Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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upgrade error : illegal package name `doc-base/noawait'

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 ...
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apt-get upgrade error : E:sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I'm doing an upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade After I press Enter: do you want to continue [y/n]? y dedconf: apt-extracttemplates failed:No such file or directory extracting templates from ...
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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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FILEZILLA not working after upgrade from ubuntu 15.10 to ubuntu 16.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10 (x64 version) and now I am unable to run FileZilla. There is some hard drive activity and then nothing. When I open a terminal and type "Filezilla" I get ...
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How to reverse '-proposed' channel package upgrade?

I have an Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.18 64-bit VM, and in that VM I needed to test something in the xenial-proposed channel so I activated it in the software-properties-gtk, ran sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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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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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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16.04 Upgrade: Failed to fetch Empty files can't be valid archives

After upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04, I am receiving the following error on apt-get update: Reading package lists... Done E: Failed to fetch ...
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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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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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Could not calculate the upgrade, what happened?

I am running sudo update-manager -d and start the upgrade process. I select upgrade option and when then manager enters Setting new software channels it throws an error. Could not calculate the ...
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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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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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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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problem with 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade, the following error rises: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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upgrade from 15.04 to 16.04 directly without go 15.10 [duplicate]

Now I'm using ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop.I would like to upgrade my system to 16.04.when I upgrade to 15.10 it's crashing and I can't do anything.Can I upgrade my system without going 15.10 or is there ...
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Updating to Kernel 4.6 on 16.04 [on hold]

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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Samba does not launch after upgrading to 16.04

I have upgraded smoothly to 16.04, everything seems ok except samba not starting: $ sudo /etc/init.d/smbd status ● smbd.service - LSB: start Samba SMB/CIFS daemon (smbd) Loaded: loaded ...
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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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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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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 ...
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hibernate *sometimes* fails on 14.04 [duplicate]

EDIT: This is not a duplicate. The other question describes a consistent failure. My system can hibernate and resume sometimes, indiciting that the basic config (kernel command line, etc) is correct. ...
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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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No window manager after Ubuntu update (e.g. 13.10 to 14.04)

Machine is a single boot Linux. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 today, my son's account starts without a window manager. He has his desktop icons and can click them but no menu and no launcher. I ...
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apt-get upgrade issue : Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [on hold]

I have had this problem for a while and would like to fix it. I am a newbie at the terminal. Any help would be appreciated. After running sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal: Reading package ...
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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 ...
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Upgarding from 14.04 to 15.10

I am having trouble with this upgrade as the process stops at "installing the upgrades" - Installed gvfs-daemons (i386). The last message on the terminal screen says Setting up python-gi ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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System completely unusable after upgrading to 14.10

I can't use my PC anymore after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10. The download and upgrade process was good but now when I turn the PC on, I get a black screen with error: system program problem ...
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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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Screen Locked during ubuntu upgrade

I had 15.10 and Software Update suggested upgrade to 16.04. Agreed started running upgrade. It told me it will take about 27 minutes with my slow internet. However my Jabref crashed in the background ...
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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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How to remove obsolete packages after failed release upgrade via do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu?

Sometimes, when I upgrade a system via do-release-upgrade, the update process fails and the script tells me to finish the process manually via dpkg --configure -a. This is a not serious problem - ...
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Problem logging in after 15.10 upgrade

I've run distro upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 with the release image. I have choosed complete wipe installation. No errors during installation and I`m able to login in normally. Eventually I will get ...
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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 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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Update R version 3.0.2 to 3.3.0

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?