[ubuntu-uk] "Could not Calculate the Upgrade" -- help needed please

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Jan 30 23:48:15 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 10:18:27PM +0000, Louis Gidney wrote:
> Hello Alan,
>   Thank you kindly for your prompt reply. I have not
> replied earlier because I have been out most of the day.

No problem.

> PS. Now I've just clicked the update icon, and I get
> the same result as I described earlier with message:
> "Could not Calculate the Upgrade".

You will until you fix the following issue...

> Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch Release
> Err http://ftp.debian.org etch Release

^^^ this I believe is the issue. You have a reference to a debian repository 
on an Ubuntu system. This cannot be good. 

Remove is like this:-

Applications --> Accessories --> terminal

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

comment out (or remove) the lines referencing "debian.org" by either 
deleting them completely or putting a "#" character at the start of those 

Then save the file, exit the editor and run the following command again:-

sudo apt-get update

Then try to do the update via the graphical tool.

A word of warning, it's possible that packages have in the past come into 
your system from that debian repository. It is _possible_ this may cause 
conflicts with other installed, or yet to be installed, ubuntu packages.

Lets see what happens after we do the above though eh before we panic :)


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