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How to fix <urlopen error ……. unable to get local issuer certificate (_ssl.c:997)> in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Only Ubuntu). How can I fix this issue: urlopen error ……. unable to get local issuer certificate (_ssl.c:997) May be because of this issue I can't attach my system to ...
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POP!_OS - Python3-repolib Error on Upgrade

POP!OS_22.04 TL;DR Ran into a weird error with a specific package python3-repolibon Lenovo Laptop. This also happened this morning on my partner's iMac device after she attempted to upgrade to 22.04. ...
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Why are there updates for relatively stable programs like Vim, zip, tar or xxd?

After I do an apt update, there are updates to packages like vim, tar or xxd. Since these are relatively stable, why do they have frequent updates?
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What is the equivalent of "freebsd-update" on OpenBSD?

I have been using FreeBSD for quite some time. Now I want to dive into OpenBSD some more. Currently I'm trying to figure out what is the "recommended" way to keep my system up-to-date. On ...
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How do I block updating a specific device with fwupd?

I want to be able to block updating my system's firmware with fwupd as later BIOS versions block the ability to undervolt the CPU (yes I'm aware this leaves my system susceptible to plundervolt and ...
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Fedora transaction test error on dnf update: file "conflicts"

I am trying to update Fedora using sudo dnf update. It lists the packages to be updated, downloads them, but then fails with this message: Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. ...
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Apt-get and mirrors errors or failed to fetch

My /etc/apt/sources.list contains: deb http://ubuntu.mirror.garr.it/ubuntu/ focal main deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.garr.it/ubuntu/ focal main deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.garr.it/ubuntu/ focal ...
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How to open 'About Mozilla Firefox' (update) window with one command

For some reason I have ended up using the 'local' (portable) version of Firefox, and it can check for updates from its dedicated window (Help - About...). Can that window be opened with one command?
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I cannot install anything after locking Firefox to avoid installation of snap version in Kubuntu 22.04

I cannot post on the askubuntu stackexchange because 22.04 is still development branch. My problems are: Snap Firefox in that system has some bugs or buggy features (cannot be pinned to panel task ...
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Why does the /boot folder contain only older kernel stuff after upgrading the kernel?

Following instructions at https://github.com/microsoft/WSL2-Linux-Kernel I successfully built and installed a new kernel: uname -rs returns Linux 5.10.102.1-microsoft-standard-WSL2+. However the ...
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How to make Ubuntu 20.04 stop checking for/reporting updates?

I am upgrading my machines periodically so I don't need to be reminded. I have configured Ubuntu 20.04 like this: However I'm still getting this dialog every once in a while (maybe once a week): Now,...
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Verifying the running kernel matches the latest installed kernel in Ubuntu

unattended-upgrades in Ubuntu automatically installs security updates including the kernel but does not reboot automatically (and it's OK, I don't need/want automatic reboots). How can I find out ...
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Plasma not running for specific user

My distro is KDE Neon 5.24 and running with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU and AMD RX 5700 GPU. I recently did a system upgrade after which my KDE Plasma shell stopped working properly. The errors that I ...
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CentOS yum update: packages skipped because of dependency problems?

I'm in the process of updating a server running CentOS that hasn't been updated in years. There were over 400 packages to update, but 6 packages were skipped due to dependency problems. After updating ...
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How can we stop Opera from usurping /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser?

While Firefox is of course my browser of choice, I have a few others, for reasons, including Opera. In XFCE's "Settings Manager", in "Default Applications", Firefox is duly ...
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cron-apt informed me that there are pending security updates on my Debian system but I can't find the corresponding announcement. How shall I proceed?

Today, cron-apt informed me that there are pending security updates on my Debian stable system: CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Tue Jan 25 04:00:01 CET 2022 CRON-APT SLEEP: 3076, Tue Jan 25 04:51:...
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Linuxmint 20.3: Update Manager won't start

Unable to start Update Manager from GUI or from terminal. Any suggestions? $ mintupdate $ Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/mintUpdate.py", line 18, in &...
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after apt update && upgrade xfce about notifications glitch - how to get rid of them?

the first thing that should be noted is that I'm a novice Linux user (I think that this may be the part of the problem). I'm running Kali Linux with xfce desktop on VMWare Workstation 15 and ...
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"Package failed to install" error in KDE

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and KDE Plasma 5.18.5. When I try to install system updates I get this error: Package failed to install Error while installing package: cannot copy extracted data for './boot/...
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Debian: The repository CDROM does not have a Release file

I have just finished installing Debian on my laptop; I had to add manually the drivers for my WiFi card after the installation, I simply installed them via sudo apt ./name.deb, where name.deb is a ....
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How do I update Pop!_OS from 20.04 to 20.10

When I try to run an upgrade of pop in the terminal (current version 21.04) I get the following: $ pop-upgrade release upgrade checking if pop-upgrade requires an update Current Release: 21.04 ...
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Button/script to reboot, then shut it down automatically?

There is a possibility to reboot linux - which means it shuts down, then start again just after. How could I reboot, then shut it down? (which means shutdown, start, shutdown). Some distros updates ...
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Could not resolve 'deb.debian.org' while apt update debian 11 bullseye

I installed debian 11 Bullseye and here is my source.list file: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main contrib non-free deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main contrib non-free deb ...
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How do I update a software package on an air-gapped machine?

I have some machines with older versions of sshd, but these machines are air-gapped so I cannot update the software from an online repository. What is the best method to get the new sshd binaries onto ...
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Updating Debian using Rauc

If I have a Debian OS running on a Spectra PC, can I update that debian OS using just rauc? I know one way can be to use Yocto to build my own custom linux. But I do not want a custom linux, I want to ...
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Difference between types of file systems updates

I am new to Linux file systems and updates to the file systems. I am trying to understand the differences between the image-based, file-based and binary-based delta updates. I came across different ...
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If reinstallation can still practically happen in rolling release, when does that happen?

Does rolling release differ from non-rolling release in that there is only incremental change to the system and packages, theoretically no need for reinstallation? If reinstallation can still ...
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How do I pin a Flatpak application to a specific version to prevent it from being updated?

I have issues with a newer version of a Flatpak for reasons unrelated to this question, and I would therefore like to "pin" the Flatpak to an older version so that I don't manually need to ...
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Trisquel fails software updater

Have installed Trisquel 9 and am having trouble running Software Updater, installing using Add/Remove Applications and Synaptic Package Manager. Synaptic for instance is showing Could not download ...
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When trying to do apt upgrade i get an error

pop-os 21.04 and everytime i try to do something with apt upgrade or update i get an error of this E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mesa/mesa-vulkan-...
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Inability to change monitor's display

It seems that my monitor's display can't be changed from 1024 x 728. I read that this may be due to a new update. I use Linux Mint 20.2 Uma. Should I try updating my GPU drivers? Should I move to an ...
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Update a library file with just the changes in the new file

Let's suppose the following scenario, two Linux computers A and B are connected through an special hardware radio link, which is not always available. This might be the case with two Raspberry Pi. ...
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How can I revert to secure repository sources (without display access) for Linux Mint 19.1?

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 Tessa. Recent unstable internet problems led me to install wcid and uninstall network manager(s). After reboot "unable to launch "cinnamon-session-...
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How do I fix arcolinux_repo is unknown in pacman

I have a box with Arcloinux (D I think) and pacman has is not letting me update the system anymore, I get: sudo pacman -Syu [sudo] password for user: error: arcolinux_repo: key "...
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Checking a specific syslog to check what caused something

I was performing a system update (dnf upgrade to be specific) and stepped out for half a minute while it was ongoing and, when I came back, I had been thrown out of the desktop. I logged back in and ...
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403 Forbidden error updating while in Anchorage, Alaska

This seems odd but it only happens when it's in Anchorage. I'm trying to update my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and issue "sudo apt update" but this is what I'm getting: E: Failed to fetch http://...
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rEFInd doesn't find Linux after hibernating while updating

Unfortunately my laptop hibernated on low battery while performing an update, during the installation part of the update. On booting up rEFInd shows only Windows and not Manjaro. The update was of ...
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Gui missing background images (Manjaro)

So basically, I was updating Linux with the yay command (executing pacman -Syu but it’s easier) and my computer crashed while it was updating. The problem is that now, when I boot up my computer, most ...
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How do I tell yay not to show diffs, permanently?

When I run yay to upgrade packages I see the following: Diffs to show? ==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4) I'd like to permanently answer 'N' ('None') to this ...
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Why do you have to downgrade foreign packages before upgrading Linux Mint?

Just curious, when upgrading from Linux Mint 19 to 20, why is it necessary to downgrade foreign packages? Why can't the upgrade utility simply ignore them? (note: this may be applicable to many Linux ...
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/usr/bin/ssh and /usr/sbin/sshd can't be moved to update openssh-server and openssh-client because of immutable attribute

Ubuntu Server can't be upgraded because it says that openssh-sftp-server package have unmet dependencies The following packages have unmet dependencies: openssh-sftp-server : Depends: openssh-client (...
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How to automatically update Firefox without interrupting the user?

When Firefox gets updated via apt while it's running, the user gets prompted to restart the browser when they open a new page. How can I keep Firefox automatically updated while avoiding this issue? ...
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Thousands of packages to update

Normally I use aptitude upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade to get my system up to date. Since I am fiddling around with Vbox installation, I followed https://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox strictly and ...
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fedora: dnf check update/installed packages without sudo privileges

I do not have sudo-rights and I want to force to check for updates to check if a package is installed or can be installed
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Can't update anything on Linux Mint 20.1

Every time I try to install updates using the update manager on Linux Mint 20.1 I get the following message : E: grub-pc: installed grub-pc package post-installation script subprocess returned error ...
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Warning on updating flatpak: "runtime is not longer supported"

On updating my Flatpak with flatpak update, I get following message: Info: org.gnome.Platform//3.36 is end-of-life, with reason: The GNOME 3.36 runtime is no longer supported as of February 13, ...
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How do I clean up packages that have been purged that are still showing up on "apt get update" command?

I am still learning linux and have been running into a slight issue with my Raspbian OS system. I have uninstalled software like docker and vs code to clear up memory for my OMV NAS; however, they ...
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How can I configure Pacman to warn user of an update for a certain package?

I would like to be warned against an update to a particular package on arch linux using pacman. I use some custom information in the header files for gcc-libs. But every time gcc-libs gets updated, ...
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systemctl Persistent timer and service, when computer turned off

How do the systemctl timer works when the computer is turned off at the given trigger time? There is the option "Persistent", but when exactly is the command executed? In how far is it ...
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can't update read-only /usr

Got /usr in a separate logic partition (LVM). If sudo apt-get update throws error "read-only". There's a way to keep it ro but allowing updates, or switching between ro and rw?
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