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  1. #1
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    Failure to update

    When prompted to update this morning I got the following error message:

    This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time.
    Transaction failed: Package dependencies cannot be resolved
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:


    grub-efi-amd64-signed: Depends: grub2-common (>= 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.31) but 2.04-1ubuntu26.11 is to be installed
    I realise the problem is the workaround I installed to enable to move easily between Linux and Windows. Can anyone suggest a solution?

    TIA
    I have AMD Ryzen 5 3400G on a Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO motherboard, 16GB DDR4 3600mhz RAM. Two WD Blue SN550 1TB SSDs in M.2 slots. First SSD has two partitions, 500 Gb Windows 10 on one, Ubuntu 20.04 on other, second drive (NTFS) used as storage.

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    Re: Failure to update

    What is the output of
    Code:
    apt-cache policy grub-efi-amd64-signed grub2-common; lsb_release -a; uname -a
    Thanks

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    Re: Failure to update

    Thanks for responding. I get the following response from Terminal:

    Code:
    grub-efi-amd64-signed:
      Installed: 1.142.11+2.04-1ubuntu26.9
      Candidate: 1.167+2.04-1ubuntu44
      Version table:
         1.167+2.04-1ubuntu44 500
            500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 Packages
     *** 1.142.11+2.04-1ubuntu26.9 100
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         1.142.4+2.04-1ubuntu26.2 500
            500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/main amd64 Packages
         1.142+2.04-1ubuntu26 500
            500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/main amd64 Packages
    grub2-common:
      Installed: 2.04-1ubuntu26.9
      Candidate: 2.04-1ubuntu26.11
      Version table:
         2.04-1ubuntu26.11 500
            500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 Packages
     *** 2.04-1ubuntu26.9 100
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         2.04-1ubuntu26.2 500
            500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/main amd64 Packages
         2.04-1ubuntu26 500
            500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/main amd64 Packages
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
    Release:    20.04
    Codename:    focal
    
    Command 'phil' not found, did you mean:
    
      command 'pil' from deb picolisp (19.12-1)
    
    Try: sudo apt install <deb name>
    Probably doing something wrong.

    TIA
    Last edited by deadflowr; May 5th, 2021 at 05:17 PM. Reason: switched tags from quot to code
    I have AMD Ryzen 5 3400G on a Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO motherboard, 16GB DDR4 3600mhz RAM. Two WD Blue SN550 1TB SSDs in M.2 slots. First SSD has two partitions, 500 Gb Windows 10 on one, Ubuntu 20.04 on other, second drive (NTFS) used as storage.

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    Re: Failure to update

    When doing an update on 5/4/21 I received the same message. I'm running a generic Dell 9310 factory install of Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS.

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    Re: Failure to update

    Can you please post the output from running these commands in Terminal -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    apt-get -s dist-upgrade
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    Re: Failure to update

    Okay, here goes:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get -s dist-upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    The following packages will be upgraded:
      gnome-shell-extension-appindicator grub-common grub-efi-amd64
      grub-efi-amd64-bin grub-efi-amd64-signed grub2-common libldap-2.4-2
      libldap-2.4-2:i386 libldap-common openvpn python3-distupgrade
      ubuntu-release-upgrader-core ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk update-notifier
      update-notifier-common
    15 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
    Inst ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk [1:20.04.30] (1:20.04.32 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all]) []
    Inst ubuntu-release-upgrader-core [1:20.04.30] (1:20.04.32 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all]) []
    Inst python3-distupgrade [1:20.04.30] (1:20.04.32 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Inst update-notifier [3.192.30.5] (3.192.30.7 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64]) []
    Inst update-notifier-common [3.192.30.5] (3.192.30.7 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Inst gnome-shell-extension-appindicator [33.1-0ubuntu0.20.04.1] (33.1-0ubuntu0.20.04.2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Inst grub-efi-amd64 [2.04-1ubuntu26.9] (2.04-1ubuntu44 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64]) []
    Inst grub2-common [2.04-1ubuntu26.9] (2.04-1ubuntu26.11 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64]) []
    Inst grub-efi-amd64-signed [1.142.11+2.04-1ubuntu26.9] (1.167+2.04-1ubuntu44 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64]) []
    Inst grub-efi-amd64-bin [2.04-1ubuntu26.9] (2.04-1ubuntu44 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64]) []
    Inst grub-common [2.04-1ubuntu26.9] (2.04-1ubuntu26.11 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Inst libldap-common [2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.7] (2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.8 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Inst libldap-2.4-2 [2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.7] (2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.8 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64]) [libldap-2.4-2:amd64 on libldap-2.4-2:i386] [libldap-2.4-2:i386 on libldap-2.4-2:amd64] [libldap-2.4-2:i386 ]
    Inst libldap-2.4-2:i386 [2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.7] (2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.8 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [i386])
    Inst openvpn [2.4.7-1ubuntu2] (2.4.7-1ubuntu2.20.04.2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates, Ubuntu:20.04/focal-security [amd64])
    Conf ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk (1:20.04.32 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Conf ubuntu-release-upgrader-core (1:20.04.32 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Conf python3-distupgrade (1:20.04.32 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Conf update-notifier (3.192.30.7 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Conf update-notifier-common (3.192.30.7 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Conf gnome-shell-extension-appindicator (33.1-0ubuntu0.20.04.2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Conf grub-efi-amd64 (2.04-1ubuntu44 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Conf grub2-common (2.04-1ubuntu26.11 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Conf grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.167+2.04-1ubuntu44 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Conf grub-efi-amd64-bin (2.04-1ubuntu44 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Conf grub-common (2.04-1ubuntu26.11 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Conf libldap-common (2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.8 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [all])
    Conf libldap-2.4-2 (2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.8 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [amd64])
    Conf libldap-2.4-2:i386 (2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.8 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates [i386])
    Conf openvpn (2.4.7-1ubuntu2.20.04.2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal-updates, Ubuntu:20.04/focal-security [amd64]
    Code:
     sudo apt-get update
     [sudo] password for phil:  
     Hit:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
     Hit:2 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
     Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
     Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gencfsm/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
     Hit:5 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease       
     Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/stefansundin/truecrypt/ubuntu focal InRelease
     Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozi...ily/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
     Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/yannubuntu/boot-repair/ubuntu focal InRelease
     Reading package lists... Done
    Hope this helps.

    TIA
    Last edited by deadflowr; May 5th, 2021 at 05:17 PM. Reason: switched tags from quote to code
    I have AMD Ryzen 5 3400G on a Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO motherboard, 16GB DDR4 3600mhz RAM. Two WD Blue SN550 1TB SSDs in M.2 slots. First SSD has two partitions, 500 Gb Windows 10 on one, Ubuntu 20.04 on other, second drive (NTFS) used as storage.

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    Re: Failure to update

    I'm not seeing any problems there. Does it resolve this if you perform the updates by running
    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    Xubuntu 20.04/System76 hardware ♦ Pop!_OS/live ♦ Debian 10/Xubuntu 20.04/VirtualBox
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    Re: Failure to update

    Yes, all seems okay now.

    Thanks.
    I have AMD Ryzen 5 3400G on a Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO motherboard, 16GB DDR4 3600mhz RAM. Two WD Blue SN550 1TB SSDs in M.2 slots. First SSD has two partitions, 500 Gb Windows 10 on one, Ubuntu 20.04 on other, second drive (NTFS) used as storage.

  9. #9
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    Re: Failure to update

    I got that message, too, from the updater starting itself. I didn't request an update. "Not all updates can be installed. Run a partial upgrade, to install as many update as possible."
    No useful error messages about what it's unhappy about. Lame.
    This is on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but I got the same message today on a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.

    I ran Synaptic Package Manager and it reported "0 broken packages". So packages are supposedly in a valid state.


    Some system state info, as someone requested above:

    apt-cache policy grub-efi-amd64-signed grub2-common; lsb_release -a; uname -a
    grub-efi-amd64-signed:
    Installed: 1.93.24+2.02-2ubuntu8.21
    Candidate: 1.167~18.04.1+2.04-1ubuntu44
    Version table:
    1.167~18.04.1+2.04-1ubuntu44 500
    500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
    *** 1.93.24+2.02-2ubuntu8.21 100
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    1.93.19+2.02-2ubuntu8.17 500
    500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages
    1.93+2.02-2ubuntu8 500
    500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
    grub2-common:
    Installed: 2.02-2ubuntu8.21
    Candidate: 2.02-2ubuntu8.23
    Version table:
    2.02-2ubuntu8.23 500
    500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
    *** 2.02-2ubuntu8.21 100
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    2.02-2ubuntu8.17 500
    500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages
    2.02-2ubuntu8 500
    500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
    LSB Version: core-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarchrinting-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:security-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS
    Release: 18.04
    Codename: bionic



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