Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Is there a rational reason to wait for the release date to download, install or update to the next version of Ubuntu?

Today, October 6th 2010, Ubuntu 10.10 is in Feature Definition Freeze, Debian Import Freeze, Feature Freeze, User Interface Freeze, Beta Freeze, Documentation String Freeze, Final Freeze, Kernel ...
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Web is very slow after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04

I have a DELL inspiron 1525 with was shipped with Ubuntu 8.04. It was working ok. I've decided to move to Ubuntu 10.04 last week. The install process was ok. Unfortunately, after the upgrade, my web ...
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Dependency cycle upgrading to 10.04 LTS

I've got the following error while attempting to upgrade from 8.04 to v 10.04. Is there anything I can do to resolve the issue? Upgrading Ubuntu to version 10.04 LTS Could not install the ...
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Is it possible to “upgrade” from a 32bit to a 64bit installation?

As per title, I wish to know if I can, after a successful 32bit setup and consequent software installations, update to a 64bit version. I know how to partition (actually one of the solutions is to ...
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404 error when trying to update

Last 14 days I am having problem in upgrading. Each time when I attempt to upgrade, I get a message (See attached image). Please help me in solving this issue
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Update problems: packages held back

When I try and upgrade I get packages that are kept back, when I use dist-upgrade they will be upgraded however I get this warning: Current status: 5 updates [-1]. will@will-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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Patch for new 64bit kernel vulnerability?

I read about the 64 bit kernel vulnerability in the linux kernel today (9/20) Link to article I have an ubuntu server 10.04 and 8.04 in my organization. My question is could I just use the apt-get ...
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Upgrading kernel and drivers in a BackTrack ISO

I'm using the latest BackTrack ISO release for security analysis. BackTrack is basically a configured Ubuntu distro. However, I'm missing my wireless card driver (Broadcom 4313). There are several ...
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Upgrade from Kubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04

I'm planning to switch from KDE to gnome (Kubuntu to Ubuntu) and from 9 to 10 in one step - do you have any hints what would be the least painful way to do this ?
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Can I see more details of an aptitude dist-upgrade? [duplicate]

When I type aptitude dist-upgrade I get for example: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading extended state information ...
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Black tty 1-6 screens

After installing Ubuntu 10.04 I had some flickering issues, so I tried upgrading drivers and such, then I installed the fglrx driver and the flickering have gone away but when trying to access the TTY ...
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I want upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Is there a basic update? How do I do it?
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External hard drive permissions problem with apache since 10.04 upgrade

I have a Fat32 external hard drive plugged into my server at home and since upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 (from 8.10 - it was a bug jump!) I've been having permissions trouble with it. It used to be ...
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Blank screen on boot after upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04 with a toshiba tecra a2. Fix?

I can boot into recovery via grub and the low graphics mode option works but I don't really know what to do from there to fix it so I can use a proper graphics mode. It is usuable now though some ...
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How do I get the Kubuntu upgrade notification icon back?

When Kubuntu needs to be upgraded between versions (e.g. 9.10 to 10.04), there's a notifier icon that shows up in the system tray, (source) But if I click on it to start the upgrade and it fails ...
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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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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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Is it possible to tell what packages I've installed that aren't in the vanilla install?

I've upgraded Ubuntu on my laptop all the way from 7.04 to 10.04 without ever wiping the disk. I have a sneaking suspicion that means I have a bunch of crufty packages that I don't use and that are ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu Server 9.10 to 10.04

A quick Google found this page about how to upgrade but my question is how do I make sure all configurations remain intact (Samba, Apache, SVN) and also, is it worth it to upgrade? Will 9.10 continue ...
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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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What guidelines should one follow when customizing their install in order to maintain an upgrade path?

In the past, I've gone hog wild customizing my Ubuntu installation, only to be unable to upgrade it once the time came. So how does one go about customizing their install without running into issues ...
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How to force installation of kernel updates when using apt-get upgrade?

To update my server I use apt-get upgrade. But when there are kernel updates I always need to do apt-get install linux-.... because apt-get update does not install them. Is there a way I can tell it ...
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Upgrade experiences from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS?

I am running 8.04 desktop as a server and hosting my own web server, has anyone experienced any issues with upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04?
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Sane path to distribution upgrades

I'm using Hardy (server) on quite a few machines and I'd like to upgrade to the latest LTS. Is it safe to edit my sources.list file to just point to the new LTS, or should I do a succession of dist ...
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What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system?

What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system? Suppose for example that I wanted to upgrade an Ubuntu installation on a machine with a poor Internet connection. ...