I tried to upgrade to Edgy

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 20:46:12 GMT 2006

On 10/31/06, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 08:42:10AM -0600, Conrad Knauer wrote:
> >> I tried upgrading a friend's computer and it failed too.  I put notes
> >> of what went wrong here:
> >> http://limulus.wordpress.com/2006/10/26/edgy-misadventures/
> >
> > From the sound of it, your friend had an odd selection of packages
> > installed (both ubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop?).
> There's nothing either wrong or odd about that.

I agree -- I know I have AT LEAST those two installed on a system, and
maybe kubuntu-desktop as well.

Just from my quick reading of the blog post, it seemed the
installation had problems, though I don't buy at least one of the
error messages as stated -- having a "directory not empty" shouldn't
make apt or the upgrade manager fail. I had plenty of non-empty
directories. It will move along to the next package just fine.

I would check other things, such as bad or insufficient RAM, corrupted
files on the hard drive, maybe even a package conflict in the existing
setup. I wonder if the old packages were way out-of-date. If so, maybe
the package manager itself needed updating (though if that's the
issue, maybe the upgrade manager needs to specifically check for it).

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