Kubuntu 8.04 amd64 upgrade to 8.10 fails. Upgrade tool exits without messages.

Bug #278640 reported by PowerUser on 2008-10-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

 Kubuntu 8.04 x64 system (actually, network-updated from earlier versions).
 Network us working, no any proxies needed or whatever.
 I have several custom repositories added (for example Wine).

Problem description:
 1) I launch command kdesudo "adept_manager --dist-upgrade-devel" as suggested at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IntrepidUpgrades/Kubuntu
 2) Adept starts and offers version upgrade.
 3) When I selecting upgrade, upgrade wizard starts OK.
 4) Then, wizard downloads upgrade tool - OK too.
 5) Upgrade tool aka "Distribution Upgrade" starts.
 6) It starts first phase - "preparing to upgrade"
 7) Progressbar is moving.
 8) Then "Distribution Upgrade" tool exits without any messages.

 Upgrade tool unexpectedly terminates without any messages. Upgrade is impossible.
 It looks like tool did not changed software channels yet and terminated before this phase.

 It does not looks like this command started from console provides anything useful. So, any hints how to provide more info about this problem are welcome.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Could you please attach the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade to this bugreport? It should contain debug information to diagnose the problem.


Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: New → Incomplete

similar bug on x86 system - #277816

Ruben Smits (ruben-smits) wrote :

I have the same bug:

see attachment for the log-files

PowerUser (i-am-sergey) wrote :

Now this bug seems to be fixed, ok to close it. I'd updated my system to beta.

However system now completely messed up and I have a ton of issues probably because updater failed at final stages. Now I have Kubuntu 8.10 with 2.6.24 kernel since updater failed in last stages and then crashed. It looks like kernel was installed but GRUB boot.lst was not updated to use it. New bug 285563 filed. I'm thinking this bug OK to close since it no longer affects me.

domein (domein) wrote :

I have the same crash of update tool, without any messages. Here is my /var/run/dist-upgrade tar

domein (domein) on 2008-10-31
Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

I confirm this bug with same log files as from domein.

After download upgrade tool, installer waits for pressing button (like ok or ready, doesn't remeber). While it do this, i have done follow:
unpacked downloaded file (name like adept_managermt4Xjb.tmp in /tmp/kde-root/) in separate directory and edited file DistUpgradeViewKDE.py. There has method (about line 544) translate_widget(self, widget). I've changed it as follows, then repack file and place instead downloaded updater. Then pressed button 'next' and this tool after preparing and other steps started to download packages (I.e. doesn't crash).

    def translate_widget(self, widget):
        if isinstance(widget, QLabel) or isinstance(widget, QPushButton):
# if str(widget.text()) == "&Cancel":
# widget.setText(gettext.dgettext("kdelibs", "&Cancel"))
# if str(widget.text()) == "&Close":
# widget.setText(gettext.dgettext("kdelibs", "&Close"))
# elif str(widget.text()) != "":
# widget.setText( _(str(widget.text())).replace("_", "&") )

cd /tmp/kde-root/
mkdir tt
cp adept_managermt4Xjb.tmp tt
cd tt
tar -xzf adept_managermt4Xjb.tmp
rm adept_managermt4Xjb.tmp
vim DistUpgradeViewKDE.py
tar -czf adept_managermt4Xjb.tmp .
mv adept_managermt4Xjb.tmp ../

By the way, if this so problems with official upgrade tool, can I upgrade including KDE3 to KDE4 migration with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade?

Jguarda (j-guarda) wrote :

I updated last night and same happened. I have x64 system. I don't know how to repair, because the DLink DWL-G122 rev C1 is not enabled and the pc can not connect to the internet complete the upgrade. When starts to load KDE the screen freezes when shows a messages (small window) saying something that KDE theme can not be found, there is an "OK" button, but the mouse/keyboard are unresponsive. PLEASE HELP with directions to repair this.

Cleaning up. Is this still an issue in the current stable release?
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
assignee: Michael Vogt (mvo) → nobody
domein (domein1334) wrote :

I don't think so, 8.04 is old news.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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