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UpgradingArtistX07toUbuntu1004LTS

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Saved by Paul G. Taylor
on January 5, 2011 at 11:16:08 am
 

Upgrading ArtistX 0.7 [previously upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04] to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

 

A couple of days ago, on the spur of the moment, since I was still up at 2 am and could download as much as I liked for no charge until 8 am, I began the process of upgrading my installed version of ArtistX 0.7, which I had previously upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04, to the latest version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

 

One factor that spurred me on to do this was that every time I used the System Update I got a message that "Your version of this OS is no longer supported", or words to that effect. So, although everytning was working fine and I had no issues outstanding with the OS other than that, I decided to take the bull by the horns and upgrade. Besides, I had already upgraded once before without any ill effects and, by upgrading to the LTS version I could look forward to years of support without having to do anything except the many security updates that keep occurring.

 

I set the process in motion and went to bed, expecting to find the download complete in the morning. However, when I got up just after 8 am I found that, while most of the files had downloaded successfully, there were a few that had been corrupted and needed to be re-downloaded. Since this was a relatively small amount to download I just went ahead, restarting the upgrade and allowing the failed files to be downloaded.

 

Once these were downloaded and verified the process continued with installing the new versions of over 4,000 applications in this large distribution. Every so often a pop-up window asked whether I wanted to keep the existing configuration or use the developer's configuration. In nearly all cases I chose to keep the existing file but, for some that seemed more technical, I chose the developer's file. All went well, apparently, until I got to the final stages of the upgrade when it aborted with errors. I re-ran the System Upgrade again, but it never got to the stage of 'Cleaning Up' and finishing. I tried using apt-get to sort out any configuration or dependency problems and the system now says that it is complete, but in fact I have problems.

 

  • I have no sound.

  • I cannot use the printer/scanner.

  • I've lost my splash screen and have an ugly brown one from Ubuntu.

  • My VirtualBox will no longer run, complaining about the kernel and asking me to re-compile with certain changes.

  • There may be more, it is early days in testing.

 

 

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