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    Upgrade to 21.04 - no reaction...

    Software Updater today tells me there are no further updates available for my Ubuntu 20.10 & I should upgrade to 21.04.

    But when I click on "Upgrade" - there is no reaction, except Software Updater closes.
    I tried this 3 times.

    I searched a bit & saw there had been serious problems with 21.04 & that upgrades would not be pushed until those problems had been fixed.

    Have they been fixed now?

    Any idea what is happening for me?

    Thanks!
    Acer Aspire TC-100-007: Multi boot W10 / 21.04 / 18.04 LTS: Canon TS705: Epson V200: also Asus 1015PED: W7 / 18.04 Lubuntu

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    Re: Upgrade to 21.04 - no reaction...

    The upgrade from 20.10 to 21.04 was delayed, but has been available for a while. I upgraded (just checking my logs...) on 7 June.

    Check your settings. Software & Updates → Updates → Notify of new versions of Ubuntu must be set to every new version. You can also start the release upgrade from command line: sudo do-release-upgrade

    Also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades. If you installed all upgrades released before end-of-life of 20.10, the do-release-upgrade step should be the only one you need.

    Don't spend too much time troubleshooting this, or a fresh install will be easier.

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    Re: Upgrade to 21.04 - no reaction...

    Thanks for your comments, Impavidus.

    My Software Updater settings now include "Notify for any new version".

    I tried to start from the command line (which I normally try to avoid!) but with no success:
    Code:
    chris@AcerTC:~$ do-release-upgrade
    Checking for a new Ubuntu release
    Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore.
    For upgrade information, please visit:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/releaseendoflife
    
    Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.
    chris@AcerTC:~$
    As far as I know, I have installed all available updates until Updater told me no new updates were provided for 20.10, but I don't know how to confirm this...

    The various links to "releaseendoflife" are not exactly clear, even for somebody using Ubuntu since 2006!

    I realize I can scrap 20.10 & make a fresh install of 21.04 (or 20.04LTS?) but I would still prefer to upgrade if at all possible.
    Does it seem impossible?

    Thanks for any further simple advice!
    Acer Aspire TC-100-007: Multi boot W10 / 21.04 / 18.04 LTS: Canon TS705: Epson V200: also Asus 1015PED: W7 / 18.04 Lubuntu

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    Re: Upgrade to 21.04 - no reaction...

    If the repositories are still available on the regular server, a simple
    Code:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade
    should do it. If the repositories are no longer available, it will tell so in an error message and you can change the server to old-releases, as explained in the link in post #2. Then try again.

    If there's some other problem, it should at least give an error message.

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    Re: Upgrade to 21.04 - no reaction...

    Thanks very much, Impavidus, for your continued help!

    I ran sudo apt update:
    Code:
    chris@AcerTC:~$ sudo apt update
    [sudo] password for chris: 
    Hit:1 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu groovy InRelease
    Hit:2 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu groovy-updates InRelease
    Hit:3 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu groovy-backports InRelease
    Hit:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu groovy-security InRelease
    Reading package lists... Done                             
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    1 package can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see it.
    chris@AcerTC:~$ sudo apt list --upgradable
    Listing... Done
    dh-python/groovy,groovy 4.20200925 all [upgradable from: 4.20191017ubuntu7]
    N: There is 1 additional version. Please use the '-a' switch to see it
    chris@AcerTC:~$ sudo apt list --upgradable -a
    Listing... Done
    dh-python/groovy,groovy 4.20200925 all [upgradable from: 4.20191017ubuntu7]
    dh-python/now 4.20191017ubuntu7 all [installed,upgradable to: 4.20200925]
    
    chris@AcerTC:~$
    I opened Synapt & saw there were "no packages broken or to install/upgrade or remove".
    But when I searched for dh-python, Synapt did confirm the possible upgrade from 4.2019.. to 4.2020..
    So I upgraded that, then tried Software Updater again & this time it worked quite normally.
    Don't know why Synaptdidn't flag that potential upgrade.

    I am now running 21.04 successfully.

    Thanks again!
    Acer Aspire TC-100-007: Multi boot W10 / 21.04 / 18.04 LTS: Canon TS705: Epson V200: also Asus 1015PED: W7 / 18.04 Lubuntu

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