Dapper update manager could not calculate the upgrade

Bug #234223 reported by Dave Hollingworth on 2008-05-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager


I'm trying to upgrade Xubuntu 6.06 to 6.10 using the alternate CD. My installation of 6.06 is unmodified from the install, and I don't have network access (hence why I'm trying to upgrade - I would have installed a later version but none of the live CDs would display anything - 6.06 was the only version that I got to work with my display). The reason I want to upgrade is to try and get my network access working (it recognises my wireless network card but won't connect).

So using the 6.10 alternate CD (that has a valid MD5 checksum and that I burnt at 2x), I do

gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

then say no to the "do you want to download packages from the network" (because I can't)

and then it says this:

Could not calculate the upgrade
A unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade.
Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package
 and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bugreport.

So I'm reporting the bug (hopefully this is the right place!) as it asks. I'll attach the files it says (apt.log & main.log - term.log was present too but empty).

I'm not a total newbie but my experience of Linux so far hasn't been too command-liney (happy to follow instructions though!).

Any help in trying to get Xubuntu working on my PC would be greatly appreciated!

Best wishes,

Dave Hollingworth (pastelvasco) wrote :
Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) wrote :

Thanks for your report. As the necessary files have been attached, I am confirming this bug.

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

From main.log:

2008-05-23 07:39:30,000 ERROR IOError in cache.update(): 'Failed to fetch http://es.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'es.archive.ubuntu.com'
Failed to fetch http://es.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper-updates/Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'es.archive.ubuntu.com'
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper-security/Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com'
'. Retrying (currentRetry: 0)

Possibly a connectivity issue or a transient network problem.

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 46245, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Looking at this again main.log indicates the following:

2008-05-23 07:39:29,657 DEBUG useNetwork: 'True' (selected by user)

Are you certain that you choose No? Additionally did you have the alternate Xubuntu CD? You might also try upgrading to Hardy and skipping the other releases.

Changed in update-manager:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2008-11-13
Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → r0lf
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

dapper2edgy no longer supported. Closing as wontfix. Please open a new report if you are still affected by something similar in a later release.

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: r0lf → nobody
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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