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Started by jamebowz, May 18, 2015, 12:07:42 AM

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jamebowz

Am new to Linux, and It won't let me update help please

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Which Linux distribution are we talking about ? .. Ubuntu, Mint, etc.

And what do you mean by "it won't let you update" ?
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jamebowz

Am on Ubuntu, and it says GPG error when updating

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:
sudo apt-get update
enter your password when prompted, then hit enter.

A long list of repositories will scroll past .. and at the end will be any errors/warnings.

Copy the bottom say 20 lines that contain any errors, and post them back here.




Remember you can use copy/paste to and from the terminal
and
when  entering your password into the terminal nothing will be echoed to screen (not even ******) but iit IS going in, so just type it and hit enter.
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jamebowz

I got GPG error


Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

I repeat .. copy and paste the EXACT error from the above command.
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jamebowz

Unable to locate the package

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

You're not making this easy ;)

Open a terminal and run this command:
sudo apt-get update
then post back here the last 20 lines that are returned in the terminal

If you don't do this I cannot help you as I don't know what the problem is.

If you don't understand what I'm asking you to do .. say which part you don't understand, and I'll try to clarify.
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jamebowz

How am I ment to copy an past on my phone to here to show u


Emegra

Hi jamebowz
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How am I ment to copy an past on my phone to here to show u

You won't be able to do this on your phone, you'll have to do this on the PC that's giving you the problem

is there any reason you can't use the PC ?


Graeme

jamebowz

I can do Sudo apt-get update,    says unable to locate package

chemicalfan

Is the computer connected to the internet?

Emegra

I'm thinking the same as chemicalfan here

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I can do Sudo apt-get update,    says unable to locate package

That's probably because your not connected to the internet
can you open any webpages on the internet ?

How are you connected to the internet ethernet or wireless ?


Graeme

jamebowz

Yes I have the Internet on

chemicalfan

Interesting...
Please can you post the output from:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list