Questions tagged [versions]

Versions are sequence-based states of softwares, usually, they increment based on significant changes like bug fixes, implementation of new functionality or changes in the existing program.

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Is Ubuntu 22.04 stable?

I have previous experience with Linux, but I am new to Ubuntu. I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my personal computer, and I was wondering which version I should install. On the Ubuntu website, ...
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What is the significance of Ubuntu version numbers?

I don't understand the significance of Ubuntu version numbers, especially the last portion (ex. ".4") On the Ubuntu download page, there are the following options: Standard support LTS ...
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Pairing versions of CUDA and cuDNN

The cuDNN archive specifies a CUDA version for every cuDNN version. For example, there are 4 types of cuDNN v7.5.1 for CUDA 9.0, 9.2, 10.0 and 10.1. Are these pairings strict? Can I for example, use ...
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Unable to find a version for the package "libc6"

After installing the newest Ubuntu version (22.04) Rstudio is not working any more. I found online, that installing an earlier libc6 version is supposed to help. I tried with sudo aptitude install ...
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Why am i not seeing version 22.04 while trying to upgrade distro? [duplicate]

Please i'm trying to upgrade to the latest 22.04 but it's tell me now available version for LTS Please what am i not doing right?
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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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Create Ubuntu ISO identical to Docker Hub image of Ubuntu

I developed a program working inside a docker container to be independent of my personal devices' libraries. Now I would like to setup a real computer from scratch to use it to run my program (and ...
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How to go back from HWE (5.13) to GA (5.4) kernel in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

I have a software package running on Ubuntu 20.04.4 that requires a version 5.4 kernel. The kernel I've been running was 5.13. I figured out how to install a version 5.4.0-107, which was the latest ...
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How long does it generally take new releases to make it onto the snap network?

3 days ago PHPStorm posted that the newest major release is available, 2022.1: https://blog.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/2022/04/phpstorm-2022-1-release/ As an ubuntu user, my PHPStorm is managed by snapd. ...
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System Info shows Mint but Ubuntu 21.10 is installed -> can't upgrade to 22.04

I have done a fresh install of 21.10 a while ago and today I wanted to upgrade to 22.04. However, I have installed Chromium via the Mint repository since it's no longer in the Ubuntu repo. After that ...
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Remove a package without removing some part of it?

I was looking for a way to install 2 version of the same package, (qt5-default and qt5-dev). i found similar issue here and one of the answer was Remove libfltk1.1-dev, but make sure libfltk1.1 is ...
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How to make gnome launcher all apps menu icons smaller. more rows, more columns

Dear Community How do i make all the apps fit on one screen in the all apps menu without scrolling down. I would like to add rows and columns to make all the apps fit the screen without scrolling down....
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What of these versions\options have I to download to install an Ubuntu Server that will be accessed only via SSH (no desktop mode)

I am not a system engineer (I am more a software developer) and I have the following doubt. I have to download an Ubuntu ISO in order to use it on a VCenter instance. Bascailly this will be for a ...
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Five numbers in kernel version? [duplicate]

AFAIK linux kernels versions consist of four numbers, each with a distinct meaning. However when looking into the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer tool, it shows me kernel versions with five numbers: ...
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Install old version of Kdenlive

I recently switched back to Ubuntu proper (20.04 version) from Peppermint 10. So, I installed my programs including kdenlive 20.08.3 which worked fine for about 1 month. Then started to freeze at or ...
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Telegram claims I haven't installed latest version

Dell Latitude e6530 Xubuntu 20.04 (.3?) Keep getting Telegram message on login attempts that I have an outdated version. Tried installing Snap & Flappak from Telegram's link, but neither worked. ...
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What does the output of gcc --version mean

Here is the output of gcc --version : ./gcc --version gcc (Ubuntu 7.5.0-3ubuntu1~18.04) 7.5.0 I understand this is version 7.5.0 but why is there the word "Ubuntu" before the version and ...
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Ubuntu version with Asus Motherboard

I have a computer with Motherboard Asus P7P55-M, and I need to know which Ubuntu version is compatible with it. I am also using an intel i5 750 processor with memories of 1333 MHz DDR3. Thancks
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Ubuntu 20.04 reverted to 18.04 on it's own

This has me really confused. I have been running Ubuntu Server 20.04 for months. I was logged in from my Windows machine through SSH (I normally leave this open all the time). I have several drives ...
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Hold package until upgrade to next major version [duplicate]

I installed a package of thisprogram from a PPA which offers nightly builds. So my version of thisprogramis getting updated every day. Most of these updates, however, are of no importance to me -- if ...
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Which version to newly install prior to an LTS release, the latest point release or the current LTS? [closed]

As of originally writing this question (Dec. '21), we're months away from a new Ubuntu LTS version (Apr. '22). This question does apply to any timeframe prior to an LTS release though. I have received ...
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Where in this string of characters is the Kernel Version number?

rc linux-image-5.11.0-25-generic 5.11.0-25.27~20.04.1 amd64 Signed kernel image generic I am trying to delete old kernels. The highest number is the most recent kernel but I don't know what ...
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Does extended support for Ubuntu 14.04 mean it now supports PHP 7.4 or above? [closed]

With Ubuntu 14.04 extended support being pushed out by another 5 years, does it mean there will now be support for newer versions of PHP such as PHP 7.4? We have not been able to move off PHP 7.2 due ...
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After upgrading a package, the previous package version is lost, so I cannot downgrade back to it

After I upgraded a package, when I ran apt-cache policy <package-name>, I saw that the previous version of this same package is not there in the list. Before the bind9-dnsutils package was ...
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Set up apt-mirror with a specific kernel`s version

I create a local mirror from ubuntu focal with apt-mirror, what would be used to update between LTS mini-versions (20.04.2 -> 20.04.3) in office. I need a kernel specific versions (5.4.0-81 generic,...
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PPA: Install old version

I am trying to install package qelectrotech on ubuntu 18.04. After installing I got (old) version 0.5-2. So I added a PPA (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scorpio/qelectrotech-dev) source to get the ...
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Why is a 21.10 built binary not compatible with 21.04 install?

I don't understand why a binary built on 21.10 is not compatible with an 21.04 system. The binary is linked against libc.so.6 which is available on the 21.04 OS version as well. Same binary, on the 21....
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Opus 1.3.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 w/ preinstalled Opus 0.5.2

I'd like to compile Qt (5.15.2), which uses the latest opus coded (1.3.1). Ubuntu 18.04 comes w/ previous version 0.5.2. Can I simply build new version to /usr/local? I don't want to mess my OS..
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How to automatically find the 'freshest' PPA for a given package?

Exact use case: I've potentially found a bug in a program (specifically i3-gaps). As I don't have the latest version installed the maintainer asked that I install the latest version to check if bug ...
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Dumping Windows 10

I'm not very PC literate and am sick to death of Windows 10! So I'm asking for a bit of advice. I own a HPlaptop 14s-dq0xxx, Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 5405U, with 4GB RAM. Is there a version of Ubuntu ...
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How to install g++-5 on Ubuntu 20.04?

I am trying to compile some source which was written for g++-5. I want to be able to install g++-5 on my Ubuntu 20.04. How can I do this? I was hoping that sudo apt install g++-5 would work. But it ...
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I am trying to upgrade from the command line my ubuntu to 20.04

I have gone thru all the steps but I can't seem to download some archives. Unable to fetch some archives". I have changed server, run --fix-missing ..still won't download the "Plasma&...
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two spyder IDEs in one system and also shows missing dependencies

one is default spyder3 from snap store and one is the updated version named spyder of spyder5.0.3 :~$ pip install update spyder-kernels==2.0.1 Defaulting to user installation because normal site-...
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Installing specific version of R pgmm library fails

I am trying to install a specific version fo the pgmm library in R, and it fails: > library(fs) > old_lib <- path_home_r("R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/old-versions/") > library(...
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Compatible OS on AMD APU Dual Core-E1-2100 with 4Gb RAM [duplicate]

I would like to use Ubuntu on my Lenovo laptop with AMD APU Dual Core-E1-2100 and 4Gb RAM, let me know the compatible Ubuntu OS.
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how to update ubuntu to the latest version, but no popup notification anymore

i'm running ubuntu 20.10 and the other day i did get the confirmation of notification to update to the latest ubuntu 21.04, but now it isn't coming up anymore. When I run the software updater, it ...
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What does the last digit of an Ubuntu version indicate. E.g. 16.04.4 vs. 16.04.7 [duplicate]

I am trying to learn Linux by creating a CTF as a hobby project, and I see that an enthusiast before me have been using Ubuntu server 16.04.4 (that i have been using to analyze and get ideas from) and ...
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Ubuntu version update [duplicate]

Hi I try to update Ubuntu 20.10 to 21.04 but they showing up to date Please help me regrading this, Thank you.
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Difference between Ubuntu Base, Core, Minimal

Is there a simple explanation of the differences or use cases of the three versions mentioned? I need a secure digital system whith python support, internet access which only shows a browser. It ...
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What happened to `fsused` and `fssize` in `lsblk`?

Why are these columns (fsused and fssize) not available in lsblk? On my Manjaro system I can see that: $ lsblk -o name,mountpoint,label,fsused,fssize,size,fstype,uuid NAME MOUNTPOINT LABEL FSUSED ...
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Back to Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 20.10

I want to go back my Ubuntu 20.04. I updated to Ubuntu 20.10 and I regret it. Already tried to install again 20.04 from a pendrive, but upon starting the PC it does not recognize the pendrive and 20....
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How to use gcc -7 if a have build essential installed (ubuntu 16.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and installed build-essential because I need gfortran, gcc, g++. I'm trying to run Nek5000 but I get an error with makenek: gcc: error: unrecognized command line option ‘-fno-plt’ ...
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5.8 kernel in ubuntu 20.04?

I have an Ubuntu 20.04.2 machine and my kernel is 5.8. In Ubuntu 20.04 the kernel version is 5.4 and not 5.8, while I've also seen Ubuntu 20.04.2 machines running kernel version 5.4. Is this a bug? ...
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Ubuntu kernel bump release and build kernel

I am trying to build the kernel for Ubuntu Groovy 5.8.0-43-generic #49-Ubuntu as I have made some changes to the USB XHCI drivers. These are changes that have been suggested to fix an issue logged at ...
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gcc/g++ 10 is installed but I can not use it on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS [duplicate]

I used the information here How to install g++ 10 on Ubuntu 18.04? to install gcc/g++ 10 on Ubuntu 20 and when I try to do it again: sudo apt install g++-10 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install Chromium snap version 87 [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to install Chromium snap version 87 along side with the current one. With snap info chromium you only get these versions: channels: latest/stable: 88.0.4324.96 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.01 and Ubuntu 20.04.02 on my desktop?

It seems to me I miss something. lsb_release, /etc/issue File, /etc/os-release, hostnamectl and in the Ubuntu interface Settings > About, I return - Ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS - as Ubuntu long version But,...
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i cant install libmagickcore-dev,libmagickwand-dev in ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I tried to install them buy sudo apt-get install libmagickcore-dev libmagickwand-dev it gives Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Can I install and use two versions of a program?

Say I have an application and it has two versions, 1.0 and 1.1. 1.0 has much more features while 1.1 has a new design and better optimization. Is there anyway I can have both versions, 1.1 and 1.0 and ...
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Which Ubuntu version to choose [closed]

Actually I wanted to ask u all that which Ubuntu flavour should I choose?? I have a 2gigs ram 32bit lappy. I want to learn Linux with Ubuntu And want to choose a performance beast flavour of GOAT ...
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