Questions tagged [dist-upgrade]

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“apt-get dist-upgrade” reports error “depmod: ERROR: Bad version passed uname” and various warnings

Running # apt-get dist-upgrade produced the following warnings/errors: WARNING: missing /lib/modules/uname depmod: ERROR: Bad version passed uname (2 times) dpkg: warning: version 'uname' has bad ...
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Is it safe to dpkg --set-selections on a newer version of a distro?

I saved my dpkg --get-selections on my Devuan ASCII (~= Debian Stretch). I've now reinstalled my system cleanly and dist-upgraded to Devuan Beowulf (~= Debian Buster). Is it safe for me to now dpkg --...
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Why do I have to run dhclient on boot?

After a top-notch decision to blindly dist-upgrade, I have to run dhclient after every boot. I understand that I can fix this with a script on startup, but it bothers me that I have no idea what ...
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My Kali upgrade fails - location of the log to find out the problem

Where is the log that tells me where the upgrade got to before it failed. My current info: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Kali Description: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling Release: 2019....
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How do I upgrade Nixos to use a new channel nixos version?

I'm currently on 18.03 and would like to upgrade to 18.09. How would I go about doing this? I've found the following via a web search but it's not very conclusive: https://discourse.nixos.org/t/how-...
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Fedora 29: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'fedora-modular'

I upgraded Fedora 27 to 28, worked with it a bit (did not run dnf update) and then upgraded to 29. This morning I tried sudo dnf -v update and I got sudo dnf -v update ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 Broke Texstudio/Qt

After performing a dist upgrade from 17.10 to 18.04 texstudio no longer runs. I get the following error This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb" ...
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Debian : E: Command line option --allow-releaseinfo-change is not understood

Since several days i'm getting the following error on a Debian 8 system from cron: /etc/cron.daily/distupgrade: E: Command line option --allow-releaseinfo-change is not understood I never touched ...
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How do I restart dbus after manual intervention in upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04?

I am trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. No matter which upgrade command I try: do-release-upgrade or apt dist-upgrade, at some point in the upgrade I start getting numerous "Failed ...
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Upgrade ubuntu to a specific release

I'm currently on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. As of writing this, 18.04 LTS is available. However, I do not wish to upgrade to it. Instead, I would like to upgrade to 17.04 LTS. I've done: sudo apt update sudo ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04.1: why do I need to wait several days? [closed]

upgrades from 16.04 LTS will not be enabled until a few days after the 18.04.1 release Why do they wait "few days" after the 18.04.1 release? The version 18.04.1 is already here, but sudo apt-get ...
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Debian stuck in login loop and constantly crashing when trying to start lightdm after upgrade

My problem seems to be quite specific. I couldn't find a case that seemed similar enough so if You guys find one I'd be glad if you could point me to it or give me instructions on what things I could ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS only boots with Recovery Mode with Linux 4.7.2 After Upgrade

Upon performing an upgrade from Ubuntu 17 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, my PC was in standby mode, thereby interrupting the last 1/4 portion of the upgrade. When trying to boot in Grub loader: "Advanced ...
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Problem upgrading Ubuntu to version 18.04

I am trying to upgrade my Ubuntu installation to version 18.04 from 16.04 I was not offered any upgrade with the software upgrade so I tried to do it using command lines and I followed this set of ...
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Is it safer to do full/heavy system upgrades from a TUI login session (outside Xorg) than a GUI login session? [closed]

I was not able to put Solus Linux in place because - as it needed a first big upgrade after installation - this first upgrade crashed and the system would stuck and not boot after that. This happened ...
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How to safely perform large #'s of package upgrades in Debian Unstable?

I have been running Debian Unstable (sid) for a few months. The only serious issue I have had is Python3 breaking temporarily during an upgrade, and fortunately I was able to fix it within a day, once ...
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Kali Linux : Unmet dependency while running upgrade/install commands

I am getting unmet dependency error while trying to upgrade. The same problem persists when i try to even install any of the packages mentioned in error. I am sharing all information that i feel may ...
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Problem upgrading to Debian unstable

I'm trying to upgrade Debian stable (Stretch, clean install) to unstable: apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade But I get this. I have tried running apt-get -f install and apt-get --...
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No DNS after upgrade-manager upgrade

I upgraded a Ubuntu Zesty to Artufl over SSH using upgrade-manager. All went well except for DNS. Name resolution fails, including ping. I still have an IP and I can SSH into it after reboot, but that ...
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Can't complete upgrade from fedora 25 to fedora 26

I tried to upgrade from fedora 25 to fedora 26. I followed the following commands, as explained in the journal sudo dnf upgrade --refresh sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade sudo dnf system-...
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How to handle “obsolete” packages when upgrading distribution?

I would like to upgrade my Debian machine from Jessie to Stretch, but aptitude is reporting that I have 19 obsolete packages. Some of these, like BerkeleyDB, I use routinely. A set of upgrade ...
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Upon upgrade of lubuntu 17.10 from 17.04 display messed up on an eeepc 900a

Upgraded lubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 on an EeePC 900a. Appears to work fine except that the left side of the display is junk. The full screen looks fine before linux is booted, the Asus EeePC splash. ...
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Kali linux doesnt show new updates and upgrades [duplicate]

I have my old 2016.2 kali version on usb stick.I installed it on dual boot. I ran uname -a in terminal and got output: Linux kali 4.6.0-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) i686 GNU/...
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Error while upgrading to Fedora 26 from 25

I'm getting this error while upgrading to Fedora 26 from 25 Detailed errors from the package manager follow: Error running transaction: file /usr/bin/pytest from install of python2-pytest-3.1.1-1....
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Upgrading Linux Mint 17.3 KDE edition to 18.2 KDE in situ

Officially, upgrading the KDE version of Linux Mint 17.3 to 18 is not supported, because "Linux Mint 18 KDE will use a new and different desktop called Plasma". I presume this means that the KDE4 to ...
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Unmet dependencies upgrading to stretch [closed]

I just tried to upgrade my system from Debian Jessie to stretch. First I changed /etc/apt/sources.list to: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main deb-src http://security.debian.org/ ...
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Kali linux fail to boot after apt-get dist-upgrade

After running apt-get dist-upgrade command on my kali linux rolling edition , the os fails to boot everytime and stuck at this messages . loading, please wait... 'disk/by-uuid/1aacd4f4-do73-...
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Automatically upgrading certain packages despite different dependencies

Basically, I want to schedule upgrading ~100 workstations regularly. I only really need specific packages upgraded automatically (the rest can be done manually as required) but because the machines ...
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Debian jessie to stretch upgrade problem - “systemd breaks udev'”

I've been trying to upgrade my current Debian Jessie to Stretch. Unfortunately, at apt-get dist-upgrade failed, it returns: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to upgrade from Debian 8 Jessie to Debian 9 Stretch?

I've tried to run command apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade as root, but nothing happens. I think that the problem is in non-fully complete apt sources. Am I ...
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How to do a downgrade in debian after doing “apt-get dist-upgrade -t jessie-backports”

Originally my system was on 8.0 and now it's 8.6 but this latest version does not support all playonlinux requirements to run 86x_64x applications, then I'd like to know if it's possible to safely do ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 'Vivid'

When trying to upgrade my Ubuntu 15.04: sudo do-release-upgrade I get an error message: An upgrade from 'vivid' to 'xenial' is not supported with this tool I even found a bug report for this issue:...
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apt-get - Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead [closed]

I have Kali Linux (kernel version 4.3) and prefer not to upgrade to 4.6 (if I should, well, ok) When I do apt-get update I get E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ...
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systemd apt pinned to -1 and installed in upgrade from Debian 8 to Debian 9

While in the process of migrating some servers from my testing network, a few of them installed systemd; I was a bit surprised as I am using sysV, and have systemd pinned to -1. What happened?
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Strange nagios-nrpe-server error upgrading from Jessie to Stretch

When upgrading from Jessie to Stretch, at the end of dist-upgrade, it ends with an error: Errors were encountered while processing: nagios-nrpe-server E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Linux Mint 13 to 18?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 Mate for quite some years now. It is based on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome but LTS is about to be expired as it is till 26 Apr 2017). I would like to upgrade to the most current ...
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dist-upgrade from within a proxy - implications [closed]

What are the implications of running apt-get dist-upgrade from within a proxy? Edit I have 2 concerns A caching-proxy server may mess up my apt cache. The proxy server itself might be upgraded ...
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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade to upgrade the operating system? (for example, from jessie to stretch)

Ubuntu's do-release-upgrade command upgrades the operating system to the latest release. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose (to upgrade to the latest stable release)?
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Upgrading Ubuntu to a newer version while keeping important files and settings

I use Ubuntu 10.04 for more than a year and I often feel that I need to reinstall it to newest version. I'd like to take most of my configurations and important settings to the new system. I already ...