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How do you recover from a failed upgrade ('apt-get -f install' and 'dpkg --configure -a' fail)?

During an upgrade from lucid (10.04) to precise (12.04), the X session froze, and I have been trying to recover the upgrade to get a stable system. I have performed the following steps: Used ssh to ...
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How do I upgrade python-scipy to something newer than 0.7.0?

How can I upgrade to a higher scipy (say 0.8.0) with a minimum amount of dependency hell?
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How can I repair a new kernel version and omit the “Previous Linux versions” from GRUB?

A few days ago, I upgraded to a new kernel. Unfortunately, before the installation was finished, the computer froze and I had to restart it forcefully. Now, in GRUB, it shows the new kernel and below ...
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Partial Upgrade from 10.4 hangs

So I've been putting off doing updates and upgrades for AGES, and plus because I don't want unity and like having the window list not grouped at the bottom and having the character palette at the top ...
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How to only apt-get upgrade Certain Applications?

I only have a traffic-limited mobile broadband connection at my disposal. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade wants to get ~500MB of data which is not feasible for me right now. Hence, is it possible to only ...
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How do I recover from this broken upgrade(?)?

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 through the upgrade wizard. I had about 30 minutes left on my install, and had to leave. When I came back, my computer was frozen, so I had to do a hard reset. When ...
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How do I access my previous ubuntu disk when booted to usb key

When prompted about the upgrade to 12.04 I clicked yes. All went well until during the cleanup mode an error appeared in the terminal that said something like "too many errors were encountered." A ...
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What to do when cannot install software-center?

I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 today. During upgrade, the system freezed when configuring/installing software center. Unfortunately I had to give it cold reboot. After that I am able to log in to new ...
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How do I know if apt-get is going to do a partial upgrade?

I often update my system with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. This caused me a few problems with natty and nvidia drivers. Someone on IRC told me that's because I did a partial ...
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Install a single specific package from future distribution

I'm currently using precise. I need to upgrade a certain package (namely bind9 and it's dependencies) to a newer version, which is currently found in raring (alfa at the time of writing this). How to ...
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Partially Dist-upgrade from CLI?

Sometimes a sudo aptitude upgrade fails and sudo aptitude upgrade --full-resolver then wants to remove about 100 Packages, because of "dependecy conflicts". Often I can then start update-manager and ...
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Problem Upgrading - Wants to do a Partial Upgrade, Is this safe for my xbmc install?

Running software update gives me this: Clicking partial upgrade gives me: It seems that it wants to remove (at least some portion of) xbmc. Is this safe to do without effecting my xmbc install? ...
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Why am I unable to install,remove or upgrade packages?

When I wanna do anything with Synaptic or apt-get or stop,start,restart postgresql I receive following error Setting up postgresql-common (114) ... * Starting PostgreSQL 8.4 database server ...
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Do I have to completely reinstall Ubuntu now that it won't boot?

I just tried installing software called Teamviewer. It said there was some kind of error with unresolved dependancies. Then I realized I was trying to install the 32 bit version, but I needed to ...
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what does this means 'error in Version string 'svn3799ppa1~maverick1' version number does not start with digit'?

'error in Version string 'svn3799ppa1~maverick1' version number does not start with digit' this message is shown each time during the package installation in gnome3 upgrade. Why this message is coming ...
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Partial Upgrade on 12.04.1, On what version i will be upgraded to?

I am using 12.04.1 x86_64 on my system. This is fresh clean install. Every time I check for updates using "Updates Available" menu-item I get the partial upgrade option. What does this mean? Just ...
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Will I lose Unity-2d if I upgrade to 12.10

I want to continue to use Unity-2d which I have setup on my 12.04 install...but some of the new 12.10 features I would like to use. new Disk utility with auto mount settings built in easier printer ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from suggesting to upgrade to a non-LTS release?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. As of recently I started getting message that I need to upgrade the system in order to install new kernel. Look at the image. However, during this upgrade they will ...
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12.04 LTS, update-manager behaves contradictory?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS two weeks ago by downloading the iso image, creating a startup usb stick from this image, booting the live system and finally installing. I have been working ...
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Partial distro upgrade causes gnome-shell-extensions to be incompatible?

Today I did a partial upgrade through the update manager, and in the process it uninstalled gnome-3. I reinstalled gnome-3 and now I can not install any shell extensions because they are "out of ...
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11.04 to 11.10 upgrade aborted due to power cut, now Update Manager saying No internet Connection

While upgrading to 11.10 from 11.04, because of powercut, the system got switched off abruptly(due to no back-up battery) and the upgrade got aborted in the midway. Next time when I connected to ...
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Upgrade Failed, can I reinstall over current installation?

I was running the distribution upgrade on my System76 Serval Professional, and the upgrade failed while configuring samba. This installed some of the OS, but even though I can log in (graphically) to ...
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How do I handle updates having installed digiKam using PPAs?

In Ubuntu 10.10 I installed digiKam: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philip5/extra sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philip5/kubuntu-backports sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get ...
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Failed upgrade to 14.04 - /tmp not mounted properly and UUIDS missing from /etc/fstab

I have an old PC with dual boot to Windows Vista (Windows fails to boot though because of an unrepaired avgidshx.sys issue, another story), and on this PC I attempted an upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to ...
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Ubuntu upgrade to 14.04 doesn't show after interrupted attempt

I tried to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 using the update-manager. But the upgrade process stopped midway due to insufficient disk space. I cleared up enough space, and tried to resume by ...
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Is this partial upgrade safe to do?

I recently installed nemo to replace nautilus as my file manager (as detailed here) in Ubuntu 13.04. Ever since that, the update manager keeps saying I should run a "partial upgrade". (The answer here ...
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12.04 continuously offering partial upgrade

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity (to be precise I've upgraded a year ago) and for the last 3 months or so it's been offering me a partial upgrade. The only things that cannot be upgraded are the kernel ...
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ubuntugis demands a partial upgrade? Is this safe?

I would like to do some GIS in ubuntu. When I use the repo: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable Update manager asks me to do a partial upgrade. The packages it wants to ...
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Graphics lag on Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Nvidia 9400 GT on Admin user [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Kernel 3.0.0-14-generic Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz 2 GB Kingston DDR3 NVidia 9400 GT, driver 280.13 My admin account has a graphics problem. It glitches and fractures. But the ...
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Unable to re-install VLC after a partial upgrade (12.04) due to broken packages

I did a partial upgrade early this morning and followed all the steps trustingly because it usually doesn't cause problems after until now. VLC was unexpectedly removed without my knowing. I tried to ...
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What is a partial upgrade and when is it necessary?

Sometimes when I am running a development version of Ubuntu, the Software Updater will tell me that a partial upgrade is needed when I check for updates. What is a partial upgrade, and why are they ...
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Upgraded to 12.04, still displays the old login screen

The login screen still says Ubuntu 11.10. Needless to say, the upgrade was interrupted. I was able to continue the interrupted upgrade and get a stable machine. lsb_release -a tells me its 12.04.
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GIMP 2.7.5 crashed theme and applications

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I was using GIMP 2.6 from the repo but I read that GIMP 2.7 has merged windows, I wish I hadn't but I wondered it and added the following PPA: matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn After ...
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Partial Upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade I recently attempted to upgrade my 11.04 to 11.10, but the upgrade failed. Now whenever I open the update-manager it ...
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Using Maverick how to upgrade certain packages to newer versions?

I tried Natty and was just terrible, even Gnome Classic was buggy. So I switched back to 10.10 and all is well. However, I miss the newer versions of Rhythmbox, Empathy, Gwibber, etc that are in ...
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Recovering from partial upgrade precise to saucy

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I had the bad idea to add a saucy repository (saucy main universe) to the /etc/apt/sources.list and to run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. At some ...
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Problem with Partial Upgrade [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to upgrade Ubuntu through "Partial Upgrade". But following error has shows up : Can't guess meta-package Your system does not contain a ubuntu-desktop, ...
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Upgrade problem - “dependency problems prevent configuration of libnih-dbus1”

I have a problem with the upgrading.... When i write sudo dpkg --configure -a , this is what happens... : dependency problems prevent configuration of libnih-dbus1: libnih-dbus1 depends on libnih1 ...
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Replacing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with 12.04 on dual boot?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop installed with the option to boot windows vista when I want to. How can I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS exaclty where I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS now without ...
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Problem upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I just bought a new laptop which came with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had read a little about Ubuntu in school and was excited to try it out, but I soon found that my previous knowledge was highly wanting. ...
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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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Failed update from 12.10 to 13.04, boots into terminal.

Something went wrong when I was upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. When the screen comes up I get an option to load Ubuntu with various versions of Linux and if I select one I get nothing but ...
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What will happen if i will terminate the update in between (from the terminal)

so i use computer for unknown time. sometimes i use it for more than 3 hr. and sometimes lesss than half hour. what will happen if i will stop the update from the terminal when the packages are being ...
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What does “Partial Upgrade” when installing OwnCloud client from third party repository? [duplicate]

I have installed owncloud-client from Ubuntu repositories. But it opens a popup on every startup, which informs about a new version. Therefor I decided to get the update from a 3rd party repository ...
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Why is my Ubuntu diplaying inconsistent version using two different methods?

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using commands: sudo apt-get update and upgraded sudo apt-get upgrade After that I did do-release-upgrade -d But after sometime my system ...
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failed upgrade 11.04 to 12.04

I did an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 but it didn't go as expected and Ubuntu asked me to do a partial upgrade. As far as I know,everything went perfect and now I have 12.04. But whenever I check for ...
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why won't my computer update? [closed]

My computer messed up after about 10 minutes of the new update. Now when I try to update it, it says to do a partial update. When I press on this, it still doesn't work. Also, all the typing is to the ...
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Continuously asking for partial upgrade [closed]

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 after the announcement of the final release of Ubuntu 12.04. The upgrade process went fine. But now when I run the update manager it asks for a partial ...
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Forcing a Partial Upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade I updated to 12.04 yesterday. While it was updating however it crashed. I restarted my computer and update manager ...
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Upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 did not complete - now hangs on reboot? [closed]

After the download and during the install it asked if I would accept Microsoft conditions regarding fonts(?), and an was presented but would not accept any decision and just hung there. Tried ...