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Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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How to upgrade a single package using apt-get?

How do I update a single package? As far as man apt-get says apt-get upgrade doesn't take a package/list of packages as parameter: upgrade upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all ...
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How to install software or upgrade from an old unsupported release?

Recently I have installed an older version of Ubuntu on my old machine. Whenever I try to install any software, I get an error saying it couldn't be found: $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package ...
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How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu?

What are the different ways I can use to upgrade Ubuntu from one release to another?
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Why use apt-get upgrade instead of apt-get dist-upgrade?

I usually use apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to run my updates and upgrades instead of the GUI because it seems to run more quickly. However, I've noticed lately that I often get a ...
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Dwarf Fortress starting during apt-get upgrade

When I run apt-get upgrade on my Ubuntu 17.04 machine, sometimes it starts Dwarf Fortress by itself. It has happened already at least two times, so it was probably not just some sort of one time ...
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apt-get stuck at 0 [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

When I do upgrade it gets stuck here: user@plato:~# sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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How to update kernel to the latest mainline version without any Distro-upgrade?

Currently I'm running Linux-3.0 and I want to update it to Linux-3.3.1 the latest stable kernel release as mentioned at http://www.kernel.org. Can I update to 3.3.1 in Ubuntu without any risk of ...
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29 packages can be updated - How? [duplicate]

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed but the ...
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My /boot partition hit 100% and now I can't upgrade. Can't remove old kernels to make room

My first issue was when I tried to apt-get update or apt-get upgrade. On upgrade I get the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Upon trying to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 all seemed to go well until the restart. This error message is what comes up: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) ...
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Not enough free disk space when upgrading

I'm getting an error in software updater when I try and do my daily updates. it says: The upgrade needs a total of 25.3 M free space on disk `/boot`. Please free at least an additional 25.3 M of disk ...
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16.04 upgrade broke mysql-server

My overall upgrade went well, but I am left with a critically lingering issue of mysql-server not being able to install itself, and nothing I am trying gets it to work. This is the error I see when ...
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Can I skip over releases when upgrading?

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04. I know there is a 10.10 release, but can I upgrade directly to 11.04? Could you walk me through the steps please?
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Can't upgrade due to low disk space on /boot

I try to do do-release-upgrade but then I get: Not enough free disk space The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 25.7 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Is it possible to “upgrade” from a 32bit to a 64bit installation?

As per title, I wish to know if I can, after a successful 32bit setup and consequent software installations, update to a 64bit version. I know how to partition (actually one of the solutions is to ...
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Can I smoothly upgrade from one LTS to next LTS release?

Question is about Ubuntu release process. Are migrations from n to n+1 releases expected? Assuming we have server with installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Will it be smoothly upgradable to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ...
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Is a clean install better than upgrading? [closed]

Is it better to install Ubuntu completely new or is the upgrade process just as good? In other words, will my computer run just as problem-free and efficiently when I upgrade as opposed to a fresh ...
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What's the risk of upgrading over SSH?

When I run sudo do-release-upgrade over ssh, I get the following message. This session appears to be running under ssh. It is not recommended to perform a upgrade over ssh currently because in ...
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How do I upgrade PHP version to the latest stable released version?

I'm using a system running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS. I'm currently using following PHP version on this machine: Command used to get the below info at terminal : php -v Details I got are as ...
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N: Ignoring file '50unattended-upgrades.ucf-dist' in directory '/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension

Yesterday I upgraded distro and today when I am using apt-get to install anything or to update, I get an error: N: Ignoring file '50unattended-upgrades.ucf-dist' in directory '/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/' ...
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How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)?

How do I upgrade to the unreleased version of Ubuntu for testing?
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How can I upgrade pip to the latest version?

I installed pip using get-pip.py, but the following error happened after pip freeze gets executed: Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/...
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Could not calculate the upgrade, what happened?

I am running sudo update-manager -d and start the upgrade process. I select upgrade option and when then manager enters Setting new software channels it throws an error. Could not calculate the ...
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Upgrading from the command line? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to upgrade from my current version of Ubuntu to the next stable from the Command line interface?
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Upgrade to 16.04. php7 not working in browser

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 16.04 and am not sure how to configure PHP 7 in apache. I did modify the php7.0.conf file to uncomment that last lines, restarted apache2 and no change. Do I need to ...
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apt: relocation error: version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 not defined in file libstdc++.so.6 with link time reference

Since trying to upgrade to 16.04 xenial, I'm getting $ apt apt: relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.5.0: symbol ...
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How do I resume a release upgrade?

Yesterday I started the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but I interrupted it because it was taking too long. Now if I restart it, it doesn't proceed. Is there any possibility to clean the mess it left ...
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Should I upgrade to the “mainline” kernels?

Newer "mainline" versions of the kernel are available from the Ubuntu kernel team, e.g. 3.4 and 3.5, while Ubuntu 12.04 is on 3.2. What are the mainline kernels? Are they better than my existing ...
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Is there any way to roll back the most recent upgrade?

This has happened to me many times in the last 5 years: an upgrade broke my system. Each time I end up with this situation, I have to reinstall the whole system, which is really annoying. Is there ...
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I installed an alpha or beta, am I up to date with the final release if I keep upgrading?

I installed an Ubuntu alpha or beta and have been keeping it up to date. So, Should I presume that my system has automatically updated to the next alpha or beta, and will be running the official ...
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How to update maven 3.0.4 - 3.1.1

First of all am new to Ubuntu as well as Maven. Does anyone know how to update maven. My current version of maven is 3.0.4. I would like to update it to 3.1.1 which is the latest version. I tried ...
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Upgrade Git version on Ubuntu 14.04

Can please somebody tell me what is wrong with this? I run $ sudo apt-get purge git; sudo apt-get autoremove; sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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“Failed to spawn mysql main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory”

I'm a newbie on MySQL ground so bear with me. I've just finished upgrading 11.10 to 12.04. Everything seemed to work without any hiccups and all my software and settings are working fine. Apart from ...
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Can't view Wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I can't view any wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04. This issue also occurred when trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10. This is what my network window looks like: I have Broadcom ...
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How do I upgrade Gradle?

This shows that Gradle is up to date: thufir@doge:~$ sudo apt install gradle Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gradle is already the ...
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How to Upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 [closed]

I'm looking for a way to upgrade 14.10 to 15.04 - from the internet only (i.e. without using external media). I've already tried apt-get dist-upgrade
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Google Chrome PPA upgrade invalid signature

When running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got this output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease ...
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Can no longer use Screen Share to connect Mac to Ubuntu since upgrading to 14.04

Worked fine before, but since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, whilst the connection shows in Finder OK when clicking on it says "Connection failed to “XXX's remote desktop on Xxxxx”. The software on ...
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Why isn't an upgrade to 20.04 from 18.04 available yet?

I want to use do-release-upgrade to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04, but I can't do that do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release There is no development version of an LTS available. It seems ...
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Error while trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10: “Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.”

On a Lenovo laptop, I want to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 18.10 (budgie). When I select upgrade on the update manager, the dialog box disappears and nothing happens. The upgrade doesn't start....
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How to fix “python installation is corrupted”?

I was upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 (dev for now, stable in a few hours) using do-release-upgrade and encountered the following problem: Can not upgrade Your python install is corrupted. Please fix ...
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How do I upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS?

So, today is July 21st and this page. gives me an option to download 16.04.1 LTS. However, attempting to upgrade gets me this message - $ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No ...
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How to safely upgrade from an older Ubuntu version to a newer one? [duplicate]

How can I safely upgrade an Ubuntu installation from one release to another? What should I do before upgrading to ensure it goes smoothly, and is there any clean-up I need to do afterwards? In ...
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How to upgrade from 18.10 to 19.10, using the command line?

I'm trying to upgrade from 18.10 to 19.10, using sudo do-release-upgrade however I only get an error: An upgrade from 'cosmic' to 'eoan' is not supported with this tool. I performed the steps to ...
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How can I Resolve dpkg dependency?

administrator@zlounes:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 - Apache not able to start

I updated to Ubuntu 13.10 (from Ubuntu 13.04) last weekend, and now Apache is not being able to start. It was working perfectly well until the upgraded, and I haven't changed anything myself. When I ...
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How to upgrade PHPmyAdmin [revisited]

This question was asked previously, How to upgrade PHPmyAdmin The answer given was sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin or sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The version of ...
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Can I do a Silent or Unattended Release Upgrade?

How do I upgrade to a new Ubuntu version without having to react to prompts? I'm on 12.04 now and would like to install 12.10. When I start the update, it usually downloads stuff, then asks a ...
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How to force installation of kernel updates when using apt-get upgrade?

To update my server I use apt-get upgrade. But when there are kernel updates I always need to do apt-get install linux-.... because apt-get update does not install them. Is there a way I can tell it ...

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