When I try to update elementary OS it gives me this error: software updater error

And in terminal it gives me this one: Terminal error

But if I then use apt-get upgrade, it installs all updates.

Is there a way to fix it?

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Open terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:versable/elementary-update
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

This should solve your problem.

General solution:

Failed to download repository information
Check your Internet connection.

  1. Open terminal and run sudo apt-get update then identify the errors.

    Once identified root cause of this update error, the next step is to remove them from the list of software sources.

    Use software&Updates or /etc/apt/sources.list if you identified PPA.

  2. One line solution:

    Open terminal and run:

    sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* 
    sudo apt-get update

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