UPStart errors on Xenial with systemd

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Tue Apr 5 07:48:02 UTC 2016

Hello Martinx,

Martinx - ジェームズ [2016-04-04 18:49 -0300]:
> Symlink:
> cron -> /lib/init/upstart-job
> And a file:
> cron.dpkg-new
> Maybe, during "do-release-upgrade" from 14.04 to 16.04, it didn't upgraded
> that file / link...
> This looks like an upgrade bug!

Right, it sounds like the new "cron" got unpacked, but not configured,
i. e. the upgrade crashed somewhere in the middle. What's the output
of "dpkg -s cron"? It should have "Status: install ok installed", if
it's anything like "unpacked", or "unconfigured" or so it's broken.

Does "sudo apt-get -f install" clean this up?

Can you put the upgrade logs from /var/log/dist-upgrade/ somewhere?
This hopefully has some clues where the upgrade failed.

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