Questions pertaining to the do-release-upgrade utility.

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How to upgrade within a LTS release (not to a new one)?

I have an old 12.04.2 Ubuntu server. I want to update it to 12.04.5. But do-release-upgrade would upgrade to 14 LTS. What do I have to do in order to update only within my LTS release?
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How to remove obsolete packages after failed release upgrade via do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu?

Sometimes, when I upgrading system via do-release-upgrade, update process is failed and script tell me to finish process manually via dpkg --configure -a. This is not serious problem, after manually ...
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Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: ...
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Can I do a release update on Ubuntu 7.10? [duplicate]

I have an older server that still has Ubuntu 7.10, is there a way that I could update this since it is no longer supported? lsb_release -a gives: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 7.10 ...
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Release upgrade to 14 failed with a Python exception

So I attempted to upgrade by running sudo do-release-upgrade as it specifies in my login prompt. It runs for about a minute before crashing with the error: AttributeError: 'AptCdrom' object has no ...
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How to fix upgrade hang from saucy->trusty: “Removing ___ from Mono”

On a recent upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy) to 14.04.1 LTS (trusty), the process kept hanging at multiple prerm and postrm scripts for removing Mono packages. The symptom of the problem are ...
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do-release-upgrade via ssh

I am using Ubuntu on a vps via ssh. I run do-release-upgrade try to update from 12.04 to 12.10. The update seems to be successful. But after restarting, I can not login via ssh( bad file number 22) . ...
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power down happened during version upgrading

While upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 unfortunately a power down happened and the PC got powered off. When again booted, I was neither able to upgrade version nor install any software through ...
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It is safe to do-release-upgrade from 12.04.4 to 14.04.1?

I have a server running 12.04.4 32 bits Ubuntu server, and I wonder if there could be any unsolvable problem updating to 14.04.1 as the terminal suggest me (using do-release-upgrade) to do.
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Apache + php5 problem after 12.04.3 to 14.04.i do release upgrade (server)

I did a 'do-release-upgrade' Most upgrade went fine. But the upgrade from Apache 2.2.22 to 2.4.7 went wrong. There seems to be something wrong with the php5 apache module. I get the following error ...
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Need to Block Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 upgrade with opendns

I have quite a few computers running Xubuntu 12.04 and I may have forgot to disable the New Version Check on a few. What is the URL that Xubuntu uses to check for the 14.04.1 Upgrade so i can add ...
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Not able to get the KDE desktop after upgrading from 10.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my laptop from Kubuntu 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. After upgrade I am not able to get the launchbar, I only see desktop items. After google-ing I tried to re-install unity/compiz but I got this ...
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Can't boot server after attempting to upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I have a Rackspace Cloud Server (that was) running 12.04 LTS. The other day, after logging in and doing some routine maintenance, I noticed the server telling me that 14.04 LTS was available, and to ...
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After executing do-release-upgrade (12.04), the lsb_release -a still shows wrong version

I have executed do-release-upgrade on a 12.04 Ubuntu server system. The upgrade went fine, but the welcome screen still shows 14.04 instead of 14.04.1 (which I would expect). Looking at the ...
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I'm getting the notificaiton to update to 14.04 but it says theres no new release. What gives!

When I first log in I see this http://screencloud.net/v/Feqm :~$ ssh root@[Redacted] Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-29-generic x86_64) * Documentation: ...
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What actually does a release upgrade do? [duplicate]

I see several questions about problems during release upgrade have been posted but mine is more basic . I have a Ubuntu 13.10 which I installed LXDE on. I fear now if I upgrade that all my ...
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System failed to boot after upgradng EOL Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

Today I upgraded my EOL (end of life) system Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. It downloaded 738 MB. Then while upgrading or installing, it messaged something like this: "finishing the installation (& ...
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Remove optional ubuntu packages for speeding up release-upgrade [duplicate]

I have to update ubuntu 13 to ubuntu 14. When I issued release-upgrade it is showing that about 700 MB data is to be downloaded from internet. I have slow internet connection now. So it will take ...
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do-release-upgrade - Could not determine the upgrade [duplicate]

Edit: Answer at bottom, I'm leaving the question untouch to keep all elements that might match someone else's search. So, I've read about the issue (here, here, here and here) but could not find the ...
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How to install Ubuntu on i586 SBC

I want to install the latest version of Ubuntu on a Winsystems PCM-VDX-1-256 SBC. The cpu is a Vortex86DX SoC. This is i586 architecture (maybe i486). It contains 12 serial ports, A CF card socket, ...
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Unable to upgrade from Saucy to Trusty

I just upgraded from Precise (12.04) to Saucy (13.10) and I am presently trying to upgrade to Trusty (14.04). However, I am encounter some problems during the upgrade via upgrade-manager. In the ...
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When can I suspend do-release-upgrade? What's the risk?

I had to suspend a running do-release-upgrade, after it was already going on an hour or so. Doing Ctrl+z was easy, the program did stop. Understanding what that means, technically, seems to be ...
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do-release-upgrade error: “Connection Failed” updating from 10.04 to 12.04

Last week I upgraded one of my 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS strictly following the link(except using screen tool) and the upgradation is successful. Similarly when I try to upgrade another 10.04 LTS to ...
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How do remove "Ignoring file in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ as it has an invalid filename extension?

Since upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, I get these annoying messages each time I install, update, upgrade, and so on: N: Ignoring file 'webupd8team-java-raring.list.disable' in directory ...
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I have a lot of 404 error when I try to do `do-release-upgrade`

I am trying to upgrade my version of ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 13.04 and when I do sudo do-release-upgrade I have this trace : sudo do-release-upgrade Recherche d'une nouvelle version d'Ubuntu Votre ...
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Why do-release-upgrade does not show 14.04 even if it was officially released? [duplicate]

I do have 12.04 LTS and hearing that 14.04 LTS was released I (wrongly) assumed that I will be able to upgrade machines using the standard distribution upgrade path. Still it seems that 'sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade error [duplicate]

I keep getting this messages : W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ph.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_multiverse_source_Sources Hash Sum mismatch W:Failed to fetch ...
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How do I upgrade my Ubuntu server from one LTS version to another? Is this safe?

I like to keep all my servers running only the most stable versions of any operating system, so obviously I only run the LTS versions of Ubuntu. I currently have a few servers running Ubuntu server ...
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12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS Update error

Last night I updated my home server from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After the update process, I rebooted the server and now it goes into Kernel Panic during boot. This happens even if I boot into ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on splash screen after broken upgrade from 13.10

I'm using VirtualBox to run my ubuntu VM on Mac. I've decided to make a distro upgrade which was apparently a very big mistake... During upgrading my Mac hung up and I had to make hard reset. After ...
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How to revert a do-release-upgrade?

I can update my Ubuntu to the new LTS version. As you can think, its not a highly important server since I run 13.10 (not a LTS version). Anyway - I actually want to upgrade my server, but would like ...
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Upgrade to trusty from saucy without full upgrade

I've modified most of my Ubuntu 13.10 by removing Unity etc. Now running do-release-upgrade -d gives a huge list of upgrades that re-adds some of the packages I removed etc. I'd like to just upgrade ...
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upgrading to final 14.04 LTS from beta version [duplicate]

i installed 14.04 on before 17th its final release that is beta version . how can upgrade it to UBUNTU 14.04 LTS which released on 17th aprl 2014.
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Could not determine the upgrade [duplicate]

do-release-upgrade (trying to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04) fails with this message: [...] Calculating the changes Could not determine the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating ...
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I can't start the upgrade form 13.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I first ran sudo apt-get update, then tried the following commands and they all failed sudo do-release-upgrade sudo do-release-upgrade -d sudo do-release-upgrade -p Each of the previous commands ...
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I'm not getting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS upgrade option in my update manager [duplicate]

I'm currently running ubuntu 12.04.4 I've tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get distribution upgrade do-release-upgrade All i get is to upgrade to a development release of 14.04 which i don't want ...
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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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Cannot ssh after upgrading to 12.04

I upgraded through ssh a system from 10.04 to 12.04. After the necessary restart I cannot ssh to the system (permission denied). Nothing went wrong during the upgrade process and I don't have physical ...
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How to repair upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10

I launched an upgrade on my sister's computer like Ubuntu asked to, in order to get from 13.04 to 13.10. It seems the upgrade is blocked at the stage where it's downloading some flash-plugin thing. ...
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Probleme with battery icon in Xubuntu 13.10

After upgrading Xubuntu to 13.10 I have this issue with battery icon
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How to do-release-upgrade with automatic yes to all continue and disable reboot after upgrade completion

How do I disable reboot after do-release-upgrade? Is that even possible? How do I automatically answer y to all continue during do-release-upgrade`?
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Half done do-release-upgrade — now at grub rescue

My computer is running single boot Ubuntu 12.04 server version. I was trying to upgrade the release to 12.10 (following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/QuantalUpgrades) After executing sudo ...
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Ubuntu distribution upgrades: move all user interaction to the end?

Is there a way to move all user interaction that occurs during a release upgrade to the end of the upgrade process? As it currently stands, the Ubuntu upgrade process will be interrupted whenever ...
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Upgrading a EOL Kubuntu box with LXDE from 10.10 to 12.04

I actually joined Ask Ubuntu to answer a question that I had found an answer to but, unfortunately, I'm too new to do that... so I thought that I would post my experiences and share what I learned in ...
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apt cacher wont do-release-upgrade for saucy

My sys (raring) is proxy client of my another machine hosting apt cacher. I'm trying to do-release-upgrage and console saying 403, Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: saucy.tar.gz and the ...
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Error authenticating some packages while upgrade

When I try to upgrade my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, it gives the following error: It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be a transient network problem. You may want to try again ...
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do-release-upgrade fails with “could not calculate the upgrade”

I'm having trouble upgrading my Macbook Pro retina from 13.04 to 13.10. Any help is appreciated. /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log
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do-release-upgrade and TLP (and other optimizations)

So it is that time again. The time to do a release upgrade because the latest version is reaching it's EOL. This time it's a bit different though. This time I've got a laptop which I've optimized ...
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System shutdown during Ubuntu upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

My laptop Lenovo V570 shutdown during the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 On rebooting, i saw the display was messed up with a max resolution of 1024x768. Also, no network interfaces are found except ...
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What does `do-release-upgrade` really do?

We know that do-release-upgrade “does a release upgrade”. But at a little lower level what does it really do? I plan to do a more manual upgrade, for instance the Debian way: aptitude update and ...