Strange issue upgrading from Edgy to Feisty -- or is it an issue?

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
Sun Apr 29 23:26:09 UTC 2007

On Saturday 28 April 2007 10:56:06 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
> Larry Hartman wrote:
> > I am going to try and answer this one.....
> >
> > What I gather from seeing the posts on the development of the upgrade
> > tool and watching it work first-hand.....hey I even tried to break it to
> > find its points of failure.....what I learned in all of this is that
> > essentially the upgrade tool remaps your sources.list file to Feisty,
> > then downloads and installs the packages for you.
> I had that work _once_.  Not since (two other tries).  In the latter cases,
> it simply refused to tell me there was an upgrade available.
> > This makes the upgrade tool an add-on
> > application to Adept Updater (rather than a separate program) that
> > prevents you from having to do the work via more manual methods, such as
> > apt-get, etc. What I can tell you about the reliability of this tool is
> > that if you kill the power to your machine in the middle of its download
> > and restart Adept Updater it will return to the point where the download
> > was stopped.
> otoh, my experience was disastrous.  It might work if it's in the middle of
> _download_ but heaven help you if it's already started to install the
> downloaded packages.

Yeah I have a machine here that is a bit of a sloth.....the computer froze in 
the middle of setup (had to restart).....I returned and it installed 
everything fine, but it corrupted two of my partitions.  I am in the midst of 
reloading.  I am hesitant to blame the upgrade tool just yet because I don't 
know exactly why it froze and why the partitions got corrupted.

> --
> derek

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list