I can't Upgrade to Gutsy using adept - no "Version Upgrade" button show

Asked by Pak on 2007-10-18

I looking for the answer in the other question, but I can't find solution.
I tryed to do all explained here
http://kubuntu.org/announcements/7.10-release.php
to do complete upgrade using Adept.
My system is updated, I signed "Recommended updates" repository, but the "Version Upgrade" button isn't show...

How can I show it?

Thanks
Paolo

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Pak (paolo-tezza) said : #1

SOLVED
There are new packages of adept now in "proposal" repository

I installed its and now all works

mr.goose (editor-garfnet) said : #2

Not quite I'm afraid.

Click the button and the Upgrade Wizard appears...

Upgrade Wizard.
A new distribution version is available. Click next if you wish to upgrade.

So I click the "next" button.

Next an error dialog appears

Error
Could not download the release announcement. Please check that your internet connection is active.

Bryan Haskins (bryan-h) said : #3

upgrade-manager -d
That should do.

Pak wrote:
> New question #15370 on Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/15370
>
> I looking for the answer in the other question, but I can't find solution.
> I tryed to do all explained here
> http://kubuntu.org/announcements/7.10-release.php
> to do complete upgrade using Adept.
> My system is updated, I signed "Recommended updates" repository, but the "Version Upgrade" button isn't show...
>
> How can I show it?
>
> Thanks
> Paolo
>
>
>

mr.goose (editor-garfnet) said : #4

Nope. Sorry Bryan it returns...
bash: upgrade-manager: command not found

Do you mean...
update-manager -d

If so, then that hangs on the "Downloading package information" dialog at "downloading file 62 of 75"

Best wishes, G.

Rob Thijssen (grenade) said : #5

try changing any "deb http... security ..." lines in /etc/apt/sources.list to "deb ftp ... security ..."

mr.goose (editor-garfnet) said : #6

Thanks for that idea Rob. Unfortunately I got fed up with messing about so I took drastic action.
First I backed up my entire home drive to a NAS box (using mirrordir).

sudo mirrordir -v --no-chmod --no-chown /home/garf/ /mnt/smb4k/nas-00/garf-bak/

(I used --no-chmod and --no-chown switches because my NAS boxes won't let me change permissions via SAMBA. Ignore these if you are backing up to a USB drive or similar)

Then I did this...

sudo sed -e 's/\sfeisty/ gutsy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Note, this should be considered a last resort and it is not the generally recommended way. Basically it points your /etc/apt/sources.list at the gutsy repos. Then when you do the sudo apt-get upgrade it thinks you have lots of out of date packages, in my case 2GB worth, and tries to upgrade them all, package by package.

I ran into a few minor dependency issues, which generally I fixed by completely un-installing what ever app was causing the problem running "sudo apt-get upgrade" again and trying to reinstall the misbehaving app at the end of the upgrade. Some apps have known dependency issues that were not fixed in time for the Gutsy release. Gwenrename for example kept on conflicting with Gwenview... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gwenrename/+bug/140012

I find Gwenview very useful but very seldom use Gwenrename because it is very poor compared to Krename. Therefore I shed no tears about dumping it.

I now have a fully working gutsy, with no dependency issues at all. And to celebrate I just got my USB-DVB TV stick working with Kaffeine!

I hope this helps someone. Best wishes, G.