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"software updater" is the generic updater. It will scan for updates for all your repositories and PPA's you added. It will scan based on a period set in "settings": If you do not care about what gets updated this one is good enough. And you can set this to silently update. Ubuntu Software has its own version on this. Basically it uses the same method but ...


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You could also try to back-port the valgrind package from Trusty to Precise: Download the source files and extract them: wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/v/valgrind/valgrind_3.10~20140411.orig.tar.gz http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/v/valgrind/valgrind_3.10~20140411-0ubuntu1.debian.tar.gz tar -xf valgrind_3.10~20140411.orig.tar....


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You can upgrade valgrind as follows: wget http://valgrind.org/downloads/valgrind-3.10.1.tar.bz2 tar -xjf valgrind-3.10.1.tar.bz2 ./configure --prefix=/usr/local make sudo make install ccache --clear


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I suggest avoiding 'normal update manager' (WTI) and use CLI which will let you control this. $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade Or possibly $ sudo synaptic When a brain-free automatic whatever-the-heck-it-is GUI consistently does something you don't want, use your Linux skills and don't behave as if you own a Macintosh.


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Instead of getting a fresh version from the Dropbox site, i removed it and reinstalled using the Ubuntu software center, and now it works.


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Try getting a fresh release from: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx Make sure that your browser is logged out from dropbox.com when you visit this link; otherwise download links are not shown.


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You are trying to do something the commands are not built to do! The correct way to update is : Sudo apt-get update This update the cash. The new way is: Sudo apt update Likewise with the actual upgrade: Sudo apt-get upgrade / sudo apt upgrade Do see the manual for the install options, You have installed the Update and the Upgrade programs, they ...


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You can prevent a package from being updated by running the command sudo apt-mark hold package In your case, it should run sudo apt-mark hold mysql5.6 If you wish to update it later, you can run sudo apt-mark unhold package


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WARNING: Back up all your data before going any further. The problem is, almost undoubtedly, that you are using third-party repositories while trying to upgrade. Every linux distro seems to break when doing that. So, the solution is to disable those repositories, remove all their software, upgrade, and then re-add any repositories and software you want. ...


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As far as Ubuntu drivers is concerned, here is the info obtained from running the command: apt-cache show ubuntu-drivers-common Description-en: Detect and install additional Ubuntu driver packages This package aggregates and abstracts Ubuntu specific logic and knowledge about third-party driver packages. It provides: . - a Python API for detecting ...


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sudo update-alternatives --config python There are 2 choices for the alternative python (providing /usr/bin/python). Selection Path Priority Status ------------------------------------------------------------ 0 /usr/bin/python3.5 2 auto mode * 1 /usr/bin/python2.7 1 manual mode 2 ...


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Bug fixed on last version of gnome(ubuntu)-software https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/+bug/1592382


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Try adding: [arch=amd64] after deb , but before the URL in /etc/apt/sources.list


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There is now an Owncloud client repository for 16.04, so update your sources.list (just replace 15.10 with 16.04) and try again. And if you have not yet added the GPG key for the repository, do it as indicated on the Owncloud client download page: wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:desktop/Ubuntu_16.04/Release.key sudo apt-key add -...


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It's easier to run these two commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal. If you were interrupted during a previous update, your update manager might not work but these commands (if you watch them) will tell you what's wrong. Sometimes it will tell you that your files are broken or it needs to retrieve archives, or might tell you ...


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You can regenerate your /etc/apt/sources.list content from this link and then enter: sudo apt-get update


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I had the same kind of problem. I had to log in with another session, to kill the dpkg process and to rerun dpkg --configure -a twice before it worked again. Please backup your database if you can before doing the configuration, to make sure you don't lose anything!


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Failsafe method of upgrading your packages: Open a Terminal window and type: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Installing a package: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install packagename Removing a package: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get remove packagename Always use : sudo apt-get update before any maintenance command , ...


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No package will typically be updated beyond the major version shipped with the initial release of the distribution. Minor updates may be released provided changes are not significant, and security fixes from newer versions may be back-ported to maintain compatibility. You will find that some packages independently offer newer major versions from their own ...



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