[Novalug] Solved (was Re: Ubuntu Upgrade Problems)
greg at pryzby.org
Fri Jul 4 14:19:59 EDT 2008
There is an distribution upgrade application now (7.x) where you run
this command, it asks if you want to upgrade to a new distro and makes
all the chances.
6.X to 7 wasn't clear but 7.10 to 8.04 was braindead simple
On 7/4/08, Roger W. Broseus <RogerB at bronord.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the tip. I did not have the sources you mentioned in my
> sources.list but they WERE in a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d. I
> blotted-out these files (renamed them) and now the installer / upgrader is
> I still think that the upgrader should be more used friendly to end-users.
> My Aunt Martha could never have fingered this out.
> On Thu, July 3, 2008 12:51 pm, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Roger W. Broseus <rogerb at bronord.com>
>>> I hate to say it but I feel like I'm back in MS-land. Maybe someone
>>> could share their sources.list that worked for my situation -
>>> going up from 7.04 to 7.10?
>>> The last two attempts at upgrading Ubuntu automagically using
>>> System | Administration | Update Manager
>>> failed and for similar problems: failure to connect to servers (404s)
>>> Now, going from 7.04 to 7.10, I see errors during "preparing the
>>> upgrade" like:
>>> Failed to fetch
>>> 404 Not Found
>> Edgy (6.10) is not supported anymore, so there are no more security
>> repos for it. You sure you're not trying to go from 6.10 to 7.10
>> (which isn't allowed)? Get rid of edgy-security. Change all
>> occurences of "edgy" to "feisty" and run "sudo apt-get update && sudo
>> apt-get dist-upgrade" then change them all from "feisty" to "gutsy"
>> and do that again.
>> Mackenzie Morgan
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