Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade to the new release

So I have Ubuntu installed on my pc, and I want to upgrade to the new Ubuntu which was just released. When I check for any new updates it doesn't show any upgrades to the new release. How can I fix ...
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Can I do a Silent or Unattended Release Upgrade?

How do I upgrade to a new Ubuntu version without having to react to prompts? I'm on 12.04 now and would like to install 12.10. When I start the update, it usually downloads stuff, then asks a ...
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A fresh install and clean up?

I started with Ubuntu around 3 years ago and have been a dedicated user ever since. During that time I tried out lots of apps, themes, etc. And, I've updated every version as it has come along so now ...
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Skipping intermediate Ubuntu OS upgrade to latest one,How do I upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04.2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I skip over releases? Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? I'm currently runing Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. I want to upgrade to 10.04.02, but whenever I use ...
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Reinstall of OS after CPU Upgrade needed?

I recently upgraded my CPU from an Athlon II X2 250 to the Athlon II X4 610E(45W 4 cores -- can't beat the efficiency). Is an ubuntu reinstall required?
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 - Apache not able to start

I updated to Ubuntu 13.10 (from Ubuntu 13.04) last weekend, and now Apache is not being able to start. It was working perfectly well until the upgraded, and I haven't changed anything myself. When I ...
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Do I lose LTS support if I upgrade to a non-LTS release?

I have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 as my primary OS and every six months I upgrade to the latest distribuition release. I am currently using 12.04 LTS. Thinking ahead, if I upgrade to 12.10 or any ...
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How does updating running application binaries during an upgrade work?

I just upgraded my ubuntu lucid to natty , during the upgrade it replaced most of the running applications with a newer version. How does this work? (Won't the applications crash?) What will ...
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I've inherited a dangerously out of date server. How do I plan to safely upgrade it?

Apticron runs nightly on the box and is telling me that I have about 150 updates that need to be made. The server is running quite a few important services with no true backup so I'm scared to just ...
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Why will upgrading Ubuntu cause problems?

This is a general question about the changes that occurs in the development of Ubuntu. I want to know if Ubuntu, let's say 12.04, is working fine on my laptop. Why when I upgrade it to a newer version ...
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I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do?

Due to updates, my machine can no longer boot properly. I am no Ubuntu guru. I do not have a week to spare diagnosing the issue. I just want to retrieve important data from this machine's hard drive ...
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Reboot during update, glibc error: libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.14' not found

While upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 the upgrade stalled because it said xscreensaver needed to be uninstalled. I tried to open a terminal but the system wouldn't respond. So I did a hard boot and now ...
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Is there a way to make Software Updater use apt-fast as a backend?

I've been using apt-fast in the command line for some time now and have enjoyed how it speeds upgrades by downloading packages in parallel. It would be great if Software Updater could also gain the ...
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I broke Sudo after an upgrade from 9 to 12.04.1

Currently sudo will prompt for a password, but absolutely nothing happens after that. No errors of any kind. I've checked the sudoers file, it passed the visudo syntax check, here's the setup: # # ...
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How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [duplicate]

I am ready to try Ubuntu 11.10, how do I upgrade to it from 11.04?
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Distribution upgrade problem “No new release found”

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. The update manager once found the new release 'oneiric', and still shows up this screen when I log on use ssh: Welcome to Ubuntu 11.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.38-14-generic x86_64) * ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04

I didn't see this asked elsewhere here, but how does one go about this? I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on a laptop last night but it did not upgrade up to the latest ...
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How do I suppress the “New release '12.10' available” message?

When I ssh into my Mythbuntu box, I get this message: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-32-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ New release '12.10' available. ...
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Nautilus bookmarks are missing since upgrade to 13.04

My bookmarks are not shown anymore after upgrading to 13.04 Raring ringtails and I can't add any new bookmarks. The function is not shown and the shortcut Ctrl+D isn't working either. Is this ...
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Will 12.04 default into Unity the way 11.10 did?

When I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04, on first boot I was put into the Unity shell. However, since then, I have opted to use Gnome-Classic. My question is, when Ubuntu 12.04 comes out next April, will ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu from an ISO image

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 now and want to Upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04. The problem is my net connection is very slow and I can not do a network upgrade from the "Updates Manager". So, is there a way that I ...
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How do you I find a list of softwares which are outdated and needs upgrade?

How do I find a list of packages that are outdated and need to be upgraded using aptitude? I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Will there be data loss for upgrade?

I am planning to upgrade from 8.10 to 10.04. But I am wondering if there will be data loss during the upgrade? For example: Will the application that I have installed on 8.10 still be there after ...
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Ubuntu tells me I have packages to upgrade when I don't

I have a server machine that I never log into the X display on, only via ssh. Recently I logged in and it told me I had 12 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. I actually ...
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Cannot update system - Error during signature verification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Okay, usually I run an apt-get update and upgrade about once a day. Now suddenly it's telling me this: ...
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Did 12.04 just add multi-touch gesture support mid-release?

I was reviewing the updates I was about to download today and I noticed that a lot of them had to do with gesture support, noticed that many of these were new installs rather than upgrades. Has ...
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Is there a compelling reason to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)?

Both my desktop and server installation are okay. Am I missing something important that would make an upgrade worth the hassle?
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How can I Resolve dpkg dependency?

administrator@zlounes:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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How to make update manager stop nagging about a new release?

I don't want to upgrade to the new release, and I don't want to have the notification icon about the upgrade (red triangle with exclamation mark in it) sit on the tray constantly.
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Does installing packages manually with dpkg prevent a future upgrade path?

I manage a private network which has no internet connectivity due to the security policy of the customer. This network has a single Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server installation (soon to be several more) and ...
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PHP not working in Apache2 after system upgrade

Recently upgraded my system from Karmic to Lucid. This involved Apache and PHP being updated I believe. Now my server is unable to handle PHP files, any navigation to them is triggering downloading ...
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Disable Ubuntu Update Manager's new version warning

How to disallow Ubuntu to upgrade from like 11.10 to 12.04? I know that its your wish if you want to upgrade, but I don't want the message in update manager that says a new release is available to ...
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Dell Upgrade to 13.04 & 13.10 No wifi, graphic card driver and bluetooth Problem?

(Dell inspiron m5040 Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.10 wifi wont work and has two bluetooth icons?) Old title of post! No Wifi/Bluetooth Problem. "Both Fixed", see below comments for bluetooth fix and ...
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Can't install/remove/upgrade any package

So I've been trying to upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit few days back and received an error: dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:978: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size' failed. So I followed this Ubuntu ...
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Why is the google PPA reenabled after an upgrade to a new release?

PPA's are normally disabled when you upgrade, and must be re-enabled manually. I upgraded to 12.04 about a month ago and I just noticed that while my other PPAs had all been disabled, the Google PPAs ...
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How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?

I'm trying to upgrade an Ubuntu 12.10 installation to Ubuntu 13.04 without an Internet connection. Now that the alternate and desktop CDs have been merged, I'm trying to use the 13.04 Desktop CD in ...
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Updating Ubuntu server from 8.10 to 10.04

I have a VPS that has Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition installed on it and I would like to upgrade it to 10.04. What would be the correct way of doing this? I only have ssh access to it and a ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 10.10

I'm new to these forums so I'll be quick. When I try to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04 I get this error, I have tried upgrading from Terminal and Update Manager as well. Could not determine ...
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Need to repair or reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 without losing programs or data

I was trying to change the ownership on an external drive, and mistakenly used sudo chown -RL myuser:myuser /media/"New Volume" Unfortunately, it changed the ownership on the entire drive to ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu has a problem with the Ubuntu Software Center and I can't solve it, but I'd like to try the new version of Ubuntu, 13.10. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, can I upgrade to 13.10 how can I do that? ...
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue when upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10?

I've been trying to upgrade to 12.10 ever since it was released today but I keep meeting this error: "An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: E:Unable to correct problems, you ...
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Is it possible to upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 12.04.1?

I want to upgrade to 12.04.1 from 12.04 LTS. Is it possible? If possible then How?
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How to update maven 3.0.4 - 3.1.1

First of all am new to Ubuntu as well as Maven. Does anyone know how to update maven. My current version of maven is 3.0.4. I would like to update it to 3.1.1 which is the latest version. I tried ...
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Can the kernel update itself via the update manager?

I noticed that the date of the currenlty installed Linux kernel Revision/Version is later than the System's install date. 2.6.32-24-generic # /var/log/installer/syslog 2.6.32-25-generic # uname ...
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How do I resume a release upgrade/update?

Yesterday I started the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but I interrupted it because it was taking too long. Now if I restart it, it doesn't proceed. Is there any possibility to clean the mess he left ...
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Lost power during upgrade, how do I recover?

I was attempting to update my 11.10 install to 12.04beta. During the install step, I accidentally lost power to my laptop (the power cable came unplugged) and it shut down. Whenever I go to boot now, ...
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How does the Ubuntu upgrade process work?

How does Ubuntu upgrade seamlessly to a newer distribution, while the operating system is still running? I'm upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, and I've upgraded several times before, and it's as simple ...
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Resuming an upgrade to 12.04 which got stuck on reconfiguring dropbox

I was upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 and the process got stuck when reconfiguring/downloading dropbox. I had to break the upgrade at 87% and don't think my system will boot now. Is there any way to ...
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What applications are removed when I upgrade to 12.04?

What all will be removed whenever I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04? I've heard rumors that Banshee and Tomboy are going to be removed. What else will be removed? Also, are there any major applications ...
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How to request a package upgrade in the next Ubuntu release

I'm looking to move our company from Fedora 13 to the upcoming 12.04. We've built custom HDF5 1.8.7 RPMs that are newer than the 1.8.4 version in 12.04. If we go to 12.04 I'd like it to have the ...