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    Upgrade from lucid to precise (yes, I know they are old..)

    Hi all,
    I've got a VM with an old lucid version Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS.
    I decided to move to precise and I modified the sources files: no problem with 'sudo apt-get update'.

    sudo apt-get upgrade returns:
    Code:
      ..
      xserver-xorg-video-sis xserver-xorg-video-sisusb xserver-xorg-video-tdfx xserver-xorg-video-trident
      xserver-xorg-video-tseng xserver-xorg-video-vesa xserver-xorg-video-vmware xserver-xorg-video-voodoo xterm xz-utils yelp
      zenity zlib1g
    0 aggiornati, 0 installati, 0 da rimuovere e 845 non aggiornati.
    mora@ubuntu:/etc/apt$
    and do nothing.
    If I type sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I have:
    Code:
    E: Impossibile eseguire immediatamente la configurazione su "python-minimal".Per maggiori informazioni, consultare "man 5 apt.conf" alla sezione "APT::Immediate-Configure" (2).
    So I changed in sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -o APT::Immediate-Configure=0:
    Code:
    E: Couldn't configure pre-depend multiarch-support for libgomp1, probably a dependency cycle.
    I've read a lot of articles but I'm still in a mess.
    I try to remove the package but I receive:
    Code:
    mora@ubuntu:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get remove libgomp1
    ...
    
    I seguenti pacchetti hanno dipendenze non soddisfatte:
      libasound2: Rompe: libasound2-plugins (< 1.0.24) ma 1.0.22-0ubuntu6 sta per essere installato
      libglib2.0-0: Rompe: gvfs (< 1.8) ma 1.6.1-0ubuntu1build1 sta per essere installato
      libgnome-keyring0: Rompe: gnome-keyring (< 3.0) ma 2.92.92.is.2.30.3-0ubuntu1.1 sta per essere installato
      libpango1.0-0: Rompe: plymouth (< 0.8.2-2ubuntu19) ma 0.8.2-2ubuntu2.2 sta per essere installato
      ppp: Rompe: network-manager-pptp (<= 0.8.0.999-1) ma 0.8-0ubuntu3 sta per essere installato
    Almost every operation on packages returns with Broke package

    Any idea?
    Thanks!
    SteM

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    Re: Upgrade from lucid to precise (yes, I know they are old..)

    Hello!

    To upgrade from an unsupported version, this is the appropriate method.

    However, you are certainly in for a significant emotional event even under the best of circumstances.

    From where you are right now, you would be far better off doing a complete re-installation. I'd create an entirely new VM rather than overwriting the virtual disk you are using right now. That will allow you to attempt to recover and back up any important files.

    Since 14.04 will go out of support in a few months, I'd steer clear of it and move directly to 16.04 or 18.04.

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