Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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Stuck in upgrade loop

When i want to "upgrade" i get this message sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' ...
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What to do when the upgrade froze?

I was updated my ubuntu when in the part of installations just froze and don't respond I have to turn in off and when I turned on just appear the background, what happened and what can I do to fix ...
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Upgrade 14.04 to 14.04.2 but got 14.10. how to fix?

I am running 14.04. I needed to upgrade to 14.04.2 so I issued: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade When I check my version by cat /proc/sys/kernel/osrelease, it shows: Welcome to Ubuntu ...
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How to force apt-get to skip a package version

There is an excellent answer here on how to downgrade a package, but I would like to know how to force apt-get and Software Updater to skip a version. For example, the current release of Firefox is ...
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upgrading to ubuntu 14.04, edit grub.cfg ro to rw everywhere?

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and was having this exact Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1 problem. I have been able to start my system ...
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14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
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QT Creator wants me to remove many programs before I can install it via Ubuntu Software Center

I've just upgraded my Ubuntu-gnome version from 14.04 to 14.04.02 and somehow I lost my QT Creator software which I commonly use to do my coding. I decided to install it again. When I tried to ...
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Apt-get fails to upgrade “python-samba” on Ubuntu 14.10

I've already searched on google, but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet. As I recently booted into my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (I have set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a second ...
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How do I know how much RAM can I upgrade my laptop?

I have a HP Pavilion laptop quite old (2008) which I would like to increase the RAM. Ideally I would like to have 8Gb but I have no idea how to check if hardware could support this extension. These ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 updated and upgraded now I get black screen after logon

A; Running Ubuntu 14.04 updated and upgraded from terminal then went down hill from there. B; Normal boot and logon then I get a system error popup that last for a split second then goes away tried ...
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after apt-get upgrade monitors freeze whenever I change something in 'displays'

Steps to reproduce: open Displays change anything, from resolution, to disabling or enabling one of the monitors. click Apply monitors freeze Sometimes I can still see the mouse movements. I can ...
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Software Upgrade Problem on 14.04

E:The package python-problem-report needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. message shown when being updated.
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Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
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'apt-get upgrade' vs 'apt-get install --only-upgrade'

To this day I thought that using 'apt-get upgrade' keeps all my installed packaged to their latest version. Toady however, I realized that my 'deluged' package version is 1.3.6, while there's a newer ...
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ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 upgrade disk filter writes not supported

When I upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 or do a clean installation I get: Error: diskfilter writes not suported. I have looked around on previous posts and the suggested solutions have not worked ...
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texlive problems after upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04

During upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 I got lots of errors about various items related to TeX. Most of them reported 'tex-common is not configured' as at least a part of the problem. When I try to ...
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upgrading from rails 3.2.19 to4.0.0.rc1 error

After upgrade rails project , problem occurs in project after removing country_of manufacture field it work otherwise not .how to fix it without removing field below are error Rendered ...
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Why is my kernel not upgraded to the latest version? [duplicate]

My server runs Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. I try to keep it up to date as possible by doing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade regularly. So far I was assuming that this would update the ...
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14.04 to 14.04.2 Upgrade GUI disappears [on hold]

In a nutshell, I had been successfully using 14.04 LTS on a Dell laptop with nvidia drivers. Everything worked perfectly. And then the "partial upgrade" today that took the OS from v.14.04 to ...
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Cannot use Steam after upgrade Trusty 14.04.1 to the 14.04.2 HWE

sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you ...
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Weird log in menu after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am using Toshiba satellite c55I laptop and i have just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I did this for the added security benefits of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, and I have ...
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Why my kernel is not the latest for 14.04?

My kernel is currently Linux scv 3.13.0-34-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Wed Aug 13 15:45:27 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux But I know it should be 3.13.0-45-generic #74 Why is it not updated by ...
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upgrade dekstop from 12.04LTS to 14.04 failed

I get the following error after trying to run upgrade: Could not install the updates The upgrade has aborted. Your system could be in an unusable state. A recovery will run now (dpkg -configure -a). ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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A huge apt log file from failed upgrade - what went wrong & how do I fix it?

When attempting to upgrade from the 12.04 to a newer LTS it seemed to hang for ages (a good day or two) on "preparing for upgrade" and then the whole system started to suffer. Eventually I rebooted ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu after applying upgrades

Yesterday, I was updating my laptop which was running 11.04 (I think from memory) and there was a battery problem, so then I kicked of the off again. All seemed OK and then when done, it showed Ubuntu ...
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apt-get upgrade segfault!

I installed ubuntu server 10.04 and booted as normal. Some time later, I booted the server and tried to install a new package/upgrade the existing packages using: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo aptitude ...
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Problems opening frescobaldi on Ubuntu 14.10

I had frescobaldi installed on my machine running Ubuntu 14,10. I wanted to upgrade to the currrent version of that program and attempted to do so using the source code on their website. Now when I ...
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I upgrade lubuntu 14.04 after upgrade I get ubuntu and fail system

i working with linux long time, but this situation is for me big surprise. Actually running on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. After writes this command: sudo apt-get upgrade, in terminal all worked right. But ...
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USB GRUB boot HDD -or- The Upgrade parachute

I have a question... I'm upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD. Starting basically from scratch (just backing up and partially transfering /home and stuff), but there's software I have installed (such ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgraded from 14.04 won't start [duplicate]

I received on my 14.04 version that I can upgrade IT to 14.10. I accepted everything. The updater did download & install files that it needed and asked me to restart the laptop to complete the ...
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Failed Upgrade of [L]/X]Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I just upgraded an old (Dell Celeron) desktop from X/L Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today. There were errors in the upgrade, including a failed Samba upgrade. I now have a system that is unusable. I cannot ...
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Problem with sudo via ssh

I'm using the following script to execute a update script on a certain number of servers in my network. Here is the part, which I think that is relevant. ### Actual Work ### if [[ $manual == 1 ]]; ...
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libunity-scopes-json-def-desktop No such device E: Sub-process

I had a problem during launching my Ubuntu this morning (but after choosing "try to repair" during booting it's finally started). Unfortunately more problems occurred during upgrade: sudo apt-get ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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How to fix unmet dependencies when upgrading? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2. After installing some programs this weekend --and perhaps having been too incautious with ppa's and/or the apt-get autoremove option-- I seem to have unmet dependencies ...
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Enabling unattended-upgrades from a shell script

I have a shell script to automatically configure new Ubuntu virtual machines for my purposes. I would like this script to install and enable unattended-upgrades, but I cannot figure out how to do so ...
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cannot upgrade Kubuntu 14.10

I have Kubuntu 14.10 with Linux desktop001 3.16.0-30-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jan 12 22:06:37 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux kernel and when I issue command for system upgrade: clear ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 on Alienware computer [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware computer that I found in storage. It has Ubuntu 11.04 installed on it and I really would like to update to the most recent Ubuntu. I am not Computer savvy when it comes to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrading Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) shows unmet dependencies

When upgrading from to the new Hardware Enablement Stack manually using this command: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic ...
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version upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 / Ubuntu tutorial for beginners

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, to upgrade to the latest version (14.10), I used the following terminal commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade After ...
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Cannot Ubuntu desktop edition perform as Ubuntu Server Edition? [duplicate]

I found two separate OS Ubuntu Desktop Edition (like Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which I am using ) and Ubuntu Server Edition OS available. Server Edition is used to do the performance for hosting a Ubuntu ...
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Segfaults and “Read-only filesystem” after a dist-upgrade

After running an apt-get dist-upgrade on my 14.04 home server, it seems like something may have gone wrong which has left the box unusable. It all started with this: Preparing to unpack ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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Update audio and video players

I installed ubuntu first time, audio and video files are not opening. How to install a new(vlc player, kmp player, etc...) ? How to update the existing software in system?
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How to upgrade rkhunter

When running the command: sudo rkhunter --versioncheck I get the following output: [ Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.0 ] Checking rkhunter version... This version : 1.4.0 Latest version: 1.4.2 ...
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Cannot upgrade kernel 3.16 from 14.04 to 14.04.2

anyony knows what may cause this error? sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic Reading ...
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Upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 [closed]

I'm looking for a way to upgrade 14.10 to 15.04 without using external media. Any thoughts? I've already tried apt-get dist-upgrade.
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“Replace the customized configuration file” dialog frozen during upgrade from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS

About twelve hours ago, I started upgrading a laptop from Ubuntu 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS (better late than never, right?) using the ordinary, built-in graphical Distribution Upgrade tool. I stayed until ...