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Failing to fetch some packages in update

I want to get ruby on rails on ubuntu 12.04 but I'm coming across errors that say I need to to update. I've copied the result of the end of update and not included the earlier part. I can add that ...
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How to turn off Software updater? (Xubuntu)

Is it possible to turn "Software updater" off? It pops up on startup every single time offering new (unwanted) updates. I have tried to set "don't check for updates" and all this kind of stuff in ...
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Error: the update information is outdated because of network problems or old repositories

In the top right of my screen there is a red signal which is saying that there are some networks problems. I tried to update it but couldn't. How to solve this now? Update error: Err ...
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Trouble with “ waiting for headers ”

It seems duplicate but really it's not, I'm really tired of testing all solutions and reaching no success. even I'm thinking about going back to windows because I had several problems with ubuntu ...
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Malformed line in my sources list, how to resolve?

Before i start, i've tried the solution from this thread How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? but unfortunately, the steps performed in that thread are already covered for me. The ...
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How to save downloaded updates only to be used on a computer without internet

I searched askubuntu and got many solution, many of which are very complicated and eats huge bandwidth like say building an off-line deb archive. Is there any manual way to save the installed updated ...
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Recompile package (with applied .diff file) after every update

I have a .diff file which I use to patch unity source code and then recompile it, so I can remove trash icon from unity panel which is important to me. However after every update of Unity, the patched ...
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Heartbleed: dist-upgrade didn't fix it

Sorry for my bad English. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-60-virtual x86_64). In an attempt to fix Heartbleed, I first ran apt-get update, then apt-get dist-upgrade. It went all OK, ...
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Updates won't install [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, but now updates will not install. This is the error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-generic-lts-saucy: Depends: ...
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I Have recently installed 13.10. I'm Getting a problem when i use sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

This is what I'm getting when i'm using sudo apt-get updates E: Type 'Download' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 3 in source list ...
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Can't connect to WiFi and adjust brightness after crash

Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to Ubuntu; Lenovo G505s; Ubuntu 13.10 I was doing an update via the Software Updater when suddenly my laptop just hangs. I had to force shutdown (holding the power button). ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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Problem when check for updates [duplicate]

Please, helpp... I can not update... An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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Am I affected? Heartbleed bug [duplicate]

I've just learned about the Heartbleed Bug (OpenSSL leaking private keys), and based on the website, heartbleed.com, it says that OpenSSL 1.0.1 through version f is affected. However it leaves off ...
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Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com'

This is a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have searched for this answer and I find many that just do not work. Sometimes the answer is incomplete, happens a lot, or missing a few basic ...
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Are reboots required after updates?

I noticed from other posts that /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs tells what package is requiring a reboot, but this file does not exist anymore. I have been running Ubuntu 13.10 (and updated to beta ...
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Ubuntu updates blocked apt-get

last week ubuntu asked to install some updates. After doing that a series of problem came out (everything worked fine before...) and now I can't use and apt-get command because or these "missing ...
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Error in update and upgrade

Following are some of the errors that I am getting while using the command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch ...
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What is a partial upgrade and when is it necessary?

Sometimes when I am running a development version of Ubuntu, the Software Updater will tell me that a partial upgrade is needed when I check for updates. What is a partial upgrade, and why are they ...
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update Dell Bios from ubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to know how i can update my laptop bios from ubuntu I have Laptop E6430 i see Dell released a version for windows only so is there a way to do it from ubuntu
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How update exiftool in 13.10 lubuntu

I have lubuntu 13.10 and exiftool 9.13. How can i update exiftool to version 9.55? I downloaded the newest exiftool from www and do everything to install it according to: ...
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Updating Software [duplicate]

I recently have been shown just how new i am to ubuntu through this issue: I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and i have installed Hedgehogs version 0.9.17.1 using the ubuntu software center. I haven't been ...
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LTSP: How to update and install plugins for SBAC

I just recently took over an LTSP lab (edubuntu) and now am in the middle of needing to install plugins and updating it. I have no idea how to do either. Since I've heard you need to update the image ...
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Can't update or install anything. Ubuntu 3.11.0.14

This is the result I get trying to get updates. Internet connection is fine, if I put the URL's in a browser, it gets to the address and downloads packages OK.. What is the fix for this error Could ...
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Updated from 12.04 to 13.10, now wireless won't work and freezes my laptop

I'm using a Toshiba Satellite with dual boot (Ubuntu and Windows 7). I just updated from 12.04 to 13.10, and everything seemed to be working fine. Wireless did connect right after the first reboot, ...
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Why does /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check not agree with apt-get upgrade

I've got an up to date Ubuntu install (13.10). When I run /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check it returns 7:0, ie 7 updates available, none of them security. However when I then try to upgrade, I get ...
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update package error [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status ...
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unable to install and update software beside of having internet connection

I am updating packages on my ubuntuusing the sudo apt-get update command but the updation every single time doesn't exceed 23%. please help me as i am new to ubuntu12.04
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Recommended values for apt configuration options

To enable automatic updates, we have to edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic and set the appropriate apt configuration options: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; ...
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Is having Lubuntu 12.04 a security risk?

I have a computer with Lubuntu 12.04 installed. Since unlike Ubuntu 12.04 Lubuntu is not LTS, I will not get Lubuntu updates. However, I am still getting updates (I guess these are the general Ubuntu ...
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updating package catch failed error while using intel graphics installer

I tried everything but this error persist continuously in Intel graphics installer for Linux error occurred while updating the package cache. error : W:GPG error: https://download.01.org saucy ...
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Not able to update 12.04, Error. Please help [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Error! W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages ...
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How can I add ppa:webupd8team/java to my repository with there are certificate errors?

I know this question has had a lot of attention and I wouldn't ask unless previous answers wouldn't work. I have tried each of the responses at these questions: ...
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can't open software-center and software & updates

This is the error i'm getting Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 130, in <module> app = SoftwareCenterAppGtk3(options, args) File ...
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Trouble using “apt-get update” [duplicate]

I am trying to use the command "apt-get update", but it gives me this error. It's not the only command that gives errors like these. apt-get update E: Could not open lock file ...
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Why are the 'xx packages can be updated' lines repeated twice?

When I logged in to my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit server this morning over SSH, I saw this at the end of the 'welcome' screen: Graph this data and manage this system at: ...
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error during update [duplicate]

I'm trying to update my computer using sudo apt-get update but I'm getting the following error: Err Unable to connect to in.archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err ...
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Can't install linux-firmware. Eternal download looping

I'm having problems with the linux-firmware instalation. When i try to update my ubuntu 13.10 64 bit it starts a eternal download loop here: Os pacotes a seguir serão atualizados: linux-firmware 1 ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu from 12.04 to 13.10 [duplicate]

How will I upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.1 internally without the iso file . Please help .
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Updating ubuntu 13.10 Problem on Dell E6410

When ever I try to update, I get this message: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131017)/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom ...
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I updated to 12.10 and now it won't boot. [duplicate]

I updated to 12.10 recently, (yesterday) and when I rebooted, I selected my ubuntu partition, and it seemed to boot normally, but after it got past the ubuntu loading screen, it just goes to a single ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 beta update compatibility [closed]

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Notebook and I am wondering if the beta could be easily updated to later release clients? Are there any official sources that ensure update compatibility? ...
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Unable to get updated package information apt-get update Xubuntu 12.04

Hello I'm having a problem with updating my system. I'm running precise 12.04 When I run apt-get update, I get the following error at the end of the apt-get update. Failed to fetch ...
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Cannot update via update manager [duplicate]

The following error message appears: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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Why update softwares before upgrading to next version?

I am using ubuntu 13.10 now. I am willing to update my os into 14.04 after it's release. Is it needed to update my softwares before updating to 14.04. If it so, why?
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Managing software updates for a Python web stack [duplicate]

I'm running a 12.04 server which I use solely for Django (Python) web apps. I'm using Apache, PostgreSQL and Python. I don't really know what I should be doing to maintain my server. Obviously I'm ...
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After installing system update I can't login to my user [duplicate]

At the login screen, I type my password, then hit enter and I see a quick black screen with some text, as if something crashed, and it goes back to the login screen.. Help?
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Will “apt-get upgrade” update the kernel on LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My question is: Will running "apt-get upgrade" update the kernel? I have read in some untrusted places that only running "apt-get dist-upgrade" will update the kernel. ...
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Switching from java 6 jdk to java 7 jdk…now showing for update-alternatives

Alright so i'm not sure if i'm just stupid or what but i installed java 7 jdk by doing sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk and then i try to do sudo update-alternatives --config java and it only lists ...
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kernel execution with RFS from NFS

while working on Redboot ,, after loading kernel into memory , i'm trying to execute it with RFS from NFS as follows: exec -c "console=ttyAM0,115200 ip=192.168.0.50:192.168.0.1:192.168.0.1 ...