Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Will erasing ubuntu and reinstalling affect both disks?

I'm planning on upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 lts to 16.04 lts. I've got 14.04 installed on my SSD, and my files are kept on HDD. My question is, will erasing and reinstalling ubuntu with liveCD erase ...
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Upgrading all packages except Gnome [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a specific command to upgrade my whole system except Gnome with sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. In a previous post I found the following command to ...
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upgrade error : illegal package name `doc-base/noawait' [duplicate]

I cannot download anything or upgrade my system. I get the following error message: dpkg: file triggers record mentions illegal package name `doc-base/noawait' (for interest in file `/usr/share/doc-...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer tries to install in 16.04

I've tried to install mscorefonts in 16.04, it failed, and now each time system boots a pop up appears saying that if failed and wanted to do again, I try but again it doesn't install, so the next ...
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16.04 upgrade from 15.10 pkgs being removed instead of upgraded

Trying to upgrade twice now, but failed: An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu * Running the current ...
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upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 without losing data [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to upgarde to Ubuntu 16.04 via the software updater application. I have lots of data in my laptop. Also I am having useful softwares related with my work. Now I ...
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apt-get keeps upgrading the same package over and over

I have created an experimental PPA which hosts a lot of different packages for Ubuntu 16.04. The builds are as recent and stable as possible. Everything works fine, except for 2 packages and I can't ...
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Will Ubuntu prompt me for consensual 14.04.x download?

I just did fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my desktop. Naturally, there are many updates available in Software Updater for me to download, but it's very important for my WiFi chipset that I update ...
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Need fix an unusual window behavior Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded from Ubuntu Utopic to the 16.04 and when I go to my file explorer I got the problem in the picture. How can I fix it?
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Can't login to Ubuntu 15.10/16.04 after update from 14.04

So I had a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 (I made a question about it), and to solve it, I just upgraded my ubuntu version to 16.04 using partitions; I saved my /home file and erased the rest. The problem ...
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dkms problem with VirtualBox kernel registration after 15.10 to 16.04 upgrade [duplicate]

After upgrading an Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 machine to 16.04 I have encountered some problems with my VirtualBox and dkms installation. It seems that during the upgrade dkms had some problems registering ...
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Black screen after upgrading to Ubuntu 16

I performed the Ubuntu 16 upgrade on my Dell Inspiron N5110 running Ubuntu 15.10 the other day, and I was greeted with a black screen. I got the noise it makes when the login screen comes up, but ...
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How to remove kernels from previous release

See question How to remove kernels from previous release? which is marked as duplicate. I ask this again, because the question is special case and not handled in the answers for the related question. ...
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Can't upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10

I am trying to upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 and getting the following error-message: W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily/universe/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch , E:Some ...
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Desktop is blinking

I recently upgraded from to 15.10 to 16.04 (backed up /home, repartitioned, and reinstalled). Now, everytime I log in, the Unity launcher at the left does not appear, and everything is blinking (...
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Can't boot after upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7559, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS pre-installed. After updating, the software update application gave an error indicating something wrong with my laptop with two ...
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Networking disabled after upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10, only loopback present

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad X220 laptop, ethernet and wifi are no longer working. ifconfig shows only the loopback interface. ifconfig -a shows the loopback, eth0, and wlan0. I ...
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Error do-release-upgrade

The following error when trying to update the version 15:10 to 16:04 version. # do-relase-upgrade Traceback (most recent call last): File "/tmp/ubuntu-release-upgrader-r8fv67ku/xenial", line 8, in &...
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Can't log in: Upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 invalidated my public ssh-keys, changed to PasswordAuthentication no and now I can't get back in

I upgraded my remote server to Ubuntu 16.04 (from 14.10). Then I reconfigured it to only use keys and not passwords. Did that by editing the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file where I changed to the following:...
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Newbie: problem with building dependencies

I am trying to read video file in Octave(previously in Windows I am running the same program in Matlab with some inbuilt functionalities and works fine),but in Octave it is not able to read the video ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 failed. System says unstable repositories. Getting duplicate packages messages during updates

When I attempted to upgrade to 16.04, it told me there were "unstable packages" on my system that I needed to repair. Whenever I run an update, I get the following: W: Target Packages (multiverse/...
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Dependency issue: gcc-4.9-base being kept back

I'm unable to upgrade my system because of broken packages. I've been unable to solve this problem for some months now, and frankly, I'm on the verge of doing a complete reinstall of ubuntu. This ...
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Updating to Kernel 4.6 on 16.04 [closed]

I have a fairly fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 running on Kernel 4.4.0-22. Today I saw that the latest stable kernel version is 4.6 on kernel.org and I have a few questions: Is it worth ...
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apt: relocation error: version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 not defined in file libstdc++.so.6 with link time reference

Since trying to upgrade to 16.04 xenial, I'm getting $ apt apt: relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.5.0: symbol ...
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Will a Ubuntu upgrade affect my Windows installation?

I am running Ubuntu and Windows on the same laptop, and if I upgrade Ubuntu, is there any chance that Windows might be overwritten, causing me to lose my data?
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How to remove the MySQL Server 5.5 from Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to upgrade my MySQL server and client from v5.5.49 to the latest v5.6.*. To do this I firstly tried to uninstall the old version: $ apt-get remove mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop?

I've seen Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop, but this is different. I use MATE desktop, and my Ubuntu is: $ uname -a Linux MYPC 4.2.0-36-generic #42~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 13 17:27:22 UTC ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 without damaging Windows 10 in a dual-boot?

I had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop before. Because there were some problems, I upgraded it to Ubuntu 15.10, unfortunately the upgrade didn't complete(even though Ubuntu can boot)....
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How do I upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 instead of 15.10?

When I run do-release upgrade on 14.04 it tries to upgrade me to 15.10. I completed it the first time but ran in to all sorts of mysql issues. I reverted the snapshot and would like to try the ...
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Can I upgrade my version of ubuntu from the terminal if possible?

I have the 32-bit ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am wondering if I could upgrade to 15 or 16 from the terminal. I tried to open the update manager through the GUI but it did not open up. I already entered ...
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Is it safe to delete the older setup files of the Ext Pack of a VB after installing a new version of Ext Pack?

My PC runs on Ubuntu 14.04 and hosts an Oracle VB. Since installing the VB I have twice received notifications asking me to download and install a newer version of Extension Pack, and I have done so. ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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Update failures from Ubuntu and Kubuntu 14.04 (with updates) to 16 and cannot get 16 to install can someone help?

1I am encountering update failures from Ubuntu and Kubuntu 14.04 (with updates) to 16.04. I cannot get version 16.04 to install. Can someone help? I have tried both Ubuntu and Kubuntu 14.04 and I get ...
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sddm not starting after upgrade to 16.04, gnome and kde both installed

I upgraded a VM Ware virtual machine from 15.10 to 16.04. Services are up but the desktop is not, and the log messages are not very helpful. I am not sure if it's related to sddm settings, xorg, or ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. All package installations were fine, I rebooted the system and got only a black screen after the boot menu. When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del after some minutes of ...
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Update R version 3.0.2 to 3.3.0 [duplicate]

I am using R version 3.0.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to update latest version of R. Can anyone help me to do update?
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too many errors while executing dpkg --configure -a

I am not an expert in Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu for my work purposes only. I was trying to upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10 and while doing lots of dpkg error occurred. Then I restarted the computer ...
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Can't open ODT large file in 16.04 after upgrade from 15.10

I have a large ODT file (37.3 MB) file which I can no longer open after upgrading from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. I am also unable to open a .doc copy of the file of 54.7 MB. Screen goes grey, and when ...
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Errors configuring mysql 7 after upgrade to ubuntu 16.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and now can not get MySQL 5.7 to work. I tried: sudo apt purge mariadb-client-10.0 mariadb-common mysql-client mysql- client-5.7 mysql-client-core-5.7 mysql-common ...
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Unable to update Xubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04 using Update Manager

I tried to update from Xubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using the sudo update-manager -d command, however, it stopped after the first step of the update due to poor internet connectivity and I closed it. When I ...
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libavcodec-extra-54 and libavformat54 not upgrading

Each time I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the this output: The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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How to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade an Ubuntu system from 14.04 to 16.04. I ran the usually referenced command: sudo update-manager -d Which is strangely proposing to upgrade to 14.10: If I then ask for the ...
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Does unattended upgrades restart services automatically?

I have been trying to find a straight answer for this but I can't find it anywhere. Does unattended upgrades for security patches restart services automatically? If so, any way to prevent it from ...
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Blocked upgrades after upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

So I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 and I've got several items that can't upgrade. The following packages have been kept back: findutils gcc-5-base initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin ...
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do-release-upgrade hangs/stalls on systemctl stop

I'm running a do-release-upgrade from wily to xenial. The progress stalled on the command systemctl stop mdadm.service and I was able to continue it by manually stopping the service (at least I ...
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Cannot upgrade software in Ubuntu 15.10

After running sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade reports many 404 errors for the updated urls. me@me:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias ...
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Upgrade to 15.10

During an upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 My laptop crashed and I rebooted. It finished booting at the tty1 screen and I can freely switch between tty1-7 except tty7 is blank instead of the GUI. I would ...
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What happens if you never reboot after a “reboot required” and keep “dist-upgrading”?

This question runs the risk of being silly and I think I know the answer, which is "nothing" but I figured I would make extra sure anyway. I tend to upgrade my servers doing a dist-upgrade and most ...
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Dist upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 seems to do nothing at step “updates are being installed”

Today I wanted to upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. At first everything went well and the ~2.5GB update was successfully downloaded. But now the process has been stuck at update installation and the ...
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Interrupted release upgrade (14.04 to 15.10) and now system only boots to command line

I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 via update-manager. It all went well, all the packages were downloaded, step "installing packages" (or something like that) was in progress. I haven't ...