Update Manager cannot install the upgrades in my initramfs

Bug #232081 reported by Fernando on 2008-05-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

First off, the setting: Dell box, Celeron 1.0 GHZ, 256 MB ram, 8GB hard drive running Ubuntu Server 7.10 mainly running Apache to serve a few small sites.

Tried to upgrade to 8.04 by running do-release-upgrade from update-manager-core. All the packages were up-to-date 7.10 packages (I had just run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade). It downloaded all the files and ran through and installed everything until it gets to initramfs-tools. It then says:

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-server
dpkg: subprocess post-installation script killed by signal (Interrupt)

Could not install the upgrades

The upgrade aborts now. Your system could be in an unusable state. A
recovery will run now (dpkg --configure -a).

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and
include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bugreport.
E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

Setting up initramfs-tools (0.85eubuntu36) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-server
^[[13~
Could not install the upgrades

The upgrade aborts now. Your system could be in an unusable state. A
recovery will run now (dpkg --configure -a).

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and
include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bugreport.
installArchives() failed

I've attached two of the three files in dist-upgrade; the third, apt-term.log, I can't attach, because I can't get it off my server using WinSCP (I get a permission denied error). If you need it, email me: LinuxMercedesATTgmailDAWTcom (I'll let you guess what my email is =])

Fernando (linuxmercedes) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Please attach the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade to this bugreport. Especially apt-term.log is currently missing. A error like this usually is generated when ctrl-c is pressed during the install. Did you (accidentally) press this key combination?

 Thanks Michael

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Fernando (linuxmercedes) wrote :

Ok, I'll attach the files.

I fixed the problem by running sudo update-initramfs. It worked fine. I'm pretty sure I didn't hit Ctrl-C while this was running; I don't think I had my hands on the keyboard, even.

I've added everything in /var/log/dist-upgrade.

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → New
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

From main.log:

2008-05-19 18:11:23,629 ERROR SystemError from cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
2008-05-19 18:11:23,657 WARNING cache.commit() raised a SystemError but pkg_failures count is 0
2008-05-19 18:11:23,658 DEBUG running apport_pkgfailure() update-manager: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
2008-05-19 18:11:23,692 DEBUG can't find apport gui
2008-05-19 18:12:01,289 DEBUG no file '/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20archive' 2008-05-19 18:12:02,540 ERROR SystemError from cache.commit(): installArchives() failed 2008-05-19 18:12:02,541 WARNING cache.commit() raised a SystemError but pkg_failures count is 0 2008-05-19 18:12:02,542 DEBUG running apport_pkgfailure() update-manager: SystemError in cache.commit(): installArchives() failed 2008-05-19 18:12:02,546 DEBUG can't find apport gui
2008-05-19 18:12:02,822 DEBUG no file '/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20archive'

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

This ticket is tagged gutsy2hardy, an upgrade path that is no longer supported. Is there still anything left that needs to be done in a later release?

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