Kubuntu 13.10 upgrade available but it fails

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  1. URDRWHO

    URDRWHO Member

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    I have been using Kubuntu 13.10 and it has been running well. Yesterday I received a notification that an upgrade to 14.04 was available. I started the installation but it failed and I received a message that it could not calculate the upgrade. There was more but that is the basis of the failure.


    I've researched online an apparently what could be stopping the install is a PPA. Ok but then my question is which PPA?

    Or is there something else that is stopping the install?

    Problems appearing and I'm thinking that I should have a good back-up plan but I have none. I am not even sure which program would work for a backup, should I copy the partition to an external drive, etc.????
  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    What PPAs do you have enabled? Of those being used, how many support 14.04?
  3. URDRWHO

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    What command line should I use to see which PPA's are enabled?

    Does this help?

    # deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ dists/precise/main/binary-i386/

    # deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/
    # deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ precise main restricted

    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates multiverse

    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository.
    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
    ## developers who want to ship their latest software.
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main
    deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-proposed multiverse main restricted universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-backports universe restricted multiverse main





    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  4. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I like this script (from Ask Ubuntu)
    Code:
    #! /bin/sh
    # listppa Script to get all the PPA installed on a system ready to share for reininstall
    for APT in `find /etc/apt/ -name \*.list`; do
        grep -o "^deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/[a-z0-9\-]\+/[a-z0-9\-]\+" $APT | while read ENTRY ; do
            USER=`echo $ENTRY | cut -d/ -f4`
            PPA=`echo $ENTRY | cut -d/ -f5`
            echo sudo apt-add-repository ppa:$USER/$PPA
        done
    done
    but you can use Ubuntu's software sources program. Also, take a look in:
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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  6. URDRWHO

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    Thanks for the ideas.

    I had to remove the Nvidia driver and then it updated.

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