feisty -> gutsy upgrade failure

Martin Laberge mlsoft at videotron.ca
Sun Oct 21 14:54:38 UTC 2007

On October 21, 2007 10:13:31 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 20 October 2007, D. R. Evans wrote:
> >Erebus said the following at 10/20/2007 11:37 AM :
> >> I had similar results happen a dozen or so times, one time I downloaded
> >> all but 7 files and then it died. So I finally backed up my data files
> >> and installed a clean new version of Kubuntu 7.10 AMD64.
> >
> >On about the sixth attempt, the upgrader application passed the
> >verification step.
> >
> >Several hours passed while it downloaded the upgrade files.
> >
> >And then the application disappeared from the screen.
> >
> >So I did it again; this time at least it was smart enough not to download
> >the files again... but the application disappeared again.
> >
> >I tried one more time... same thing.
> >
> >I am sorely tempted to say something I would regret, so I won't.
> >
> >At this point I think I have a system that has downloaded all the necessary
> >upgrade files, but won't actually do anything with them. I looked in
> >/var/log/messages but there's no indication there of anything wrong.
> >
> >What do I do now? Other than perform a full installation from scratch,
> >which really defeats the point of Kubuntu having a mechanism for upgrading
> >the OS.
> >
> >  Doc
> This is sounding like a hardware problem, memory being the easiest to check, 
> have you let memtest86 hammer on it for a day lately?
> -- 
> Cheers, Gene
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I believe you had the same problem than anyone on 18-20 oct

This seems to me not to be a system problem of any kind, (not for me here)
but a simple overflow of too many peoples wanting the kde-358 upgrade of feisty,
and the others wanting the gusty upgrade... and i would bet we were MANY

repeated on 21, and all went well

just try again today or tomorrow, it will probably work well. (worked for me)

we are all hungry for new code... 

Martin Laberge, 30 years of unix admin... and still learning!
mlsoft at videotron.ca
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