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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Impavidus View Post
    There's no easy downgrade from 21.04 back to 20.04. The only way is a fresh install. The way forward is already open, as you can upgrade to 21.10.
    Well...

    Like any migration. (Where the filestructure didn't change much and there were no major changes in the way things are done or how they work...)

    • You do a full image to fall back to. You test that you can get back to that.
    • You back up your data and configuration files.
    • You do a list on apt to list of the packages you have installed beyond defaults.
    • You do a fresh install of "whatever" version.
    • You install whatever you had listed beyond the defaults. And apply the configuration files.
    • You restore the data.
    • Test, adjust, tweak and verify.


    That migration strategy works for going both up or down in versions.

    There were no "major" changes between 20.04.x and 21.04. The OP said it was a new machine, which not much on it. There is not much to do there right? To ensure he is back to something he can trust? For that matter, from what he said about not much being changed on there... It wouldn't take much to just do a fresh install of whatever release version, and go on.

    The OEM media from Dell, they just make sure that the drivers are there for their hardware. So that when a user calls their tech support, that they know the drivers should be loaded to work on theirs. Nothing special, but they don't have to load any additional third party drivers, like in a regular install would involve.
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    @Impavidus: Correct, I do not need those repositories. I may stay with 21:04 thru the end of this year at least, since the Ubuntu PC is just a " learning" machine (using only Thunderbird, firefox, and one LibreOffice file containing a list of used Terminal commands). After that, I may make a decision about OS version. I will look at some videos on synaptic package manager. Many thanks!

    @MAFoElffen: Many thanks, I have attached (I hope) the 21.04 install log as a zipped text file generated in Windows (so linebreaks = CR + LF ). I see a few 'Broken' in the log. I saved it in Windows where I happened to be logged into this forum. Many thanks!

    Paul
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    Thank you. Downloaded the zip, extracting and am going to analyze it....

    About an endorsement for Synaptic, along with "Impavidus"... I have used it extensively for about 11 years now, It used to be a default app. I do about 10+ installs of Ubuntu a day on various hardware and configs. When it disappeared as a default app a few years ago, I still install it on "all" of my own machines, even on my own Ubuntu derivative distribution.
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    It went through over 1886 lines trying to resolve it's way "around" broken dependencies. Most of those were related to the version of the openjre11 and ending with libmysqlclient21... where that log "ominously" just stopped and said no more. Along the way. some of the things it said it chose to purge, were not what I would have expected, and may have caused the later problems.

    Maybe zip the main.log from there to investigate more of what might have happened after that(?) I would be good to see what it did install in that plan, and the results of that plan.

    If we can identify where it failed, it may be as easy as reinstalling just those "pieces" of your puzzle to correct it.

    In the mean time, to also relate to something you said is "wrong" please post the results of:
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    grep -r 'ERROR ' /var/log/dist-upgrade/
    ls -l $(which lsb_release)
    ls -l /etc/distrib-release
    cat /etc/distrib-release
    sudo apt-cache show lsb-release
    Because we know that is wrong... and failed somewhere before that. So if wrong, then we need to look at the packages was dependent on... And approach it from both directions.
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    @MAFoElffen:

    Thanks so very much. Where is main.log?

    Below are the results of given terminal commands. Best regards and thanks again, Paul


    Code:
    $ grep -r 'ERROR ' /var/log/dist-upgrade/
    grep: /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt-clone_system_state.tar.gz: Permission denied
    /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log:2021-10-23 23:26:16,686 ERROR got error from PostInstallScript ./xorg_fix_proprietary.py (g-exec-error-quark: Failed to execute child process “./xorg_fix_proprietary.py” (No such file or directory) (8))

    Code:
    $ ls -l $(which lsb_release)
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3638 Aug 25 2019 /usr/bin/lsb_release

    Code:
    $ ls -l /etc/distrib-release
    ls: cannot access '/etc/distrib-release': No such file or directory

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-cache show lsb-release
    [sudo] password for :
    Package: lsb-release
    Architecture: all
    Version: 11.1.0ubuntu2
    Multi-Arch: foreign
    Priority: important
    Section: misc
    Source: lsb
    Origin: Ubuntu
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Original-Maintainer: Debian sysvinit maintainers <debian-init-diversity@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
    Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
    Installed-Size: 66
    Depends: python3:any, distro-info-data
    Recommends: apt
    Filename: pool/main/l/lsb/lsb-release_11.1.0ubuntu2_all.deb
    Size: 10568
    MD5sum: 1150ded71500f4765a72add53e586636
    SHA1: c7a011e264f877e4ca8bb89997d9dbf61174372d
    SHA256: 085abfef45c0aba423c522c26bc583a2c1b24efbf8983e2a78 2904cca71d05b2
    SHA512: f6a9439b8c4f4c780a971cd5ef2e8994ad620f2d1d6bd92193 974413c2eb243db736d595fc4dad75e92f3f701f200b95900e d6f41ba42f03e1d9604b810eb4d5

    Homepage: https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/lsb/start
    Description-en: Linux Standard Base version reporting utility
    The Linux Standard Base (http://www.linuxbase.org/) is a standard
    core system that third-party applications written for Linux can
    depend upon.
    .
    The lsb-release command is a simple tool to help identify the Linux
    distribution being used and its compliance with the Linux Standard Base.
    LSB conformance will not be reported unless the required metapackages are
    installed.
    .
    While it is intended for use by LSB packages, this command may also
    be useful for programmatically distinguishing between a pure Debian
    installation and derived distributions.
    Description-md5: 65ec3e346c054b77b914b6a1d4e5fb15
    Task: minimal
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    Where? Let me reboot into my Ubuntu 20.04.3 instance... Be right back...

    EDIT: Back...
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    ls /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log
    LOL. From the same last post of yours... I should have looked at your output.... that is where it showed your only 'ERROR', from that file, so showed where that file was right there... I missed that for a second also.
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    @MAFoElffen

    Thanks, I apologize, I think I attached main.log, zipped on a Windows PC.

    Many thanks again and best regards, Paul
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    I went through the main.log... It actually made it through the install, until it got to the clean up, trying to figure out what was obsolete, and what could be safely uninstalled.

    Is there a reason that you know of, that a special "OEM" kernel was installed? What model of Dell was this? Was Ubuntu Pre-Installed by Dell as the main OS on delivery? If so, could you please share the Service Tag number with me in PM? I am Certified Dell Warranty Tech, so there is information i can look up on it on the Dell Partner Portal, even if long past the warranty, that may help... For example, what the hardware and software inventory was on the device when it was sold/delivered...

    What may correct this is:
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    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt --fix-broken install
    sudo apt clean
    sudo apt autoremove
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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    @MAFoElffen:
    Really fantastic, thank-you so very much.

    There is NO reason that a special "OEM" kernel was installed, to my knowledge. I know of no such thing, this PC was ordered for me, I just asked the local support person "could you please find me a PC that can run Ubuntu", and what arrived from Dell was an Optiplex 5090 with Ubuntu pre-installed on delivery, ready to run out of the box. I was kinda disappointed that I would not have a clean PC on which to use an ISO flash drive and practice doing an install: I kinda felt that Dell may have d11cked around with the PC in some manner, and I figured that this would become apparent if I did an upgrade, which in fact was one reason for doing the upgrade

    I found share the service tag # and will PM it if I can figure out how to PM, I am completely new to this board.

    Many thanks again and best regards, Paul

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    Re: 20.04 -> 21.04 seems to fail, but I see a Hippo on the desktop.

    I ran this:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt --fix-broken install
    sudo apt clean
    sudo apt autoremove
    - without incident:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    Code:
    $sudo apt --fix-broken install
    Reading package lists.. Done
    Reading state information.. Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded

    Code:
    $sudo apt clean
    Code:
    $sudo apt autoremove
    Reading package lists.. Done
    Reading state information.. Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded
    Last edited by pgershon; 3 Weeks Ago at 04:15 AM.

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