Chad Waters on 23 Mar 2010 06:23:29 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu: Dist-upgrade failed

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Eric <X> wrote:
> Well, I'm getting very irritated running Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid - (If
> you're thinking: "The rendering in %*!(^$|&# Firefox 3.0.x is BROKEN?"
> then we're on the same track.)
> I want to do a dist upgrade to 9.04  When I run the slick little GUI
> upgrade piece it tells me that there is an uncorrectable error. Looking
> at the dist-upgrade/20100323-0812/apt.log file I get this ominous line
> at the end:
> ERROR:root:Dist-upgrade failed: 'E:Unable to correct problems, you have
> held broken packages.'
> This is, of course, preceded by a lot of "Investingating..." and
> "Considering..." and "Removing..." messages.  ALL of them relate to
> OpenOffice.  Does this mean if I remove OpenOffice entirely then I'm
> likely to have the dist upgrade work?  Because I can do that!

How exactly did you try to upgrade?

Are you going to 9.10 afterwards?

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