upgrading 12.10 to 13.04

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Sat May 25 12:44:07 UTC 2013

Hi Jonathan,

Well, if my sister cancelled out the upgrade it must affect some people?
Scary warning messages that can be ignored are not really 'user friendly'
:) I, for one, had also never seen that warning before and had to ask about



On 25 May 2013 05:30, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> 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.
> Jonathan

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