Problems Updating Lubuntu 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04 on Slow Machines

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Sun Apr 14 00:54:30 UTC 2013

"dist-upgrade" includes the functionality of "upgrade", so no need to do both.

Ioannis Vranos

On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 2:36 AM, Aere Greenway
<Aere at> wrote:
> On 04/13/2013 12:26 PM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>> Now, please, follow these steps:
>> 1- Make sure your SWAP is 1GB at least.
>> 2- From LXTerminal or whatever Terminal you are using, please run:
>> sudo apt-get clean
>> sudo apt-get update
>> sudo apt-get upgrade
>> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>> sudo apt-get autoremove
>> sudo apt-get autoclean
> Ali, and all:
> Knowing that apt-get dist-upgrade doesn't upgrade to a new level, I tried
> much of the procedure listed above on my UbuntuStudio 12.04 system.
> When I installed Lubuntu 13.04 on that system, I increased the size of the
> swap partition to 992 megabytes, which is not quite the 1GB you indicated
> above.  But watching the panel indicators (and the "top" command-display)
> while updating/upgrading, it did not show any swap usage at all.
> So anyway, I did the following terminal commands (not having a printed
> version of the above):
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> sudo apt-get autoclean
> This time, it went all the way to the end, with me being able to observe
> what happened.
> I think what threw me before, was that it (on the apt-get upgrade step)
> ended on the "update initramfs" step (not on mkinitramfs, as I was
> thinking).
> So it works fine on UbuntuStudio 12.04 on that machine, a system which
> exhibited similar symptoms to what I reported for Lubuntu 12.10.
> The next time updates become available for Lubuntu 12.10, I will try that
> procedure, and report the results.
> That machine actually runs both Qsynth and the Java Sound Synthesizer quite
> well, so it will be good if this new upgrade procedure works out.

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