View Full Version : [ubuntu] unresolvable problem when calculating the upgrade

September 16th, 2014, 07:09 PM
Trying to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. I did have other packages installed (cinnamon, postgresql, chrome, others). They have all been unchecked in the panel in Synaptic. (However, if I do check them, I'm not given the option to remove them.)

I moved /var/lib/apt/lists to lists.old, then created a new lists/partial, and apt-get update. (I saw a thread on that, don't have it in front of me.)

Still nothing. There are many lines about "broken packages" in /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log. Libclutter and libcolgl seem to repeat a number of times.

Any clues for the clueless?

September 16th, 2014, 07:49 PM
ccurvey; Maybe ?

Let's suppose that 13.10 was NOT fully updated at the time it went End-O-Life, and as such now the upgrade can not proceed.
What I would try:
a) ALL PPAs remain disabled;
b) ANY proprietary drivers reverted to open source;
c) screen saver disabled;
d) Source.list file edited to reflect "old-releases", as per:

E) You do have your data backed up ? Yes !

Now see what results:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo do-release-upgrade
If in the update/upgrade (1st 2) there are errors reported, stop and fix the errors ! And perhaps at this point give serious consideration to doing a fresh clean install of release 14.04 - but the call is always yours.

where there is a will, there is a way

September 23rd, 2014, 06:13 PM
thanks for the help, Bashing-om.

I've tried what you said, to the best of my ability. There are no errors (and nothing to update) for steps 1-3.

When I run "sudo do-release-upgrade", many things scroll by. The only error that I see is when it tries to download "Translation-en_US". I get this error for trusty/main, trusty/multiverse, trusty/restricted, trusty/universe.

It is trying to download from http://us.archive.ubuntu.com

Does that spark any thoughts?

September 23rd, 2014, 07:25 PM
ccurvey; Humm ...

I was thinking that the upgrade path from 13.10 was still open, even though 13.10 is End_Of_Life. ??
Before we try the EOL upgrade procedure let's make sure of the sources:
post back - between code tags - the outputs of terminal commands:

cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list
tail -v -n +1 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

code tag tutorial:

Take a look, clean things up, and try again .

where there is a will there is a way