Hoary->Breezy upgrade problems (major)
Howard Coles Jr.
dhcolesj at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 17:38:59 UTC 2005
On Wednesday 28 December 2005 11:29, Art Alexion wrote:
> Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> >On Wednesday 28 December 2005 09:20, ARTHUR ALEXION wrote:
> >>I tried to upgrade from [a perfectly good] Hoary to Breezy via apt-get
> >>dist-upgrade, and it initially failed.
> >> Re-running apt-get dist-upgrade with the --fix-missing option resulted
> >> in finally downloading and installing most of the failed packages, but
> >> still an error (code 1).
> >> Now when I run it I get the following errors:
> >> First apt-get complains:
> >> perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
> >> perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
> >> LANGUAGE = "en_GB:en_US:en"
> >> LC_ALL = (unset),
> >> LANG = "en_US"
> >> are supported and installed on your system.
> >> perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
> >> locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or
> >> directory. locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such
> >> file or directory. locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such
> >> file or directory.
> >another correction: The locale generation issue probably was fixed in
> > Breezy and Dapper, but was not working in your hoary setup.
> The problem seems to have been a gnucash library, the deb for which had
> conflicting versions of the same file. Once I did an 'apt-get remove
> gnucash', the dist-upgrade resumed after the removal of gnucash and
> (just about) everything completed successfully. perl/locale stopped
> complaining. As this is an Ubuntu Warty system upgraded via apt to
> hoary, and Kubuntu-desktop to Kubuntu-hoary, I had to manually
> upgrade/reinstall Kubuntu-desktop via 'apt-get install
> Kubuntu-desktop'. A few minor things still need cleanup (kaffiene-xine
> did not automatically install, for example) the rest seems to have gone
> This was not a clean, easy upgrade, certainly not as smooth as
> warty->hoary. I intentionally waited for the bugs to work out as this
> is a production machine, but apparently not long enough.
> I have a hard time accepting that dapper is in the works before major
> problems with breezy remain. Perhaps the 6 month upgrade goal should be
This is interesting because the error reported is about locales, and I've seen
this myself, and the only thing that would fix it is running the locale-gen.
Hmmm, another thing to watch out for, :-D.
Howard Coles Jr.
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