Could not calculate the upgrade -- Error Message (While doing Manual Update)
daveyjatin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 16:56:26 GMT 2009
> On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 06:05:32 -0000, Jatin Davey <daveyjatin at gmail.com>
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> On 12/18/2009 09:46 AM, Jatin Davey wrote:
>>>> I would like to add one more information that tried with the terminal.
>>>> Basicallt i was trying to update the entire ubuntu box for any new
>>>> packages using the GUI, Since it failed as described in the above mail
>>>> tried the apt-get command. I tried the following:
>>>> firstly i gave the command : sudo apt-get update
>>>> then i gave the command : sudo apt-get upgrade
>>>> The result of doing this was that i got 2 packages upgraded in my
>>>> So what i infer is that the GUI is not working properly but the system
>>>> gets updated using the terminal. Please let me know if i am missing
>>>> something here.
>>> A few things you might check:
>>> 1. Look in Synaptic|Custom Filters|Broken and see if you have any
>>> 'Broken' packages there.
>>> 2. $ sudo apt-get install -f
>>> 3. $ sudo apt-get autoremove -s
>>> On the last, the '-s' will cause a 'simulation' of the command an show
>>> you what would be removed with out the '-s'. If you have old packages in
>>> there that are no longer needed, then go ahead and run the command
>>> without the '-s'.
>>> $ man apt-get
>>> will provide more information about autoremove, '-f' etc.
>> Noop, I tried the following steps:
>> 1. Opened the synaptic package manager and scrolled to custom filters
>> and checked for any broken packages.
>> 2. No broken packages were found here.
>> 3. Opened the terminal and typed the following command : sudo apt-get
>> install -f
>> 4. Then issued the command : sudo apt-get autoremove -s (It showed me
>> that i have 7 packages for upgrade)
>> 5. Did not give yes and exited the terminal.
>> Since i found that i have 7 packages required upgrade i issued the
>> following commands:
>> 1. sudo apt-get update
>> 2. sudo apt-get upgrade
>> Now just to check whether the old problem is still persisting i tried
>> the update manager GUI but still i am seeing the earlier mentioned error
>> on the GUI.
> Try sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, answer no and post the error messages, if
As you said i issued the following command : sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Got the following message : "0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 156 to
remove and 0 not upgraded." , Gave the option as "no" and did not
receive any error message. Pasting the entire snippet :
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 156 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 433MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
jatin at jatin-laptop:~$
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