problems with 10.04 upgrade to 12.04

Dave Howorth dhoworth at
Thu Sep 6 15:03:19 UTC 2012

Marius Gedminas wrote:
> It's a bit hard to keep track of this thread.  AFAIU at the moment
> you've solved the lxdm problem, but the suggested workarounds for the
> 'python-minimal preconfiguration failed' do not work.

That's my understanding too.

> *scratches head*
> *grasps straws*
> What's the content of your /etc/apt/sources.list?  It should be
> mentioning 'precise', not 'lucid'.

All the enabled repositories are for precise.

> Can you try
>   apt-get install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false -f apt python-minimal update-manager-core vim-gnome

>   apt-get install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false -f apt python-minimal python2.7 libpython2.7 libperl5.14 tcl8.5

> It'll most likely fail with an slightly different error message, but
> maybe we'll discover (eventually) why apt fails to resolve the
> dependencies.

I tried both of those and attached the logs at

I had thought of using something like debtree to figure out where the
problem is, but its not installed on that machine and apt-get doesn't
work (Catch 22 :( )

Cheers, Dave

> Marius Gedminas

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