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Old 09-28-2013, 07:46 AM   #1
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Safe download of updates

I've just got Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS up and running on Oracle VirtualBox as guest on a windows XP system.

When I log into Linux, often, the Update manager opens and asks me if I want to install updates which I always choose to do.

However, if I click on "install updates" it thinks for a few seconds then comes up with a NO ENTRY window and a message akin to "this would involve the installation of unverified packages" or similar. The only option is CLOSE. After clicking CLOSE, it searches for updates again and asks me if I want to install updates again and so the process becomes cyclical.

So in order to install updates I have to exit the update manager, open a terminal and enter
sudo apt-get upgrade

What's the safest way to download updates?
Can I somehow tell the update manager to "just do it"?
Or am I best to stick to using the terminal?

I'd like to stay up-to-date but in the safest way possible.

As a total n00b, I'm grateful for any advice on this.
Old 09-28-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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you can check your repositionary file for mirrors from where you donwnload updates. However
sudo apt-get upgrade
is pretty safe until you download from offical servers.


ubuntu 12.04, updatemanager

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