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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

Because of bug #693758 I'd like to prevent apt-get upgrade and Update Manager from updating the "libgtk2.0-0" package. How can this be achieved?
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14.04 --> 16.04 failed; apt (>= 1.0.1ubuntu2.13)' is not installed

I was attempting to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, but apt threw this error: The required dependency 'apt (>= 1.0.1ubuntu2.13)' is not installed. What does this mean, and how can I fix it? When I ...
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dropbox issue on Xenial

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 one month ago. Since about one week Dropbox asks for an updated to the last version and now it has stopped syncing. I already has the latest version installed (also checked ...
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Update R version 3.0.2 to 3.3.0

I am using R version 3.0.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to update latest version of R. Can anyone help me to do update?
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Problem with sudo apt get update

every time when try update(using sudo apt-get update) my Ubuntu i get this problem: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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How to fix apt: Signature by key uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1) after installing Chrome?

I have just updated to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I started setting up by installing Google-Chrome and then went to run a sudo apt-get update again before I started installing other software, and I get the ...
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appstreamcli: Detected colliding ids: XY.desktop was already added with the same priority

I have recently found that when running sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (though it is the same on all flavours) that this is the output: Get:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial ...
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Ubuntu software system upgrades in 16.04

The "ubuntu software" in this version shows system upgrades, Is it the same as the classic "Software updates" if I upgrade from there? Thanks.
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Update Error in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get update leads me to: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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Getting 404 errors and more with sudo apt-get update

I'm completely new to Linux. Running Ubuntu 16.04. When executing sudo apt-get update I get 404 errors and Failed to fetch ... along with a whole lot more. I do not know what this is nor how to fix ...
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Network links disappeared in Select Destination or Filename windows

Not very long ago, the links to my network drive disappeared in the pop up destination windows on all of my Ubuntu 14.04 PC's. Networking still works fine, Nautilus still sees the net drives and it's ...
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after update from 15.10 to 16.04 Update-manager / Software manager apt-get dpkg is not working anymore

System DELL XPS 17,3..... Starting Update by pressing the button Update now from the Update manager this was not finishing. no Error message nothing! Restart runs always into System 16.04 even when i ...
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Empty Software center

When I tired to install new software, I found the store empty. What can I do Software center in Ubuntu 16.04:
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Cannot solve GPG error

I ran sudo apt-get update and at the end I have these errors: Fetched 14,3 kB in 54s (264 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release: The following ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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how to upgrade my system from ubuntu 13.4 [duplicate]

My system still ubuntu 13.4 it's so old version and I know that because did not work with this lap for a while I hope some one here tell me how to upgrade my system to the newer version without lose ...
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learning and understanding ubuntu and the language

Is there a book on Ubuntu for seniors or beginners,also a dictionary on computer words and abbreviations? Need help understanding the language.
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Why would I want to compile from binaries vs using sudo apt-get install [on hold]

I am a relatively new Linux/Ubuntu user, and I am installing the IDS, Snort. Google returns a multitude of ways in which to do this. Could someone summarize for me why I would want to choose either ...
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How to update GNOME to 3.18 without updating Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, and I would like to update GNOME to 3.18. I have tried using the normal terminal commands suggested to update GNOME like sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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There is no public key available for the following key IDs 1397BC53640DB551 [duplicate]

When I run the command: sudo apt-get update I got this following warning: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 1397BC53640DB551 This is the only warning I got and I do not ...
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How can I solve the problem of an empty window for Software Updater?

My Ubuntu 16.04 only displays an empty white window for the Software Updater: I can run apt-get update without a problem: ... Fetched 94,5 kB in 5s (17,1 kB/s) Reading package ...
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error E: Failed to stat /var/lib/apt/lists/partial while update ubuntu 16.04

How to fix this error while updating.. Reading package lists... Done E: Failed to stat /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/id.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_InRelease - ...
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does umake update its applications automatically?

Will the applications I install through ubuntu-make update themselves automatically? Like when I install something with apt-get or like when I add a repository.
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sudo apt-get update command not performing all the task in Ubuntu 16.04 and finishes in 4-5 lines

I am getting this error while running sudo apt-get update please suggest what to do. Is this occurring due to the operation sudo apt-get remove --purge runit. This after the operation I performed in ...
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GPG error: http://archive.cronical.com trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn valid, got 'NoDATA'

I'm getting this error when I try to update ubuntu 14.04: GPG error: http://archive.cronical.com trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require ...
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Problems with obtaining service packs for Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Package update stops at this point and it remains a long time in this place intact: System Information madlax@net:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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apt-get is stuck at “fetched xxkb in xxsec” ubuntu 16.04 fresh install [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 16.04 and for the first thing, I connected it to internet and runned sudo apt-get update command from terminal. But I stuck at below state : Get:1 ...
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Stop Update Notifications

Prevent upgrade/update notifications to non-administrators. I have non-admin users on my server, and they don't need to receive desktop notifications regarding Ubuntu/App updates, nor do they have ...
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How to install Blender from the official website

I installed Blender from official Ubuntu repository but its version is always behind the version available from the official Blender website. I'm aware that I can launch the program within the ...
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After update, cannot mount hard drive nor boot

I have a huge problem. I had Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), and Windows 7 installed. Dell machine. I have one hard drive with partitions sda 1-3 and 5-7. The data on them are important (but not urgent). ...
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I can't seem to update ubuntu, software updater is blank

Hi I appreciate any help with this: Ubuntu Software Updater is blank when opened. It also won't update through ubuntu updates in the Ubuntu software application. Could use the terminal but then ...
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sudo apt-get update cancelled half way through, now cannot run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I'm a new user of ubuntu. It's been working fairly well so far. Today I've tried doing 'sudo apt-get update' and it's freezing after fetching data. This is the output: sudo apt-get update Hit:1 ...
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Apt-get does not complete after fetching sources [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 today. Now I can no longer perform software updates. Running sudo apt-get update results in the following: Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease ...
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lock errors updating on fresh ubuntu install 16.04 [duplicate]

I reinstalled a fresh copy of ubuntu, and now I'm getting lock issues when attempting to update or ugrade using apt-get. With 'sudo apt-get update', I have the following: E: Could not get lock ...
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Wireless stopt working after update, looks like I tried everything

$ nm-tool State unknown; $ lshw -C network DISABLED; configuration.. driver.. ath9k; lsmode shows that Ubuntu recognizes ath9k driver.. iwconfig: eth0 no wireless extensions; wlan IEEE ...
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How to fix/repair/remove/disable/install/uninstall 'Broken Packages' on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm using a machine that runs on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I run regular 'System Updates'. On one day after performing such regular 'System Update' my system stopped detecting wireless and wired ...
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How to automatically update Mint 17? [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 17, which is based on Ubuntu 14. It's alert me regularly that there are updates available. Great, that's work fine. But I don't to manually allow linux to do the updates. I wish ...
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How to get a list of all pending security updates?

I need to list (not count or install) all pending security updates on an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I've read the post How to create a list of of only security updates with apt-get? and its accepted answer ...
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How to skip kernel update?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS i686 on VirtulBox. Every time I check the updates, there's a new Linux kernel. If I install the new kernel, I have to install the Virtulbox Guest Additions again and ...
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Why the wi-fi network is not being detected after system update on a machine running on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm using a Lenovo machine running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I regularly update the system with system updates. Today I updated some programs through regular system update. Then I restarted my system ...
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Error Using “sudo apt-get update”

I got the following error while using the sudo apt-get update command. :~$sudo apt-get update /etc/sudoers.d/90-cloudimg-ubuntu: syntax error near line 1 <<< sudo: parse error in ...
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How to fix update-manager error “The package system is broken”

I am getting the following error with update-manager: The package system is broken Check if your are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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What updates is 'Ubuntu Software' installing?

I have recently upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04LTS. Since the upgrade, I have still been prompted occasionally to update by 'Software Updater' which had been present in 15.10. Quite a few updates to ...
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Error while updating and installing a package in ubuntu server 14.04 LTS

I am new in the world of linux . I am trying to update and install some packages in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS but it is showing error . I have seen lot on same question in this site but not able to ...
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Dell Precision 3510 update failed

I have a new Precision 3510 with SSD. Loaded by DELL with UBUNTU 14.04. Once I received it, I loaded firefox and set up updates. Attempted an update. During the install of the updates it asked me ...
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upgrading Ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04_ Update problem

After upgrading Ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04 I got the following two problems. 1. When I do sudo apt-get update I got: W: <http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/InRelease>: ...
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Update problem with signiture key

I have just updated to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I started setting up by installing Google-Chrome and then went to run a sudo apt-get update again before I started installing other software, and I get the ...
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VNC Server Missing and UFW disabled and iptables empty after update?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 computer in the other room that I remote into using Remmina Remote Desktop Client and VNC on another Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. It worked about 1 month ago. Now Remmina hangs at ...
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Disable “A new version of Sublime Text is available, download now?” in Sublime 3 (stable channel)

I am using package manager to handle updates without manual reinstallation. I installed Sublime as recommended in How do I install Sublime Text 2/3? with: sudo add-apt-repository ...