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bobup
August 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Hi All

This is my first post so here goes. I have been using Ubuntu for many years now and have just realised that I have missed out on new version updates. I am currently running 6.06 LTS (dapper) and would like to upgrade to the latest version 9.04. I have found information on how to do this without doing a complete install but have had the following message when pressing the check for update button

Could Not Download All Repository Indexes

The repository might be no longer available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and the correct writing of the repository address in the preferences.


http://packages.freecontrib.org/plf/dists/dapper/Release.gpg: Could not connect to packages.freecontrib.org:80 (34.52.53.34), connection timed out
http://packages.freecontrib.org/ubuntu/plf/dists/dapper/Release.gpg: Could not connect to packages.freecontrib.org:80 (34.52.53.34), connection timed out


Can anyone help me with finding the above files or removing from the update process

Thank you

Cheesemill
August 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Just edit your source list using:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and remove the lines that refer to http://packages.freecontrib.org...........

bobup
August 7th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Hi Cheesemill,

Thank you for the info it worked :).

I am now unable to follow the steps in the Ubuntu document as I am not offered the option to upgrade to 8.04. I will try to find the file and burn it to cd and upgrade that way.

Regards

bobup

slakkie
August 7th, 2009, 02:45 PM
You're unable to upgrade from 6.06 to 8.04? That is weird.

can you run

graphical


sudo update-manage


cli only


sudo do-release-upgrade

snowpine
August 7th, 2009, 04:45 PM
Hi Bobup, I can't stress enough how much easier your life will be if you back up your documents and do a clean install of 9.04.

6.06 is no longer supported (it reached "end of life" in june), and even if it was, you would have to upgrade 6.06->8.04->8.10->9.04, with a risk at each step that something will go wrong.

Whereas a fresh reinstall of 9.04 should only take 20 or 30 minutes.

slakkie
August 7th, 2009, 04:47 PM
6.06 is still supported..

Cheesemill
August 7th, 2009, 04:48 PM
hi bobup, i can't stress enough how much easier your life will be if you back up your documents and do a clean install of 9.04.

6.06 is no longer supported (it reached "end of life" in june), and even if it was, you would have to upgrade 6.06->8.04->8.10->9.04, with a risk at each step that something will go wrong.

Whereas a fresh reinstall of 9.04 should only take 20 or 30 minutes.

+1

snowpine
August 7th, 2009, 04:53 PM
6.06 is still supported..

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Goodbye-Ubuntu-6-06-LTS-Desktop-Edition-116229.shtml

slakkie
August 7th, 2009, 05:03 PM
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Goodbye-Ubuntu-6-06-LTS-Desktop-Edition-116229.shtml

Sure, desktop release...

Check this:



Ubuntu 6.06's support will end in June 2009 for desktops and June 2011 for servers. This will mean a lot of desktop only applications will not be supported anymore (see this list of supported packages) but once 6.06 will become EOL expect an update here.

Loads of packages which are still updated/supported for dapper.

Also see these screenshots:
http://opperschaap.net/~wesleys/ubuntu_old_releases/Dapper.png
http://opperschaap.net/~wesleys/ubuntu_old_releases/Dapper_update.png
http://opperschaap.net/~wesleys/ubuntu_old_releases/Dapper_install_zsh.png

bobup
August 7th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Hi All and thank you for your help.

I have decided to opt for a clean install of 9.04

Ta
bobup

tgalati4
August 7th, 2009, 08:13 PM
You can always keep Dapper and put Jaunty on a second partition.