no hardy update button in update-manager

Bug #225604 reported by wilk on 2008-05-02
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

update-manager won't propose the upgrade from Gutsy to Hardy. I'm running a Xubuntu Gutsy on an EeePC (lsb_release -a indicates Ubuntu 7.10).
According to update-manager -c -d, my system is up to date and doesn't show the dist-upgrade button. I also tried do-release-upgrade, who "checks for a new ubuntu release" for several minutes before displaying "No new release found"

I removed my custom sources.list and created a new one from synaptic which contains only :
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-security main universe restricted multiverse

What can be wrong ?

I could of course make the change gutsy->hardy in the sources.list but I'd rather upgrade the clean way.

grheard (grheard) wrote :

I also have no upgrade option. I've been running the vanilla gutsy 7.10 on my IBM thinkpad T42. I have not modified the package manager in any way. The update manager simply says everything is up-to-date.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Normally pressing "check" in update-manager should make the button appear.

What happens if you run (in a terminal):
$ w3m http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release
?

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
grheard (grheard) wrote :
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Here is the output from $ w3m http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release

Dist: warty
Name: Warty Warthog
Version: 04.10
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 07:28:17 UTC
Supported: 0
Description: This is the warty warthog release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/warty/Release

Dist: hoary
Name: Hoary Hedgehog
Version: 05.04
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 08:18:19 UTC
Supported: 0
Description: This is the Hoary Hedgehog release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hoary/Release

Dist: breezy
Name: Breezy Badger
Version: 05.10
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 19:34:42 UTC
Supported: 0
Description: This is the Breezy Badger release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/breezy/Release

Dist: dapper
Name: Dapper Drake
Version: 6.06 LTS
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 9:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the Dapper Drake release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/DapperReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/dapper.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/dapper.tar.gz.gpg

Dist: edgy
Name: Edgy Eft
Version: 6.10
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the Edgy Eft release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/EdgyReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy-updates/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/edgy.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy-updates/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/edgy.tar.gz.gpg

Dist: feisty
Name: Feisty Fawn
Version: 7.04
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:00:00 +0200
Supported: 1
Description: This is the 7.04 release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/ReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/feisty.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/feisty.tar.gz.gpg

Dist: gutsy
Name: Gutsy Gibbon
Version: 7.10
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the 7.10 release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/ReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/gutsy.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/gutsy.tar.gz.gpg

Dist: hardy
Name: Hardy Heron
Version: 8.04 LTS
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 12:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the 8.04 LTS release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/ReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/dist-upgrader-all/curr...

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Wilhelm Kuntner (kwk-inode) wrote :

I have the same problem: no »upgrade button«
(Ubuntu 7.10)

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The output of the file looks good - so you don't see a upgrade button even with the latest update-manager from gutsy-updates? Is there any output when you run "update-manager" on a terminal window? Does the file /home/egon/.update-manager-core/meta-release contain a reference to hardy?

grheard (grheard) wrote :

The meta-release file in my /home/gheard/.update-manager-core/meta-release does not contain any reference to hardy.

Here are the contents of the file:

Dist: warty
Name: Warty Warthog
Version: 04.10
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 07:28:17 UTC
Supported: 0
Description: This is the warty warthog release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/warty/Release

Dist: hoary
Name: Hoary Hedgehog
Version: 05.04
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 08:18:19 UTC
Supported: 0
Description: This is the Hoary Hedgehog release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hoary/Release

Dist: breezy
Name: Breezy Badger
Version: 05.10
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 19:34:42 UTC
Supported: 0
Description: This is the Breezy Badger release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/breezy/Release

Dist: dapper
Name: Dapper Drake
Version: 6.06 LTS
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 9:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the Dapper Drake release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/DapperReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/dapper.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/dapper.tar.gz.gpg

Dist: edgy
Name: Edgy Eft
Version: 6.10
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the Edgy Eft release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/EdgyReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy-updates/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/edgy.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy-updates/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/edgy.tar.gz.gpg

Dist: feisty
Name: Feisty Fawn
Version: 7.04
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:00:00 +0200
Supported: 1
Description: This is the 7.04 release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/ReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/feisty.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/feisty.tar.gz.gpg

Dist: gutsy
Name: Gutsy Gibbon
Version: 7.10
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the 7.10 release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/ReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/gutsy.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/gutsy.tar.gz.gpg

Wilhelm Kuntner (kwk-inode) wrote :

Alternatively doing a network-upgrade from Gutsy (7.10) to Hardy (8.04) by using the »alternate cd install« works fine.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades#head-7311a7de9fdf1ca310c6937460c0a9d33f54279d

wilk (j-cubizolles) wrote :

I gave, changed gutsy->hardy in /etc/apt/sources.list and sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and everything went smoothly...

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for following up. I'm closing this report due to your last comment. Don't hesitate to submit any new bug.

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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