Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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Upgrade-killing Bug
by fretinator on Thu 30th Oct 2008 16:06 UTC
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2005-07-06

Just in case this happens to you:

I did a dist-upgrade to 8.10 from 8.04. When it got to the stage of upgrading some mono packages, it tried to stop and start Apache. I don't know what it was doing, but it hung forever (I let it sit there for several hours). Finally, I realized it was never going to finish. I tried hitting Ctrl-C, but that would have killed the whole upgrade and would have required me to install from scratch. The key was to open a terminal and do a "killall apache2", which allowed the process to continue.

I reported this at Launchpad, but I thought it might save someone out there from having to re-install their system.

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RE: Upgrade-killing Bug
by ashigabou on Thu 30th Oct 2008 16:37 in reply to "Upgrade-killing Bug"
ashigabou Member since:
2005-11-11

Just in case this happens to you:

I did a dist-upgrade to 8.10 from 8.04. When it got to the stage of upgrading some mono packages, it tried to stop and start Apache. I don't know what it was doing, but it hung forever (I let it sit there for several hours). Finally, I realized it was never going to finish. I tried hitting Ctrl-C, but that would have killed the whole upgrade and would have required me to install from scratch.


No, apt-get is much more robust than that. You can ctrl+C and restart most of the time. You should also keep in mind that for ubuntu, apt-get dist-upgrade is not the recommended method: update-manager -d is.

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RE[2]: Upgrade-killing Bug
by fretinator on Thu 30th Oct 2008 19:25 in reply to "RE: Upgrade-killing Bug"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

No, apt-get is much more robust than that. You can ctrl+C and restart most of the time. You should also keep in mind that for ubuntu, apt-get dist-upgrade is not the recommended method: update-manager -d is.


To clarify, I was doing update-manager -d. I wasn't sure what would happen if I restarted the process. Thanks for the input.

One other "show stopper I had is logging into gnome after the upgrade. After logging in, I never got to the desktop, it would just sit there with the brown background. KDE worked, so I figured it was just gnome being picky about the network. The wireless card was buggy after the upgrade. I have to enter my WEP key 2 or 3 times each time I login for it to "take" with 8.10. I've seen that as a common problem with 8.10. Anyway, the gnome solution was to 1 time do the "gnome safe mode" session (or whatever it is called). I then made it to the desktop, and I've had no trouble since. Upgrades always represent a challenge, but with Ubuntu this is actually the first time I've had any. I remember going from 7.04 to 7.10 to 8.04 without a problem. I don't think these issues were that major, but they might throw some people off so I posted the solutions.

Edited 2008-10-30 19:32 UTC

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