Strange issue upgrading from Edgy to Feisty -- or is it an issue?
Wafa Hakim Orman
wafa at email.arizona.edu
Fri Apr 27 02:49:21 UTC 2007
Larry Hartman wrote:
> Those 1048 packages which you see that are uncommitted are the packages that
> the upgrade tool would have installed if it ran through its full process. If
> you run Adept Updater and leave it install those packages you will arrive at
> Feisty at the end of the lengthy process--more than likely unharmed.
Alright, so I went ahead & let Adept try & update itself. I did not have
Synaptic already installed, & installing it when my sources.list had
everything changed to feisty would have been more of a headache than I
thought it was worth (yes I could have changed everything back to edgy,
I know, but it didn't seem worth the trouble.) Obviously a mistake --
what happened was it downloaded everything, installed about half, & then
gave me the following error message:
There was an error commiting changes. Possibly there was a problem
downloading some packages or the commit would break packages.
Each time I run adept now this is what happens, & I have no idea why. It
doesn't need to download anything, but the status bar says some 1408
packages have been updated, 774 are upgradeable. Is it possible the fact
that I have some third-party, non-repository software (Stata, to be
precise) installed is causing this mess? Shouldn't it just leave Stata
alone? I also have Beryl installed on this machine, from the SVN nightly
builds, but I disabled all those repositories in my sources.list before
With much trepidation I rebooted, & thankfully the system still works;
in Edgy, but it works. For some reason my fonts look tiny and the
display option seems to be missing in System Settings. Otherwise my
applications are all here & running.
Any help will be greatly appreciated....
"So it goes."
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