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Ubuntu dist update but os-release file and lsb-release file mismatch version

After upgrading my laptop from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 21.10 using the command # update-manager -c it appears that my OS thinks it is still in 20.04. Now it tells me that it can do the update to Ubuntu 21....
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How to specify os version when installing NVIDIA Container Toolkit

I am trying to install the NVIDIA Container Toolkit. The command to set up the repository and specify the GPG key is: distribution=$(. /etc/os-release;echo $ID$VERSION_ID) \ && curl -...
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Ubuntu Release Cycle

I am sorry if this question has been asked before. If it has then I could not locate it. My question is regarding the Ubuntu release cycle. It is very confusing to me. The official release date for ...
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Confusing lsb_release output, mismatched versions

lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 21.04 Release: 20.04 Codename: hirsute As far as I remember I didn't tamper with any configuration ...
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Where can I find a linux/ubuntu driver for an Epson ET-2710 printer

I tried to use add printer to connect to Epson ET-2170 printer/scanner to print photographs. Ubuntu found the printer and loaded a generic driver that does not work properly. Can anyone help me find ...
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How to check which underlaying Debian version my Ubuntu release does use? [closed]

I see lsb_release is mentioned below. https://www.ionos.com/digitalguide/server/know-how/how-to-check-debian-version/ Unfortunately, it may not work on all Debian based systems; for example, on a ...
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Update to 20.10 failed according to lsb_release -a

I tried updating my computer to Ubuntu 20.10, however it seems to have failed. What I did: sudo do-release-upgrade This seemed to have worked, it ran through and the computer restarted with a gorilla ...
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How to restore update settings after accidentally changing it with dist-upgrade and pantheon desktop environment

I wanted to try out pantheon desktop in Ubuntu 20.04. I ran: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches sudo apt update sudo apt dist-upgrade ...
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How to change OS name in ubuntu 20.04 [closed]

I already change the lsb-release, but when i checked it on the lsb_release -a it didnt change anything. Can anyone help me?
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HPLIP Driver install fails on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded a 18.04 release to 20.04 (early, I know), and wiped away my manually installed 'hplip' package (3.16.11) and installed the official package from the release (3.20.3+dgfsg0-2). All ...
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Question about epson printers under 16.04 xenial

How can I install the driver for my Epson WF-2830 printer on Ubuntu 16.04? I know this has been discussed in numerous posts from 2013 thru 2018. Most of them seem to revolve around tricking the OS ...
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Problem with lsb-desktop-amd64

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and I was originally trying to run a installation for a program I've downloaded for Ubuntu. When I run the program I am told that I need to have Linux Standard Base 3....
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error while installing lsb-release package

I tried to install lsb-release using sudo apt install lsb-release and I'm getting this error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) what is this dpkg error and how to resolve it? Is it ...
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What are lsb modules? And why do I need to install them?

When I used the command lsb_release, System threw an error that "No lsb modules are available". So what are they and why to install them to get my system info(through command lsb_release)?
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Setting Source.list and installing lsb modules

I wanted to set up my source list for ROS (Robotic Operation System) using this : sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-...
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lsb_release - could not convert string to float: '8.04 LTS'

Everything that depends on the lsb_release command is not working on my computer. example: pip install numpy raise subprocess.CalledProcessError(code, cmd, stdout, stderr) subprocess....
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Using Ubuntu derivatives *and* Ubuntu, how do I get the Ubuntu codename?

I need the Ubuntu codename for generating an apt source. On Ubuntu, I can use lsb_release --codename --short, which will return (e.g.) trusty. On (e.g.) Linux Mint, if I use lsb_release -cs, it ...
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Resolving Ubuntu release version to release code name

I very frequently forget release name corresponding to my Ubuntu version. Is there an easy method (preferably command-line one) to go from say 11.10 -> Distro Name I know we have lsb_release -...
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Cannot remove lsb-release package

I was trying to install nodejs via curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo bash - but ran into a problem "no module named lsb_release". After reading trought the internet for some time,...
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Error with 'lsb_release -a' in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

I am getting an error when i try to pip install Django or anything, say.. pip install Django throws an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/pip", line 11, in <module&...
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dpkg warning about '/etc/lsb-release' version number not starting with a digit

I believe I spotted it during the upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04, but I know for sure that I spotted it just know during a dist-upgrade, I sometimes get this warning from dpkg: dpkg: ...
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Determine Ubuntu version on SDD using Live CD

I have Ubuntu installed on my SSD but unable to boot to it after a SSD-to-SSD clone. I want to repair/reinstall Grub, but I don't recall the version of Ubuntu I had installed. So I have booted with a ...
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lsb-release package broken in 14.04

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully ...
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ImportError: No module named lsb_release

When I run lsb_release -a , it shows an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 26, in <module> import lsb_release ImportError: No module named lsb_release ...
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Epson L800 lsb error Ubuntu 16.04

This particular printer doesn't work with esc-pr and has a driver and a useful interface utility that shows ink level and nozzle cleaning options. This driver explicitly needs lsb-core and in 14.04 it ...
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How to install Epson L375 printer in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed now Ubuntu 16.04 in my computer, but the installation of my Epson Ecotank L375 printer failed. I can not find the driver of the printer and there is not a lsb file for the drivers ...
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Does upgrading Ubuntu kernel change its release name?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on machine and have upgraded its kernel version to 4.2 with the following command: sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-wily I was a bit confused about kernel ...
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It says on the desktop that I'm using DreamStudio but I'm not

I've just started to notice this. I'm using Wily Werewolf at the moment, and has been working fine. I have done some tests to make sure that I'm actually using Wily, like checking the Unity version (7....
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converting avi to streamable mp4

I just got my chromecast and I am trying to convert my uncastable avi videos to castable mp4 video format I converted some avi videos to mp4 using the command: avconv -i input_file.avi -c:v libx264 -...
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Have I installed Ubuntu or Xubuntu?

I just installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop (in dual boot with Windows 8.1): so why if I write in the terminal lsb_release -a the output is this? No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: ...
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No updates for 14.10

When I look at $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=utopic DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.10" But my /etc/apt/sources.list is already all vivid (15.04). ...
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Grub shows "lsb_release -i -s 2 ..." instead of "Ubuntu"

After doing apt-get update my grub shows s "lsb_release -i -s 2 ..." instead of "Ubuntu". How to make it shows back "Ubuntu"? Of course I can edit it manually in /etc/boot/grub.cfg. But every doing ...
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Get the next release code name via command line

lsb_release -c gives me the current release, how from the command line can I determine the next release? i.e. if lsb_release -c gives me 'utopic', how can I determine the next release is 'vivid' from ...
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(Help!) erased lsb-release when installing Intel graphics driver

I erased lsb-release when installing Intel graphics driver. i typed( sudo rm /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.backup ) now i can't restore the file or reinstall it from terminal.
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Why is “No new release found”?

When I log in via SSH to my VPS (OpenVZ), I see: Welcome to Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab106.4 x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System information as (...) New ...
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How to write `lsb-release` again on Ubuntu 14.04?

I had to edit lsb-release to make the Intel 1.0.7 graphics installer work on my Ubuntu 14.04 following this article (this is for Ubuntu 14.10, but also suitable to Ubuntu 14.04). However, I forgot to ...
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Can I install software even though the repository hasn't been updated for my Ubuntu release version?

I'm trying to install the Fuze Meeting client which I'm planning to use for Webinars at work. They have a Linux client and make it available through an apt Repository. Their installation ...
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lsb-graphics in very bad inconsistent state [duplicate]

I was trying to install the printer driver for Brother HL-2280DW, but I had to stop it due to the printer not appearing to any of the PCs anymore. After I stopped it I noticed this error when I ...
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After executing do-release-upgrade (12.04), the lsb_release -a still shows wrong version

I have executed do-release-upgrade on a 12.04 Ubuntu server system. The upgrade went fine, but the welcome screen still shows 14.04 instead of 14.04.1 (which I would expect). Looking at the ...
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LSB shows different version than Control Center

Command line shows ubuntu version as 14.04 while GUI shows 13.10. I was upgrading my system yesterday from 12.04 to 14.04. When around 60-65% updates were installed, I had to shut down the system. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is certified with LSB4.0 exactly? [duplicate]

I heard that Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS follows the LSB(Linux Standard Base) 4.0. I checked the Ubuntu 12.04.4 using dist-check tool (Lsb-dist-checker-4.0.1.9-2.i486.tar.gz) for more than 12 hours to make ...
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Does Ubuntu follow the Linux Standard Base (LSB)?

I was reading about the Linux Standard Base and was wondering if the structure used in Ubuntu is the same that is suggested in the LSB. I know some distros do not follow or do some changes to the LSB, ...
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