Help! I cannot upgrade to New Ubuntu release 12.04.4 LTS

Rick Magraw rsmagraw at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 17:27:17 UTC 2014


As per Paul's instructions

rsm at rsm-laptop:~$  ls -l /var/cache/apt
total 32220
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16519059 2014-04-28 16:11 pkgcache.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16443005 2014-04-28 15:20 srcpkgcache.bin

rsm at rsm-laptop:~$  ls -l /home
total 24
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root  4096 2014-04-27 11:17 archives
drwx------  2 root root 16384 2008-10-15 09:34 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x 46 rsm  rsm   4096 2014-04-29 13:11 rsm
rsm at rsm-laptop:~$





On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 2:41 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:

> Rick Magraw wrote:
> > rsm at rsm-laptop:~$ ls -ld /var/cache/apt/archives
> > ls: cannot access /var/cache/apt/archives: No such file or directory
> > rsm at rsm-laptop:~$
> >
> > N.B. I did manually type in the original command lines.
>
> Well, that explains it. :) I think you mistyped the ln command because
> the "archives" directory is gone and there is no link with that name. It
> would also match the error message. The directory
> "/var/cache/apt/archives/partial" is indeed missing because the parent
> directory is missing as well and the file "/var/cache/apt/archives/lock"
> can't be opened because there is no directory for it. I Think it would
> be sufficient to run the ln command again:
>
> sudo ln -s /home/archives /var/cache/apt/
>
>
> Nils
>
>
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