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do-release-upgrade: Failed to configure linux-image-generic (previous on backports kernel)

Because of hardware issues I was on backports-3.11-rc3-1 with Ubuntu 13.4 64bit. Now, after a while I initialized do-release-upgrade. The process stopped with the message that the configuration of ...
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How to list available backport upgrades

I have just followed Ubuntu Backports to activate manual backports and I have a couple of questions. How can I, in the command line (e.g. apt-cacher or aptitude): list installed packages that have ...
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Upgrade with backports installed

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with backports for TexLive. Ubuntu 12.10 is to contain the same version of TexLive that backport provides currently to 12.04. I, of course, want to move from backport to ...
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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Upgrade/backport evolution to latest version

I am using Ubuntu 10.04, with default applications. Now I have tested Ubuntu 11.04, but it is not a LTS version, so I want to upgrade evolution of 10.04 to 11.04, because the evolution in 11.04 is far ...
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Is it a good idea to selectively upgrade software from newer releases?

I'm a Ubuntu 10.10 users, and would like to keep my OS up-to-date. However, for various reasons I don't want to upgrade to the newest Ubuntu release. I'm thinking of manually upgrading select system ...