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October 28th, 2012, 04:40 AM
Hello All,

I have a problem in updating ubuntu from 10 to 12

when I do

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
I get the following
E: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'python2.7-minimal'.Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details. (2)

Then I tried

sudo apt-get install python-minimal
I got the following

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libglib2.0-0: Breaks: gnome-control-center (< 1:3) but 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu2 is to be installed
Breaks: gvfs (< 1.8) but 1.6.1-0ubuntu1build1 is to be installed
libpango1.0-0: Breaks: plymouth (< 0.8.2-2ubuntu19) but 0.8.2-2ubuntu2.2 is to be installed
ppp: Breaks: network-manager (<= but 0.8-0ubuntu3.3 is to be installed
E: Broken packages

Any help please. I need to get this resolved ASAP as all my work is not working now because most of the packages are broken.

Thank you in advance

October 28th, 2012, 04:11 PM
This is not an update, but a release upgrade. 10 to 12? 10.04; 10.10; 12.04; 12.10? Which one are you on right now? If your not sure; in terminal enter:

lsb_release -a


apt-get dist-upgrade

Will not give you a release upgrade



Also in terminal try this:

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get update

And post any errors

October 28th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Thank you for your reply

I did "lsb_release -a" and the results are:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

Initially I had ubuntu 10 and when I updated using "update manager" now I have ubuntu 12.04.

However most of the packages are broken as mentioned in my first post.

Thank you

October 28th, 2012, 08:53 PM
And what about my last suggestion? Clean; update and post.

October 28th, 2012, 09:08 PM
I have tried
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

and no errors. Here are the last lines

"Get:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Packages [8,218B]
Get:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources [182kB]
Get:16 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources [4,395B]
Fetched 1,029kB in 3s (329kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done"

October 28th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Then your good. Now do a:

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade