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    apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    Hi,
    I recently installed 8.04 on my desktop machine.

    On Fri, I used the update manager to 'try' to upgrade.

    After a number of hours, I got a message (that I haven't saved, sorry) to the effect that it had failed and I needed to do

    dpkg --configure -a

    So I did that and it falls over, So I did

    dpkg --configure -a >& update_errors.txt. (see attached)

    Now when I try to connect I get an Error Message
    "Your session only lasted ..." -

    I have attached a copy of the .Xsession-errors files.

    I was going to try to simply install 8.10, but this machine has no DVD drive anymore.

    Is there an upgrade that works?

    What do you do when the fix (apt-get --configure -a ) seems to break more things.

    How do I get back, forward to a point of some stability?

    I use NIS here and that was also broken during the update.

    I am currently using ssh to log onto the machine to fix things.

    I had hoped that this would be relatively painless, guess we're not there yet.
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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    I have been looking some more.

    I tried
    dpkg -C >& broken.txt

    I have attached the output:



    I guess my biggest problem is knowing where to start.
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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    have you tried sudo apt-get -f install

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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    Hi Kerry,

    Yes I have tried that.

    I get the same dpkg error - telling me to run 'dpkg --configure -a',

    But that of course is the problem, it fails with the errors above.

    Not sure what to try next, still looking,

    Thank you for your idea,
    Barry

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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    I take it your using "sudo"
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    sudo dpkg --configure -a && sudo apt-get -f install
    Just need clarification......

    You also said you are running this command via remote?

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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    Hi,
    Yes, sorry.

    I normally do an "sudo su [-]" before I start - saves typing

    Sorry for confusion.

    I still haven't seen anything that makes sense to cure dpkg.

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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    Here is a link I'm reading up on about the upgrade from 8.04 LTS to 8.10 and may be of some help.
    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/upgrade-ub...epid-ibix.html

    Let me know if this gets you any further.

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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    Thanks,
    Looking now

    Barry

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    Re: apt-get upgrade killed my computer

    Be sure and read the comments posted by others. Some it worked for and others had problems that seem to have a fix for.

    I'm thinking of doing the upgrade but nothing is broke on my system. I'm doing a full backup before I do the plunge. lol

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