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Update notification for user-modified package

For a long time I had a copy of Xournal 0.4.8 which I had modified; update notifications and aptitude never proposed that I "update" it to the repository version (or actually to the version in this ...
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How can I fix? Upgrade from lubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 was interrupted

I did do-release-upgrade and went started upgrading. My PC restarted and it launched with ttf1 command line mode saying it is in 15.01. I did sudo dpkg --configure -a and something seemed to happen ...
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Why would a package be downgraded during a do-release-upgrade?

After going from 12.04 to 14.04 via do-release-upgrade, I find that I have version 0.4.7 of Xournal where I previously had version 0.4.8. The latter is provided by a ppa (viz. the ubiquitous webupd8),...
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Trying to upgrade to 16.04 but “No new release found” [duplicate]

I've followed the instructions here on how to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, but for some reason when I type sudo do-release-upgrade I get: Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found What ...
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How to recover from a failed do-release-upgrade on 14.04?

I lost power during a do-release-upgrade from trusty to wiley. I booted with a live USB stick and ran the following: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev sudo mount --bind /proc ...
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Continue/Retry do-release-upgrade after fixing problem?

What is the procedure to continue or retry a "do-release-upgrade" after it has failed on something, and that has been fixed? While upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 LTS, mysql failed to upgrade, and the ...
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How do I upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 instead of 15.10?

When I run do-release upgrade on 14.04 it tries to upgrade me to 15.10. I completed it the first time but ran in to all sorts of mysql issues. I reverted the snapshot and would like to try the ...
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Upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 now Simple Desktop Display Manager (SDDM) won't start

After upgrading from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via do-release-upgrade I can now only boot into TTY mode. The boot log shows: [FAILED] Failed to start Simple Desktop Display Manager. See 'systemctl status ...
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do-release-upgrade hangs/stalls on systemctl stop

I'm running a do-release-upgrade from wily to xenial. The progress stalled on the command systemctl stop mdadm.service and I was able to continue it by manually stopping the service (at least I ...
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Upgrading to new distribution issue

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and am trying to upgrade to a newer distribution. I get the following errors when I try to upgrade: Not enough free disk space The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a ...
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do-release-upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 instead of 16.04

I've got a live webserver running 12.04 which is in desperate need of an update. I cannot upgrade to 16.04 as the new version of PHP is not compatible with the hosted site as well as a few other ...
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Why does do-release-upgrade try to upgrade my system to 15.10, and how to I make it upgrade to 16.04?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I decided it was a good time to update to the latest version. However, if I run sudo do-release-upgrade The program starts downloading Wily Werewolf (15.10)...
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14.04 to 16.04 upgrade hung

My server upgrade was going fine until it seems to have hung. I logged on to another terminal and I see the following message repeating every few seconds in /var/log/syslog: May 2 13:17:56 www ...
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Can't upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04

I am running into some trouble with this upgrade, I ran a "do-release-upgrade" and I guess that I wasn't paying attention and the system went from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 instead of 14.04 to 16.04. ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu within Docker from 14.04 to 16.04 using do-release-upgrade

I have just set up a Docker container with an ubuntu:latest image. This image is, according to /etc/lsb-release an Ubuntu 14.04. Now I would like to upgrade the system in my container to Ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Not Loading Correctly After 16.04

I recently upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 using the do-release-upgrade command. The upgrade failed for an unknown reason and now the Ubuntu Desktop does not load. I get my desktop wallpaper ...
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Upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 successful with error

I tried to upgrade my system using command sudo do-release-upgrade. It took some time but downloaded successfully. After upgrading, it showed me some package list having error and says done. Next ...
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unable to login to gnome session during release upgrade

I started a release upgrade, which began and was running smoothly. I needed to get something so I hit lock screen. After I returned, trying to login, I am not able to enter password again again as the ...
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Problem upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

I do this to upgrade 15.10 to 16.04: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade $ sudo do-release-upgrade and after download from xenial repositories, show me this: Checking ...
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If I upgrade my system to 16.04 lts now, will it automatically upgrade to the first point release after three months?

If I upgrade my system to 16.04 lts now, will it automatically upgrade to the first point release after three months? Or I must upgrade once more then?
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Is upgrading Ubuntu release with software updater the same thing as do-release-upgrade?

So, does software updater run do-release-upgrade in the background when upgrading to a new release or is it doing something differently?
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How do I recover from a partial run of “do-release-upgrade”?

I just tried to upgrade to 16.04 and ran into an unexpected problem: My big mistake was that I ran the graphical frontend for do-release-upgrade. During the run it got to download the packages, then ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 do-release-upgrade fails

When I try to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (from 15.10) with the command: sudo do-release-upgrade I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/tmp/ubuntu-release-upgrader-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed to boot after a failed upgrade to 16.04

I tried to install ubuntu 16.04 beta on my laptop which has ubuntu 14.04 installed 3 days before the official release. So I ran the command do-release upgrade -d The download went on well. But ...
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HUGE PROBLEM! Can't log in to Ubuntu 14.04 after upgrade to 15.10, stuck at login screen

So I started the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 15.10. Everything was going okay until it logged out. Even the guest session is not working tried upgrading from terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1 but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS to 15.10 normal - 1 change and 1 command?

A lot of confusing and outdated info on the web and even this site. Is it correct that to console upgrade from Ubuntu server 14.04.4 LTS to 15.10 normal/release, all I need to do is change /etc/...
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Upgrade EOL release 15.04 [duplicate]

How can I update ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10 today? http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid not found. The topic isn't useful for me, because my release has not yet been placed in old-...
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Limit bandwidth usage of “do-release-upgrade -d”

I'd like to upgrade a 15.10 server to 16.04 LTS beta* using do-release-upgrade -d. This is a ~2GB download and I'd like to limit the bandwidth usage of the upgrade. This is possible by setting "...
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How to cancel a release upgrade completely?

So, the software updater comes up and says that there is a new Ubuntu version, do you want to upgrade it or not. I accidentally press yes. After that I interrupted the upgrade by closing it, and ...
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Problem during Upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 Beta [closed]

I was upgrading my machine from Ubuntu 15.10 to Beta 16.04. At the end of the upgrade the following popped up: "dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct ...
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do-release-upgrade to upgrade the system without updating desktop environment

How can I upgrade from Ubuntu LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04 in a way that everything except desktop environment is upgraded? Does option -m server help? I mean, I don't need desktop environment, at most, I ...
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Does upgrading result in a messy install? [duplicate]

Does Do-release-upgrade result in a much bigger mess than if i just a clean install? I know on spindle hard drives it would fragment the drive. But that is no worry on an ssd. Are older versions of ...
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smelling something Dangerous about update [duplicate]

I am attaching two screen shots, self explained. Why do an update asking something regarding my boot sector? isn't dangerous?
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How to upgrade?

This image shows how I am trying to upgrade. Currently I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10. While doing this I am getting this error as mentioned in the image. How to ...
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do-release-upgrade mostly worked but with problems

The person who used to do most of the tech support/sysadmin has retired due to illness so I'm kinda picking this stuff up on the fly. We shared things kinda 20/80 with me doing about 20% of the admin ...
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How to check if an Ubuntu installation has been upgraded from previous versions

Is there a way or maybe even a command to check out if the installation has been upgraded from previous versions? I have some servers that I know have been upgraded from for instance 8.04 to 12.04 and ...
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Why am I unsuccessful in upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04? [duplicate]

A day after the "flummoxed" below, I concede defeat. My laptop will remain on Lucid Lynx until I get a new one. I appreciate people's suggestions and have tried what I could, but do-release-upgrade ...
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apt-get -f install fails due to dependency issues

Attempting to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 15.10, I seem to have broken dependencies and the typical answer of sudo apt-get -f install and sudo apt-get update aren't working. I think I deleted ...
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do-release-upgrade closes with “restoring original system state” on 14.04

I'm trying to upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 15.10, but just running do-release-upgrade causes it to fail without an error description and says "restoring original system state." All of my software ...
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Ubuntu14.04 upgrade

I've updated ubuntu 14.04 to the latest update but when it asks me for upgrading for 15.01 , I approved but there is something gone wrong when it fetches files, can anyone help ? thanks.. Here is the ...
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Restrictions when updating LTS to Normal

I have a server running 14.04.3 LTS. I followed these instructions to update it to a normal release. However, this failed with a message indicating the there was no suitable release available, or ...
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I am recommended to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 but it fails

Every time I reboot my fully updated laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 I am greeted with this dialogue window at login: When I press the "Yes, Upgrade Now" button I see this very promising ...
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WARNING:root:file 'utopic.tar.gz.gpg' missing Failed to fetch

i am using Ubuntu 14.04 now i want to upgrade my Ubuntu to the latest version so i run sudo do-release-upgrade in terminal then i getting the below error Err Upgrade tool signature 404 Not ...
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Why does `do-release-upgrade` skip a version?

I answered this question about do-release-upgrade not allowing an upgrade of 14.10 to 15.04 only to 15.10, I assumed it was due to 15.04 being end of life. A user (@xangua ) posted that it was not ...
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How to provide os version to do-release-upgrade to upgrade from ubuntu server 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04

do-release-upgrade upgrades my Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10 by default. Is it possible to specify the os version so that I can upgrade it to 15.04? Regards, Srinivas
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Upgrade console ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS to 15.10

How to upgrade 14.04.3 LTS to 15.10 (wily)? sudo do-release-upgrade -d offers upgrade to 16.04 (xenial), which is in beta current. (It is a server, no GUI.)
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Can't upgrade old Ubuntu, error processing package fontconfig

I'm running old Ubuntu Server 13.04 (raring), and trying to upgrade or even install any packages I'm getting the following error: root@oem-mobilidade:~# sudo apt-get upgrade -y Lendo listas de ...
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So many users on ZFS pool? Cannot kill them all :( Cannot export pool :(

Hoping someone can help me. I am trying to export my ZFS pool so I can upgrade my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 15.10. I tried doing do-release-upgrade, and lost my pool, on discovering instructions, I have ...
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Does upgrading Ubuntu respect my existing partitions?

I've read Does Ubiquity respect my former partition layout with a new installation?, but this question is aimed at doing an upgrade using the built-in tools. I use Ubuntu to create backups of my ...
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Can't upgrade 10.04 server to 12.04 [duplicate]

I've been trying to upgrade for a couple days, but I can't get it to complete. I'm not sure what it's having trouble with because all it gives is == Command terminated with exit status 1 (Sun Dec 13 ...