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    Broken packages when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

    Hello,

    Recently I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 (Trusty Tahr). It must have somehow went wrong, because when I logged into my computer again, it was still on 13.10. Now, when I try to open my software updater or anything related, they a) don't open or b) ask to repair broken packages, then the repair isn't supported or fails.

    I'd like to upgrade to receive support again. What do I do?

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    Re: Broken packages when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

    First, open a terminal and try:
    Code:
    do-release-upgrade
    If it doesn't work, then please show us the output, and then also show us the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list and all the files (yes, *all* of them) in /etc/apt/sources.list.d

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    Re: Broken packages when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

    I tried that, the result was:

    No new release found

    I tried to open the sources.list, but my entire update application doesn't open, so I can't view the file.
    The contents of the /etc/apt/sources.list.d folder are: steam.list.distUpgrade, google-chrome.list, steam.list, and google-chrome.list.distUpgrade.

    Do those mean anything?

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    Re: Broken packages when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

    Not much.
    We need the complete text content of all those files, not the mere file names.

    They will all open in any text editor like gedit or mousepad or bluefish or nano.
    Do _not_ use a word processor to open them.
    Do not double-click on the files to open them. That will open them in something else. Seems like that's what you tried to do.

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    Re: Broken packages when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

    Here is one of the Google Chrome files:

    ### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
    # You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
    deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

    The rest are very similar, with weblinks. See also:

    # deb http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam # disabled on upgrade to saucy
    # deb-src http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam # disabled on upgrade to saucy

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    Re: Broken packages when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

    superpurple11; Hi ! My Welcome to the forum.

    In order for us to assist you you must follow the directives given - entirely and exactly.
    To that end is the instructions to do so;
    Post all requested outputs between code tags:
    code tag tutorial:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12776168
    And show us the outputs of terminal ( ctl + alt + t ) commands:
    Code:
    sudo do-release-upgrade
    cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list
    tail -v -n +1 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
    So we can see where you are at, and where you are going. Anything you do not understand or have questions regarding, we are more than glad to expound and explain.

    it is all a process
    even in the learning
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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