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Apt-get update encounters errors with bad GPG keys

i have errors withing sudo apt-get update W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key &...
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I am getting this error in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: failed to update

akashrana@akashrana-VirtualBox:~$ apt-get update w: chmod 6766 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDi rectory (1: Operation not permitted) E: Could not open lock file /var/...
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How to fix `Invalid file format` errors on `sudo apt-get update`? [on hold]

Running the command sudo apt-get update leads to a lot of Invalid file format errors. How can I fix such errors? In summary, most errors are about gzip reporting Invalid file format; There are also ...
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Update manager doesn't work

often the update manager says i don't have an internet connection and stops working. I check and do have access to the internet.... I think it might have something to do with updating google chrome ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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I can't do “sudo apt-get update” (malformed entry 54 in sources.list)

I see there are some similar questions but there's no solution there for my case. At least none that I could understand. When I type sudo apt-get update, I get a response: E: Malformed entry 54 in ...
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no more startup after update xubuntu to latest version

can someone help me out of my problem ? i started the automatic update to a higher level of xubuntu, after a long time the screen became black. no more reaction only a blinking cursus in the left top ...
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Can't install programs from terminal - error “403 forbidden”

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. I can't install anything, not even update the basics. For example, if I run sudo apt install mysql-server, the output says: Err:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-...
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Chromium launches to a black screen. Also sudo apt-get update returns errors

Just some background: this is the latest Ubuntu being run on virtual-box. Also, I just started using using Linux this week, so I'm a total noob. Now, these might not be connected, but for the second ...
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Help me about Kubuntu 16.04! [on hold]

I want to ask a question: "What do I do after my laptop has finished installing Kubuntu 16.04?" Thanks!
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How to automatically update Atom editor?

Automatic update of Atom feature is not yet supported for Ubuntu. From their Github: Currently only a 64-bit version is available. Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page. Run ...
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Error when using sudo apt-get update

I am using kubuntu 16.04 SSD/HDD combo and I keep getting the below error message when trying to sudo apt-get update. Reading package lists... Error! E: Could not create temporary file for /var/...
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Software update crashes running apps in Ubuntu 16.04

When there is an update for a running app, the update crashes the running app while updating. Is there any option in Ubuntu to enable a warning/message so I can save and close the running app when ...
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Ubuntu update: from Trusty to Xenial

If I decide to update my 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS (without doing a fresh install of 16.04) will the software that I currently have installed be preserved? Will I be able to use my current apps right ...
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Update problem in Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update I am facing the following errors: W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/InRelease Unable to find ...
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Blank screen after kernel auto-update in Ubuntu 15.10 (from 4.2.0-41.48 to -42.49)

First time this happens to me since I switched to linux (>1y). When I reboot with the old kernel (-41.48) i get the GUI and all is fine. Any known issues with that new -42 kernel ? I have a AMD/ATI ...
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Getting error while running sudo apt-get update

Whenever I am running $ sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive....
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Can I skip using apt-get update and update a software directly using .tar file?

Often I don't need to do apt-get update because that command will also update the system when I only need to update a software only. The reason is for example firefox new version only require 20++...
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How to enable silent automatic updates for any repository?

I read here how to enable silent automatic updates for Google Chrome. However, I have other repositories like spotify, docky and others for which I would like to enable silent updates. I am trying ...
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Ubuntu update stops while configuring mysql-server-5.7

When I update my Ubuntu sofwares and applications using Software Updater in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the update stops while Configuring mysql-server-5.7(when the downloaded updates are being installed). And ...
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all packages removed with apt-get remove, how to recover

I was trying to uninstall python2.7 package using apt-get remove, but it seems all packages are removed. I think I tried with "sudo apt-get remove python2.7". After reboot left pane is not coming on ...
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dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools

Error while updating the system. I try: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install -f sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get purge Output: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8.1) ... update-...
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apt-get update stuck at “100% [1 Sources 276 kB/277 kB 100%]”

I have two servers that are running Ubuntu 14.04.4. When I do apt-get update, they both get stuck on 100% [1 Sources 276 kB/277 kB 100%] or the same line with a different size(like 199kb). Packages ...
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Biber and biblatex ubuntu (Upgrade from xenial-proposed?)

Ubuntu 16.04 has the wrong version of biber shipped, biber 2.3 is too low to be compatible with biblatex: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-bibtex-extra biber Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Weak security SHA-1 SSL error in chrome on some sites after installing ubuntu 14.04

I installed a old Ubuntu ISO 14.04 Trusty, May be it was downloaded in 2015. I keep getting SHA-1 weak security error while using slack when Slack actually uses SHA-2. This site uses weak ...
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14.04 update hangs on bluez

I am having trouble doing a software update on 14.04. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The terminal hangs indefinitely after outputting: Setting up bluez (5.23-2ubuntu0trusty1) ... I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show any updates anymore

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in April, but since I have barely received any system updates (the ones popping up automatically with the Software Updater). When checking the kernel version with uname -...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS

I havent used my Ubuntu for quite long time. Today, when i boot the Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), the software updater and Software & Updates(from Settings) are not working. The software updater's window ...
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Warning during update: cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of /dev/sda1

preamble: Few years back I dropped my laptop, it subsequently failed to mount the sda1 disk. I recovered it mounting it with a live usb ubuntu distro. Ever since, my laptop has never been as smooth ...
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Can't apt update Error: Unable to find expected entry in Release file, Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I keep getting the following error, there is no line number in error, also I looked up url and keywords in sources.lst but couldn't find anything. The existing answers didn't help. W: Failed to ...
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I am getting an unknown error [on hold]

I am getting this error related to package updates. What is causing it? How can I fix it? W:Ignoring file 'trusty-stella-datong.volatile' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an ...
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How do I update Genymotion that's installed in a different directory

When I installed genymotion I put it in a different directory (see this). How do I update it? Do I just install it again and overwrite the old version? p.s: the latest version says it's for 15.10 ...
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Apt-get update failed with proxy

What's the most possible reasons for my case while I do a apt-get upgrade of apt-get install [package]. The setting of /etc/apt/apt.conf are as follow: Acquire::http::Proxy "http://169.254.91.100:...
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Ubuntu Software update Problem [on hold]

W:Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/multiverse/i18n/Index E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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How can I update youtube-dl?

I use youtube-dl to download videos for watching later offline. Usually, it works fine. However, due to frequent changes on the video sites, it sometimes requires a quick update. It wasn't a problem ...
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update not happening sudo apt-get update command

Followings are the error output: **W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.152 80] W: Failed to fetch http://extras....
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Do I need to install Security updates for Ubuntu base?

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS from a disc and have added updates.System info shows 14.04.2 LTS. Software updater >security updates offers Ubuntu base 103MB. Do I need to install this?
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14.04 --> 16.04 failed; apt (>= 1.0.1ubuntu2.13)' is not installed

(This question was not resolved. Due to time constraints Computer was restored to factory settings.) I was attempting to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, but apt threw this error: The required ...
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Update message in Kubuntu 16.04

In the Kubuntu KDE update program "Entdecken" (discover?), when new updates are available, there is a general description of the program but i cannot find the update message, showing what the update ...
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New update came out and messed up my world

A few months ago an update came out. I was running 14.04 LTS and the update crashed my system. I had to revert to 12.04.5 and lost all my files in the process. I would like to upgrade/update but it ...
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Do LTS releases get the newest program versions? [duplicate]

New versions of programs can sometimes be found in the official packages of newer Ubuntu releases. For example, the DAE-software Asunder gets installed in version 2.8-3 in 16.04, while the most ...
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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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Error while doing sudo apt-get update

I always get the following errors when I do sudo apt-get update. How do I fix them? W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/partner i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/...
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Update problems [closed]

I'm getting a failed to update from my update manager. This is what is failing to update. If possible can someone please help me to remove it. I'm new to Linux. I'm running Linux mint 17.3. Failed to ...
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Trying to upgrade to 16.04 from 15.10, but “the required dependency 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)' is not installed”?

I tried sudo apt-get update, but got E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock ...
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Software Updater - Requires installation of untrusted packages 16.04 [duplicate]

Environment Ubuntu 16.04 xenial Steps To Replicate 01) Notification for updates in system tray, click on it, install window is shown, click Install Now, get message: Software Updater - ...
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Unity with Gnome 3.20

Is it expectable the Gnome 3.20 apps to be patched for Unity under 16.04 16.10? If yes, any approximative time for that to happen? Thank you all! All the best, RM
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How to update drivers for a device that typically comes with windows?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 Developer edition, and am having some problems. Videos are giving me extremely choppy playback, so I want to start by trying to update all my drivers and BIOS. But Dell's ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 16.04 updates [duplicate]

Month before I have upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and now I am getting error while installing updates, error is "Failed to download package files", all updates able to download 100% except 'gcc-5' ...
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PCI compliance/scan company that supports Ubuntu? [closed]

We are starting a project in which we will need to scan and get PCI compliance certification for 4 nearly identical Ubuntu servers. I did some preliminary work on this last fall using Trustwave and ...