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BackupPC error: Wrong user: my userid is 123, instead of 0(root)

This started when the OS was upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 14.04 Which subsequently upgraded Apache from 2.2 to 2.4 I found a similar post but it appears my setup is more complicated. When I look at ...
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Desktop went to sleep during release upgrade

Every post I see here is either a laptop, or somebody who restarted their computer whilst asleep mid-upgrade. My case is neither. So I started a release upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10, some 10 hours ...
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How to avoid apt-get -y dist-upgrade being interactive with waagent?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS created in Azure Cloud. I create it from a Jenkins powershell build that: 1. Create VM in Azure 2. Execute some remote SSH commands (among them apt-get dist-upgrade) 3. ...
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Upgrade to 15.10 failed, can't use laptop

I had 14.04 and did an upgrade to 15.10 last night. My screen only shows some login and a warning that Ubuntu comes with no warranty, followed by some error messages as follows: E: Error: ...
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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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Wacom tablet only works when USB mouse also attached

I use a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet. After upgrading from Vivid to Wily it won't work unless I also have a regular USB mouse plugged in. I've tried completely removing and reinstalling xserver-xorg-wacom, ...
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Upgrade vs dist-upgrade vs apt-get install linux-headers-generic

I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS I wanted to know the difference between the three commands here apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install linux-headers-generic-xxx My goal is to ...
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Tried to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10, accidentally upgraded to 16.04

There is no desktop, and none of the solutions I'm finding online seem to work. ('sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop', they all have dependencies which can't be installed) I'd like to "roll-back" to ...
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How can I easily install a newer version of python on Ubuntu 14.04 using apt-get without upgrading the entire OS?

I am stuck on Ubuntu 14.04 and upgrading to 15.10 is probably not an option. The highest version of python supported by Ubuntu 14 is 2.7.6. This is very old. I want to install a newer version. I ...
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Sudo apt-get update, strange many errors [duplicate]

While I'm doing the classic sudo apt-get update I obtain these strange errors. W: Failed to fetch http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch W: ...
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How to upgrade g++ to the latest version

Newbie here. I just got an error running from the terminal a C++ program I wrote: error: ‘stoi’ is not a member of ‘std’. They told me the compiler is too old. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. My g++ version ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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problemas para reproducir videos

No he podido reproducir videos que suben en canales de televisión colombiana, al tratar de reproducir me aparece que el video no está codificado para mi dispositivo; aparentemente instale el ...
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How can I fix broken package system?

I have tried apt-get -f install and several other commands but I can't seem to remove the package that has the errors, which also seems to be libpam-systemd:amd64
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upgrade from 15.04 to 15.04?

I'm running ubuntu 15.04 (German language) and want to upgrade to 15.10. If I run the updater as described in the help, click on "update", input my password, I get the screen "Welcome to Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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Attemped updating ubuntu, got corrupted

I followed a tutorial (can't find it anymore, the history is on the ubuntu's part) where you basically changed the update center to allow all version updates, then updated it. After about 10-15 mins ...
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Can't uninstall 'youtube-dl'. No files were found to uninstall

youtube-dl told me to upgrade, so I tried the command given on their website, but it resulted in some output that sounds like it has not upgraded anything, despite an upgrade being available: $ sudo ...
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Few errors while apt-get upgrade and apt-get install?

When i try to install libgl1-mesa-dev and libsdl1.2-dev, I get the following error The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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apt-get upgrade error with npm on Beaglebone

I have a brand new Beablebone and OS : Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone79 #1 SMP Tue Oct 13 20:44:55 UTC 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux everything flushed and nothing else installed and when I do apt-get ...
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Can't upgrade manually installed package

Sometime ago I manually reverted to an old version of Thunderbird (31.6). I now want to upgrade to the latest stable version. Synaptic says I'm on 1.38.5, which I am not. apt-get install thunderbird ...
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Bluetooth package problems

When I did sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got Setting up bluez (5.35-0ubuntu2) ... Job for bluetooth.service failed because the control process exited with error code. ...
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upgrade kernel 3.16.0.57 to 3.19.0.28

I am aware of the questions about upgrading the kernels here, but none of them helped me since they refer to upgrading to the generic versions. I'm using a framegrabber that only has driver for ...
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Package always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded [on hold]

04 and it always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded on updates and upgrades. Here's an output for upgrade.. kappa@keepo:~/Project/lisp/on$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Upgrade 12.04 -> 14.04 : libc6

I just tried to upgrade a 12.04.5 server to 14.04.1 and got the following error message during the upgrade of the libc6-bin package: (Lese Datenbank ... 408104 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind ...
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upgrading from vivid vervet to wiley werewolf is hanging, what next?

Here is hanging itself up the upgrade from vivid vervet to wiley werewolf ending in a pixbuf problem of gnome-libraries ? What can I do next ? The upgrade is hanging with libffi-dev of gnome ? ...
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Adding software source of “archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu Wily Main” in Trusty Tahr

I have ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installed I would like to upgrade from evolution 3.10.4 to 3.16.5, I can install it from ppa:fta/gnome3 but I want to install the official build. for this I have added this ...
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UBUNTU Ugrade tp 15.10 now laptop won't reboot

Samsung 400B laptop Yesterday I left my laptop upgrading to 15.10 (I think it was Wily something) about half way through. When I returned the laptop was hung with nothing on the screen. Hard ...
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How to upgrade libstdc++

I have the same question as How do I get my DEB to install libstdc++.so.6.0.20?. (more or less). The developer of the binary I downloaded used a later version libstdc++ than is present on my ...
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Dad tried to upgrade to 15.10, now it wont boot anymore. Can I reset it?

He tried to upgrade from 14.04 I believe to 15.10, now after he types in his password it looks like this: http://imgur.com/AZqSWal It's an AIO desktop from asus core i5 with a nvidea 540m connected ...
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apt-get upgrade produces ERROR: The Sage installation tree has moved

Running sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following error. I am not sure how to fix this (I usually just use apt-get to install and upgrade, not sure how to fix it when it fails). primes$ sudo apt-get ...
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Cannot boot after a failed update from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 Update

I was running Ubuntu 15.04 on my HP EliteBook 755 and was updating to 15.10 when the update process was stuck for several hours at the same place, so I hit the power button to reboot. Now the system ...
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No sound after upgrading to 15.10

Situation: After seeing the EOL reminder I decided to upgrade my 15.04 to 15.10 and I did so using the terminal (sudo do-release-upgrade -d) without any problems during the upgrade. After the ...
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Kernel panic after upgrading system

I was upgrading ubuntuu to 16.04 today and left computer. When I came it was in the sleep mode. I was trying to enter the password thousands time, but it didn't work so I just turned it off. Now when ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am highly looking forward to the new flavor of Ubuntu and it's bells and whistles to wrap the bow on top. My only concern is upgrading to it from my current system without reinstalling Ubuntu ...
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How can I upgrade to the latest wpa_supplicant?

I have (more precisely, my employer has) a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which comes with wpa_supplicant version 2.1. There are improvements in wpa_supplicant 2.5 which I believe may help with ...
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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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rsync after upgrade to 14.04.3 lost

I am helpless. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04.3 on my server, rsync ist not working any more. After starting rsync -av /data1/ /mnt/sdb2 (for example) there follows output sending incremental file ...
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Apt not working after Ubuntu 15.10 Upgrade

I did a whole system update and then a distribution upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10. After install I ran apt-get update and started to see some errors. Tried to troubleshoot the dependency issues by hand ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to a newer version, cannot boot: end Kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a few months now and thought I'd update to a later version. Therefore, I followed this query (Update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04) and upgraded. Oddly enough, when I checked ...
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Using APT to update all packages to specified versions

How do I use apt-get to upgrade an entire system to a predefined set of packages and package versions? I want this because I am building an app which depends on a large number of apt packages and ...
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Failed to fetch APT update (Not a duplicate)

I've already checked this, this and this answers, none of them works in my case. Here is what I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update on my 14.04 LTS laptop: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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scp stalls at 2112KB

After upgrading an Ubuntu server from 12.04 to 14.04, I am now unable to send (larger) files by scp. Also, bzr updates and commits to and from the server are unreliable, presumably if the total data ...
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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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What's the best way to try newer versions?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in two computers. One is the desktop version, my alternate (and almost) everyday computer, and a second server (headless) version.Eventually the server will be a ...
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Broken python after installing python and cannot run sudo apt-get upgrade

When trying to run python I get this error: $ python Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix> Consider setting ...
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Why I need to add gnome ppa to upgrade/update my Gnome Shell version, when I'm using Ubuntu Gnome?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and I was searching to upgrade gnome shell from 3.16.4 to 3.18. Because of this nice features from OMG Ubuntu. Every place in the internet that I found said that I must to ...
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How to install new LINUX version along with LINUX FIRMWARES in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am facing a peculiar position after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have a separate / and /home folder. After running the command uname -r, i see that the linux running on my laptop has version ...
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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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How can i upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 15.04

i can`t upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 15.04 it gives me message Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: * Upgrading ...
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Synaptic error after attemtping upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 on cdrom

sudo snaptic gives the following error: E: The value 'all' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources E: _cache->open() failed, please report. ...