Upgrading Ubuntu to 16.04 LTS


Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is available now. Unfortunately, standard way for upgrading is not worked for me. Here I'll show dirty way to upgrade Ubuntu installation that works for me.

Note. After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 I found one more option on askubuntu.com. I'll try it in future.

Standart way

The standart way for upgrading from command line is to use upgrade-manager -d:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo update-manager -d  # upgrade with GUI

Note that sudo do-release-upgrade command is also possible to start upgrading in terminal without GUI.

In my case last command was failed with mysterious error:

Could not calculate the upgrade

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade.

 This can be caused by:
 * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
 * Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
 * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug using the command 'ubuntu-bug ubuntu-release-upgrader-core' in a terminal.

It seemed that error message was about some apt-sources that I need to disable. But disabling didn't help.

Hacky way

I upgraded successfully with commands:

sudo sed -i 's/wily/xenial/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I'm not sure 100% of the correctness of this approach, but it works for me.

Happy upgrading!