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  1. #1
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    trying to upgrade but terminal doesnt work

    hey guys I have ubuntu 18.10 and im trying to update it per usual however I have a problem when I use the GUI it says partial upgrade only so I click it and then it says its broken ancd to fix my /usr/bin/python symlink.... So I'm like welp ill just do it off the terminal so I right this
    Code:
    sudo apt update
    Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-security InRelease
    Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openjdk-r/ppa/ubuntu cosmic InRelease
    Hit:3 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic InRelease                     
    Hit:4 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-updates InRelease             
    Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu cosmic InRelease  
    Hit:6 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-backports InRelease     
    Hit:7 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-proposed InRelease
    Reading package lists... Done                     
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    2 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
    so i follow what it suggest and i right
    Code:
    apt list --upgradable
    Listing... Done
    octave/cosmic-proposed 4.4.1-1 amd64 [upgradable from: 4.4.1~rc2-3ubuntu1]
    octave-common/cosmic-proposed,cosmic-proposed 4.4.1-1 all [upgradable from: 4.4.1~rc2-3ubuntu1]
    so now I'm like cool I know I have two things that can be upgraded so i run
    Code:
    sudo apt upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
      octave octave-common
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
    so yup it doesnt do it and I have no idea what the hell is happening... someone please help

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    Re: trying to upgrade but terminal doesnt work

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  3. #3
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    Re: trying to upgrade but terminal doesnt work

    Using proposed can cause issues, if you must then use apt-get, i.e,
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade octave

  4. #4
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    Re: trying to upgrade but terminal doesnt work

    that worked! Thanks

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