Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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 ...
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How does Ubuntu LTS work?

With the 14.04.3 out are the prior releases of 14.04 (14.04.1, 14.04.2) fully supported or Canonical expect users to upgrade to 14.04.3 as soon as possible ?
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How to get the new kernel when upgrading from 14.04.2 to 14.04.3

After upgrading to 14.04.3 from 14.04.2 (started with 14.04.1), my kernel is still at 3.13.0-61-generic — I'm expecting a variant of 3.19. How can I upgrade to include the default kernel from ...
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open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory)

When ever i install a new application using terminal command, i get this error E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory) E: Unable to lock the administration ...
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Upgrading time shut down from 12.04 to 14.04, then log in time not working

I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,when I was upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 LTS,my net was gone so I shut down.After that when I tried to start my laptop,it's not working. There is shown only log in option,when I log ...
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Upgrading KUbuntu 14.04.02 to 14.04.03 - Odd error

I'm trying to upgrade an install of Kubuntu 14.04.02 to 14.04.03, but I keep getting the following error that kills the upgrade. I get it both via apt-get upgrade or when doing it from Synaptic. The ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.3 and now nothing

I tried the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.3 and now my computer has no desktop. I can't get a terminal but I can get to tty. I use the gnome-session-fallback, the 2D gnome ubuntu since my computer isn't the ...
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Upgraded from 13.0 to 14.04.3, it stuck on ubuntu loading page

I have upgreaded to 14.04.3 and after successful install, it rebooted machine. After reboot, the machine, keep showing UBNUTU load screen(purple background with 5 dots showing that it loading ...
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Skip updating certain updates in apt-get

A couple of months ago I started following tutorials about updating to the latest stable version of the Linux kernel for Ubuntu -which is currently 4.0.9. The updates where flawless and I noticed my ...
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How to restrict particular Package/Software to Update\Upgrade?

I don't want to update some Software/Package for ex:FF, But when system boots or when i Run apt-get upgrade it starts upgrades, Why? How to restrict it? How to disable upgrades/Updates for that ...
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Error while updating R in ubuntu 14.04 trusty

I am trying to install R programming language and able to install rbase using this code sudo apt-get install r-base After that i tried to upgrade it using this code sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to stop asking to upgrade to 15.04 [duplicate]

Every time I start my computer I get a notification after the computer gets done checking for updates that says "Software updates are no longer provided for Xubuntu 14.10. To stay secure, you should ...
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Problem updating i3

I have a problem with updating i3-wm When I type i3 --moreversion 2>&- || i3 --version I get Binary i3 version: 4.7.2 (2014-01-23, branch "tags/4.7.2") © 2009-2013 Michael Stapelberg ...
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Apt-get upgraded package from 32bit to unsupported 64bit - why and how to revert?

Recently the repository of qtox had to change its domain and the new one only contains only 64bit builds at the moment. However, I'm on 15.04 32bit and can't run any 64bit software. Now when I last ...
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Will 14.04.3LTS automatic be upgraded in my 14.04 TS?

I read just now that Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS is released. I am now running 14.04LTS,and wonder whether this upgrade comes automatically to me via the Ubuntu software center updates? ; or do I have to ...
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Update from 14.04.2 to 14.04.3 not happening [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu version 14.04.2 installed and want to upgrade to 14.04.3 (Kernel 3.19 has few fixes for me) When I do cat /etc/lsb-release I get DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 ...
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Changing prompt from lts to normal [duplicate]

I'm currently running 14.04lts but i want to upgrade to 15.04. The things is that in the file where you change the prompt=lts to normal, when I try to change it to normal i can't save it and i just ...
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Is it safe to install kernel 4.1.3 lts (latest version) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

As we already know Kernel version 4.1.3 LTS is announced but Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is still using kernel 3.13. What could be benefits to install latest kernel version on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Also, I don't ...
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Do any of the Developers Update the Answers when new capabilities are added to Ubuntu? [migrated]

Does anyone think to Update the more frequently asked questions when new versions of Ubuntu are released with new capabilities that may Change to "Best" answer to the questions? This process would ...
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Strange Firefox syncing during Gnome 3.16 upgrade

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and 3.16, although I only just upgraded to Gnome 3.16 from Gnome 3.14. And sometime during the upgrade I suddenly noticed this in Firefox: It just ...
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Clang++ cannot find lstdc++ after system upgrade

I have a small project in C++ that compiled fine until I upgraded Xubuntu to 15.04. When I tried to rebuild it with cmake, this message appeared in the middle of the output: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find ...
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Will upgrading to Gnome 3.16 on 15.04 lead to 'dependency hell' when upgrading to 15.10? [closed]

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, but I am thinking about upgrading Gnome from 3.14 to 3.16 using these PPAs: gnome3-team/gnome3-staging gnome3-team/gnome3 ...
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How much and which parts should i upgrade my server

Memory 1000 MB Network Speed 100Mbps CPU(s) 2 CPUs Disk Size 100 GB Bandwidth 13.14 MB Disk backups 10 / 85.341 GB Which is an ubuntu server. Now this worked fine ...
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Easiest way to upgrade LibreOffice 4 to 5 on 14.04 [duplicate]

Title, pretty much. I currently have LibreOffice 4.2.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. I'm just wondering what the easiest way to upgrade to the new LibreOffice 5 is, without creating duplicate applications or ...
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need to update Ubuntu 10.1 to New 15.4? [duplicate]

The Dell Windows 7 just died and I have a ThinkPad with new hard drive & Ubuntu 10.1. Can I update to Ubuntu 15.4? How? I can't figure out how to connect to WiFi (private secure connection). I ...
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Updated from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14.04 and only guest account is able to login

I upgraded my VM running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 to Ubuntu desktop 14.04 using the update manager. This was an interactive upgrade and I did opt to keep any modified config file that existed. After the ...
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ubuntu upgrade on different drive

I am using Ubuntu Version 12.04 (precise) 64 bit. I want to upgrade, but I have been stuck for a long time not having enough disk space to do that (Ubuntu is in an SSD that does not have 5 Gb free). I ...
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Share programs and settings between 12.04 and 14.04

I have 12.04 installed with separate /, /boot and /home partitions. I am looking to install 14.04 without doing the upgrade. I want to keep my settings, software and data so if anything doesn't ...
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From where to get ubuntu iso with latest upgrades?

I deploy ubuntu on multiple clients computers every day, currently I use 14.04.2 iso. After installing it I do apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y which takes some time. Is there any 14.04.x ...
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Software Updater removed laptop-mode-tools after upgrading

After upgrading today to 14.04.3 via terminal, the Software Updater removed laptop-mode-tools saying it was an old package. Has laptop-mode-tools become obsolete in 14.04.3 or should I just ...
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12.04 LTS: upgrading to Python3.4 broke pip, easy_install and virtualenv

so after much annoyance and heartbrake i managed to upgrade my Python3.2 to Python3.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I followed this rather simple method: ...
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How do I make space to resize the root (/) partition? No free space on root, cant uninstall software nor update [duplicate]

The main question is how to make space in root (/). After this I want to resize the root partition, this topic can be found on: How to resize partitions? or elsewhere. I'm a little bit confused. No ...
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Recommended OS and kernel upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS [closed]

We have a few servers running on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64. I would like to know what is the recommended OS and kernel upgrade for that particular version. And how can I do it ...
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Packages missing after upgrade to 15.04

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 and after a couple of days i did a distro upgrade using the command. sudo do-release-upgrade Before doing that i had installed some packages, such as google ...
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problem after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded my ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Now, when I try to start my system after the login screen a flash of error page comes and it goes back to login page. Same problem with guest login also. ...
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Unable to connect to server from client machines after upgrade of Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

After accepting the upgrade notice from 14.10 to 15.04 several "program errors" have resulted in 1.File system being loaded as "read only" and dropping me on the command line. Solved that issue. Now ...
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Google chrome stable freezes

After the last update my google chrome stable browser freezes when I try to move to another page. eg If I am of Facebook and stay there it works. If I then try to move to my home page the computer ...
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How to recover Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have upgraded Ubuntu 15.04 from Ubuntu 14.10, but when process complete, my laptop restart and then screen stopping with line text "starting at 219"
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Can't Upgrade Ubuntu Enablement Stack

The ubuntu docs tell me that I can upgrade my desktop to 14.04.2 by running: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends \ linux-generic-lts-vivid \ xserver-xorg-core-lts-vivid \ xserver-xorg-lts-vivid ...
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Kernel advice and how to block unwanted downloads

Further to the question/comment “WINE FAILURE today”: The upgrade to kernel 3.13-59 was problematic. Following advice I upgraded my kernel to 3.19-25 which overcame my problem. Shortly afterwards ...
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back box errors while upgrading

I just installed back box and when I was upgrading I got the following error message: Fetching gem metadata from --......... Fetching version metadata from -- Resolving dependencies.... Using rake ...
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Upgraded to 14.10 but still 14.04.2

I wanted to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04.2 to ubuntu 15.10. I learnt I first had to upgrade to 14.10 then to 15.04 and then finally to 15.10. In terminal I entered: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade About ...
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How to manage local Ubuntu mirror?

I'm in the process of setting up an on-site mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 using apt-mirror. I will start by creating a full current mirror, let's call it Test_Mirror. I want to create a ...
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On a dual boot computer, will it harm Ubuntu installation if I upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10?

I currently dual boot my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Now I want to give Windows 10 a try, considering the positive reviews it has been garnering. But I don't want to mess my existing ...
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12.04LTS -> 14.04LTS “lost” all my files

I recently got into a problem with a package saying another copy was running even on a fresh boot (in 12.04). I recklessly decided to accept the update manager's recommendation to move to 14.04LTS. ...
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Wifi only works for the first 5 minutes after upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04

I'm having problem with my Wifi since I upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 two days ago. I understand that there are already lots of posts about it and I have dig through many of them, but I believe my ...
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Would there have been the same risk with Gnome 3.16 if it had been included in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome 3.14, and I am contemplating upgrading to Gnome 3.16, in the article here I read that: The stable release of GNOME 3.16 arrived in March. ...