[ubuntu-studio-users] Offer to upgrade failed

Ross Gammon rosco at ubuntustudio.org
Mon Jan 14 19:41:03 UTC 2019

Hi Paul,

There are some instructions for upgrading from 16.04 & 17.10 to 18.04
here (which seems to be what you have done):


As you have hit errors, it might be better to follow the Ubuntu Server
update instructions and do a "sudo do-release-upgrade" on the command
line. Then it might be easier to copy and paste any error messages on an
email to the list.

There are places you can retrieve the apt logs, but you probably won't
need to if the error is obvious to us here.



On 14/01/2019 11:58, sciguy at vex.net wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Ubuntu Studio 16.04.xx, and I noticed that I was offered,
> through the “software updater”, an opportunity to upgrade to the next
> LTS version. I cliked the button that said “Update …”, and all the
> window does is disappear, with no further response. I have tried this
> several times.
> I have had what I call minor problems with the software updater in the
> past, where it would say that update has failed for some unknown
> reason, I dutifully click “send report”, but in fact, the system was
> updated, but for a few Python packages which look old, and “blocked”
> from update.
> It appears as if the “minor” problems may be causing update to fail. I
> cannot find any system log that tells me what crashed, although I
> managed to read one of my reports that Software Updater would send,
> and I remember seeing a message that apt had crashed (I recall it was
> apt and not aptd). I did not see information there that gave a reason.
> Paul King
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