problems with 10.04 upgrade to 12.04

Dave Howorth dhoworth at
Mon Sep 10 15:03:31 UTC 2012

Marius Gedminas wrote:
> It leaves you with a consistent package state, but the upgrade not
> necessarily complete.
>> What's the next step? Run do-release-upgrade again?
> The next (and hopefully last) step would be
>   sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> since do-release-upgrade would just tell you (incorrectly) you're
> already running precise -- as far as I remember from my own experience
> with failed distribution upgrades.

I decided to try do-release-upgrade, since your prognosis was that it
would just fail without causing more damage, and the bug comment that
Noop pointed me back to hinted that it might work. The good news is that
it did work and the system is now running precise.

There's still one outstanding issue which is that the graphics display
is borked. Both the grub menu and the splash screen are now using modes
that my monitor can't cope with. But that will have to wait until I've
upgraded all the perl modules that were effectively uninstalled by the
perl 5.10.1 -> 5.14.2 upgrade.

I'll post an update to the bug report after I figure out the graphics

Thanks for your help.

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