Could not perform immediate configuration on 'util-linux' - issues during the upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 (part 3)


When performing an upgrade of Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 I experienced some serious issues with the util-linux package. What's interesting is that I haven't found any official website for this bug. Thanks to some different tips found in the I have managed to bypass those issues anyway. The following steps describe a detailed troubleshooting process both with a solution.


  • During the regular upgrade process, when running the following command:
apt-get dist-upgrade

the following error message is being displayed:

E: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'util-linux'.Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details. (2)


Please, run the following sequence of commands:
  • apt-get install libc6-dev
  • apt-get install util-linux -f -o APT::Immediate-Configure=0
  • apt-get dist-upgrade
  • follow the regular on-screen instructions to accomplish the upgrade process
  • apt-get autoremove
  • reboot


Issues described in the above posts are not the only ones that I encountered when upgrading my Ubuntu 10.04 servers to 12.04. Please, take a look on the following post descirbing similar issues both with the troubleshooting process and the solution:

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