trouble with python-minimal upgrade

Daniel Hollocher danielhollocher at
Sat Apr 21 05:39:29 UTC 2012

> Did you use 'do-release-upgrade' to go to oneiric, or just change
> sources.lists and dist-upgrade? I've had problems with dist-upgrades in
> the past, but things have always gone smoothly with do-release-upgrade.

update-manager -d is where I started.  Once it error'd out, I believe
my sources.list where left at oneiric.  From what I remember,
update-manager, do-release-upgrade, aptitude all gave the same error.
I also have the ubuntu-desktop package installed.  So AFAICT, I ran
into this error in a legit way.

> Just FYI, dpkg and apt are C(++?) programs. Simple way to tell:
> $ file `which dpkg`
> /usr/bin/dpkg: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.24, BuildID[sha1]=0x480c44f57d94c05a2301b5394f4a376b501a31e6, stripped
> $ file `which update-manager`
> /usr/bin/update-manager: a /usr/bin/python script, ASCII text executable

cool, new trick.  Thanks!


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