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
> fine.
> 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
> reconsidered.

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.


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