Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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EC2: Are frequent apt-get upgrades a good idea? [closed]

In my Ubuntu Desktop, I often run: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove To keep my machine updated. Is this a good idea in an EC2 production ...
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sudo apt-get upgrade - Failure [duplicate]

This is a first for me. I've been having trouble upgrading Ubuntu 12.04. How do I fix this? sudo apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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12.04 upgrade to 12.10

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and not a techie. I have been working on 12.04 for a while without any problems. After being prompted to upgrade to 12.10, i did but to my sorrow. 1st i had everything on my ...
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apt-get upgrade not fully installed but is ok, how to remove?

We use mariadb with galera. All works well, but every time we upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade it thinks it fails to upgrade mariadb-server, but it does work fine. I think the issue is caused because ...
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Upgrading from 10.04 - preserving files [duplicate]

10.04, Update Manager offers me an upgrade to 12.04. If I do this will it preserve the contents of my hard drive or will it reformat and wipe everything? I have everything in one partition.
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't update. apt update and apt upgrade fail

UPDATE: Ive reinstalled libreadline6 to no avail. Im still getting the undefined symbol errors gpg: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.6: undefined symbol: UP Any help appreciated. ...
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Lyx is not working in newly upgraded 14.04 version

I have been using Lyx software whenever I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. In upgraded 14.04 the Lyx software is working but it could not give the pdf file instead it has given a message "File does ...
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Need help to solve error during software update process [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Now I could not make software updating using software updater, while I'm doing that it showed a message "Package Operation failed ". How I can solve ...
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Upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 . Will the ROS packages i've installed previously be retained ?

I have ROS Hydro installed in my ubuntu 12.04 . I'm thinking of upgrading it to Trusty Tahr. I'm worried if i will lose all my packages that i had previously installed. i dont want to take the 'backup ...
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Want to upgrade my Inspiron 7520 to Ubuntu 14.04 But Dual Video Cards is a Problem

I have Inspiron 7520. Rig is: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz × 8, RAM: 8GB, Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (cpu), AMD Radeon 7730M (gpu) under 64bit OS. My problem here is switchable ...
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Retired XP machines - which version to install? [duplicate]

I retired several P4 3.4Ghz PCs with 2GB RAM at the office. The hardware is still working but 4-5 years old. Which version of Ubuntu can I use to make these PCs useful. Never used Ubuntu before.
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Can i do a fresh install ontop of outdated Ubuntu?

I have an outdated version of Ubuntu. Can I back up my files, download the latest version to a disk & do a complete fresh install of the latest version? Or do I need to uninstall the outdated ...
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How do I prevent software packages from being downloaded until I know it's safe?

Recently, an update that caused a problem with Gnome session caused me to lose a day's work. The solution was to rollback some packages to a previous version. The update manager is now telling me ...
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apt-get upgrade E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

When I typed apt-get install upgrade, I got error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade via iso [duplicate]

I can't upgrade through do-release-upgrade due to a slow internet connection, so I downloaded the iso file, and mounted it: sudo mount -o ro ~/kubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso /media/emcdrom It's ...
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Cannot upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

I know it seems like a duplicate question, but I in fact couldn't find any topics, where people have the exact problem as me. I am desperately trying to upgrade my Ubuntu, but many searches and trials ...
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Can't connect to WIFI after sleep Ubuntu 14.04

After an upgrade over a previous version to Ubuntu 14.04 I have problems with connecting to WiFi. After suspending it won't reconnect to any existing network unless I restart the laptop. sudo lshw -C ...
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how to go back to saucy from trusty without loosing data [duplicate]

I have many many problems with trusty and its hard to find solution to them because i don´t always find help here, so how can I go back to saucy without loosing my data ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade succeeded partially - I would like to use a different mirror; how can I do that? [duplicate]

When I wanted to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 the update manager told me that there was an unresolvable problem with calculating the upgrade. In order to see more details I performed the ...
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How to know that my ubuntu upgrade process worked out perfectly!

I wanted to upgrade my Ubuntu 13.10 VPS to 14.04, but during the upgrade process I faced an issue in my command line and it seemed to me that the upgrade process didn't terminate normally. And I ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 for better WIFI connection - Any problems to be expected?

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 on my ACER Aspire One D270 I have problems with WIFI-connectivity. I was planning now to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 hoping to solve this problem. On reading the ...
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Display won't stay on after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

After upgrading from 13.10, I cannot seem to get my display to stay on. On start up, I can see the desktop and I am prompted for my keychain password. After entering the password, the display goes ...
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INSTALL 14.04 and hold my data [duplicate]

I want to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. But there is error occured. I want to install new Ubuntu from USB . But i don't know how about in this case my data and /var/www folder. Can I hold them or are ...
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System powers off when trying to upgrade from 11.10 or install packages

So, I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an old laptop and I was going to upgrade to 12.04, but for some reason, whenever I try to, the computer itself just literally powers off without any kind of ...
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Computer frozen after upgrade

I logged on to Ubuntu this morning as normal.There was a new upgrade notice. Like I have a couple of times a week for the past three years, I was asked if I wanted to upgrade. I said yes, the systems ...
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What steps are required to complete upgrade? [duplicate]

i am attempting to upgrade from 10.04 lts to 12.04.4 . The download appears in download window,i would like direction on what to do next to finish the download / upgrade.
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system crash after attempted upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04

I have a lenovo 3000 J series that was running Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to upgrade to the most recent supported version of Ubuntu, but read that I need to do so one step at a time and that the first ...
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Upgraded from 13.04 software properties-gtk Need APT line for 14.04 LTS repository

I upgraded from 13.04 to 14.04 with downloaded updates no CD. It looks like I now need the APT line for update repositories for 14.04 LTS. This is what is says when I try to update/reload information ...
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Soft lockup after upgrade - cannot install from live CD [on hold]

I dual-boot MacIntel Core 2 duo. nVidia graphics. Ran upgrade from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (64 bit). On restart ran into {numbers} Bug: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s! [swapper/0:1] Tried ...
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Unable to run 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' due to authentication issues (Plesk repository)

I've just attempted to run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade on my Ubuntu box, but am getting the following error... WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! librdbmspp php5-ioncube-loader ...
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Reboot after upgrade (13.10 to 14.04) doesn't work

The Upgrade went fine, but after the reboot I cant start Ubuntu. I can get into recovery mode but when I select a option there, it comes to a shell and nothing happen. Could anybody help me please ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS updating [duplicate]

OK, so I haven't upgraded to 14.04 yet. The update service has said nothing about a new LTS and I'm confused ... Updates keep coming. Some things are working just a little different. I'm trying to ...
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(12.04 vm/server) Dist-upgrade to 3.2.0-63 wants to remove git (1.9.2) and git-core - is that the correct behavior?

was wondering if anyone knows dist-upgrade wants to remove git. FWIW, this is a pretty simple box, mainly used for web dev. $ uname -a Linux precise64 3.2.0-61-generic #93-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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11.04 update to latest version [duplicate]

I have tried unsuccessfully to upgrade to the most recent version of ubuntu. While the download goes fine, I am unable to launch the installation, I get an error message saying that the archive ...
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Problem after upgrade to trusty

When I turn on my laptop I can see the GBU Grub.menu but when y try tu use ubuntu it would get stuck in the Gnome logo loading. My laptop is a acer aspire 5536 It worked well with saucy My Gnome ...
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Failed to Install some files when upgrading from 13.10 to 14.4 [duplicate]

I commenced an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.40. the program then asked when it had Finished, if I would like to delete files that were not used, to which I answered yes. On rebooting the computer to ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu using Live DVD?

I have a very slow internet connection (200kbps), and don't want to wait for it to install all packages from the web. Is it possible to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 using the Live DVD?
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No menu bars after upgrading to 14.04LTS [duplicate]

Up graded from 13.10 to 14.04 using pop up upgrade recommendation. No problems during upgrade. After restarting and logging in, none of the enu bars are visible. Displays desktop image and mouse can ...
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Can't upgrade to trusty

I try this to upgrade but just get an error: nick@netbook:~$ sudo update-manager Checking for a new Ubuntu release WARNING:root:file 'trusty.tar.gz.gpg' missing nick@netbook:~$ The GUI just says: ...
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upgrade to a new version [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 10.10 version and want to upgrade to a new version but my update manager said it is not possible what should I do? please help me. I had tried many times to upgrade it but it always ...
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Is there any way to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 through it's ISO?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and wanted to upgrade using the 14.04 LTS ISO. Any way? Thanks in advance guys :)
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With new versions of Ubuntu, I have very unstable VirtualBox VM's [closed]

I have VirtualBox with Widows7 within my Ubuntu. Everything was stable till the upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. Neither further upgrade to 13.10 and 14.04 which I run currently solved the problem. ...
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13.04 login fail after mid-upgrade freeze [on hold]

I was upgrading 13.04 to 14.04. The files were downloaded but computer froze part-way through upgrade. After no response form any part of the computer I just shut the whole thing off. Now, when I try ...
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Errors Code: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic_3.8.0-19.30~precise1_amd64.deb

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be upgraded: ...
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14.04 Laptop and screen problems

I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (Ubuntu) and I have contracted several problems. First being my laptop's power occasionally cuts out (Like the battery has been pulled out, and I have to ...
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Repair boot after update from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS

I have an Ubuntu server that's been around for some time and has gone through several upgrades without any major problems. However, after the last upgrade - from 13.10 to 14.04 - the system simply ...
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How in the living hell can I install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my genealogy programs stopped working; looked around, & other Windows emulator progs stopped working, as well. This is what I get when updating, then ...
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What broke Firefox? After upgrade to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU

After my recent upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU, even after disabling all plugins and restarting the browser. Before the upgrade I did not have this problem, though ...
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Upgrade to 14.04LTE? [duplicate]

How can I upgrade current version of ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04? And how do I make sure that my data on the disk is also intact?
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Ubuntu Upgrade to 14.04 LTS [closed]

If I upgrade my ubuntu 13.10 to ubuntu 14.04 LTS will all of my previous upgrades remain or not ?