Update manager gets stuck in 9.04 when trying to upgrade to karmic

Asked by Tulasi on 2009-11-06

Hi,

I have following version of ubuntu

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04
Codename: jaunty

and i wanted to update it to karmic. I have installed all the necessary updates on my laptop and and when using update manager to upgrade to karmic my update manager just stucks with out doing anything. Any hints if this upgrade is possible or not ?

Thanks in advance.

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2009-11-06
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2010-08-29

First press the "Alt key + F2" then in the box that pops up in that type "update-manager -d"

Tulasi (murtulasi) said : #2

Hi,

Thanks. But this did not solve as i tried already. After cmd opens update
manager when i cllick on upgrade it just gets stuck.

thanks,
tulasi

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:04 AM, ZachK_ <<email address hidden>
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> Your question #88831 on update-manager in ubuntu changed:
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> ZachK_ proposed the following answer:
> First press the "Alt key + F2" then in the box that pops up in that type
> "update-manager -d"
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Ok...hmmm...do a full install of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic via a Live CD

Tulasi (murtulasi) said : #4

Iam thinking of that to be as a last alternative as if i make a clean
installtion i will lose all my settings etc. Is there any other way to
proceed ahead with out losing data :-).

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:13 AM, ZachK_ <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> Your question #88831 on update-manager in ubuntu changed:
>
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+question/88831
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> ZachK_ proposed the following answer:
> Ok...hmmm...do a full install of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic via a Live CD
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+question/88831/+confirm?answer_id=2
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
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Back up your data. That's all I've got.

Shashank Sahni (shredder12) said : #6

I am not sure about your problem but it could be a bug in the update manager...
Keep the question open..

Christopher (soft-kristal) said : #7

There's a large (188MB, 112 file) update this morning and the Update Manager can't seem to get though libpython2.6. I've been waiting for 30 minutes for it to continue, but it's just stuck there.

But to fully check and upgrade your system using terminal using command line,
open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal

**Tip: right click with mouse on the top terminal windows title caption and select the menu item "Always on Top"
doing this you will force the terminal window to stay on top of the other windows and you will find very easy
to copy single row from this web page into the terminal...
Something more about using the terminal https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal

Then type or better copy and paste a row a time then press enter:
(Tip: select the single row to copy from this page then right click and select copy then click into the terminal window
and to quick paste click with middle button of mouse )

Copy and paste the rows below, copy and paste one row a time (see the **Tip) then press enter:

sudo cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg.backup
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo aptitude clean
sudo aptitude autoclean
sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg --clear-avail
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo aptitude install -f
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Hope this helps

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