View Full Version : [ubuntu] 6.06 to 8.04 LTS upgrade

February 1st, 2009, 12:56 PM
Hi all,

I have been trying to upgrade my install of 6.06 to 8.04 using the update manager as normal.

I have found that every time I run the tool, it downloads this file: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release-lts

I can see that it gives URLs to the tools required to run the upgrade, but the URLs listed in that file are invalid (404s). It looks like the meta-release-lts should refer to current rather than 0.87.27 which has now been removed from the archive server.

Tried changing the file manually and removing write permissions but it just overwrites it everytime I start the upgrade, and then fails due to not being able to access the files.

Anyone got a work around? It seems like I should've been able to find something about this but no search returned anything useful (wrong keywords, I guess).


February 1st, 2009, 04:09 PM
You migtht want to try this:

sudo sed -i 's/dapper/hardy/' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade