View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade to Hardy hangs setting up scrollkeeper

June 3rd, 2008, 10:10 PM
I have been trying to upgrade from 7.01 to 8.04. During the upgrade my computer re-booted so I am attempting to resume the upgrade.

After reading a few posts on the forum I ran

apt-get install -check

and then

dpkg --configure --a

The upgrade resumed, completed a number of steps until it reached

Setting up scrollkeeper (0.3.14-15unbuntu1) ...
Rebuilding the database. This may take some time

and it did ....

after half an hour I rebooted and ran through the above steps again and this time I left it running overnight (11 pm to 8 am) before giving up and turning off the computer.

What should I do to finish off this upgrade?

If I now run

apt-get install -check

I am immediately prompted to run

dpkg --configure --a

which then immediately starts

Setting up scrollkeeper (0.3.14-15unbuntu1) ...
Rebuilding the database. This may take some time

and then nothing appears to happen.

I have been a happy Ubuntu user under 7.04 and whilst happy to have a play on the command line, I am a techno newbie to this sort of thing, so I will need step-by-step help - please!

Slim Odds
June 4th, 2008, 12:17 AM
scrollkeeper updates can take a LONG time, hence the "This may take some time" message

Be patient and see if it completes (how long did you wait? how fast if your machine?)

June 4th, 2008, 06:10 AM
I waited 9 hours

Machine is 2400 AMD Athlon (2 GHz) with 1 Gb Ram

June 4th, 2008, 09:55 PM
After a few more attempts

apt-get check

found some disk errors which were fixed.

Then had to run

dpkg --configure -a

and the upgrade continued until the sequence stopped because too many other packages that haven't been successfully upgraded (libgnome and others) so it looks like a mess!

Is there a way to re-start the whole upgrade without wiping the HDD, settings and data?