Trying to upgrade Ubuntu from Terminal:

ada@dada-XPS-13-9310:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
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The following packages have been kept back:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
dada@dada-XPS-13-9310:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.

1 Answer 1


First, run this command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

Then type:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Edit the Update manager file to confirm that your system will get the LTS version in the update:

sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades

Now run this command to upgrade:

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Then follow the onscreen instructions to finish

  • The use of -y seems unwise when troubleshooting. You want to read the output before agreeing to the action.
    – user535733
    Sep 9, 2022 at 13:59
  • The use of -d will have different results based upon the calendar. Using that flag today will cause a release-upgrade to fail.
    – user535733
    Sep 9, 2022 at 14:34

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