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How to upgrade a remote box from 10.10 to 12.04 LTS when apt doesn't work? [duplicate]

I have a virtual private server that runs the out-of-date Ubuntu 10.10. I'd like to upgrade to 12.04 LTS. Currently apt doesn't work on this box, and the command do-release-upgrade is not found. ...
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Unable to locate any package error

Just a second before closing my question as duplicated, I want to say I have already looked at the other similar questions and didnt find any appropriate answer :(. I have a clean set up of Ubuntu ...
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Error while trying to do sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? i'm not able to do sudo apt-get update in ubuntu 10.10 Here is my error Hit http://dl.google.com stable ...
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Malformed line in source list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? Whenever I use the command sudo apt-get update, it shows up the following errors: E: Malformed line 13 in source ...
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apt-get error: Unable to find expected entry contrib/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

I am getting below error when I try to update. I had gone through the previous articles related to this question but none of them were helpless. Could you please help me to rectify this? W: Failed to ...
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Failed to fetch repositories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? How can I fix a 404 Error using the Ubuntu archives? I am having trouble downloading the Ubuntu ...
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Why are no updates shown for Ubuntu 10.10 any more?

I haven't updated my server (10.10) for quite a while. I updated package information with sudo apt-get update and then ran sudo apt-get upgrade as usual, which resulted in: Reading package lists... ...
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Can't install package (Cinnamon)

I am trying to install Cinnamon 1.4 on my Ubuntu VM (10.10) and I can not get this to work. If someone could be nice enough to explain what i'm doing wrong I would really appreciate it! ...
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How to install libboost 1.48?

I would like to install the latest Boost C++ libraries onto my 10.10 system using a PPA but cannot find one that works. Nordlöw already suggested good sources in a similar discussion but I could not ...
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Screen turns gray on boot after install of a PPA

Problem I recently added ppa:eugenesan/ppa to my maverick installation to install smartgit. Right after apt-get listed a bunch of updates that I immediately installed. After rebooting I noticed that ...
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Apt-get returning 'Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)" error

I am facing a problem while installing any program. I get an error of Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1). Following is log of the output of apt-get -f install I am using Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Error: Failed to lock the package manager

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 10.10 I've been getting this error when trying to install ANYTHING via software center and have only been able to install software via Synaptic and apt-get. I 'm sure ...
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Bypassing excessive dependencies when installing r-base-core

I'm trying to install R (via r-base-core) on an ubuntu 10.10 server. It is trying to install all of the following: The following NEW packages will be installed: apt-xapian-index apturl ...
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Force apt-get to overwrite file installed by another package

(I realize a similar question was asked before but the answers there don't handle these details) I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 and need both python2.5 (coming from deadnsakes -- ...
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apt-get update error: Unable to find expected entry contrib/source/Sources in Meta-index file

I've made a horrible mistake and removed gtk (and all linked packets, including gnome). After that, I've recovered my GUI with sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and most of key packets, but now I'm ...
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Upgrading to 10.10 [closed]

Hey guys, Ive had some problems with my linux system, slowly been figuring things out. But im quite stumped on this problem, ill copy a section of code for you... Errors were encountered while ...
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How do I configure apt to use a Proxy.pac file?

So I have a proxy.pac file at work (it doesn't have a username or password) it's just a simple .pac file. I've gotten it to work with Chrome so I can surf the web, but apt-get and update do not work. ...
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Can I install Debian Unstable Scala 2.8.1 package in Ubuntu? Won't it cause problems?

I am coding Scala and would like an up-to-date 2.8.1 of it to be installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 system, but there is only obsolete 2.7 package available in Ubuntu repositories, so I have to go ...
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What is the /etc/apt/sources.list file supposed to look like for 10.10?

I accidentally deleted /etc/apt/sources.list. Now apt-get update doesn't quite get as much good stuff as it's supposed to. Please, somebody, paste contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list so that I can ...
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How can I install other applications after a failed installation using apt-get?

I have a VPS with Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64. I tried to install Java using apt-get install openjdk-6-jre but that fails, see ca-certificates-java fails to install. Now I would like to install PHP with ...
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ghc6 install trouble: hGetContents: invalid argument (invalid UTF-8 byte sequence)

Having trouble installing ghc6. Here's what seems to be the relevant error that comes up when I try to (apt-get|aptitude) install ghc6: A package failed to install. Trying to recover: Setting up ...
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Where can I get “DA360C64005E0276” public key for “ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release”?

When I apt-get update I get the following error: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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Package manager doesn't work anymore

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 and recently my package manager has stopped working because of some problems with dependencies or something. I can't upgrade, install or uninstall anything at all. This is a ...
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How do I install the build dependencies for Android?

I'm trying build the Android source using these packages. ButI am getting this error: $ sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential zip curl zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib ...
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Problem installing eclipse-platform

I am trying to install the eclipse-platform package in a new Ubuntu 10.10 and I am getting the following error (via the Ubuntu software center): Failed to fetch ...
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Can't locate enemy-territory in terminal?

I have an issue trying to install True Combat: Elite. I followed these steps, But when I do the 4th step, I get this: E: Unable to locate package enemy-territory Can anyone help? ...
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How to remove a deb without removing its dependencies

I would like to install the most recent version of boto, which I do via python setup.py install Yet when I try to remove the old version the following packages also get removed: apt-get remove ...
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Where can I find a Netbeans nightly build?

Is there any chance to install nightly Netbeans via apt? I'd like to get daily updates to newest versions. Any PPA?
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Is it possible to install Firefox 3.0 as well as the default package?

I'm a webdeveloper and using ubuntu 10.10 maverick. I want to track down a bug that appears in firefox 3.0, but not 3.5/3.6. Is there an easy way to install firefox 3.0 without it ...
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Upgrading 10.04LTS -> 10.10 using custom sources

I'm trying to upgrade to 10.10 from 10.04 LTS using a custom sources.list file that points to an unofficial mirror*. The mirror does have maverick, but I get the following output when upgrading: ...
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How do I restore sources that are ignored on upgrade?

When I upgraded my server to 10.10, some of my sources (basically hudson and git) are now being ignored... any idea how I can get them active again? The entries are in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, ...
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Equivalent to yum history?

Is there an equivalent to yum history command in ubuntu? Im aware that i can just look at the apt logs, but im looking for something that will list them all in the command line, and then enable me to ...
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Why are apt-get updates in development releases slower?

When i update apt-get the universe repo takes ages to download, I usually max out at around 130kbps which can easily download ~4mb in under a minute yet it skips between going an bytes per second and ...