Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid install doesn't seem complete
Dave M G
martin at autotelic.com
Fri Oct 31 05:08:52 UTC 2008
This morning I upgraded both my desktop and laptop computers from 8.04
The install process went very differently. For the laptop, many files
were downloaded, and it took a an hour or so to configure, and when it
was all done, I could see lots of differences, in the themes, Nautilus,
and other ways.
For the desktop, it only took about five minutes to download and install
everything. When I rebooted, everything was pretty much the same.
It seemed odd, so I wanted to check the software sources to see if I
really had upgraded. And here's where the weirdness starts. If I go to
System->Administration->Software Sources, no interface comes up. Doesn't
do anything at all.
If I go to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager, if I try to
look at the repositories, it tells me that the repositories need to be
reloaded before I can change any sources. So I reload the sources, but
nothing changes. All I ever get is a message saying to reload the
repositories, and doing so gets me nowhere.
I'm now concerned that I have only partially upgraded to Intrepid.
I'd really like to not have to blow away my current installation and
rebuild everything. Is there a way I can force an upgrade to complete
Thanks for any advice.
Dave M G
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