrade from 9.04 to 10.10 with no CD drive?

My CD drive is broken and i am still on 9.4 and i want to update or clean install straight to 10.10. I do not care how I upgrade as long as i do not havew to use a CD drive or install the previous ...
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How can I search for the fastest update server on the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line? This is easily done through the GUI, but can it be done from the command line? I have a BASH script for ...
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apticron EMAIL setting format for multiple recipients?

What is the format for multiple emails in /etc/apticron/apticron.conf? Should it be EMAIL="user1@example.com" "user2@example.com" or EMAIL="user1@example.com user2@example.com"
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How to update Ubuntu terminal? [closed]

How to update Ubuntu terminal?
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What's the best way to automatically apply server updates?

What's the best way to automatically apply security updates? Or any updates for that matter?
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Can I update software installed from source code directly

Though its nearly a year since I started using Ubuntu, I have not attempted installing software from source. I didn't actually find the need to do so. But now I am working on a software which is at ...
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Why doesn't the new version of Ubuntu 10.10 show up in Update Manager?

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and when I run the update manager it doesn't show the new release. I have checked the "Software Sources" update tab to make sure "release upgrade" is set to ...
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Hibernate to a swap file

I have configured a new Ubuntu 10.10 installation in a Notebook to use a swap file, instead of using a swap partition. For default is not possible to get Ubuntu to hibernate using a swap file, so i ...
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How to update Ubuntu when not connected to internet

When I install Ubuntu to a set of computers that are not connected to the internet, and I need to get the lastest software updates, do I still need to connect them so they download the latest updates? ...
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I need a copy of the default /etc/apt/sources.list [duplicate]

I upgraded to the RC some time ago and the sources.list is sort of screwed up, meaning I'm getting a lot of 404's when updating. Could someone please post an original sources.list for Maverick?
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How can I get the latest version of Assault Cube?

The one that is currently up is pretty outdated; I was just curious if one such as myself could update, package then upload it?
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Why are apt-get updates in development releases slower?

When i update apt-get the universe repo takes ages to download, I usually max out at around 130kbps which can easily download ~4mb in under a minute yet it skips between going an bytes per second and ...
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Update problems: packages held back

When I try and upgrade I get packages that are kept back, when I use dist-upgrade they will be upgraded however I get this warning: Current status: 5 updates [-1]. will@will-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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Grub no longer boots after kernel update (second time now)

Some weeks ago I configured a dual boot laptop to run Xubuntu 10.4 on the third partition of my disk (i.e. I had to set the installation location manually). Everything was fine until I had installed ...
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Is there a way to disable kernel updates?

I run a more recent kernel (2.6.34) than the ones supplied with the Update Manager. I am tired of updates asking me to reboot every week or so and screwing my grub.cfg (this probably deserves it's own ...
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Locking updates to a specific mirror

My ISP offers a freezone Ubuntu mirror (http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu/) however Ubuntu is constantly pulling updates from a US server that is slower not inside my freezone How can I force ...
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How to update mod_wsgi to latest version on Ubuntu 10.04?

My Ubuntu server has this version installed: # dpkg -l | grep wsgi ii libapache2-mod-wsgi 2.8-2ubuntu1 Python WSGI adapter module for Apache How can I get the latest Version 3.3?
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Customize software sources for Ubuntu Desktop updater to manage?

I love the software updater in Ubuntu Desktop and want to configure underlying package managers with other sources of software. Sometimes I run into a new software project that isn't delivered ...
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Unable to update thunderbird

I recently installed Thunderbird 3.1 from some source that wasn't the ubuntu repos. I can't remember right now where I got it from (I think it was packaged as a deb), but I'm having a problem when it ...
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How can I install just security updates from the command line?

sudo apt-get upgrade installs all updates, not just security updates. I know that I can use Update Manager to select only important security updates, but is there a way to do this from the command ...
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Firmware update for iPod Touch (iPhone)?

I need to update firmware of my iPod Touch (iPhone) in Ubuntu and as I have jailbroken iPod Touch I need iTunes to install apps, but unfortunately haven't found any ways to do that in Ubuntu yet. I ...
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How can I make Ubuntu check for updates less often?

I'd like to have Ubuntu not check for updates as often. How do I accomplish this?
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How do I enable automatic updates?

Update Manager is constantly offering me updates (e.g. security fixes, updates from PPAs). How can I tell my Ubuntu installation to automatically download and install updates whenever they become ...