upgrading to feisty

Asked by Sebastian Geiger on 2007-04-18

im planning to upgrade my ubuntu edgy eft 6.10 in the next days when 7.04 has been released.

im now wondering whats the easiest way to do the upgrade, e.g can i just install over an existing installation or do i need to backup my files first? does the feisty installer come with an upgrade funktion?


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Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said : #2

Thanks Alan Pope, that solved my question.

Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said : #3

yesterday i would have had the option to upgrade my 6.10 installation to 7.04 but i choose to wait and see what issues other people have whilst updating, now a few days later, having carefully read the instructions about upgrading and reading that many people successfully upgraded to 7.04 i now decided to upgrade my self, how ever i can not see the upgrade button on the update manager anymore.
might it be connected to the fact the the version 0.46 is already installed, it asked me to update on saturday.

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #4

Try to start the update manager from a commandline terminal in the following way:

sudo update-manager -c -d

I hope this helps

Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said : #5

seems the reason is that i activated proposed updates in synaptic and there fore update-manager 0.45.3 was installed instead of 0.45.2 so now the upgread button is not available anymore, should i mark that as a bug?

Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said : #6

sudo update-manager -c -d
warning: could not initiate dbus
Unhandled exception in thread started by
Error in sys.excepthook:

Original exception was:

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #7

What happens with

sudo update-manager -d


Best Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said : #8

i manually downgraded to 0.45.2 using

sudo apt-get install update-manager=0.45.2
it didnt seem to cause any dependency problems
i filed this as a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+bug/109216