could not calculate upgrade with old kernel package installed

Bug #47648 reported by Martin Pitt on 2006-05-31
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

breezy amd64 install with not too many customizations. u-m -d could not calculate the upgrade, I'll attach the logs.

I'll also attach my apt.sources.




dist-upgrade-term.log was empty.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

2006-05-31 12:59:13,682 DEBUG The package 'linux-image-2.6.10-6-amd64-generic' is marked for removal but it's in the removal blacklist
2006-05-31 12:59:20,253 ERROR Dist-upgrade failed: 'A essential package would have to be removed'

-> after removing this hoary kernel image it works.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for this bugreport.

The problem is indeed that it will refuse to remove kernel images on the upgrade because it has (currently) no way to know if/when the kernel was used.


Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Why is that a problem? Of course the kernel should not be removed, but why can't it just stay around when doing the upgrade?

Paul Dufresne (paulduf) wrote :

Moving to confirmed (was new).

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
to be removed (liw) wrote :

I attempted to reproduce this with breezy running under kvm. Apart from kvm related issues that made it difficult, I also failed to get update-manager to actually do an upgrade: archives have changed, and other stuff has probably changed, too, so nothing happened.

(Not sure if reproduction is required.)

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

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. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

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

I'm closing this report because upgrading from breezy is no longer supported. Thanks.

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