Upgrade problem after system failure, help please...

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 14:31:29 UTC 2017

On 12 February 2017 at 13:46, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 February 2017 at 20:35, compdoc <compdoc at hotrodpc.com> wrote:
>> user at kvm:~$ sudo apt autoremove
>> E: Invalid operation autoremove
>> It's ok. There's no shame in not knowing...
> You're on an outdated or obsolete version of Ubuntu.

apt autoremove does not work for the version of apt on 14.04, which I
would not describe as outdated or obsolete.
$ apt-cache policy apt
  Installed: 1.0.1ubuntu2.17
  Candidate: 1.0.1ubuntu2.17
  Version table:
 *** 1.0.1ubuntu2.17 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main
amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main
amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.0.1ubuntu2 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

$ sudo apt autoremove
E: Invalid operation autoremove


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