Rolling back to Lucid?

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Oct 14 22:52:31 UTC 2010

On 10/14/2010 02:11 PM, Ben Coleman wrote:
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> Well, we seem to have established that you can't upgrade an i586-class
> machine to Maverick (I wish this had been made more prominent in the
> Maverick announcements).  I now have a Lucid server machine that is
> part-way through an upgrade to Maverick.  Looks to me like libc6 is the
> first package to be upgraded, so no package other than libc6 should have
> been changed.  So, is there an easy way to roll this back to Lucid
> (things like set apt settings to point to Lucid instead of Maverick), or
> am I better off doing a wipe-and-reinstall?

If the update has not completed/failed, reset your /etc/apt/sources.list
back to lucid and:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -f
$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
$ sudo apt-get uprade

Alternate is to do an in-place reinstall of lucid (do not format the

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