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starrfleat 06-24-2014 02:04 PM

Linux Mint: Upgrade From 16 to 17 Failure
 
I followed these instructions to try to upgrade Mint 16 to Mint 17:
http://www.tecmint.com/upgrade-linux...linux-mint-17/

When I tried sudo apt-get update, followed by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, this is an excerpt of the output I get, right after it tries to start downloading the packages and installing:

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_TIME = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_MONETARY = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_ADDRESS = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_TELEPHONE = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_NAME = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_MEASUREMENT = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_IDENTIFICATION = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_NUMERIC = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_PAPER = "en_US.UTF-8",
LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16.
Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 17.
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
Can't exec "/tmp/sysv-rc.config.288651": Permission denied at /usr/share/perl/5.14/IPC/Open3.pm line 186.
open2: exec of /tmp/sysv-rc.config.288651 configure 2.88dsf-41ubuntu3 failed at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/ConfModule.pm line 59
dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: error: 1 expected program not found in PATH or not executable
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

Things crash, and I'm left at command prompt.
All attempts to reset or reload locales get a variation of this error:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_PAPER = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_ADDRESS = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_MONETARY = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_NUMERIC = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_TELEPHONE = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_IDENTIFICATION = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_MEASUREMENT = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_TIME = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_NAME = "en_US.UTF-8",
LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16.
Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 17.
Generating locales...
en_AG.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_AU.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_BW.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_CA.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_DK.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_GB.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_HK.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_IE.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_IN.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_NG.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_NZ.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_PH.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_SG.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_US.ISO-8859-1... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_US.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_ZA.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_ZM.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
en_ZW.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
es_GT.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
hu_HU.ISO-8859-2... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
hu_HU.UTF-8... /usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 236: localedef: command not found
failed
Generation complete.

I've Googled for solutions for this situation. All solutions fail.

I hope there's an alternative to just creating a separate partition for /home and then installing 17 from installation dvd or usb

yancek 06-25-2014 09:15 AM

If you look at the site below, you will see thr pros and cons of upgrading mint, more cons than pros.

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

The most obvious thing in your post is the error about locale not set. I don't know how to do that in Mint but you might start by doing an online search with that message.

starrfleat 06-25-2014 10:00 AM

re: yancek
 
>>> If you look at the site below, you will see thr pros and cons of upgrading mint, more cons than pros.

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

Yes, I was already quite aware of all this, before I tried the update/upgrade method.

>>>The most obvious thing in your post is the error about locale not set. I don't know how to do that in Mint but you might start by doing an online search with that message.

Yes, I've already done that. I think I may have to manually key it up with sudo nano, or find out where Linux Mint stores that info besides the standard places listed.

turtlebay777 06-28-2014 05:18 PM

With respect, my advise is to stop messing about with an upgrade and do a fresh install instead since installing from a DVD only takes about 10 minutes on a fairly old ex XP machine.

syg00 06-28-2014 07:30 PM

Agreed - I posted on this recently when I replaced Mint14 with Mint17.
I didn't need to, but decided to try mintbackup as suggested in the link above as I had seen mention that it doesn't work. Seemed to work, but with some caveats:
- has to be run from the real system, not a liveCD.
- the backup for the software selection, seems to get everything - not just what the user added. Useless to me.

With a separate /home partition the install went like a breeze - using a backup/restore should be likewise.


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