Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Ubuntu 6.06 --> 6.10 upgrade = not good...

Tried to upgrade my ubuntu virtual machine from 6.06 (Dapper Drake) to 6.10 (Edgy Eft), using the nice GUI thingy.

But... upgrade process bombed out a couple of times on some packages, but was able to continue, then totally bombed and failed. Then the package updater thing was in a bad state, asking for some commands to be run, tho that didn't help.

Couldn't be bothered trying to fix it, as I've heard a few other people have nightmares with this same upgrade, so just created a new 6.10 virtual machine from scratch and got rid of the 6.06/failed upgrade one - only takes about 30 mins to build a new virtual one, compared to 2 hrs to get a (failed) upgrade.

Shame really - never had trouble upgrading Ubuntu before. Lucky I hadn't done too much work on that virtual machine :-)

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