could not calculate the upgrade

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Oct 11 19:37:56 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-11 at 17:38 +0530, Tapas Mishra wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 4:18 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> > On 11 October 2010 11:41, Alan Pope <alan at> wrote:
> >> On 11 October 2010 11:11, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams at> wrote:
> >>> What do I need to do now?
> >>
> >> Quoting from your mail:-
> >>
> >> "If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the
> >> 'update-manager' package and include the files in
> >> /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report."
> >> Which you can do by typing this command:-
> >>
> >> ubuntu-bug update-manager
> >>
> Ok just wanted to know if this unreasonable crash of update has not
> harmed my system in any way.

You must not have updated Lucid, prior to the upgrade, to be holding
broken packages. The update will ask you if you want to remove broken

I quote:
"An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade:
E:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."

Note: it says "you have held" not "unreasonable crash". Linux will do,
unlike another OS I know of, whatever you tell it to do. 99.9% of the
time, the problems lies between the chair and the keyboard. Besides,
what prevents you from doing a fresh install as many suggest? If you
know better, why ask when it blows up? Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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