I keep getting re-prompted by Software Updater to install the latest Ubuntu 16.04LTS update

Asked by Snooper on 2018-01-03

I keep getting re-prompted by Software Updater to install the latest Ubuntu 16.04LTS update
if this ‘libllvm5.0’ which the update installs is autoremoved as prompted:
Get your updates/priorities Sorted--

$ sudo apt-get install -f
[sudo] password for :
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libllvm5.0
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.

--The Eight Not Completed Upgrades (having to do with Mesa Utilities) are a separate question.

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2018-01-04
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What is the output of:

sudo apt-get --simulate remove libllvm5.0; apt-cache policy libllvm5.0; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Snooper (ghos282) said : #2

Thursday, January 04, 2018. 01:30AM PST. Just got another new update. Ubuntu Base, and, GZdoom, Several (4 or 5) WINE updates. (I currently use WINE primarily to run my Deep97 and DeepBSP Map Editor programs). This solved the MESA upgrade problems., and also when I ran 'sudo apt autoremove --purge' prompted that it would remove libllvm4.0 rather than libllvm5.0.

This Solved the Problem.

This is also why I generally file these reports as 'Ask a question' not knowing whether they are proper bugs, or something that the next update will solve.