Update Manager fails when updating from 14.04 to 16.04 at Installing new version of config file /etc/cron.daily/upstart

Bug #1525955 reported by David Pearson on 2015-12-14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

attempting to update from 14.04 LTS to 16.04LTS per


downloads latest updates and upgrade packages.. Sytem totally freezes around 3/4 of the way thru the actually install.. No mouse or keyboard input.. Left machine for 30 mins at this point incase it was just taking time..

LAst three lines showing in the update were
"installed Plymouth
Installing new version of config file /etc/x11/xsession.d/99upstart
Installing new version of config file /etc/cron.daily/upstart"

Physical restart needed to get machine working..

booted to CL login ( no X or gui available)

Wouldn't login using normal user credentials

PC Spec

MSI Z97 Gaming mobo 5, i5 4690k with 16 gig Ram, 2TB HDD and AMD 6790 GPU

tags: added: dist-upgrade
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I was unable to recreate this today, January 27th, when doing a upgrade of a stock Trusty system to Xenial.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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