dpkg: error while apt-get upgrade

dave selby dave6502 at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 1 09:34:52 UTC 2008

2008/11/1 Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org>:
> On Sat, 2008-11-01 at 08:18 +0000, dave selby wrote:
>> I was about to do an upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10, I did an update and it
>> failed. I dropped to the command line and this is what I am getting.
>> dave at main-system:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
> Sorry for being blunt, but are doing it all wrong. You should read the
> release notes [1] and, even more importantly, the upgrade instructions
> [2]

No problem. Sorry it is me not explaining myself very clearly. I am
running 8.04 OK but when trying to do routine updates for bug fixes
etc I have hit a problem with a package that has got stuck in my

I want to dist-upgrade to 8.10 but am concerned that this issue with
my current 8.04 may throw a spanner in the works so I am trying to
resolve it first.

In a nutshell I have a stuck package in 8.04



> Upgrading by apt-get is possible but not officially supported. If you
> insist on using apt-get, you must at least use the correct command
> (apt-get dist-upgrade)
> [1] <http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/810>
> [2] <http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading>

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