7.01>8.04 upgrade hangs

Martin Laberge mlsoft at videotron.ca
Tue Aug 12 00:28:07 UTC 2008

On Monday 11 August 2008 19:24:53 Ray Glendinning wrote:
> I upgraded on-line from 7.01 to 8.04 and the installation hung. An      attempt to stop the installation carried a warning that the system would
> be unstable if I did not resume. I had no choice.
> running Update Manager check gave the following error:
>   E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure   -a'   to
>         correct the problem. 
>         E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
> Running dpkg --configure -a set the process in motion but it again
> froze at:
>         Setting up locales (2.7.9-4) ...
>         Generating locales...
>           en_AU.UTF-8... 
> Any help out there?
> Ray Glen
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This does not HANG there, but it is the last message before a long long time....
wait 2 to 5 minutes, and see it continue...

Martin Laberge
mlsoft at videotron.ca
30 Years of Unix Admin, and still learning...

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