8.04 Upgrade Failure - tzdata (and many others)

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 6 18:52:20 UTC 2008

Bill Moseley wrote:

> 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. ;)

Well, I couldn't figure out if you had those resolved or not, because you
were saying that the only problem was the tzdata.
>> 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.

It is, but I'm rather more inclined to believe that it wasn't doing fscks
beforehand to let you know....

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