Update fails

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Fri Apr 23 21:00:24 UTC 2010


On 04/23/2010 03:58 AM, william drescher wrote:
> On 4/22/2010 3:54 PM, sdavmor wrote:
>> On 04/22/2010 03:29 AM, william drescher wrote:
>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Do the whole thing in a terminal and see if it works better
>>>> :-)
>>>>
>>>> $ sudo aptitude update
>>>>
>>>> then
>>>>
>>>> $ sudo apptiude upgrade
>>>>
>>>> Please report back if this works for you ;-)
>>>>
>>>> 73 Karl
>>>
>>> I started with 9.04, and did as you suggested. All went
>>> without apparent error, a new kernel was installed. At reboot
>>> it still reports 9.04, I expected 9.10
>>>
>>> ?
>>>
>>> bill
>>
>> Ah hah. The mistake you are making, Bill, is in thinking that
>> kernel level = ubuntu release level. Updates will notify you of a
>> new kernel that will work with your Ubuntu release level.
>>
>> If you want to do a release level upgrade that's a different
>> issue entirely. You could do it via terminal:
>>
>> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>>
>> Or you could do it from gui:
>>
>> 1) Alt-F2 (to get a "Run" box) 2) update-manager -d
>>
>> Update manager will do it's thing. You'll be told that there's a
>> distribution upgrade available (new release 10.04). Which you can
>> then launch. It will take a while. I suggest backing up anything
>> that is deadly important first. Just in case.
>>
>> HTH.
>
>
> Thanks, I did not appreciate the difference between upgrade and
> dist-upgrade.
>
> However, when I do this (cli - this is the server version) it says
> 0 upgraded
>
> bill

Apologies, Bill. I didn't see that you were on a server, only jumping
into the thread part way down. Other's in the thread have offered good
answers. (I look for NoOp's name when wanting fast, comprehensible,
usually spot-on, help).
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