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Running

$ sudo apt install

Results in this error.

$ The package linux-hwe-5.4-headers-5.4.0-51 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

Any ideas how to resolve?

Details for $cat /etc/apt/sources.list

mike@MikeUbuntu3:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20190805)]/ bionic main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal main restricted
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal universe
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-updates universe
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main multiverse restricted universe #Added by software-properties
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  • I also tried to run ``` sudo apt-get install -f linux-hwe-5.4-headers-5.4.0-51 ``` But get same error ``` E: The package linux-hwe-5.4-headers-5.4.0-51 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. ```
    – Markdd
    Nov 30, 2020 at 18:43
  • Run sudo apt install -f
    – Pilot6
    Nov 30, 2020 at 18:44
  • Tried -f. Got same issue.
    – Markdd
    Nov 30, 2020 at 18:46
  • Run sudo apt update and try again.
    – Pilot6
    Nov 30, 2020 at 18:47
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    Don't just tell us you had a failure -- edit your question and include the full unredacted output.
    – Nmath
    Nov 30, 2020 at 18:51

1 Answer 1

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You are missing bionic-security and bionic-updates from your sources.list file (this missing package is provided by bionic-updates).

Run the following commands to fix this problem.

First make a backup of your sources.list file:

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sourceslistbackup

Now, add the missing lines:

echo 'deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
echo 'deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Finally, update and finish your upgrades:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install --reinstall linux-hwe-5.4-headers-5.4.0-51
sudo apt -f install
sudo apt dist-upgrade
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