Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Is APT trying to downgrade a package?

Since last month (or two) I am observing this kind of error when running apt-get upgrade: Preparing to unpack .../nginx-common_1.9.3-1ubuntu1.2_all.deb ... Unpacking nginx-common (1.9.3-1ubuntu1.2) ...
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How to perform Cleaning process which left while upgrading from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

While upgrading from UBUNTU 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, every process got done like Getting new packages, Installing upgrades, the last process LEFT that was CLEANING. Now, my pc is running fine on 16.04 ...
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After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, last process left cleaning, how to perform?

While upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, every process got done like Getting new packages, Installing upgrades, the last process was Cleaning. Now, my PC is running fine on 16.04 but while ...
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Unattened upgrades for all packages

If I have this following option set in unattended upgrades (/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades), will it update all packages even the ones added repository in /etc/apt/sources.list.d // ...
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Unattended upgrades

There are 2 files with same configuration settings in unattended upgrades /etc/apt/apt.conf.d: 20auto-upgrades and 10periodic. APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; APT::Periodic::Download-...
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Black tiles on screen and freeze after upgrade to 16.04 Ubuntu LTS

After two days with Ubuntu 16.04 running flawlessly, it began to suddenly crash and won't accept any command or shutdown when I press the power button on the tower. I have to pull the power plug out ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 freezes all the time

Dell Inspiron 5551 8Gb RAM ddr3 I had previously (from manufacturer) installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it worked perfectly. A few days ago I installed the 16.04 version and I noticed that my new Ubuntu ...
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Failed to Install New Kernel (v4.2.0-41.48) from (v4.2.0-38.45)

I tried to upgrade to the new kernel today, but DPKG half-configured the packages. Here's what APT said: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ......
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Shutting down after some time even in GRUB recovery

Hello I would like to know why does my computer shutdown after some time. Overheated ? The fan works fine plus cleaned the inside of the laptop. Drivers malfunction ? Don't know how to verify. Works ...
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upgrade to 14.04 thro' iso

I am having ubuntu 12.10. USB boot is not working. After mounting the iso I get no promt even after entering gksu sh/ cdrom/cdromupgrade. I have grub2 bootloader. Kindly help me.
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Predict network interface names before upgrading to 16.04

When I upgraded one of my servers I had to adjust network configuration (I use interfaces file) and use the new network interface name. I was lucky that the server runs in a VM and I could access it ...
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Unable to use expect_popen() after upgrading from PHP 5.5.9 to 5.6

Some PHP code I wrote requires syntax which is only available from PHP5.6 onwards. I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server to PHP version 5.6, but unfortunately I encountered a problem doing ...
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Kubuntu upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 failed

Some time ago I triggered upgrade from Kubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and it failed (I forgot why and with what message). When I issued sudo do-release-upgrade it failed with message: E: The value 'wily' is ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu will require reinstalling Matlab and mtrack?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am considering upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already read a similar post about it: Is it necessary to upgrade to 14.04 LTS or can I stand in 12.04 LTS forever with no ...
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Slept updating ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time now and I absolutely love it. I recently purchased a laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r 3542) which is supported by Ubuntu, and have pre-istalled ubuntu 12.04. So, it ...
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I accidentally canceled 16.04 Upgrade halfway through; dpkg status locked

I was upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 and I got some prompts about config files having changed, e.g. /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop. So I type D to see the diff, but then accidentally hit ...
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Lost Ubuntu while upgrading

I was upgrading Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.10. It was almost success, and upgrading came to "installing packages" status. Suddenly my screen became blank and no mouse or keyboard worked (but I could ...
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How to keep DropBox daemon up-to-date?

I use DropBox to sync some files with an online backup I have, all has been going well except for recently I realised that DropBox regularly release updates and my installation does not alert me about ...
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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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How do I recover 14.04 from “no root file system is defined” while upgrading to 16.04?

This is a problem. I tried to upgrade from 14.04.03 LTS to 16.04 LTS without backing up. (Sorry, my backup drive was full and I didn't know how to restore it.) I used a DVD to upgrade it, and ...
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Installation Ubuntu with along Windows [duplicate]

How can I install Ubuntu OS along windows operating system. Please give me instructions.
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trying to upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 but I got error

I tried to do it but I got these massages which are and also
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Rolling back an application upgrade

I don't think an actual rollback or system restore exists in Linux/Ubuntu, so I'm looking at other options to reverse a recent browser upgrade. I would like to revert to a slightly older version of ...
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can I upgrade from 14.4 to 16 from usb

unable to connect to internet since upgrade to 14.4 may 2015 can I download 16 to a usb stick and upgrade the non functioning 14.4
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upgrade process stuck for too long while Preparing to unpack …/mysql-server-5.7_5.7.12-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

I tried to do upgrade and its been unpacking for too long (20 minutes) is it normal?, not responding to ctrl+C too.What to do next? shubhendu@shubhendu-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:/opt$ sudo apt-get ...
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setuptools must be installed to install from a source distribution

I am trying to install pywavelets lib I gave a command pip install pywavelets It gave me a error setuptools must be installed to install from a source distribution. Checking with this error I saw ...
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How to fix upgrade (error processing package util-linux)

aakash@aakash-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get 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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Can I install the latest version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz 1.70GHz 32 bit operating system 36.3 free of 55.7 GB Windows 7 HP Home Edition HP pavallon dv1000. ( can i get the latest ...
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What to do when mandb fails to update index cache during update?

I ran a dist-upgrade today and this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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sudo apt-get upgrade not upgrading some packages [duplicate]

sudo apt-get upgrade is not upgrading packages hp@hp-HP-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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failure to upgrade to 3.13.0-89

I am going to upgrade to 3.13.0-89 in servers which has 3.13.0-86 installed. Ubuntu just added 3.13.0-89 to -proposed list. (Actually, it doesn't relate to proposed or not, I tried to upgrade to 3.13....
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dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools

Error while updating the system. I try: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install -f sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get purge Output: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8.1) ... update-...
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upgrading to ubuntu 16.04

Hello every one I want to upgrade my ubuntu os from 15.10 to 16.04 but the thing is that when it just starts upgrading it shows this massage 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)` what the problem is can you help ...
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apt upgrade error 16.04 / hang on “sync” task, after cpio build of initramfs, from postinst.d

When upgrading (apt-get upgrade) on 16.04 (ubuntu-mate) I get a hang (left from 9:50am til 16:00 or thereabouts) I tracked down as far as the call to /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools and added ...
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How can I find out what changed when a package was upgraded? [duplicate]

Last week, Telegram got an update from ppa. The next time I opened it, there was a message explaining what had changed in the new version. That was nice. But this kind of information doesn't usually ...
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Firefox fails to start after upgrading

I was running Ubuntu 15.04. Knowing that the newest version is 16, I tried to upgrade today. In the update setting in Software Center I've chosen "Any new Ubuntu version". Then I run "sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu auto-upgrade to newest version

I remember the Ubuntu version I initially installed is 14.xx, and later it seemed to upgrade automatically when new version is available, so that the version I am now running is 15.04. However, after ...
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will upgrading Win 7 to 10 affect Ubuntu

Finally they've got me. I have to upgrade Win 7 to 10. Not happy about it, but I have little choice. I'm running at the moment a dual boot Ubuntu & Win 7. I have to upgrade Ubuntu as well (15 -->...
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Ubuntu dont start when reboot

My Ubuntu don't start when reboot and show the following message: How to solve the problem?
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Will upgrading Ubuntu remove installed software?

I am planning to upgrade Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and I was wondering if it will erase the installed software e.g., openCV, Unity Tweak Tool etc.
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Flex update for Grub

I'm trying to make a dual boot Linux/OSX on my MacBook Air and I decided to install Grub as bootlader since for some obscure reasons rEFInd won't even start. On installing Grub a warning told me that ...
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14.04 upgrade is hanging

I installed Ubuntu yesterday. Today when the system prompted me to update to version 14.04, I agreed to it. Now, I have the Distribution Update window open, but it is hanging while "preparing libc6" ...
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rollback upgrade [duplicate]

In an effort to get OpenGL working on a Dell XPS running 14.04 LTS on Intel graphics hardware, I followed some advice and did the following: add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade to 16.04 failed on KVM VPS - can not reboot

I followed a tutorial to upgrade 14.04 to 16.04: https://www.linuxbabe.com/linux-server/upgrade-ubuntu-14-04-ubuntu-16-04-server The upgrade was successful on my two OpenVZ VPS.However,It always ...
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Reason why I am unable to login to ubuntu every time I upgrade the kernel

I am using xubuntu 16.04. Whenever any new kernel is available I upgrade my system using the command: apt upgrade But then when I reboot the system always shows authentication error after I type ...
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Issues while upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04

My computer crashed during the upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 and since then I receive this message when I get to the command line.This is the command I used for the upgrade sudo update-manager -d How ...
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Error while updating my system 16.04 LTS

When I am using following command to update my system, I got an error from dpkg,how to rectify that, sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade linux-signed-image-generic ...
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Media keys not passing after upgrade to 16.04

All works bench after upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04 using do-release-upgrade. shell settings, steam games, coding IDEs, databases, vboxes, nodejs/nginx servers and others... But media keys ...
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When will Software Updater notify of 16.04 Xenial Xerus availability? [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenia Xerus has been released but Software Updater so far has not notified me as it has other people, e.g.: Note that I am ...
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desktop guest account won't work

Please can anyone tell me how to get my Guest user account to work now I have updated to Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf (desktop 32-bit version)? I can still log in as myself with a password but to try ...