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Ubuntu 16.04 updating Google Chrome gets weak digest and hash sum mismatch messages

So for a while now whenever I run sudo apt-get update I have been getting some output regarding google-chrome similar to: W: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg: Signature ...
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Failed to download repository information 16.04

I seem to get a failed to download repository when trying to update my computer on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. And it is not on any repositories I have added it's on the stock repositories....
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libcgmanager0 is not verified by authors

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 and I use the software center for updates, which usually works fine, but now there was an error message as in the title. I am not really sure what to do about this, so I ...
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Why do I no longer get informed that updates are available by a pop up?

I am using 16.04LTS.Until recently I quite often got informed by a popup in the same place as the wifi connected/disconnected information appears, that 'Important OS and application updates are ready.....
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Tar Archive Update And Delete Parameters

I use -uvf parameters to tar my home folder, but it accumulates files and I soon run out of disk space. What combination of parameters rewrites only changed files and removes deleted?
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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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Empty files can't be valid archives when running sudo apt update

I have just make a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04. I've never seen this error on ubuntu 15.10. When I try to run sudo apt update: Hit:1 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http:/...
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How to keep a local ~/bin folder up to date with updates from various Github repositories?

~/bin contains a number of scripts that I downloaded from various Github repositories for which the Ubuntu default repositories do not provide the latest version and/or PPAs do not exist. What are ...
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Number of package releases / upgrades over time

Background: I came back to an old server of mine today and ran apt-get update; apt-get upgrade only to find there were no updates available. Subsequently tried dist-upgrade as well. This baffles me a ...
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Why does xubuntu 14.04 request a reboot on every start?

Since installing xubuntu 14.4, I have often found that the update manager insists a reboot is required even if no upgrades were performed. This seems to be because /var/run/reboot-required and reboot-...
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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Updating Problem

Let me thank you in advance for reading and attempting to help me. Thank you! Sorry for the terrible editing also had to change some of the links cuz im not reputable :) My problem is as such: ...
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No sound after update on Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, my sound has gone missing after an update with update-manager. I have found the solution before, but then had to reinstall Ubuntu. It can't even detect my audio card. Here is a ...
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Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist

I get this error when i tried to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 from update manager. Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist Does anything can be done to fix this?
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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file

I have Ubuntu 16.04. When I do sudo apt update I get the following output: W: Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-security_InRelease W: ...
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Software updater can't load in MATE 16.04

I applied some theme just after installing Ubuntu MATE 16.04. Now the software updater doesn't show up when called from the menu. This is what it say in the terminal : (update-manager:5977): Gtk-...
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Crash while upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I was upgrading my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 LTS using the command sudo update-manager -d The process had finished downloading the packages and was in the process of installation. Some thing like 60% ...
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How to update gnuplot (4.6 to 5.0)?

I have recently installed GNU Octave 4.0.0 and today when I checked that I have gnuplot version 4.6 although I haven't installed it. I guess it was installed during the installation of Octave. However,...
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Unable to update my VM Ubuntu Server 14.04 through source list, Any fix?

I have installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on virtual box along with putty and Winscp for ftp requirements.I need to install some packages in to that but if I write sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre ......
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No new updates in almost a month?

I have been running the software updater every week. Since the middle of December, there have been no new updates. It keeps saying that the software on my computer is up to date. Is this just because ...
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How to keep sfdisk working?

I updated to Ubuntu 15.10 but it causes a huge issue for me: sfdisk doesn't work anymore. I really need sfdisk to build partitions on SD card for my embedded Linux but it seems that options have ...
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Update impossible. Blocks at renewing MySQL pack. Cant remove MySQL

I try to update MySQL but the update gets stuck at: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. I do the sudo dpkg thing and it stops at: ...
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Why ubuntu 15.10 still needs restart to update the kernel?

I upgraded my system to ubuntu 15.10 dev a while ago and the kernel was 4.2.0-14. A new update downloaded kernel 4.2.0-16 but "uname -a" still shows the current running kernel as 4.2.0-14. Linux ...
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Cannot install anything PLEASE HELP

Okay, so I know nothing about the terminal or any of that. I'm new to this "Ubuntu" stuff. My computer was fine and I could install and download programs but my computer broke, and once fixed, now I ...
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ubuntu 15.04 cursor not showing after up-gradation

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 and after successful up-gradation, neither trackpad nor mouse cursor is showing.
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How do you install mate 1.10 from source?

I have been trying to install mate 1.10. For several days. The ppa(s) give me 404 errors, and just don't work. the source packages give me an intertwined mess of dependency errors, missing m4 macros, ...
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System updates are broken

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also have this error showing up: (it's transparent because I screenshotted just before the drop-down closed) When I ...
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How should I arrange a test and production mirror of Ubuntu package repositories?

I want to be able to closely standardise my Ubuntu 14.04 installations, there's a likelihood that the number of installations I have to complete will rise dramatically soon. I also want to be able to ...
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...
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Update BQ E5 via apt-get

I've got an BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition phone. Does updating and upgrading the phone via apt-get cover all the updates that Ubuntu provides via user-interface (as I know they do binary-differential-...
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Apt-cacher-ng: Is there a way to avoid duplicating /var/cache/apt?

I know apt-cacher-ng is duplicating the data in /var/cache/apt. Is there a way to tell it to use /var/cache/apt, or it isn't doable due to permissions? Mi partition has little space. I could indeed ...
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How to remove old, unused keyrings in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.?

I frequently receive error messages of the following type: gpg: keyblock resource `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/rwky-nodejs.gpg': resource limit It seems apt-key available cannot handle so many ...
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Weird bug with 1.1 usb hub after last Ubuntu 14.04 update in 20150606

I'm using Kubuntu Trusty LTS (32 Bit). uname -a: Linux xxxxxxxx-netbook 3.13.0-53-generic #89-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 20 10:34:28 UTC 2015 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux I've updated several packages, here ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center won;t open after download of update terminated

Attempted an update of Ubuntu 14.04 but download was terminated by a broken internet connection now software center won't open. Is it possible to clean out partial download and try update again? Is ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I ...
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I am unable to update ubuntu 14.10 using sudo apt-get update

I tried to update after I could not browse on my mozilla browser. I can ping out so I am on the network. DNS does not resolve using the ip address. The following is my output from trying apt-get ...
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Can I synchronize the update process between two PCs?

I have a laptop and a desktop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed on both of them. If there is an update I have to do it to both of them, but if there is anyway that I can synchronize the update process ...
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Ubuntu will not accept new password even after recovery mode reset

After a recent 14.04 update my computer will not accept my log in password. I have done all the various steps through the recovery mode at boot up, changed my admin password & I still receive an ...
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Shall I install update for my self installed emacs?

Yesterday, I installed the latest Emacs 24.4-1 from its official site by compiling its source code, because the one in repository is older. But today the software update notifies me if I want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 software update causes system failure and messed up graphics

I allowed the software updater on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to update various software packages today (1/25/2014). A reset was requested. I reset my machine and it now comes up with messed up graphics....
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Why does ubuntu not connect to update server?

all. My ubuntu installation recently 'crashed' after attempting an update on 16.12.2014. The installation became unusable and I had to format and re-install. I've successfully installed 14.04 but ...
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Nvidia drivers do not work after update on 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and an Nvidia GT540M. I had also installed CUDA and it was working fine. Last week I installed some updates and I experienced some problems and I had to remove the Nvidia drivers ...
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Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: 12....
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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

I'm sorry to report, I'm afraid I have inadvertently borked my Ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. I cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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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 12....
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Unable to select Chrome updates on Ubuntu 12.04

I own two machines, both of which are running Ubuntu 12.04. I use Google Chrome on both. A Google Chrome update is available, and it appears in the Update Manager. However, I cannot select the ...
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after update

as a complete newbie to Linux, I just installed a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Ubuntu 13.04 from USB stick. Downloaded the installer from ubuntu.com and put it on a stick. No issues. Next day (...
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Linux headers upgrade error

I got this error (quoted below) when upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. Should I be worried(since I can detect my flaws in my instalation) but I get this at any new linux-header upgrade I do. What does it ...