When I select a Linux version to run, I always use the latest stable long term release version. For example, for XFCE based Xubuntu, I am now on 16.04.
However, being with a long term release version means that for some software packages, you will have older versions. One such case is telescope automation platform, Ekos and the associated INDI Library.
To make sure that you are running the latest Ekos and INDI library, you can do the following:
First, purge all the KStars and INDI packages, if they are installed: