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Thread: do-release-upgrade error (10.04.04 -> 12.04.01)

  1. #1
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    Oct 2012

    Exclamation do-release-upgrade error (10.04.04 -> 12.04.01)

    Hello all -

    I have a client with a server running 10.04.04 Lucid. As this is a production box for them I've left it alone - until recently when the software they're running has new updates. I figured while I was in there updating things for them, I'd get them up to date on the OS while I was at it. This isn't my first upgrade from Lynx to Precise; I have several other boxes that required this exact upgrade and they all went off without a hitch.

    This is a pretty plain-jane box, default install with LAMP and SSH.

    Unfortunately things aren't going so smoothly here and no amount of searching has gotten me a solution that fixes the issue.

    I ran through the normal routine:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install update-manager-core

    Everything looks good until "do-release-upgrade", which gives me the following error:
    Checking for a new ubuntu release
    Done Upgrade tool signature
    Done Upgrade tool
    Done downloading            
    authenticate 'precise.tar.gz' against 'precise.tar.gz.gpg' 
    exception from gpg: GnuPG exited non-zero, with code 1
    Debug information: 
    gpg: Signature made Mon 13 Aug 2012 04:23:33 PM EDT using DSA key ID 437D05B5
    gpg: /tmp/tmpH92lpk/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
    gpg: BAD signature from "Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <>"
    Authentication failed
    Authenticating the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the network or with the server.
    Here is the output of apt-key finger:
    pub   1024D/437D05B5 2004-09-12
          Key fingerprint = 6302 39CC 130E 1A7F D81A  27B1 4097 6EAF 437D 05B5
    uid                  Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <>
    sub   2048g/79164387 2004-09-12
    pub   1024D/FBB75451 2004-12-30
          Key fingerprint = C598 6B4F 1257 FFA8 6632  CBA7 4618 1433 FBB7 5451
    uid                  Ubuntu CD Image Automatic Signing Key <>
    pub   1024R/386B7051 2009-01-19
          Key fingerprint = 0497 0465 5DF2 74CC 4DE6  03AD C95C 0E19 386B 7051
    uid                  Launchpad PPA for SchoolTool Owners
    For funsies, I backed up /etc/apt/trusted.gpg, removed 437D05B5, and tried to add it again:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 630239CC130E1A7FD81A27B140976EAF437D05B5
    Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 630239CC130E1A7FD81A27B140976EAF437D05B5
    gpg: requesting key 437D05B5 from hkp server
    gpgkeys: HTTP fetch error 7: couldn't connect to host
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    gpg: Total number processed: 0
    Server is not behind a proxy. All updates have been going throughout without a problem.

    Please be aware, backing up and doing a fresh install is not an option on this machine as it is hosted at a remote client site. I'm hoping for a solution that will get things upgraded remotely via ssh, worse case scenario this poor box has to stay on Lucid Lynx!

    Thanks very much for the help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: do-release-upgrade error (10.04.04 -> 12.04.01)

    Ran into the same problem. After I edited /etc/apt/sources.list everything worked. I simply removed the 'de.'


    deb lucid main restricted


    deb lucid main restricted

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