upgrade 9.04 to 9.10 always propose lucid instead of karmic

Asked by Teleios on 2011-06-16


I made an upgrade successfully from 8.10 to 9.04. Now I am trying to upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 but update manager propose 10.4 instead of 9.10.

Specifically, sudo do-release-upgrade fails:

"Checking for a new ubuntu release
Done Upgrade tool signature
Done Upgrade tool
Done downloading
extracting 'lucid.tar.gz'
authenticate 'lucid.tar.gz' against 'lucid.tar.gz.gpg'
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names

Reading cache

Checking package manager

Can not upgrade

An upgrade from 'jaunty' to 'lucid' is not supported with this tool."

How can I fix it?


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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

mycae (mycae) said : #2

Can you post your /etc/apt/sources.list?

I assume you followed this procedure?

I have the same problem as the OP-- after following the EOL Upgrade instructions, I get the same message. It is trying to upgrade to LTS (and, indeed, I want to upgrade to LTS) but it is "not supported with this tool." What other tool can we use?

fwiw, it seems like a bug to me.

Teleios (alejandro-willers) said : #4

Hi mycae,

I followed the official documentation so my /etc/apt/sources.list is:

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

Any idea?


Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

some ideas:
1. Is the jaunty system updated to the most recent patches (open terminal and issue sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade)
2. If do-release-upgrade continues to fail, another possibility is to download the karmic alternate CD and to do the upgrade with it

Teleios (alejandro-willers) said : #6

Thank you Manfred.

Suggestion 1 had already been tested but hte same problem occurs.

Regarding suggestion 2, that's exactly what I want to avoid.


Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

Does update-manager propose a release upgrade?
If yes, to what release?
If karmic, what is the effect of trying that?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

What output does

lsb_release -a
uname -a


I discovered a workaround (thanks to Fabio Marconi):

In the jaunty sources.list file, replace all instances of 'jaunty' with 'karmic' and run update-manager. That pulls in all the karmic updates, and then you reboot into karmic. then run do-release-upgrade to upgrade to lucid.

then struggle with xorg config, but that's a different question :)

tarkan_ (jellalitarek) said : #10

Hello !
This worked for me too, I was enable to upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04 LTS but when I've changed in the sources.list file the "jaunty" with "karmic" Ubuntu preopsed to make a partial upgrade then an Upgrade. Thank you for the tip.

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