[Solved] Problem during the upgrade from 6 to 7

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[Solved] Problem during the upgrade from 6 to 7

Postby ThinkerR on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:41 pm

Hi all,

I currently using Felicia. I wanted to upgrade to Gloria so I decided to follow these steps: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=861
This problem is that I am stuck on step "apt install mint-meta-main(choose “Y” or “I” to install the package maintainer’s version)".

I get the following message:
> Build-dependencies could not be satisfied for the following packages:
> mint-meta-main: Depends: sun-java6-plugin mais ne sera pas installé
> E: Packages damaged

:evil:

And when I tried to install sun-java6-plugin via Synaptic Package Manager I get the following:
> Depends: sun-java6-bin (=6-13-1) but 6-13-1mint1 is to be installed

:?

Now I am afraid to reboot and don't know what to do, so any help is appreciated!
Last edited by ThinkerR on Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:50 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Problem during the upgrade from 6 to 7

Postby kei84 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:45 pm

Direct upgrade is not very recommended. It would be better for you to make a fresh install.
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Re: Problem during the upgrade from 6 to 7

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:47 pm

Ok, It's not a big issue, it's just one of the many things that can go wrong in an upgrade compared with a fresh install. I always recommend a fresh-install, but if you must: disable felicia's community repo (comment out the line that has both felicia and community in it in /etc/apt/sources.list) This should solve your problem, though it's a bit of a bad package that requires a specific version, it's just that a differently packaged version of its dependency is available in the felicia community repo, so it's refusing to install the gloria one.
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Re: Problem during the upgrade from 6 to 7

Postby ThinkerR on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:59 pm

Thanks for the quick replies! :shock:

emorrp1 wrote:comment out the line that has both felicia and community in it in /etc/apt/sources.list


In the first step described here http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=861 I already replaced all the occurences of the word felicia with gloria. So I commented out the line that has both gloria and community in it, and then issued "apt update" in the terminal.

Unfortunately, I still have the exact same problem. I don't know if this helps, but here is the content of my sources.list:
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## -----------------------
## LINUX MINT REPOSITORIES
## -----------------------

## +++ Linux Mint 6 gloria (stable) +++
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria main upstream import 

## +++ Backports (not as stable) +++
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria backport   

## +++ Community (not as stable) +++
# deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria community 

## +++ Romeo (unstable) +++
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria romeo 

## +++ Source Repositories +++
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria main upstream import
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria community
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria backport
# deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria romeo

## -------------------
## UBUNTU REPOSITORIES
## -------------------

## +++ Ubuntu 8.10 jaunty (stable) +++
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse

## +++ Backports & Proposed (not as stable) +++
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse 
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse 

## +++ Source Repositories +++
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

## ------------------
## OTHER REPOSITORIES
## ------------------

## +++ Canonical (stable) +++
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ jaunty partner

## +++ Medibuntu (stable) +++
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free

# James Cameron's PPTP GUI packaging
deb http://quozl.linux.org.au/pptp/pptpconfig/ ./
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Re: Problem during the upgrade from 6 to 7

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:04 pm

OK, well the problem is that apt still has the old database of packages from felicia community, I think apt clean might solve it, but I'm not certain, and don't know where to go from there.
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Re: Problem during the upgrade from 6 to 7

Postby ThinkerR on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:12 pm

It didn't :(

== EDIT ==

What if I reboot now?

Or should I continue the upgrade?

Paul Prakash's comment on Linux Mint Blog wrote:I encountered some errors when tried to upgrade mint-meta-main, I ignored the errors. when I reboot, I was greeted by the initramfs shell, it was telling that my root partition is not found. Looking for solutions to fix this……..


I don't even know what's the initramfs shell... :(

== EDIT 2 ==

I made a fresh install... :x
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