Cron Error With Lemp Stack

Posted April 9, 2016 3.3k views

Can anyone help with this?:

Package ‘cloud-init’ has conffile prompt and needs to be upgraded manually”

This error has started to appear after updgrading some software on my server.
I am no expert and would really appreciate some input.
Thanks in advance.

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It looks your server is setup to use “unattended upgrades” which installs updates automatically. On Ubuntu 16.04 these are turned on by default for security related updates. This message indicates that one package, in this case cloud-init, will prompt you for input as part of its upgrade process. So it can not be done automatically. Manually running an upgrade as normal should resolve the issue:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade