Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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/var/lib/dpkg/available MISSING

I get the error message: /var/lib/dpkg/available missing. That is a problem, I realize, as it is not possible to download or update anything at all. Not keen on installing a new system - how is ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit of ...
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MX4 Ubuntu Edition — notification window error

Prior to release R4, you could replyvto an sad in through notification window. Since updrade this does not seem to work anymore. Any ideas!?
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What is a clean install and how do you do it?

I'm new to the computer stuff. I'm better at video games. So if you can help. I would do anything for you.
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Unable to do any sort of apt-get: Unmet Dependencies

I am trying to do a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. The first command runs fine without problems but the upgrade returns with the following : Reading package lists... Done ...
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problems with screen resolution and graphics after upgrading 14.04

After upgrading ubuntu 14.04 the screen resolution of may laptop is seemed to be changed a bit. Also while using internet sometimes a thin horizontal black line is appeared on each of the photos and ...
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upgraded to 6gb of ram only 3.5 showing

k so i had 4gb of ram only 3.5 was usable i upgraded to 6 and only 3.5 are still usuable ive installed the pae kernal after i restarted it amde me reinstall it and it yet didnt recognize the ram ...
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unsuported Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (not realizing it was an old unsupported version). I lost access to windows 7 at boot up (it messed up the boot up drivers) have since downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 How do I ...
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How to upgrade from 3.19.0-23-generic to 3.19.0-25 generic

What is the recommended procedure to upgrade from 3.19.0-23-generic to 3.19.0-25 generic ?
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Repaint problems on kde plasma 5.1.1 when switching or animating

I recently upgraded from a previous 5.* plasma version to plasma 5.1.1 using omgubuntu's instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How to fix my update manager [on hold]

I am just getting back to playing with my Ubuntu and I was told on log in that my version is no longer supported. I have gone into the update manager to fix this problem but it won't load. It pops a ...
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apt-get update failing with several 404 errors in oneiric [duplicate]

I have found many similar questions, tried all the fixes suggested : I checked my connection, and DNS I tried a different mirror (by replacing in sources.list by us.ubuntu...) but nothing seems to ...
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How to Upgrade from 14.04.3 LTS to 15.10 Daily Builds?

I would like to know how to upgrade from Ubuntu MATE from 14.04.3 to the daily builds of 15.10. (This isn't a duplicate because its from a LTS to a Daily Build. And its not going from 15.04 to 15.10)
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Error updating mailman

Received this error message today doing apt-get upgrade Setting up mailman (1:2.1.16-2ubuntu0.1) ... Looking for enabled languages (this may take some time) ... done. Removing unmodified files from ...
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Is it possible to upgrade kernel of 14.04 LTS to v4.1.6(stable release)?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit, 2GB RAM) and kernel is v3.18.3-031803-generic. Is it possible to upgrade the kernel version to latest kernel v4.1.6 without any issues?
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Python error during MAAS upgrade

I tried to upgrade my MAAS installation like it was described in here: Upgrading MAAS from 1.5.4 to 1.7.0 or latest on ubuntu 14.04 but there is an error in one of the python scripts used during the ...
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LibreOffice 5.0 - Fatal Error

After the last upgrade from libreoffice I get a serious error that I'm not able to solve. I already tried reinstalling libreoffice with the debs but it dind't resolve it. The first couple of days ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run the command: sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release W: Some ...
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Upgrade from development branch to alpha release [closed]

I am currently on Xubuntu 15.10. The kernel details are: Linux goelpc 3.19.0-22-generic x86_64 GNU/Linux I want to upgrade to the latest alpha build. How can I do it from the command line? Running ...
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I'm dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade windows 7 to version 10

Has anyone done this yet? I think Microsoft finally got it right with windows and I'm ready to upgrade my windows OS to 10. The only issue is that I do not want to lose my Ubuntu partition. Is there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 apt-get dist-upgrade error on bcmwl-kernel-source

A dist-update I just did hung (froze) after printing line: DKMS: install completed. I had to close the terminal to kill process, and to carry on did sudo lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock kill -15 THE-PID ...
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System lock on update

I'm not a skilled Ubuntu user, but I clicked on 'update system' last night, and left the update running. When I got to it later, the screen showed a blurred unreadable set of graphics. I rebooted, and ...
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Reinstallation ubuntu is not possible

I do not know how much of that will be useful to describe my problem, but I feel I have to describe step by step. I have used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday, I wanted to watch a film using VLC Media ...
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Forcepae upgrading?

I have a pc, I still hvae ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to upgrade to 14.04 but it keeps telling me that I do not have pae, how would I forcepae my upgrade from the terminal? I just need the command for ...
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please help me with this output summary from terminal regarding sound issues in system

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and after updating all softwares,the sound system has stopped working. after following one of the post from ubuntu forum; i found this summary as result. please help... ...
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Migrate applications from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron laptop. But recently it has been crashed. Now i want to install Ubuntu 15.04. but i have already several software installed in Ubuntu 14.04. Is it ...
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System updates are broken

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also have this error showing up: (it's transparent because I screenshotted just before the drop-down closed) When I ...
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(kubuntu) Can't Remove KaliTools from system

I have problem with Kali tool it can not remove and when a type in terminal sudo apt-get upgrade it does not work It say that when I type sudo apt-get upgrade or when I type anything ...
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Run apt-get dist-upgrade from cronjob

I'm using a 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 headless server & I thought I had configured cronjob to automatically download updates by editing the /etc/crontab file & adding this. 0 23 * * 3 root ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10 and still dual boot?

I currently have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to upgrade windows from 8 to 10. But I am afraid that it will break the Ubuntu dual-boot configuration. Please guide me how to upgrade to ...
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I can not start my Ubuntu 15.04 pc after the update from yesterday the 18th off August to kernel 3.19.0-26

at logon the system asks my password and wenn I give it the login screen is returning after a moment to ask it again. Yes the password is the right one. I reported the error message to launchpad but ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal preferences window

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I can no longer access gnome-terminal preferences from edit > profile preferences. Things I have tried to no avail: Switching to another profile using terminal ...
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Update Question > 14.04 to 15.04

I just got an Ubuntu laptop from an eBay seller. Currently running 14.04, I ran the software updater twice, was expecting to be "automatically" upgraded/updated to 15.04, but this did not happen. So ...
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Login loop in 15.04 after upgrading to kernel 3.19.0-26-generic

Today I've updated the kernel from 3.19.0.25-generic to 3.19.0.26-generic, and now I get a login loop. After I input the (correct) password, the login screen keeps reappearing over and over. If in the ...
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How do I upgrade to Apache 2.4.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Ubuntu 14.04 currently ships with Apache 2.4.7. How do I upgrade to version 2.4.16?
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APT totally broken

i am on Ubuntu 14.04 and my apt is totally broken. The problem started with grub-pc package and now continues , along with that package, with libuuid1:amd64 package. intsallation of libuuid1:amd64 ...
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How to keep the pen functions on 14.04 LTS or 15.04

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad x61 convertible laptop. On 12.04 LTS, everything I want working does. The pen is especially important. I did an upgrade to 14.04 LTS and on a separate occasion, an upgrade to ...
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Boot failure after upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have Sony Vaio Fit computer with a dual boot setup of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10. After upgrading to 15.04, booting into Linux fails with a number of 'builtin file not found' errors. I tried ...
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Not getting logged in after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Just after I upgraded my laptop (Ubuntu) Now it was getting console on booting. I used shift to select previous version of kernel. And its going to login screen ,but still after valid password its ...
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dependency problem mysql-server

I upgrade my server time to time with apt-get update then apt-get upgrade and dont use anything else. but these days I have a problem with mysql-server. apt-get cannot upgrade anything else, it break ...
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Can you *simulate* an upgrade from one Ubuntu version to the next?

How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu? does a great job of explaining how to do a version upgrade. It also says "Upgrading Ubuntu works 99 times out of 100" which has not been my experience - ...
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Upgrade xine-lib 1.1 to xine-lib 1.2: xine-drivers not found

-1 down vote favorite 1 I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade from xine-lib 1.1 to xine-lib 1.2. I have used the Ubuntu libs of x1ne1.2 and I recompiled my code. But I get the error message, ...
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upgrading gnome shell to 3.16.3 in ubuntu 15.04, some changes didnot took place correctly

Today I decided to upgrade my gnome to 3.16 because of the significant changes. so I searched it on the web and found the way to do that. I added two repositories: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Computer restarts over and over after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10 on dualboot windows/ubuntu [closed]

I had a dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 (Windows 8 before upgrade). I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu to 15.04, so I needed to Ubuntu 14.10 and after to Ubuntu 15.04. But after I've upgraded to ...
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No sound after upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I used command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade Ubuntu. After the upgrade was completed, I restarted the computer and there was no sound (youtube, rhytmbox...). Any ...
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Update Ubuntu Touch without using image streams (i.e. how to update without removing programs installed with apt-get)?

Is there a way to get the latest updates of Ubuntu Touch features without replacing the entire root directory with a new OTA image? I had some applications installed via terminal using apt-get, as ...
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Upgrading to 15.04 stalls when trying to install MySQL 5.6

I've just tried to upgrade my ubuntu OS (desktop) and it's just stopped when installing MySQL. It said that i had to update the password (did this twice in the install) but the second time it said ...
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Upgrade 14.04 kernel without upgrading xorg

If I upgrade the 14.04 kernel to 3.19 using the linux-generic-lts-vivid package but I don't upgrade the xorg packages, will that cause an issue?
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apt-get update downloads 88+ GB's

So I installed a new Ubuntu 15.04 system. First thing I did was apt-get update user@user-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com vivid InRelease Ign http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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GNOME is gone. How to fix?

I have had this issue for a few weeks. I use Ubuntu 14.04. I love GNOME and decided to upgrade to 3.12. Then I later decided to downgrade to 3.10, using ppa-purge. I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...