Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Problem with sudo via ssh

I'm using the following script to execute a update script on a certain number of servers in my network. Here is the part, which I think that is relevant. ### Actual Work ### if [[ $manual == 1 ]]; ...
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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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stuck on login screen, with CTRL + alt +Fx not working

I tried upgrading my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 through the terminal but it got to a point when my laptop froze so I had to switch it off and restart it but now when I enter my login details, nothing ...
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Upgrade Win7 Home to Ultimate - will dual-boot with Ubuntu still work? / Partition access question

I had Windows 7 Home Basic installed.Then I install Ubuntu and know I have dual boot. But I want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Ultimate version.Can I update my Windows 7 installation and keep my dual ...
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Why isn't Roundcube's Upgrade Shell Script Working?

I am trying to upgrade my Roundcube installation from version 1.0.4 to 1.0.5 and I cannot get the upgrade script working properly. According to Roundcube's upgrade documentation, the following command ...
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Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?

I'm using LAMP on my local machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I'm using PHP 5.5.20 on my machine. Following is the command I run from the terminal and below that is the output: ~$ php -v ...
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Wifi drops out constantly after upgrade to xUbuntu 14.10

I upgraded yesterday from xUbuntu 14.04 to 14.10, because I hoped to have better bluetooth recognition. (I didn't). Before the upgrade Wifi would drop out seemingly randomly. More often, when there ...
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Not able log in to ubuntu 14.04

I have just upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Now I have the problem with logging in.Once I type the password and press ENTER it comes back to the old page and asks me to log in again. I've ...
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Upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I need upgrade my notebook with Ubuntu 12.04, however the BIOS is locked. I am unsure what is possible problems can happens if I try upgrade my Ubuntu to the version 14.04 on the system with locked ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 broken

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and the screen is blank and unable to login. When CTRL-ALT-F1 to a console and performing the following recommendations here didnt solve my ...
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Upgrading to 3.18 kernel causes wireless not to work

So I got the 3.18 kernel working on my system (I can boot into Unity now: hooray!). Unfortunately, this seems to have broken my wifi. Wired ethernet is still working, but Network Manager isnt ...
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Upgrading from kernel 3.13 to 3.18 causes Unity not to load, wireless not to work (System specs included)

SYSTEM SPECS: Macbook Pro (64 bit), Ubuntu 14.04, kernel version: 3.13, graphics drivers: nvidia-331 Recently I've been experiencing wi-fi problems on a regular basis in 14.04 with kernel ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - udev refuses to update

On Ubuntu 14.10 Udev refuses to update. I executed this code: sudo apt-get upgrade Which gave this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Getting a dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade

I am getting this dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade: dpkg: error processing package bash (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting ...
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updated ubuntu server to 14.04 email notification from cron “etc/init.d/restart.sh: 19: /etc/init.d/restart.sh: -f: not found”

After my server upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I am getting an email notification from cron with the etc/init.d/restart.sh: 19: /etc/init.d/restart.sh: -f: not found when I do reboot from putty. Server ...
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Frozen desktop after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.10

I've upgrades to 14.04 and during start up at login screen I got "System program problem detected" error. After logging in, the error would not go away and my desktop would be frozen, nothing opens up ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10, Blank screen with mouse pointer

I recently upgraded to 14.10 and now Ubuntu doesn't show the login screen any more. The .xsession-errors file has some details (See below screenshot) How should I proceed?
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14.10 upgrade left me with an unbootable system

I have been running 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p for some time. Today I did a 14.10 upgrade. The upgrade proceeded without any complaints. (I've done many upgrades before, dating back to some ...
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Upgrade install from 12.04 to 14.04 was interrupted

My computer was in the process of upgrading from version 12.04 to 14.04. The computer was turned it off in the middle of installation, now I can't use my computer. I don't know what to do now. My ...
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Crouton install

I run Ubuntu 12.04 which is recently updated. What media programs can I install? I have tried VLC but .deb files mostly tell me "corrupt". I run on a HP Chromebook 14.
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Boot partition full, failed upgrade prevents cleaning

This seems to be a common problem area from all the other questions and answers but none of them seem to address my specific problem. After several upgrades my server boot partition filled up. ...
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Upgrading without loss of hardware-functionality?

I try to upgrade 12.10 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I'm wondering whether I should save some specific files which are needed to configure my hardware correctly. I know upgrading should only touch system files ...
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404 Not Found [IP: 193.1.193.69 80] when running sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Getting this error when trying to upgrade E: Failed to fetch http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtk+3.0/libgtk-3-0_3.10.8-0ubuntu1.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 193.1.193.69 80] ...
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Wifi connection dropping and/or slow after upgrading to 14.10

I just recently upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and immediately started having issues with the wifi on my Dell XPS 13 laptop. It'll work fine for a while (something like 30 min to an hour?) but then the ...
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Do I stick with 12.04 lts or upgrade to 12.10 or higher?

I recently bought a laptop with ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have only used windows so far, so I admit I'm a noob at ubuntu. Since I only need it for reading, writing papers, entertainment and communication, ...
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bus error when i run sudo apt-get upgrade

I get bus error when I run sudo apt-get upgrade. my computer is a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04. How do I fix this so I can upgrade my computer?
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Cannot connect to network after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10

Hi guys please I am new to ubuntu, I recently upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 14.10 from 14.04. Before this upgrade things were working perfectly fine. Currently, It looks like my graphics drivers are ...
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Upgrading Chrome stable aptitude reports version 39 but chrome://chrome reports 38

I am trying to upgrade google chrome to the latest stable release. I used apt-get purge google-chrome-stable to remove and then installed the lastest through the PPA /opt/google/chrome$ apt-cache ...
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How to upgrade Xampp to the newest version

This might seem like a silly question but by golly I've tried and tried for a whole week and no results. I don't know if it's something wrong with my queries, or too much "Install Xampp" clutter in my ...
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running apt-get update / upgrdae

I'm still fairly new to linux / ubuntu and so here's my basic question. I have installed mongoDB version 2.6.5 on a 64 bit Ubuntu 14.0.4 box. From time to time, I get prompted about my system ...
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problem upgrading 12.04 to 14.04

im getting the following error while upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80] , E:Some ...
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Why are Ubuntu upgrades so large (compared to Android)?

Upgrading Ubuntu to a new distribution entails a download of about 2GB each time while Android upgrades require a download of a few hundred MB's. Android is of course a smaller operating system but ...
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auto remove and uninstallation

Recently, I un-installed some packages and now in my command line I get a message like this when I tried to update and upgrade my system. The message is the following: X@Y-LT:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Should I replace the customized configuration file '/etc/gnome/defaults.list'?

While upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 I was prompted with a difficult decision: Difference between the files --- /etc/gnome/defaults.list 2014-10-13 05:52:59.320350092 +0300 +++ ...
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Help. Ubuntu upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 stuck

Currently I am upgrading my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 . I have already tried upgrading it twice, with the result that my system crashed and had to do a factory reset. So this is my third attempt . ...
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Unity/Gnome flashplugin dialog freezes session

Upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and now when I launch Unity or Gnome sessions the session draws the desktop, hangs, and then offers this dialog: Data files for some packages could not be downloaded. ...
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12.04LTS -> 14.04LTS; Dist-upgrade failed; postrgesql; removal blacklist

I'm trying to upgrade a server from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS, but it consistently fails with: The package ... is in the removal blacklist. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version ...
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What should I do when I hit “start a new shell yo examine the situation”

I need help!! I have selected "start a new shell yo examine the situation" when upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 from the "Distribution Upgrade" tool. The prompt pop up because of an issue of ...
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User stopped being sudoer after release upgrade

I've upgraded one of web server, that was running Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 (No downtime since it's creation, though serving 10-40k requests/daily). sudo apt-get install update-manager-core ...
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14.10 upgrade failed now no user profiles and screen config is hosed

Completed download of 14.10 overnight. Stated that the upgrade failed. Just sat for an hour after that message and I was not able to check anything as nothing seemed to work, no keyboard, no mouse, ...
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After Upgrade From 14.04 to 14.10, Themes and Icon's Missing

Was wondering if anyone has had a problem when upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 that there themes and icons are missing? I am unable to change my theme via appearance app and most of the icons while ...
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I can't upgrade kernel on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1

today I made a mistake and now I don't know how can I fix it. I updated the kernel using dist-upgrade and I installed Linux 3.13.0-39-generic on my server. I had Linux 3.13.0-37-generic. The thing ...
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Applications unresponsive after Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. i386 running as 32-bit even though it is 64-bit in windows 7 (problem?). The Upgrade 14.04 auto update dumped grub loader. I remedied that. Once loaded and ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 Failed really bad

I got a popup saying i had updates, and a new release. I clicked on to do the upgrade. Things went ok for a bit, then i started getting popups talking about problems .. like 10 or so, saying i should ...
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Ubuntu upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 failed - Dell

When upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04..system installs upgrades and hangs at one or the other place....have tried it three times....here are the issues i face update installation fails at one or ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04.1 LTS

My desktop is currently installed with Ubuntu 13.10, I have downloaded 14.04.1 LTS software.I have 2 questions 1. Is any method to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 2. Is I have to do a clean install, if ...
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How to run with “root” privilaged administrative control on 12.04

The dpkg --configure -a is asked by the system when a previous update/upgrade process have not completely performed good, and it must run with root privileged administrative user. Using the sudo ...
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Failed installation of 14.04.01 LTS on upgrade from 12.04.01 LTS running on partition of Acer laptop with Windows Vista on separate partition

I've successfully run Ubuntu 12.04.01 on a partition on an older Acer laptop with Vista as the original OS, which still was accessible, until I, against my better judgment, acceded to the continual ...
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Can not install packages after upgrade to 14.10

After upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04 (desktop ed) I can't install new packages or update the existing ones. The system boots but when I do a sudo apt-get upgrade I get some error saying that some ...
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frozen screen after Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I have just upgraded to 14.4 ubuntu version. it boots fine, but the screen immediately freezes. I booted from live CD and navigated to my Documents and tried to copy them to an external hard drive but ...