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Ubuntu 14.04 will not update on my Dell Inspirson. I don't know what steps to take to resolve this on my own. I have already checked my system settings, software & updates and I check all sources except pre-release updates (trusty-proposed). The system updates the catch and I see updates being compiled but they always fail to download to my computer. I also tried checking the (trusty-proposed) update, with no further changes. Please help if you can.

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This may be an IPv6 issue, the updates will just stall, try this to see if it helps..

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Add -o Acquire::ForceIPv4=true when running apt-get.

If you want to make the setting persistent just create /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99force-ipv4 and put Acquire::ForceIPv4 "true"; in it.


Running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade from the command line might give more clues to what's going on.

You could also try clearing the apt download directory with sudo apt-get clean and check you've adequate disk space.

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  • This is what the system error reads <br/>_E:The package linux-headers-3.13.0-76 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it._ <br/>I just don't know exactly where to find a trust-worthy source. <br/>Any references? Feb 12, 2016 at 19:32
  • Try this solution: askubuntu.com/questions/75709/… Feb 12, 2016 at 21:49
  • Thank you very much - but I did a new installation. I believe there where several issues I was unable to detect. Thanks again. Apr 25, 2016 at 22:48

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