LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery

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tomliotta
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LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery

Post by tomliotta » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:47 am

While running mintupgrade download, all was going well... until...

What seem to be the final 57 packages all reported an error, for example:

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E: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/upstream/a/adwaita-icon-theme/adwaita-icon-theme_3.
18.0-2ubuntu3mint2_all.deb  Connection failed [IP: 68.235.39.11 80]
The process ended with "E: Some files failed to download" and aborted with a "failed to download" note while exiting.

Should I just run the download over? Download each package manually? Do something else?

By appearance, the connection to packages.linuxmint.com dropped. So, any advice on next steps?
Tom

For LM12: Old IBM T22 laptop, 512MB, 40GB HDD (w/LMDE12 dual boot), CD-RW/DVD, USB 1.1 and on-board Ethernet
For LM16: IBM ThinkCenter M52, 4GB, 500GB HDD (w/WinXP dual)
Lenovo W510 ThinkPad,Core i7, 12GB, 320GB HDD (LM17.3 64-bit)
and 2 others.

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Re: LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery

Post by karlchen » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:28 am

Hello, tomliotta.

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18
In section D5. Download the package upgrades, Clem advises
Use the "mintupgrade download" command until all the packages are successfully downloaded.
Let us hope that the download algorithm is smart and realizes what has already been downloaded successfully and only tries to download what has not.

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[Solved] Re: LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery

Post by tomliotta » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:07 pm

Yeah, I saw that "Use... until..." note, though it seemed to refer to slightly different circumstances. There were two possible categories of problems that I might have been running into, and it wasn't clear which one I was seeing.

But I agree with the resolution, and it apparently works. The system is now running smoothly again. Thanks for adding a confirmation.
Tom

For LM12: Old IBM T22 laptop, 512MB, 40GB HDD (w/LMDE12 dual boot), CD-RW/DVD, USB 1.1 and on-board Ethernet
For LM16: IBM ThinkCenter M52, 4GB, 500GB HDD (w/WinXP dual)
Lenovo W510 ThinkPad,Core i7, 12GB, 320GB HDD (LM17.3 64-bit)
and 2 others.

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