When updating from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, we used the following command as one of the steps to update to the newer version.
While using this method to update Ubuntu’s core, we came across a known bug that would not allow us to continue with the upgrade. Instead, it would give the following error message:
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.
If you experience the error above run each command below.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Once you’ve updated your server with the commands above, feel free to continue with our How to Upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 tutorial.
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