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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Why Ubuntu uses intermediate kernel versions? [closed]

Is there a reason why Ubuntu uses intermediate kernel version like 5.4.0-31-generic, and not something like 5.4.1? When I see the websites to download source codes like https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~...
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Downgrade Openmpi 4.0.3 to 2.0.2-2

How can i degrade openmpi from 4.0.3 to 2.0.2-2. its because in order to run lights its the requirement its asking for. Also, I am getting this error when i try to wrtie make auto, its as follows ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Terminal, Software & Updates, Software Updater not working

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu. It's been a few days since I was on my computer, but the Terminal, Software & Updates, Software Updater not working when I fired it up. (Ubuntu 18.04) I have been using ...
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/usr/src/linux-header version mismatch

I'm new to linux and have a problem. After sudo apt-get upgrade && update, the funny behaviour started. For instance, Youtube videos don't play anymore, Youtube suggests restarting the device ...
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Best Ubuntu Version [duplicate]

**With Due Respect To the Open Source Community I am new to Ubuntu so please suggest me Best Ubuntu Version for my old sysytem with specs below Processor-Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3300 ...
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Ubuntu for an Intel Core Duo on an iMac?

I'am trying to put Ubuntu into my 19" iMac (mac OS 10.6.8) Intel core duo 2Mgh. Created a USB flash startup with Ubuntu 20.04; received that this kernel needs x86-64 and only found i686. Which is the ...
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Ubuntu Version update cyclic dependencies [duplicate]

I wanted to install a package: ▶ sudo apt-get install sensors Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package sensors I ...
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How to install specific chromium version in ubuntu 16.04

I want to install Chromium 72.0.3626.121. What is the procedure
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Older Version(s) Available Still…? [duplicate]

New group member here, and potential Ubuntu user :) I have an older notebook that can only run WinXP. Is there a version of Ubuntu I can DL to a bootable flash drive to meet these sys reqs? Can't get ...
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Wrong kernel version with driver, how do I adapt it?

that's my third question about a driver installation... So, I've bought a wi-fi key, and I'm trying to install the driver with a simple make. But it looks like the kernel version is the wrong, because ...
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conflicting shared libraries versions

Ubuntu OpenCV-3.4.10 C++ Compillation throws warning: /usr/bin/ld: warning: libopencv_core.so.3.4, needed by /home/a/Downloads/installation/OpenCV-3.4/lib/libopencv_imgcodecs.so, may conflict with ...
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What's the default Python version in Ubuntu 20.04?

What's the default Python 3 version in the new Ubuntu 20.04? Is it still 3.6 or the latest Python 3.8? I'm developing a Python program that I later want to run on the new Ubuntu 20.04. I'm unsure if ...
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When to choose an older Ubuntu Server version

What are the differentiating factors between different version numbers? In what circumstances would an older version (for example, 18.04) make more sense as the choice over the most recent version (...
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Unable to update the Curl on ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to uprade my curl version from 7.46.0, however, after numerous try the version still remains the same. root@Ubuntu:~# curl --version curl 7.46.0 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.46.0 ...
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Should you upgrade to ubuntu 20.04LTS from ubuntu 18.04LTS [closed]

I'm considering upgrading to lastest LTS even though my LTS version works fine. Wondering if those security patches are worth the upgrade.
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How do I download old Ubuntu versions?

I want to create VMs of old versions of Ubuntu, such as 10.10, 8.04, 4.10 and more. But how do I download old versions of Ubuntu? My main idea is The Wayback Machine. But is there anything more easier ...
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How to know the version of Thunderbird Mail in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I had a problem with logging in the Thunderbird Mail on my PC that has Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I checked in the internet about this issue and got to know that the Thunderbird Mail version must be 38 or ...
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Update packet fontconfig to newer version in ubuntu 18 LTS [duplicate]

I would like to update my packet fontconfig to the last release 2.13.1. My machine is running Ubuntu 18.04 and this packet is only available in bionic in version 2.12.6 (ubuntu packages fontconfig): ...
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How to gnu grub version 2.02 on MacBook

i have MacBook but when wanna go to my linux see the gnu grub version 2.02 How can I fixed,please help me And I don't install my Linux on the Hard or flashy installed on my MacBook Thanks.
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Wrong kernel Ubuntu 19.10 with kernel 4.10

I have a system that is about 10 years old with 5 disks. This has slowly been build with boot been moved around as new disks came in. The oldest boot I find is about 9.10. At the moment I boot from ...
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Wordpress uses wrong PHP version

WordPress appears to be using PHP7.1 despite 7.3 being installed. Seems to be a lot of questions about this problem, but no cohesive way to deal with it… I have just setup a new server on AWS (Ubuntu ...
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How do you upgrade Skype to the latest version?

My Skype does not automatically upgrade to the latest version and it is not obvious how to upgrade it. Can someone explain how to do this? I use Ubuntu 18.04 and my Skype version is 8.56.0.103. ...
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Switch between different versions of a Program (R)

I have installed R couple years ago and yesterday I compiled a recent version from source. I now have version 3.4.4 installed, and it's launched with R. Accordingly, I have these command returning ...
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How do I obtain the latest and greatest Debian package files for Ubuntu?

How do I obtain the newest stable Debian package files? sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/libgoocanvas3_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/libgoocanvas-common_1.0.0-1_all.deb sudo apt-get -f install ...
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Suitability of CUDA version for Ubuntu 18.04 and K1200

Could anyone please explain me how to identify the proper version of CUDA for Ubuntu 18.04 and K1200 GPU. $ uname -sr gives Linux 5.3.0-28-generic and $ gcc --version gives gcc (Ubuntu 7.4.0-1ubuntu1~...
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Why Ubuntu.com doesn't suggest getting Ubuntu 19.04? [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu 18.04 installed and recently discovered Ubuntu 19.04 already released. But when I get to https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop it suggests downloading Ubuntu 18.04. Why not 19.04?...
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How do I open a specific version of a OneDrive file?

In our office we use OneDrive. So there is a possibility to open a specific version of a file by: Click on the three dots -> Then "Version History" Click on "Open File" After that the following ...
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New laptop setup, how to manage hard drive partitions so I can swap distro verions easily

So I bought a new thinkpad and I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running. I wanted the stable version, but as a developer I want the latest verions of things like ruby, go, redis, postgres etc. The question ...
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Non-UI differences between Ubuntu versions

I want to know the differences between Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04, not graphical differences, but technical differences like this: In Ubuntu 16.04 the file /etc/rc.local isn't necessary but in ...
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OpenSSL Installation

The current version of OpenSSL of us is 1.0.2o. I have tried to install opensslversion 1.0.2t.tar.gz, the following error message appeared at the end: Error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so....
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What should my Emacs version be on Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. emacs --version returns GNU Emacs 25.2.2 and apt policy emacs returns Installed: 47.0 Candidate: 47.0. Okay what? I thought the latest version of Emacs was 27 something. ...
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why are odd versions of Ubuntu rarely used? [duplicate]

I can see among my friends that Ubuntu versions which were released in odd year (2019, 2017, 2015, 2013) were rarely used. In the past, I could see that people were using it evenly (11.04 and before), ...
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Can Ubuntu 16.04 use kernel version 3?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. It has kernel version 4. I want to downgrade to kernel version 3. How can I downgrade to kernel version 3 from 4?
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End of Standard Support and End of Life

What do these terms mean? End of Standard Support End of Life Does this mean that I can't use this specific Ubuntu version, or something else?
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What's the default kernel version that comes with Ubuntu 16.04.6 [duplicate]

I wish to know the default kernel version that comes with Ubuntu 16.04.6
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How to dowload the last version of maxima (5.43.0) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

How can I install the latest version of maxima (5.43.0) on ubuntu 18.04 LTS I tried sudo apt install maxima but I downloaded an old version and I don't know how to upgrade or dowload the new version.
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How to Force SMB Legacy Mode Version 1 SMB1 In Ubuntu 19.04

I hope someone can help me figure this out. In previous versions of Ubuntu I could lower the security of samba server with something like this. server max protocol = nt1 I don't need the extra ...
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How to determine if the current Ubuntu installation is minimal?

I just want to determine whether my installed Ubuntu system is a minimal system or not. Is there any command thay can do this? I use an image from google cloud. Seems there is no dir called /var/log/...
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How to upgrade Ruby to version >=2.4.4 on Ubuntu 16.04? (for wpscan)

I'm currently on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm trying to install wpscan. I already have ruby but it's v.2.3.1 (default). I've tried both suggested methods, gem install wpscan and "from sources". In both cases, I'...
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Don't Know Version Of Ubuntu To Use On Vista32 [duplicate]

Don't know what version of Ubuntu to download for Windows Vista 32 based desktop computer. I have previously downloaded 16.04.5 version, however, don't see it on list of alternative Ubuntu versions ...
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theHarvester: failure to import modules

I'm trying to install and run theHarvester. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My default python3 is version 3.5.2. theHarvester requires Python3.6+, so I've installed Python3.6 and Python3.7 with sudo ...
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Install an old OpenShot release in Ubuntu 18.04

OpenShot is a free video editing software. In 2017, developpers updated it in a QT version. Recently I moved to Ubuntu 18.04 instead of 16.04 so I had no choice and had to use the new version of ...
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Which version of Ubuntu should I use on an old MAcbook pro? [duplicate]

I have an old Macbook Pro 15 Inch from 2009. It has Memory 3.7 G Processor Intel® Core™ i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz × 4 Graphics NVA5 Gnome 3.28.2 OS 64 bit Disk 491 GB I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS -...
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Test if yad version >= specific version number

I need a script to check if yad (and other programs) version number is >= to a specific number. For example I have: $ yad --version 0.40.0 (GTK+ 3.24.8) $ gedit --version gedit - Version 3.32.0 $ ...
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Upgrade to latest version of libexiv2

To get an update lens db, I need a newer version of libexiv2 than is currently in the repo. Specifically I need version 0.27 or later. I tried to build it from source, and installed it in /usr/local. ...
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How to install an older version of a package not entirely intended for your Ubuntu version?

I have Lubuntu 19.04. The latest Inkscape is unstable (crashes often) even though it's from the stable package. The latest Gimp 2.10 is very stable (as are most versions I've tried through the years ...
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How to list all available versions of a snap which is not installed?

How to list all available versions of a snap which is not installed? I'm using Ubuntu 19.04 with snap 2.39.3.
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Is there any meaning to version names does not starts with *.01

All Ubuntu versions are *.04 or *.06, or *.10. Why only 04 or 06 or 10?
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arduino ide 1.8.9 on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Giving an error when running ./install.sh Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit IDE version 1.8.9 I checked the script file RESOURCE_NAME=arduino-arduinoid this is what it has for RESOURCE_NAME jarvis@jarvis-...
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pyenv error installing Python 3.6.7 or 2.7.8 in Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

I am trying to install Python 2.7.8 and Python 3.6.7 using Pyenv but I have always the same problem: ERROR: The Python ssl extension was not compiled. Missing the OpenSSL lib? BUILD FAILED (Ubuntu ...

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