8.04 Upgrade Failure - tzdata (and many others)

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Tue May 6 18:21:10 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 01:04:44PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> My first attempt would be to change my timezone to something that would have
> actually been tested, like America/New York, then you could change it back
> after the install if that works.

yes, I did set /etc/timezone as was suggested in the bug reports.
I actually spent a few hours searching for tzdata package issues after
the upgrade failed.

My initial post was to see if this was a common issue or not.  I'm
curious what is unique about this system to have this issue surface.

> So where's the "many others" part of the subject?  If the only thing that's
> a problem is tzdata, you don't have much of a problem.

Oh, you mean other than the issues I mentioned like xgl not working,
wireless not working any more, icon in the panel cannot be clicked,
and new ones like video running in low resolution mode only xterm
removed, and who knows what else since the machine is basically lucky
to boot and get X started at this point. ;)

> I still think you _have_ to fix the fsck errors before you do anything - if
> it's a failing drive, reinstalling onto it will just leave you in even
> worse shape.

Ya, I agree.  Again, what's the odds of a pretty new drive working
perfectly then is full of errors the first boot after the upgrade?
I guess it has to go at some point, but that is quite suspicious, if
you ask me.

Anyway, I'll try the reinstall.  Drive was getting cluttered anyway.


Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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