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    Quantal update

    I just found this in my inbox, from Kate Stewart:

    Dear Developers,
    We've just released Beta 2 now, and I wanted to say thank you for
    all your excellent work on the release to date! We're now entering
    the final phase of polishing the release and removing those last nasty
    bugs.

    We will be keeping the Quantal archive in pre-release freeze state
    from now until release, due to the high rate of churn on some projects,
    and the need to keep the dailies building between now and final freeze.
    Please continue to upload your fixes to quantal (or quantal-proposed, if
    there is likely to be archive skew issues from the build), and they
    will be reviewed by the release team.

    Only bug fixes should be uploaded now, and features should NOT be
    mixed in with the bug fixes. If you have a compelling reason why a
    FFE/UIFE needs to be granted, please make sure that code is in its own
    upload, and discuss it with the release team on #ubuntu-release in
    advance.

    Some of the key dates coming up [1] are:

    * October 4 - Kernel Freeze[2], Desktop Infrastructure Freeze[3]
    * October 9 - Translation Deadline[4], Seeded Images Final Freeze [5]
    * October 11 - Release Candidate [6], and Release Note Content Freeze[7]
    * October 16 - Unseeded Universe Final Freeze [5]
    * October 18 - 12.10 Release

    As you can see, there not that much time left between now and Final
    Freeze, so all fixes to Critical/High bugs are most welcome in this next
    upcoming week.

    Thank you again for all your excellent work over this release cycle,
    and your help on feeding our Quantal Quetzal those last important bug
    fixes.

    Kate Stewart,
    on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team.

    [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetzal/ReleaseSchedule
    [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelFreeze
    [3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopInfrastructureFreeze
    [4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TranslationDeadline
    [5] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FinalFreeze
    [6] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseCandidate
    [7] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseNotesFreeze


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    Re: Quantal update

    Thanks for the heads up.
    This is Rolling Release
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    Re: Quantal update to Beta 2

    I've been waiting for Beta 2, in the hopes that it would represent a consistent set of packages and fix the "Partial Upgrade" warnings that I've been getting for the past couple of weeks. Based on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/U%2B1/partial_upgrade I have not run a partial upgrade, but even though Beta 2 is now out, I'm still getting partial upgrade warnings.

    Any advice on how to proceed? Should I just blast ahead, and take the chance that things might be so busted that I'll have to reinstall the release version from scratch? Or, should I wait some more for things to settle down and the Partial Upgrade warnings to go away? Will they ever go away?

    I'm running on

    Linux xxx 3.5.0-14-generic #15-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 6 23:05:06 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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    Re: Quantal update to Beta 2

    Quote Originally Posted by SheamusPatt View Post
    I've been waiting for Beta 2, in the hopes that it would represent a consistent set of packages and fix the "Partial Upgrade" warnings that I've been getting for the past couple of weeks. Based on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/U%2B1/partial_upgrade I have not run a partial upgrade, but even though Beta 2 is now out, I'm still getting partial upgrade warnings.

    Any advice on how to proceed? Should I just blast ahead, and take the chance that things might be so busted that I'll have to reinstall the release version from scratch? Or, should I wait some more for things to settle down and the Partial Upgrade warnings to go away? Will they ever go away?

    I'm running on

    Linux xxx 3.5.0-14-generic #15-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 6 23:05:06 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Don't know if this will work for you, but has worked for me when I've gotten 'partial update' notices.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    Last edited by Curtis6767; September 29th, 2012 at 02:01 PM. Reason: corrected spelling error

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    Re: Quantal update

    @SheamusPatt, it may help, if you let us know which packages are being held back.

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    Re: Quantal update

    Does this help?

    sudo apt-get -s dist-upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    ubuntuone-control-panel-qt
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libopus0 libpackagekit-glib2-14 libufe-xidgetter0 libvigraimpex4
    linux-headers-3.5.0-16 linux-headers-3.5.0-16-generic
    linux-image-3.5.0-16-generic linux-image-extra-3.5.0-16-generic
    python3-gi-cairo python3-virtkey ubuntu-settings unity-lens-gwibber
    unity-lens-shopping unity-webapps-common xul-ext-unity
    xul-ext-websites-integration
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    compiz compiz-core compiz-gnome compiz-plugins-default
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gwibber gwibber-service libcompizconfig0
    libdecoration0 libgstreamer-plugins-bad0.10-0 libnux-3.0-0 libnux-3.0-common
    libunity-core-6.0-5 libunity-webapps0 libvigraimpex-dev
    linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic onboard
    python-ubuntuone-control-panel ubuntu-desktop ubuntuone-control-panel unity
    unity-common unity-services unity-webapps-service
    25 upgraded, 16 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    (this is after running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade)

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    Re: Quantal update

    It helped me, at least. I upgraded the 'ubuntuone-control-panel-qt' package in Synaptic, since it seemed to be an issue. Synaptic complained (after it started upgrading), but went ahead, and once it was done, software-manager could update without any 'partial upgrade' warnings.

    Looks like ubuntuone-installer was the one with missing dependencies, if I recall correctly. Sorry, I meant to grab some of the log but lost it. Synaptic currently indicates that 'ubuntuone-control-panel-qt Breaks ubuntuone-installer'

    Thanks.

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    Re: Quantal update

    Once again, I have been stymied for days because update-manager offered only a "Partial Upgrade". This time, it seems it's the lowly "lo-menubar" holding things up. When I ran :apt-get dist-upgrade" I see:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    lo-menubar
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    libreoffice libreoffice-base libreoffice-base-core libreoffice-calc
    libreoffice-core libreoffice-draw libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-gtk
    libreoffice-impress libreoffice-math libreoffice-writer python-uno
    12 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 64.4 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 2,048 B of additional disk space will be used.

    Should I just give up on update-manager during beta cycles? It seems to detect partial-upgrades more often than not, in my experience. I'm happy losing lo-menubar in this particular case.

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    Re: Quantal update

    there is no partial upgrade there, go ahead and drop lo-menubar, its no more required now.

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    Re: Quantal update

    I find that partial upgrade messages come and go. I have only once accepted a partial upgrade and that broke the OS.

    I just click cancel and continue with a normal update.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/U%2B1/partial_upgrade

    Most Partial Upgrade situations occur due to package archive inconsistencies, which will typically be resolved within a few hours. If your package manager is confused, and so are you, simply wait and hold off the updates until things settle down.
    This is something we get used to when testing the Ubuntu development branch. Anyone who installs a release before it is officially released becomes a tester.

    Regards.

    P.S. Because Update Manager itself has been the subject of development during this cycle I have taken to doing updates through the Synaptic Package Manager. It is not installed by the default. It is in the software centre.

    Other uses of the development branch use the terminal.
    Last edited by grahammechanical; October 12th, 2012 at 03:40 PM.
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