upgrading 12.10 to 13.04

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Sat May 25 04:30:39 UTC 2013

On 05/24/2013 07:16 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:

> if this is an expected result, if it is not what could be expected as
> an upgrade?. Is it lubuntu only or cross flavours? Do we need more
> tests?

I think it's based on xscreensaver being around and active during an
upgrade.  So if other flavours have xscreensaver installed and running,
they would (as far as I know) see the same message for the same reason.

>From memory, the issue the message is trying to prevent is that, if you
upgrade it "underneath" a running copy, that copy can "get confused" and
can lock the screen and become basically impossible to unlock, which
makes continuing the install/upgrade rather hard :)

If we care enough, I can try to dig into the xscreensaver package
maintainer scripts and find more details... I think that's where this
message is generated... but I honestly didn't consider that it was "a
problem", to me it is just part of the upgrade process.


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