I tried to upgrade to Edgy

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Oct 31 21:28:46 GMT 2006

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 14:46:12 -0600
"Tommy Trussell" <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

"Shouldn't" - probably true, but ... well, this is not always so easy -
for example see


marked as a duplicate of


Of course these bugs appear to be bugs in Opera's packaging, not Ubuntu's .

While this kind of thing will, with luck, pop up an error that is
understandable , telling you to move the offending symlink/directory or
whatever out of the way and try again, this is not for the new or the
faint of heart :) It can certainly be enough to stop an upgrade in its
tracks, and require some intervention...


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