updater really messed up my system (raring 13.04)

Asked by Mark Orr on 2013-04-10

I used the software updater on my new 13.04 version and it messed up many things. I should mention that it showed at least a couple dozen updates - which I said to install. Then, problems galore. I could start programs but the would not close - although they did reach a state of unuseability/

Pleas, how can I best go back to 12.10 .... or reinstall 13.04 completely?

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) 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. There is also a vibrant support community available at http://askubuntu.com and you might consider asking your question there.

Okay, it isn't possible to downgrade. This might help:

Boot into recovery mode by holding shift after pressing the power button until you get a menu. From this menu, select the "Fix Broken Packages" option. After a while, it should return to the menu and you can select "Resume Normal Boot".

Hope this helps

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