Upgrade notifications vanished

Asked by Alessander Botti Benevides on 2011-12-18

Hi,

I am on a Kubuntu 11.04 64 bit. My problem is that the upgrade notifications for 11.10 are gone. They appeared for a while and suddenly vanished.

Some information:
* In KPackageKit, in "Settings" -> "Edit Software Sources" -> "Updates" -> "Release Upgrade" -> is set to "Normal Releases";
* $ sudo do-release-upgrade -c
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  No new release found
* $ sudo do-release-upgrade -c -d
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* $ sudo do-release-upgrade -c -p
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* $ /usr/lib/update-manager/check-new-release
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

Regarding those flags in "do-release-upgrade":
       -c, --check-dist-upgrade-only
              Check only if a new distribution release is available and report the result via the exit code
       -d, --devel-release
              Check if upgrading to the latest devel release is possible
       -p, --proposed
              Try upgrading to the latest release using the upgrader from Ubuntu-proposed

Can you help me? I have no idea of the reason of this problem.

Thanks,
Alessander
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2011-12-19

If you run:

tail -n 1 /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades; echo; lsb_release -a; uname -a

what is output?

Thanks

The output is:

prompt=normal

LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty
Linux alessander-Vostro1310 2.6.38-13-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 8 16:53:51 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thank you very much!

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade

Will upgrade to Oneiric, you can also download, MD5 test and SLOWLY burn a CD of Oneiric (or use unetbootin to make a USB or SD card) and upgrade that way.

Thanks, but I already have "update-manager-core" installed in my system. So, the first solution does not work. Regarding the second solution, I am afraid to force an upgrade by the Oneiric CD and break my system. Maybe I should turn this question into a bug report. Thank you very much for the help.

Its not forcing an upgrade. Its one of the options in the CD initial boot screens and looks like this:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8LkYgdRQg5o/TlyHySlV8GI/AAAAAAAAAnE/g_NTkxOMDe8/s1600/ubiquity-upgrade.png

I suggest you report a bug, I got the 2 commands from the upgrade notes on the official documentation

I was able to upgrade by removing the sudo from the command line. So, the correct command line was "do-release-upgrade" instead of "sudo do-release-upgrade".

P.S.: Why "do-release-upgrade" works while "sudo do-release-upgrade" does not? It took a while for me to try "do-release-upgrade" and see that the root password would be asked later. Moreover, with the flags "-c -d" or "-c -p", the "sudo" command does not seems to affect the result of "do-release-upgrade".

I know that "sudo do-release-upgrade -c -d" returned "Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it." instead of "Run 'sudo do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.". However, IMHO, it makes more sense to run it with "sudo". Maybe, this can be considered an usability problem of "do-release-upgrade".

* $ sudo do-release-upgrade -c
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  No new release found
* $ do-release-upgrade -c
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* "$ sudo do-release-upgrade -c -d" or "$ do-release-upgrade -c -d"
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* "$ sudo do-release-upgrade -c -p" or "$ do-release-upgrade -c -p"
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

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