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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by zika View Post
    It seems that ppa-purge need aptitude in Your version. Just install aptitude and retry whole thing. Try, after that
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f
    ...
    It looks scary but it is not now... I'd bet... Just a glitch with aptitude not being present...
    How about
    Code:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     linux-headers-generic-pae:i386 : Depends: linux-headers-3.2.0-59-generic-pae:i386 but it is not going to be installed
     mesa-common-dev : Depends: libdrm-dev (>= 2.4.19)
     xserver-xorg-video-geode:i386 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11:i386
                                     Depends: xserver-xorg-core:i386 (>= 2:1.10.99.901)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    Doesn't sound like just an aptitude glitch. Why is linux-headers-3.2 not going to be installed? OP can try to install one of these in the terminal and the error message will give some clues as to what actually happens.
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; February 22nd, 2014 at 07:53 PM.

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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    If you do the following what list does it give you - and what dependencies are a problem ........
    If aptitude is working ......

    Code:
    sudo sed -i s'/precise/trusty/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
    
    aptitude update
    aptitude dist-upgrade

    As a example and I always do things on my own machine first - it will come back with a listing like this

    Code:
    root@keith-laptop:/home/keith# aptitude dist-upgrade
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      erlang-mnesia{a} fonts-pagul{a} hardening-includes{a} 
      libemail-abstract-perl{a} libemail-date-format-perl{a} 
      libemail-messageid-perl{a} libemail-mime-contenttype-perl{a} 
      libemail-mime-perl{a} libemail-send-io-perl{a} libemail-send-perl{a} 
      libemail-simple-perl{a} libgmime2.6-cil{a} libgtk-vnc-2.0-0{a} 
      libgtk2-appindicator-perl{a} libgvnc-1.0-0{a} libio-all-perl{a} 
      libiso9660-8{a} libjs-sphinxdoc{a} libjs-underscore{a} liblept4{a} 
      liblightdm-qt-3-0{a} libmime-types-perl{a} libminiupnpc8{a} 
      libmodemmanagerqt1{a} libmouse-perl{a} libmro-compat-perl{a} 
      libnatpmp1{a} libnet-dropbox-api-perl{a} libnet-oauth-perl{a} 
      libnetworkmanagerqt1{a} libperl4-corelibs-perl{a} libperlio-gzip-perl{a} 
      libprotoc8{a} libreturn-value-perl{a} libruby1.9.1{a} libspiffy-perl{a} 
      libswt-cairo-gtk-3-jni{a} libswt-gnome-gtk-3-jni{a} 
      libswt-webkit-gtk-3-jni{a} libtesseract3{a} libtext-levenshtein-perl{a} 
      libunicap2{a} libxine2{a} libxine2-bin{a} libxine2-doc{a} 
      libxine2-ffmpeg{a} libxine2-misc-plugins{a} libxine2-plugins{a} 
      libxine2-x{a} libxml-commons-external-java{a} 
      libxml-commons-resolver1.1-java{a} linux-headers-3.13.0-11{a} 
      linux-headers-3.13.0-11-generic{a} linux-image-extra-3.13.0-11-generic{a} 
      mjpegtools-gtk{a} onboard-data{a} osspd{ab} osspd-pulseaudio{a} 
      plasma-nm{a} python-commandnotfound{a} python-debianbts{a} python-pil{a} 
      python3-chardet{a} python3-debian{a} python3-six{a} ruby-atk{a} 
      ruby-gdk-pixbuf2{a} ruby-glib2{a} ruby-pango{a} ruby1.9.1{a} t1utils{a} 
      tesseract-ocr-equ{a} tesseract-ocr-osd{a} ubuntu-wallpapers-saucy 
      unity-settings-daemon{a} xbrlapi{a} 
    The following packages will be upgraded:
      adium-theme-ubuntu backintime-common backintime-gnome bbswitch-dkms 
      brltty brltty-x11 casper cdrdao create-resources cups-pk-helper dcraw 
      debootstrap dos2unix dvgrab erlang-asn1 erlang-base-hipe erlang-crypto 
      erlang-esdl erlang-gs erlang-runtime-tools erlang-syntax-tools 
      evolution-indicator fancontrol folks-common games-thumbnails 
      gir1.2-folks-0.6 gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-3.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 
      gir1.2-webkit-3.0 gir1.2-xkl-1.0 gnome-exe-thumbnailer gnome-shell 
      gnome-shell-common gtk2-engines-qtcurve gtkpod gtkpod-data hddtemp 
      indicator-sound inputattach kbattleship kde-style-qtcurve kde-zeroconf 
      kdegraphics-strigi-plugins kdm-theme-aperture kdm-theme-bespin 
      kdm-theme-tibanna kino ksaneplugin ktron language-pack-en 
      language-pack-es language-pack-gnome-en language-pack-gnome-es 
      language-pack-gnome-pt language-pack-gnome-xh language-pack-pt 
      language-pack-xh libatk1-ruby1.8 libcap2 libcap2-bin 
      libconfig-inifiles-perl libdatetime-format-mail-perl 
      libdatetime-format-w3cdtf-perl libdevel-symdump-perl libdlrestrictions1 
      libdom4j-java libdynamite0 libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-dev 
      libegl1-mesa-drivers libemail-address-perl libemail-find-perl 
      libemail-mime-encodings-perl libemail-valid-perl libevent-1.4-2 
      libevent-execflow-perl libevent-rpc-perl libextutils-depends-perl 
      libextutils-pkgconfig-perl libffi-dev libfile-find-rule-perl 
      libfile-slurp-perl libfile-which-perl libfolks-eds25 libfolks-telepathy25 
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      libgda-5.0-common libgdata-common libgdata13 libgdiplus 
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      yarssr youtube-dl 
    The following partially installed packages will be configured:
      vokoscreen{b} 
    The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
      galculator libpam-cap padevchooser python-pyexiv2-doc rtmpdump 
      sbackup-gtk 
    665 packages upgraded, 76 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 58.5 MB/474 MB of archives. After unpacking 258 MB will be used.
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     vokoscreen : Depends: libav-tools but it is not going to be installed.
     osspd : Conflicts: oss-compat but 6 is to be installed.
     wings3d : Depends: erlang-abi-13.a which is a virtual package.
    The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
    
         Remove the following packages:                       
    1)     vokoscreen                                         
    2)     wings3d                                            
    
         Keep the following packages at their current version:
    3)     osspd [Not Installed]                              
    
         Leave the following dependencies unresolved:         
    4)     oss-compat recommends osspd                        
    5)     osspd-pulseaudio recommends osspd                  
    
    
    Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] 
    
    
    Just q to quit out of it ...........
    BUT ANSWER NO TO THE DIST UPGRADE ........ ( Just want to see the list of problems it comes back with for now )


    do the reverse afterwards to put it back to how it was ....... all we are doing is changing the package listings
    then putting them back to how they originally were ...... doing some investigations first ..... before changing anything

    Code:
    sudo sed -i s'/trusty/precise/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
    aptitude update
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; February 22nd, 2014 at 08:26 PM.

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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    How about
    Code:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     linux-headers-generic-pae:i386 : Depends: linux-headers-3.2.0-59-generic-pae:i386 but it is not going to be installed
     mesa-common-dev : Depends: libdrm-dev (>= 2.4.19)
     xserver-xorg-video-geode:i386 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11:i386
                                     Depends: xserver-xorg-core:i386 (>= 2:1.10.99.901)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    Doesn't sound like just an aptitude glitch. Why is linux-headers-3.2 not going to be installed? OP can try to install one of these in the terminal and the error message will give some clues as to what actually happens.
    I never said it is aptitude glitch because, as I can deduct from message OP've received, it is not, even, installed... If it is not installed it can not produce any glitch...

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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
    So anything else to try?
    or
    Give up.

    Update to new version, it resets the software channels automatically, never had to remove ppa before.

    If you have the trusty daily .iso and want to install that and keep all of your bookmarks, etc.. then you can do an install through Ubiquity partitioner choosing 'something else'. Then , choose the partition/ change/ choose ext4 and root '/' but do not format. It will keep all of your files .. etc.. but will give you an error that 'some files may have to be re-installed'. it may wipe out all your ppas or it may keep them . Thats up to you if you want to try it.

    Also ... try zika's suggestion and see what happens.
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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    But OP is not doing testing (not his intention anyway). He has been having issues with his graphic driver and wants to upgrade to 14.04 as his main (only) system.

    Trusty .iso is designed now with abilty to bring in all important files on desktop and /home/ if you use the Ubiquity partitioner and not format the partition to be installed upon. It's really a streamline breeze but I like to do CLI work-a-rounds and it appears the OP is a veteran user of Ubuntu.. so perhaps OP is trying to exhaust all possibilities.
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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    As far as any problematic xserver-xorg-video packages, none mentioned yet are needed on your hardware so maybe remove them.
    Regarding the linux-headers - what is currently installed on your system?, 3.2.0-59 was at precise release, 3.2.0-60.91 is in precise-proposed
    (assuming this is a release install vs. later 12.04 point releases which use lts packages

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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    Ok.. just thought of somthing.

    Please report the results of

    Code:
    lsb_release -a
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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    Then, if you are still using precise kernel I would:


    sudo sed -i 's/precise/trusty/g' /etc/apt/sources.list



    Then:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    See my previous post ......... do some checks before doing apt-get (upgrading) and getting into dependency hell .......


    When upgrading - the system usually needs to be in a good state .......... and already as uptodate
    on the previous system as can possibly be achieved.

    But I find aptitude will do most of the hard work for you - finding and coming up
    with solutions for dependency problems that often can be fixed easily by removing
    some of the problematic things beforehand. With aptitude dist-upgrade the system
    will do its best to find a resolution ......... keep answering no till it gives one that
    satisfies you - and always check what it is wanting to remove.

    By removing problematic things shown in the listing and then re-installing them
    after the .....

    aptitude dist-upgrade ......... answer no ......... to see what other options it gives you
    back ( you can run this as many times as needed without actually changing anything )
    just have a good look to see what all the options are first ........... often one will come
    back where it needs to remove very few packages if any ( as it will often look for upgrade
    options or downgrade packages to keep the system running ok )

    When the final release of 14.04 comes out - then is the time to fully upgrade things.
    But keep a working system upto that point ....... try not to destroy it by removing things or
    by getting into dependency hell.

    ( I usually find I have a system that can be upgraded and made to work - without
    running into reams of dependency problems. )

    The latest upgrade I have done over the last 2 days went from 10.10 right upto 14.04.

    As long as the configuration files do not get messed up along the way then things should
    go smoothly ...... then its a case of when the final release comes out to do the full
    upgrade ......... aptitude dist-upgrade and aptitude safe-upgrade are system savers.

    apt-get dist-upgrade ( is dependency hell )

    I have rarely lost a system through upgrading using aptitude ........

    and I rarely have to use apt-get - from years of learning the hard way
    only when aptitude does not work - do you need apt-get.

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    Re: can not upgrade, error can not calculate upgrade

    I gave up on it, monkeybrain was too discouraging.

    I installed 13.10 and am now in process of upgrading to 14.04 and it is working so far.

    I wrote down all the programs I want to use again.

    We had a little bit of fun wondering what was up with it.

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