I'm using VERSION="20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa)"

With the command sudo apt-get upgrade

I get this output:

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-56-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

And YES this package was deleted, see https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/canonical_kernel_team/bionic/main/base/linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-56-generic

But what to do now? I'm not a linux guru. I've just basic knowlede. I've tried several apt and dpkg command versions but found no solution. I've also read through a lot of postings and faq's.

Do I need to step back to linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-53-generic? (and how to do this?)

Best regards and a happy new year! Sigi

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    Run sudo apt update and try again. – Pilot6 Jan 5 at 20:31
  • Thanks for your reply but this does not solve the problem. This linux-modules version is not available... – rtr0176 Jan 7 at 16:38

your issue looks similar to this; try to look at it and adapt for your problem. In the linked post, the problem is with linux-headers package

  • Thanks for your reply! I think this can work but where to get the linux-modules version 56? I can find previous version and later ones, but this exact version is not available... ;( – rtr0176 Jan 7 at 16:36

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