Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Update Manager like WSUS

Does anyone know how to manage updates in Ubuntu Server, like WSUS does it? For example I want to force Firfox upgrade on all computers (with Ubuntu), which are connected to my corporate network? I ...
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Updating and Upgrading - no space left on /boot

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 Server. After attempting to update and upgrade, I ran into the problems of the /boot being full. After some googling (and looking on here), I ran into this blog post that ...
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How to get alerted when the dependency of a program is updated and the program needs to restart?

It just occurred to me that often when I upgrade software (through the usually repository apt-get means) I am upgrading software which another program has as one of its dependencies, and though I can ...
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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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Wifi not detected in ubuntu 14.04 after upgrading(incomplete upgrade) Lenovo z5070

I use Lenovo Z5070 , I was upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 using sudo apt-get upgrade . While i was upgrading, suddenly an error occurred and my wifi is not detected. I cant see any WiFi networks. even on ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, home folder remains encrypted, and the password doesn't work

Last weekend I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. After the upgrade I logged-in using my old user and password, and I noticed that my home folder is empty, except encrypted files (I logged-in using ...
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Updated kernel to mainline (4.3.3), but apt-get upgrade keeps downloading headers & image for 4.2

I have a Surface Pro 2 running ubuntu, and prior to kernel 4.x it's been quite problematic (wifi/trackpad/screen etc). I've been updating my kernel to mainline, first 4.0, then 4.2 and more recently ...
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RhythmBox , VLC , ubuntu's default video player Crashing [on hold]

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 . After upgrading I am facing following problems : RhythmBox crashes when trying to play songs. When trying to play videos via VLC, I am getting No suitable ...
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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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Why am I getting gdm and a bunch of packages in the list of apt-get autoremove?

Of late, I've done a lot of configuration changes on my Trusty laptop (14.04 LTS). Firstly, I installed gnome-shell, did all updates and migrated to the LTS enablement stack. After that, I added the ...
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Packages and apts wont instal ubuntu 14.04

when ever I try to update or install an apt I usually get this message in the software center Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed. and in the terminal ...
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Unable to boot after upgrade 15.04=>15.10 “Failed to start Set console keymap.”

After upgrading to 15.10 my system boots up the the following output: [Failed] Failed to start Set console keymap. See 'systemctl status console-setup.service' for details [FAILED] Failed to start ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade want to remove most of my apps

I hope there is someone out here who can help me. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Last week I got a dependency issue when trying to do apt-get dist-upgrade. This was regarding the latest of ...
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Fixing/rolling back broken installation

I recently broke my dual boot installation (Windows & and Ubuntu) during an upgrade -- supposedly to fix missing dependencies but unwittingly upgraded from trusty to vivid, and now vivid won't ...
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I am currently running on 3.13.0-76-generic Kernel version on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, How to upgrade it to the latest version?

I am currently using Ubuntu 3.13.0-76-generic Kernel Version and I want to upgrade it to latest stable version? Also What are the advantages of using latest kernel versions.
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Unsupported Ubuntus - is it safe to continue with them?

I'll try to be as clear as I can about this, hoping to get clear answers. I have Ubuntu Studio 15.10, which is not an LTS version, and will only be supported till July 2016. Does that mean there ...
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Screen flickering after enabled Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu 15.04

I enabled and installed Nvidia Graphics on my system but after I rebooted my system keeps flickering on Unity, Compiz and Metacity but not on tty. My Nivdia graphic card is a GT 650m. How do I ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 wont work

So here is my problem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to upgrade to 15.10. Ubuntu has prompted me with the new version and asked if I want to upgrade to 15.10. I click "Upgrade" and the ...
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Get latest version of package when not available for current distro

Basically, I have this: lucho@lucho-HP:~$ apt-cache policy dynare-matlab dynare-matlab: Installed: 4.4.1-1build1 Candidate: 4.4.1-1build1 Version table: 4.4.3-1~trusty1 0 100 ...
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Error upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 : Error authenticating some pakages

I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 14 to 15. A window pops up and interrupt the upgrade process. The error is in Setting new software channels Can anyone help please? Note: I have no internet ...
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Backup files before upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

am using ubuntu 13.04 and I would like to install ubuntu 14.04, how can I backup my old data files and programs in order to restore it in the new version ? Thank you
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Replace automatically installed package with manually compiled one

I want to replace a package (unixodbc) that was automatically installed and managed by apt-get with the same package that was manually compiled from source (and of a higher version). This is because ...
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Update manager fails and too much broken packages found

my update manager tells me it can not upgrade but I should do a partial upgrade (I don't know if partial is the right term as my system language is not english). I have 3 buttons : configuration, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 identifies itself as Kali 2 after dist-upgrade

I'm newbie in Ubuntu. After dist-upgrade, system doesn't work correctly. GRUB background has been changed to Kali and in menu, Ubuntu has been replaced by Kali. Terminal doesn't work either. On ...
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Not able to understand “Attention” para from USN-2872-2: Linux kernel (Wily HWE) vulnerability [duplicate]

From USN-2872-2 , I am not able to understand what does Attention para means. The paragraph is ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have been given a new version ...
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Upgradable packages seem to appear from nowhere on Ubuntu 14.04 server?

My Ubuntu 14.04 server has the default settings for fetching updates i.e. /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic has following entries: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; ...
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Cannot upgrade after installation of xsane

I have been experiencing problems after installing xsane and other software. I think I've been a bit naughty and I have taken advice from unofficial sources, and now I am reaping the consequences. I ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies and could not initialize package information

I know that this might seem to be duplicate of other questions. But none of the answers mentioned there solved this: When I try to update my system using Software Updates, I get an error message ...
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Display issues on upgrade to 15.10 (also, desktop environment crashes)

I'm having a lot of problems after an upgrade from 15.04. Most of them seems to be related to Nvidia display issues, but some seem more fundamental than that. Before I list the main issues, I want ...
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having a problem with apt-get upgrade resulting to 'errors were encountered while processing inn,uucpsend'

root@kali:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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No Sound after Upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04

After the upgrade to 14.04 I can't hear anything anymore. The basic troubleshooting looks good, but with aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav nothing is to hear. # lspci -v | grep -A7 -i ...
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Network Manager does not store Passwords any more

Since I updated to v14.04 I have the following issues with my Network Manager - accessing VPN (openvpn) profiles takes a long time ~1min - executing VPN (vpnc) profiles takes a long time ~1min - ...
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How to upgrade poppler-utils to latest version?

My system has poppler-utils v0.24.5. From the official site I found that the latest version is 0.40.0. I tried to update it using following command sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade poppler-utils ...
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Ubuntu HWE upgrade trashes battery life

I've been using 14.04 for a few months on my Lenovo W541 (coming from 12.04) and battery life has been good - about 8 hours. I implemented the usual power saving tips. However, immediately after ...
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How to replace ppa provided packages by ubuntu provided ones?

Recently I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I wanted to install latest vlc (2.2.1), and googled for it. Then I came across this ppa: ppa:mc3man/trusty-media and added it to my repositories ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu for Private Use

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and have been getting problems with FileZilla 3.7.3 freezing. Searching implies I should update to the latest version of Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to follow the guidance in ...
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How do I fix/undo sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

So I'm fighting with NodeBB -- and found that nginx was advised. However I thought I needed the most updated version (when in fact 1.4.x is recommended). I couldn't get the rerouting working on 1.8 ...
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Should I upgrade my kernel from 3.16 to 4.**? [closed]

Why do I want this? Just trying to use the updated things. Also, I want to gain the advantage of additional driver updates and better hardware compatibility as per experience with Ubuntu. Would you ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 to 15.10 fails - can not calculate the upgrade

This is not a duplicate because this has not been answered. Because 14.10 no longer exists, I am unable to upgrade to 15.10. The reason why I would like to upgrade is because 14.04LTS is very slow ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 reports broken packages

I am trying to upgrade ubuntu 14.04 but I have somehow messed up my packaging system. When I run sudo do sudo do-release-upgrade I get the following message and the upgrade is aborted: An ...
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upgrade problem in lubuntu

I am using lubuntu on my netbook.system ask me to upgrade last night and when the upgrade finished ı can only see the mouse arrow on the screen ı can not see any images of dekstop ı can open lx ...
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Upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 failed badly

Ran the GUI based software update tool. As it started to to the configuration for /etc/init.d files, it asked a question (Use original - that it said did not exist, or installer version ....). There ...
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Fatal Python Error when upgrading

I usually manage to solve any linux related problems alone but this time it seems unusually impossible. I used to get errors every time I was trying to login and it was asking me to skip to mount ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04

I tried to upgrade my dist from 14.04 to 15.04 and received the error "Could not calculate the upgrade". I use the main server. I was grepping over main.log and saw the following line: 2016-01-15 ...
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Upgrading server from 14.10 to 16.04 (when released)

Good day, as the title above states we're looking to upgrade our server from 14.10 right to 16.04 when its released. Slight over sight on our part, we hadn't paid attention to the updates and are now ...
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Broken apt-get upgrade

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and attempting a apt-get upgrade which is currently failing with the below error. I am alittle bit stuck. Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.2) ... ...
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Update Manager still there after update

Even after I run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade And the updates are installed succesfully, the graphical interface of the Update Manager is still telling me that I have the updates to ...
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upgrading 14.04 to 15.04 fails with infinite loop

After accepting all the prompts for the upgrade from 14.04.03 to 15.04, the laptop (Lenovo T540p) the new OS fails to boot!!! It gets stuck in an infinite loop starting System Logging Service and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Shown in Upgrade Manager Now

I see the next upgrade available as 16.04 LTS shown in update manager. But the release date (from wiki) is written as April 2016. And it's not shown in Ubuntu page yet. Why is it already available ...
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no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com during upgrade update or install

During apt-get installor apt-get upgrade or apt-get update ,I get no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com. All other repositories work. no.archive.ubuntu.com has ip 193.35.52.51. Server down ? ...