Comment 0 for bug 188797

Binary package hint: update-manager

I initially tried upgrading from feisty to gutsy (running amd64) the easy way via the update notifier, which failed without any useful error messages. I then tried it again from the command line via aptitude hoping to get some more useful information, but it only got me:

# do-release-upgrade
Checking for a new ubuntu release
Done Upgrade tool signature
Done Upgrade tool
Done downloading
extracting '/tmp/tmpAwENSE/gutsy.tar.gz'
authenticate '/tmp/tmpAwENSE/gutsy.tar.gz' against '/tmp/tmpAwENSE/gutsy.tar.gz.gpg'

Reading cache

Checking package manager
Reading package lists: Done
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release.gpg
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/restricted Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/restricted Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/main Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/restricted Sources
Done http://c.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-backports Release.gpg
Done http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release.gpg
Hit http://c.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-backports Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release
Done http://c.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-backports Release
Done http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release
Hit http://c.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-backports/main/debian-installer Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse Sources
Done downloading
Reading package lists: Done feisty-backports/main/debian-installer Packages: 93
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Done http://c.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-backports/main/debian-installer release-upgrader-dpkg 1.14.5ubuntu11.2
Done http://c.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-backports/main/debian-installer release-upgrader-apt 0.6.46.4ubuntu10.3
Done downloading

Reading cache

Checking package manager
Reading package lists: Done
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release.gpg
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/restricted Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/restricted Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/main Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/restricted Sources
Done http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release
Done http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse Sources
Done downloading

Updating repository information
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release.gpg
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates Release
Done http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates Release
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Sources
Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Sources
Done http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release
Done http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Sources
Done downloading

Checking package manager
Reading package lists: Donegutsy-security/multiverse Packages: 93
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done

Asking for confirmation

Support for some applications ended
Canonical Ltd. no longer provides support for the following software packages. You can still get support from the community.

If you have not enabled community maintained software (universe), these packages will be suggested for removal at the end of the upgrade.
binfmt-support
emacs21
emacs21-bin-common
emacs21-common
feisty-session-splashes
festlex-cmu
festlex-poslex
festvox-kallpc16k
gcj-4.1-base
gij-4.1
gnome-cups-manager
gxine
libdb3
libevms-2.5
libgcj7-jar
libgda2-3
libgda2-common
libglib1.2
libgnomecupsui1.0-1c2a
libgtk1.2
libgtk1.2-common
liblzo1
libportaudio0
libslab0
libstlport5.1
libttf2
libxmlsec1
libxmlsec1-nss
libxmlsec1-openssl
openoffice.org-filter-mobiledev
pmount
rcs
ttf-baekmuk
vnc-common
xmms
xvncviewer

Restoring original system state

Aborting
Reading package lists: Donefeisty-security/multiverse Packages: 93
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done
Reading state information: Done

again, without really telling me much. Poking around in /usr/share/update-manager similarly didn't turn up anything of note (I can attach all the files if this will help). There was a reported bug with evms for upgrades in a related bug report, but uninstalling this had no effect.

Any ideas what is going on?

Tim