Just after upgrading my Xubuntu 13.10 to Xubuntu 14.04, I run the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and tell me that upgrade are available, and after do it again and again I get the same result after installing thus packages. Note: all packages are really installed, is like to reinstall them every time

  • The steps to properly update (via command-line) are: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade, followed by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. Try that, and report if there is still an issue. – david6 Apr 18 '14 at 21:33
  • @david6 you can skip dist-upgrade if you do not have held packages with update. You can skip update if you are going to later run dist-upgrade. The commands sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade usually do not both need to run. In addition, the OP is asking about upgrading not updating. – Panther Apr 18 '14 at 21:36
  • Don't necessarily agree. Skipping sudo apt-get update can confuse things, and he may be being confused by MOTD reminders for updates available. – david6 Apr 18 '14 at 22:14
  • How to fix that please? – karim Apr 18 '14 at 22:23

dist-upgrade does NOT upgrade the system.

From the apt-get man page:


In addition to performing the function of upgrade, this option also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones, if necessary.

To upgrade , run sudo updater

Or to do so graphically, see http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes

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  • No I upgraded it be the command 'sudo update-manager -d', and atfer everything is done successful after rebooting I used 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' and I have that issues – karim Apr 18 '14 at 21:34
  • The -d option is not necessary, and in fact should not be used. From the man page " -d, --devel-release Check if upgrading to the latest devel release is possible". You do not want to upgrade to the dev release ;) At any rate, post your commands and error messages. – Panther Apr 18 '14 at 21:38
  • this is result of 'lsb-release -a': 'No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ' – karim Apr 18 '14 at 21:56
  • it appears the upgrade went well. What problem are you having ? – Panther Apr 18 '14 at 21:59
  • When I run 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' or 'sudo apt-get upgrade' I have 969 packages to by updated I thus packages are really updated, this is the problem – karim Apr 18 '14 at 22:03

The problem is that I've made a partial upgrade so I got some Ubuntu 14.04 packages but not all, when I've finish All upgrades that remained I no longer have any issues now. Thank you guys for your help.

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