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How to Solve the Upgrade Ubuntu Install Updates Error

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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. 

do-release-upgrade 

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.
How to Solve the Upgrade Ubuntu Install Updates Error

The Fix

If you experience the error above run each command below.

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get upgrade -ysudo apt-get dist-upgradesudo do-release-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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About the Author: Justin Palmer

Justin Palmer is a professional application developer with Liquid Web

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