#StackBounty: #apt #upgrade #gnome-shell #19.04 No desktop on 19.04 after upgrading from 18.10

Bounty: 50

I have recently upgraded from 18.10 to 19.04, and the desktop is no longer available. The system boots to terminal.
If I try sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop, I get a long list of dependency errors:

Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
ubuntu-desktop : Depends: gdm3 but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: gnome-control-center but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: gnome-shell but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: gnome-shell-extension-appindicator but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: nautilus but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: ubuntu-desktop-minimal but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: ubuntu-session but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: update-manager but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: xorg but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: yelp but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: zenity
                 Recommends: cheese but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: deja-dup but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: gnome-calendar but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: gnome-getting-started-docs but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: gnome-initial-setup but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: gnome-todo but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: gvfs-fuse but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: nautilus-share but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: shotwell but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: totem but it is not going to be installed
                 Recommends: ubuntu-docs but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I have tried the followings to repair apt, but without success:

sudo apt clean
sudo apt update
sudo apt update --fix-missing
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt install -f

Uncommented lines in /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ disco main restricted
deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ disco-updates main restricted
deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ disco universe
deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ disco-updates universe
deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ disco multiverse
deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ disco-updates multiverse
deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ disco-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security multiverse

Running startx results in:

/etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: 3: exec: /usr/bin/X: not found
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error

Output of uname -a:

Linux XPS13 5.0.0-13-generic #14-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 15 14:59:14 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated that could help repairing apt and ultimately bringing life into my desktop environment again!


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#StackBounty: #apt #software-installation #dpkg #chromium #deb Install ungoogled-chromium using binaries

Bounty: 50

As a follow-up to someone else’s question here I was wondering if someone could help me by walking me through an install of ungoogled chromium via binaries. I am a total ubuntu newbie, and most of you will probably laugh but where do I start? Here are the binaries, as another user pointed out, in aforementioned question.

I tried building this locally following their instructions (github), but I think because I have an older machine (8gb RAM) I ran up against a wall, computer froze twice.

I also have tried dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc in the directory where I’ve downloaded all these binaries – and a ton of researching.

Which files do I need from that binaries list, where should I put them, and how to install from them?

Thanks for your time!


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#StackBounty: #networking #apt #server #updates #proxy How to setup squid-deb-proxy and squid-deb-proxy-client to be more autonomous (t…

Bounty: 50

I have server with installed squid-deb-proxy. Let’s say that its IP is 10.13.3.7.
I have installed squid-deb-proxy-client on other machines (let’s name them clients). Server and clients are in the same network and run Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS.

The server is working normally – I see both TCP_MEM_HIT/200 and TCP_HIT/200 in /var/log/squid-deb-proxy/access.log on the request of deb-packages.

Yesterday night I have downloaded all updates from one of the clients. So I expect that Squid Deb cache is filled with headers and packages.

On today morning there is no internet because of WAN (ISP) maintenance. I can’t ping anything outside the LAN. I can ping 10.13.3.7 from clients.

Thus when I run sudo apt update on clients I see the following messages:

0% [Working]
0% [Waiting for headers]
Err:N http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu release InRelease
Connection failed [IP: 10.13.3.7 8000]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/release/InRelease Connection failed [IP: 10.13.3.7 8000]

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

and same for sudo apt upgrade or sudo apt install ...:

0% [Waiting for headers]
Err:N http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/pocket arch name arch version
Connection failed [IP: 10.13.3.7 8000]
E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/….deb Connection failed [IP: 10.13.3.7 8000]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

Is it possible to work without internet and get packages from local squid-deb-proxy cache?


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#StackBounty: #apt #18.04 #ppa PPA's are completely broken in 18.04.1, any possible solutions?

Bounty: 50

I tried adding a lot of PPA’s in my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (LTS)

PPA for Adapta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta

PPA for Macbuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

and I waited for a long time and then I got this output

[sudo] password for sumeet: 
 This PPA is dedicated to Macbuntu transformation pack for Ubuntu.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/macbuntu
 Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

I pressed “Enter” key and got this

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

I’ve tried Rebooting and I’ve tried reinstalling the complete operating system. I’ve tried to add more than 10 PPA’s


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#StackBounty: #apt #18.04 #ppa PPA's are completely broken in 18.04.1, any possible solutions?

Bounty: 50

I tried adding a lot of PPA’s in my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (LTS)

PPA for Adapta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta

PPA for Macbuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

and I waited for a long time and then I got this output

[sudo] password for sumeet: 
 This PPA is dedicated to Macbuntu transformation pack for Ubuntu.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/macbuntu
 Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

I pressed “Enter” key and got this

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

I’ve tried Rebooting and I’ve tried reinstalling the complete operating system. I’ve tried to add more than 10 PPA’s


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#StackBounty: #apt #18.04 #ppa PPA's are completely broken in 18.04.1, any possible solutions?

Bounty: 50

I tried adding a lot of PPA’s in my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (LTS)

PPA for Adapta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta

PPA for Macbuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

and I waited for a long time and then I got this output

[sudo] password for sumeet: 
 This PPA is dedicated to Macbuntu transformation pack for Ubuntu.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/macbuntu
 Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

I pressed “Enter” key and got this

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

I’ve tried Rebooting and I’ve tried reinstalling the complete operating system. I’ve tried to add more than 10 PPA’s


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #apt #18.04 #ppa PPA's are completely broken in 18.04.1, any possible solutions?

Bounty: 50

I tried adding a lot of PPA’s in my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (LTS)

PPA for Adapta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta

PPA for Macbuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

and I waited for a long time and then I got this output

[sudo] password for sumeet: 
 This PPA is dedicated to Macbuntu transformation pack for Ubuntu.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/macbuntu
 Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

I pressed “Enter” key and got this

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

I’ve tried Rebooting and I’ve tried reinstalling the complete operating system. I’ve tried to add more than 10 PPA’s


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #apt #18.04 #ppa PPA's are completely broken in 18.04.1, any possible solutions?

Bounty: 50

I tried adding a lot of PPA’s in my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (LTS)

PPA for Adapta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta

PPA for Macbuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

and I waited for a long time and then I got this output

[sudo] password for sumeet: 
 This PPA is dedicated to Macbuntu transformation pack for Ubuntu.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/macbuntu
 Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

I pressed “Enter” key and got this

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

I’ve tried Rebooting and I’ve tried reinstalling the complete operating system. I’ve tried to add more than 10 PPA’s


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #apt #18.04 #ppa PPA's are completely broken in 18.04.1, any possible solutions?

Bounty: 50

I tried adding a lot of PPA’s in my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (LTS)

PPA for Adapta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta

PPA for Macbuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

and I waited for a long time and then I got this output

[sudo] password for sumeet: 
 This PPA is dedicated to Macbuntu transformation pack for Ubuntu.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/macbuntu
 Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

I pressed “Enter” key and got this

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

I’ve tried Rebooting and I’ve tried reinstalling the complete operating system. I’ve tried to add more than 10 PPA’s


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #apt #18.04 #ppa PPA's are completely broken in 18.04.1, any possible solutions?

Bounty: 50

I tried adding a lot of PPA’s in my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 (LTS)

PPA for Adapta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta

PPA for Macbuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

and I waited for a long time and then I got this output

[sudo] password for sumeet: 
 This PPA is dedicated to Macbuntu transformation pack for Ubuntu.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/macbuntu
 Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

I pressed “Enter” key and got this

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu

I’ve tried Rebooting and I’ve tried reinstalling the complete operating system. I’ve tried to add more than 10 PPA’s


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