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theory_prof 02-11-2009 02:18 PM

late dist upgrade from Feisty
 
I have an older system, which runs Feisty. I tried to upgrade to 7.10 (with the idea to go to the newest distribution eventually) but I get

Error during update

Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]



Is it not possible to upgrade from Feisty any longer?

alan_ri 02-11-2009 02:38 PM

It looks like the upgrade is not supported anymore,but I'm not sure.Try this commands;
Code:

sudo sed -e 's/\sfeisty/ gutsy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade

Sreach with google,you should find if the upgrade is possible.
Why don't you download and install a newer version?

theory_prof 02-11-2009 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alan_ri (Post 3440091)
It looks like the upgrade is not supported anymore,but I'm not sure.Try this commands;
Code:

sudo sed -e 's/\sfeisty/ gutsy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade

Sreach with google,you should find if the upgrade is possible.
Why don't you download and install a newer version?

Hm, yes you replace feisty with gutsy everywhere, I understand.
But is this the same as a "distribution upgrade" under the graphical
update manager? Also, why is the graphical update manager trying to load packages from the feisty repository?

Of course, I can reinstall but then much customization goes out the door, like crossover office, latex, etc...

alan_ri 02-11-2009 04:03 PM

Yes,it should work as a upgrade.Support for the Feisty ended on Sunday, October 19, 2008.Support for the Gutsy ends in April 2009,so you should consider installing a newer version.Package manager is trying to download what is supposed to download;packages for the Feisty,but the problem is that those packages are not in the repos anymore because the support ended in the October 2008 and the repos are closed.

theory_prof 02-11-2009 04:53 PM

Thanks! I will do the command line upgrade then.

alan_ri 02-11-2009 05:07 PM

Consider making a backup,just in case if things go wrong,but I strongly believe they want.

theory_prof 02-11-2009 06:30 PM

Of course, thanks.
Quote:

Originally Posted by alan_ri (Post 3440252)
Consider making a backup,just in case if things go wrong,but I strongly believe they want.


syg00 02-11-2009 07:40 PM

I've never liked the upgrade anyway - and skipping "releases" can be a nightmare.
I run with /home on a separate partition, and have never had a problem doing full re-installs. Everything (I need) "just works". Even when I have had to go back to the prior release again - I have had to do this a few times as I tend to install the alpha/beta. As such I also install into a new partition, and re-use the /home - so I "flip-flop" the "system" partition as releases come along. To avoid situations like yours, I always ensure I re-install any back-level systems up to "current" just prior to the new release going GA.
Works for me.

alan_ri 02-11-2009 07:56 PM

Yeah,syg,that's the smart way to do it. :cool:


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