problems with 10.04 upgrade to 12.04

Dave Howorth dhoworth at
Thu Sep 6 14:28:15 UTC 2012

NoOp wrote:
> - Run through these commands in the exact order provided:
> a. apt-get install update-manager-core

This fails with a long list of dependency problems followed by

 E: Unmet dependencies, Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or
specify a solution).

I'm not sure whether you expect that and I should carry on with steps
b,c,d etc but given what you say about repeating steps I'll carry on and
see if things do eventually settle down.

> b. apt-get install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false -f apt python-minimal
> c. apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
> d. apt-get install -- reinstall ubuntu-desktop lubuntu-desktop
> Note: the 'lubuntu-desktop' is because you installed ldxe - you can
> leave it off if you wish, but ensure that you 'install --reinstall
> ubuntu-desktop'.)
> e. apt-get -f install
> f. dpkg --configure -a
> Note: you many have to repeat these a few times to get things to work &
> settle down. If they still continue to fail, go to 'f' & then 'e'.
> f. apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
> Note: up arrow a few times will get you back to this command
> f. exit
> This will return you to the recovery menu & the natural instinct is to
> click 'resume'. That works, but returns you to a low graphics status at
> the desktop gm; click it if you wish, but then reboot to get back to
> actual desktop graphic settings.
> Reboot & once back on the desktop (lxde?) if the above completed without
> further errors, go back to the upgrade links & bring up the update
> manager & try the upgrade again. If that still fails to work, use
> to paste whatever ouput you can.

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