Offline upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10 fails (using kubuntu 8.10 alternate iso)

Bug #306287 reported by Sharad Popli on 2008-12-08
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am attempting an offline distribution upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10 using the kubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso

The process terminates with this message: "Could not calculate the upgrade"

Here is the system information:

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04

$ apt-cache policy update-manager
  Installed: 1:0.87.30
  Candidate: 1:0.87.30
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.87.30 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

And attached are the logs from /var/log/dist-upgrade/

Anyone else stumbled upon this?

Sharad Popli (sharad.popli) wrote :
Jon Charge (seropith) wrote :

I would like to attempt reproduction. What are the approximate hardware specifications to include H.D.D. of your target system?

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

Could you please purge gnumeric
sudo apt-get remove --purge gnumeric

and retry the upgrade ? Tell us if it helps.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Sharad Popli (sharad.popli) wrote :

Hello and thanks for your responses.

@ Jean-Baptiste Lallement:
It didn't work. However we now possibly have a different error.

/var/log/dist-upgrade# grep -i error *
main.log:2008-12-09 12:14:14,645 DEBUG svg pixbuf loader failed (Error displaying image)
main.log:2008-12-09 12:14:19,428 DEBUG running doUpdate() (showErrors=False)
main.log:2008-12-09 12:14:28,493 DEBUG running doUpdate() (showErrors=True)
main.log:2008-12-09 12:16:43,846 ERROR Dist-upgrade failed: 'A essential package would have to be removed'

Some relevant lines from main.log:
2008-12-09 12:16:15,498 DEBUG Marking 'ubuntu-desktop' for upgrade
2008-12-09 12:16:15,509 DEBUG Marking 'kubuntu-desktop' for upgrade
2008-12-09 12:16:16,503 DEBUG metapkg 'ubuntu-desktop' installed but markedDelete
2008-12-09 12:16:16,504 DEBUG metapkg 'ubuntu-desktop' installed but markedDelete
2008-12-09 12:16:16,535 DEBUG The package 'ubuntu-desktop' is marked for removal but it's in the removal blacklist
2008-12-09 12:16:43,846 ERROR Dist-upgrade failed: 'A essential package would have to be removed'

Some historical context that may be useful. This was a clean Ubuntu 8.04 install and the kubuntu-desktop part was later added via the Internet. Now, I'm trying to offline upgrade using the kubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso (from the HD itself mounted using the loopback option)

The logs are attached.

@ JonCharge:
I'm not sure what you mean. Are you asking about the hard disk partitions? If so, here is the relevant output of df -h:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg1-root 12G 5.2G 6.2G 46% /
                      696M 696M 0 100% /media/cdrom0

Anything else?

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you? Thanks in advance.

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

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