Upgrade problems 7.10 > 8.04 LTS

Rick Knight rick_knight at rlknight.com
Wed Aug 13 22:53:41 UTC 2008

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my notebkk PC to 8.04 LTS from 7.10. I 
used the "over the internet" upgrade method. The upgrade hung at 
"Setting up locales " and about 76% complete. I had to shutdown to get 
past that error and then my notebook was nearly non-functional. I was 
able the system to reboot again using some of the work-arounds mentioned 
but I still have a couple of issues...

First, when I boot to Kde desktop I have no network connection. My wired 
and wireless interfaces are up and have dhcp assigned addresses and all 
network settings look correct, but I can't access any internet sites and 
I can't ping any local network addresses. If I boot to recovery mode and 
then start KDM, everything works just fine. If I boot to Kdesktop, start 
a terminal session and then stop and restart /etc/init.d/networking 
everything is OK.

Second, SNMPD is not fully installed and I can't seem to fix it or 
configure it. When I run sudo apt-get install snmpd I get these messages...

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
snmpd is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up snmpd (5.4.1~dfsg-4ubuntu4) ...
Starting network management services:/usr/sbin/snmpd: symbol lookup 
error: /usr/sbin/snmpd: undefined symbol: smux_listen_sd
invoke-rc.d: initscript snmpd, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing snmpd (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

So far, everything else seems to be working, but I would really like to 
have network connectivity when I boot my PC and I need snmpd in my 
office. Can anyone offer any help solving these issues?


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