post breezy upgrade

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Sep 15 13:05:19 CDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 03:15:16AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> upgrade issues:
> * aptitude kept stopping with a 'too many errors' error, 3 times round
> made it work.

Unfortunately this doesn't tell us anything about what went wrong.  Do you
still have the session log?

> * during handling conf file conflicts, after hitting 'z' to suspend, fg
> did not resume the process - had to 'sudo killall dpkg' to get it to
> stop, then 'go' again in aptitude. (Aptitude was started via 'sudo
> aptitude'.

That's odd; please file in Bugzilla with a recipe to reproduce.

> * after upgrade, X was borked-borked-borked. Several related issues:
>  * The debconf interface changed to look _really_ weird on my laptop. My
> really weird I mean that things like "<Yes>    <No>" look like "<<Yes>
> <<No" and various UI corruption.

There is a known display issue when X fails to start; it hasn't seen much
attention since the user is completely screwed at that point anyway.

>  * the dpkg upgraded x config failed to bring across my ServerLayouts
> and named server sections, which daniel had kindly created for me to do
> external monitor This resulted in X not starting :0...

X should never clobber changes that you made by hand to the config file.

> and I couldn't
> get the gdm 'do you want to check the log' dialogue to work - it was non
> responsive. I ended up bringing ubuntu up in single user mode.

> Bootsplash is nice though!

USplash ;-) Bootsplash is the name of a different implementation.

> Post upgrade issues:
> my xterms and uxterms went blue and strange-fonted. seb helped me here
> advising to rm //etc/gnome/config/*

Is there a bug to be fixed here?

> Thomboy appeared to be bust, popping up 'the panel encountered a problem
> while loading "OAFIID:TomboyApplet"'. This appears to really be just a
> api change for tomboy, but it would be nice to automatically migrate
> that - i.e. to move it into my status bar automatically.

tomboy was in universe in Hoary, so upgrades won't necessarily be great.

 - mdz

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