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The following packages have been kept back: grub-efi-amd64-signed

I have this error for a couple of weeks now. Does anyone know the reason why?

Edit:

sudo apt update
Reading package lists... Done                     
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
1 package can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see it.
sudo apt upgrade 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
grub-efi-amd64-signed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
sudo apt dist-upgrade 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
grub-efi-amd64-signed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
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Upgrade and update your repository packages and cache. Run these commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt dist-upgrade

Update:

Run these commands one by one:

$ sudo apt install --reinstall grub
$ sudo apt install --reinstall grub2-common
$ sudo apt install --reinstall grub-efi-amd64
$ sudo apt install --reinstall grub-efi-amd64-bin
$ sudo apt autoremove
$ sudo apt install grub-efi-amd64-signed
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  • No that doesn’t work. I have done this many times already... – laserpirate Mar 25 '17 at 11:51
  • Those steps are very important and would usually resolve the package problems that you are having. On the occasions where something else may be required there will be the output of those commands will present other required steps necessary. If you would provide the exact text output of those commands it would be easy to point out the part that you are missing. You mentioned that you did it many times. The next part is to process according to the message on the console. – L. D. James Mar 25 '17 at 12:44
  • I can't make out your output in the comment section. Would you be so kind as to append the output to your question? It'd make it so much easier to deal with. I'm sure if I could see clearly what is appearing on your screen and the exact format, the resolution would be obvious. Thanks in advance! – L. D. James Mar 25 '17 at 20:20
  • Edited post for you. – laserpirate Mar 26 '17 at 13:04
  • Edited answer for you. Thanks in advance if you will test the update and give feedback. – L. D. James Mar 26 '17 at 14:15
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Were you using Livepatch?. It would appear to be a livepatch thing. I personally did the apt update, upgra, and apt-didt upgrade and just autoremoved all the unused Libs ... then ran Livepatch again... it appears to have cleared the issue. ?

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  • Updating of grub packages has nothing to do with Livepatch. – Artur Meinild May 7 at 7:44

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