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Questions tagged [update-manager]

Questions about the graphical interface update-manager, as opposed to the command line apt-get.

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18.04 hangs on boot after system software update (Linux 4.15.0-35) (posted on 7 Dec 2018)

after having updated my 18.04 Xubuntu it won't show up the boot up splash window (I have automatic log in activated), my machine gets stuck on exactly the same place as the picture in this post shows: ...
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Software Updater and sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

After installing software with Software Updater running sudo apt-get update shouldn't return any hits right? This isn't the case on my system, I've installed some updates which "popped up" ...
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Auto-Update asks me to update firmware that doesn't even fit my laptop model? [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with a 2016 Thinkpad X1C. These days I keep on getting an update notification for a "security fix 184.55.3510" for Thinkpad X1 Yoga 1st. I wonder if I can somehow skip this ...
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APT says malformed line 63, can't install anything since installing Adobe reader [duplicate]

My apt-get is not working. Keeps saying malformed line 63. Also, every time I try to download Chrome it says "software index is broken". I have no idea what I'm doing. I somehow managed to uninstall ...
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I clicked on software updater, I got package updater failed, Installation or removal of a software package failed

I clicked on the updater, there were several packages. I believe this one to be from the last one, the ubuntu base (or core) -- I don't remember the wording. Questions: Which package exactly did not ...
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i can't install sudo [on hold]

I want to install sudo so I typed command apt-get update then it shows the following error: reading packages lists...done W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - E: could not ...
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Software and Updates not running

I get this message on terminal when I type /usr/bin/update-manager: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 890, in _find_spec AttributeError: '...
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Problem updating VS Code in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I face this issue when updating my VS Code. I have posted what I obtain in my terminal after running sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install code below: [10:04:28] dyufenyuy@Synepsys-Yufenyuy:~$ ...
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Large delay between release of package update and availability in update manager

On my Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop, I regularly (usually multiple times per week) check for updates via the update manager GUI and install all updates that are shown as available. Today, and this was ...
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18.04 How to install new kernel with samba service failing error code 1?

The software updater advises that there's a new kernel to install but 0 bytes is given for the download size. It goes thru the process, asks to restart the system. Running apt update and apt upgrade ...
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How to switch APT mirror from the commandline?

Let's assume that we are using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). I know GUI ways to switch currently used APT mirror. User should open Software & Updates (software-properties-gtk or software-...
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How to enable or disable -updates, -security, -backports, -proposed repositories from commandline?

Let's assume that we are using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). I know GUI ways to enable or disable the following repositories: Important security updates (bionic-security) Recommended updates (...
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I accidentally put my computer to sleep during ubuntu dist-upgrade. How do I resume the update?

My computer was in the process of updating from Ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10 Durring this, I accidentally put my computer to sleep. When I open my computer now, I see the lockscreen. However, when I click ...
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Software Updates UI stuck in a loop

I am witnessing a uncommon behavior of Software Update interface (i.e. the software "Software" in the unity menu) Namely, it keeps telling me to update the bios of my Thinkpad from 0.1.17 to 0.1.18 ...
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Upgrade from 18.04.1 (bionic) to 18.10 (cosmic) fails

I tried to upgrade using software updater but upgrade window silently closed after downloading the files. Then I tried upgrading with do-release-upgrade but that also failed without an obvious error ...
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ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'UpdateManager.UpdateManager'

I was trying to remove PYYAML as it was showing some error and accidentally i did remove :/usr/lib/python3.6/distutils$ but again i reinstalled it somehow now my update manager is broken i can;t ...
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Update Manager (Bionic LXDE for Android ARM) launching problems

How to fix the error while running Update Manager? I tried on LXterminal for Ubuntu Bionic LXDE on Android ARM amd I found this error: root@localhost:~# update-manager WARNING:root:can not import ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not upgrading to 18.10

I am using Unity pack. When I click on Upgrade to 18.10, nothing happens. I tried using Ubuntu also (rebooting and selecting Ubuntu option in settings), but no progress. Please suggest
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Why do firmware updates not apply?

I cannot get firmware updates to apply on a Dell XPS 9360 running Ubuntu 18.04. Files are copied to the boot partition and found upon reboot, but the update does not seem to be applied after the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “sudo apt-get -f install” results in error code (1)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 off of a USB onto an external HDD. Ive been trying to the software update which pops up as a red circle with a white line through it on the top right of my screen. When I ...
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Recover from aborted do-release-upgrade

I executed do-release-upgrade on desktop 18.04 and then realized that this command is for servers. But it started the upgrade process anyway without any prompt, rewrote configuration files and only ...
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Update Manager stuck in loop with non-existing update

When I open Update Manager, I'm presented with empty list saying there is 2,9 MB of updates. For a fact, there is none, I ran apt update/upgrade few seconds ago. Whe I click install, it seems like it'...
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Issue in updating after installing clipgrab

I Installed clipgrap using the following three commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install clipgrab After that, the following issue is occuring ...
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Blank Black screen appear after upgrading Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32-bit to 18.04 LTS 32-bit bionic beaver via software updater during reboot

I was upgrading my laptop running ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32 bit version to a ubuntu 18.04 LTS 32 bit version bionic beaver via the software updater builtin the OS. After successful installation of the ...
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How can I ban Software Updater from checking for updates at certain times of day or certain days of week?

I would like to find some way to stop Software Updater for checking for updates except during time periods I specify. The problem with it is that it hogs system resources and if I am watching video ...
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“Hash sum mismatch” error when doing apt-get update

Specific files are causing this error, like Err:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main i386 Packages Err:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages I have ...
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How can I solve this error related to gnome-terminal & software updater?

Due to this error, my terminal is neither opening from shortcut key (CTRL+ALT+T] nor from launcher. It only opens from "Open Terminal" option by right clicking on desktop. prateek@Home-Alone:~$ sudo ...
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Software Updater is not working properly

Throughout all this process connection to the Internet was working properly. Every time I turned on my computer an error message popped saying "System program problem detected". I'm certain it is ...
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Suspicious software update [duplicate]

Using 18.04 LTS. Update this morning shows a 10.2 Mb file to be downloaded but there are no details of the update nor any technical description. Seems suspicious to me, is it?
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'Failed to fetch' error while installing Sirius on Ubuntu 14.04

Please help. I receive the following errors in the first steps when attempting to install Sirius, how do I correct them? I ensured my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is up to date then I follow the following ...
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update-manager crashes when I upgrade to 18.04

running update-manager results in a crash with this error: ** (do-release-upgrade:11138): WARNING **: Failed to load shared library 'libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37' referenced by the typelib: /usr/lib/...
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Software Updater doesn't show packages Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Yet, apt-get update/upgrade shows perfectly.
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Last update broke program, how to revert?

Yesterday the "software update app" suggested me a list of updates and I decided to apply them. Today I start my computer to find that a program I use every day is not working properly. The program is ...
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Update notice with no details [duplicate]

Have been receiving update notices periodically for a couple of weeks, but there are no details about the update provided. Haven't installed/applied it, so it continues to come up. 18.04.1LTS. ...
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Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/i18n/Translation-en

I am getting below error on sudo apt-get update. sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 https://repo....
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What is the proper way to update packages? Software Updater isn't updating all of my software [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 x64 and noticed this today. Ran Software Updater, it updated just one package. Then I opened up a terminal and ran sudo apt update and saw that updates to three ...
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How to tell the version of Firefox in Software Updater [duplicate]

I am currently using Firefox 52esr (52.9.0). I want to keep using 52esr (I am aware of the issues in doing so and not asking about that here). As of yesterday "Firefox Web Browser" is listed as an ...
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Missing icons in Software Updater Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

See image for a one-look explanation: Software Updater with missing icons As the image shows, I'm missing the 'cardboard box' icons from the Software Updater. I know that they are supposed to be ...
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Software Updater error

I am having serious trouble with setting up the ethernet connection in Ubuntu 16.04, so I thought of doing a software update and did so. It stopped halfway through with this black screen: https://i....
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Ubuntu software upgrade

Not having used Ubuntu for some time, when I started it today it suggested that I install upgrades. However, some packages including Ubuntu software center, Kile, Idle give me an error message e.g. ...
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usr/bin/test not found after apt-get update

When running sudo apt-get update I get this at the end: sh: 1: /usr/bin/test: not found. I have already tried doing sudo apt install --reinstall coreutils, but to no avail. If somebody can help me, ...
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18.04 Software Updater returns Package operation failed

Trying to use the Software Updater in 18.04 the usual error returned is PACKAGE OPERATION FAILED The installation or removal of a software package failed. I have entered this post several times to ...
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Package Updater could not get list of distribution upgrade

Opening Package Updater saying a message All packages are up to date. Behind that a error message saying Could not get list of distribution upgrades Failed to process request in more details I ...
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Ubuntu Software is not working properly on 18.04

The Ubuntu Software is not at all working properly on Ubuntu 18.04.I don't know what's wrong with that but whenever I try to update any apps it shows some error(attached pic).Even the main page which ...
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WiFi not working after software update

Yesterday i installed ubuntu 18.04 in my laptop. During installation, I didnt't installed third-party software for graphics and networking hardware. After the installation, wifi connection was working....
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Processor fan always on in Lenovo x220 core i5 11ghz

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 my processor fan is always on resulting in the battery draining rapidly as compared to when I was using the 16.04, is there something I need to do the make the ...
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“Failed to download repository information” after updating Ubuntu [duplicate]

I used the Software Updater and at the end it said Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection I saw an article said use sudo apt-get update I tried and it said ...
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sudo apt-get upgrade error 404 [duplicate]

I'm getting this error on running command $ sudo apt-get update Ign:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/lubuntu-desktop/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic ...
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How do I avoid a partial upgrade? [duplicate]

I remember back in 2012, when I tried to upgrade to Oneric using Software Updater, I got something called a partial upgrade and it was a mess to deal with. Is there any way to avoid that from ...
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Disable all services in Ubuntu 16.04 (and later) causing any internet connection

Given that an IOT device running Ubuntu 16.04, I would like to restrict network or internet consumption. Thus, I am looking for two things here. Identify (& Stop) all ubuntu services causing ...