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I cannot upgrade Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.3 to 17.04. I have switched the setting in Software & Updates to Notify me of a new Ubuntu version: For any new version, I also tried editing /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and verified that Prompt=normal was indeed set.

I run

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

then

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

but it always returns:

sudo do-release-upgrade
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Upgrades to the development release are only 
available from the latest supported release.

This is not a duplicate of the previous question; the path for Ubuntu GNOME is 16.04.3 to 17.04. There is no 16.10 release of Ubuntu GNOME, so I'm not skipping any release versions.

  • You can't upgrade from 16.04 to 17.04, and it is a bad idea to upgrade an LTS to a non-LTS release. It makes no sense. – Pilot6 Aug 16 '17 at 21:00
  • I believe the path aught to be 16.04 --> 16.10 --> 17.04, but note non-lts versions – George Udosen Aug 16 '17 at 21:01
  • 16.10 is EOL, so there is no path. – Pilot6 Aug 16 '17 at 21:01
  • The path is not true for Ubuntu Gnome. You must go 16.04.3 to 17.04. There is no 16.10 release of Ubuntu Gnome. – cmay Aug 16 '17 at 21:10
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    wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuGNOME Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 did indeed exist. – Terrance Aug 16 '17 at 21:26
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do sudo update-manager -c in order to update from 16.04 to 17.04

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  • This is a wrong answer. – Pilot6 Aug 16 '17 at 21:01
  • no it is not a worng answer I just updated from 16.04 to 17.04 yesterday! – Camden Aug 16 '17 at 21:03
  • Its my pleasure to help you – Camden Aug 16 '17 at 21:08
  • Also worked for me! Updated from 16.04 LTS to 17.04. Thanks – dontbyteme Sep 14 '17 at 12:20
  • You may have to reboot it a few times but it will grab the upgrade in the end. However you are jumping on with a development distribution - so don't do this to your production installs. – jharrell Jan 25 '18 at 21:28

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