dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

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dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by MrChriZ » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:28 pm

Hi I'm trying to upgrade from 18.3 to 19.
I'm running into the following problem when running mintupgrade upgrade
An error message is presented.

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Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 wide-dhcpv6-client amd64 20080615-19build1 [88.4 kB]
Fetched 902 kB in 3s (247 kB/s)               
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent processing triggers for gconf2:
 gconf2 depends on dbus-x11; however:
  Package dbus-x11 is not configured yet.
I'm not sure how to proceed.
Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by Lord Boltar » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:38 pm

in terminal

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get install -f
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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by MrChriZ » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:19 pm

I think that's sorted it thanks!

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by Lord Boltar » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:20 pm

Please mark this as solved - thanks
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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by doclover100 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:08 am

Lord Boltar wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:38 pm
in terminal

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get install -f
Great stuff Lord Bolta, that worked for me also!

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by mhillct » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 pm

Thanks so much! This belongs on the main How to Upgrade page (if not in mintupgrade itself :))

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by yekim54 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:38 am

Lord Boltar wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:38 pm
in terminal

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get install -f
Thanks Lord Baltar! My Mint 19 upgrade on an old HP-a1250n computer aborted due to this same error. Your solution worked nicely!

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by Executioner » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:15 pm

Lord Boltar wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:38 pm
in terminal

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get install -f
I'm still on 18.3, but as a Linux noob, can some one explain these commands and what they are doing? If I decide to update to 19, should I run these first?

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by rickNS » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:27 pm

The man command is your friend.
first one, dpkg --configure -a
from man page...
--configure package...|-a|--pending
Configure a package which has been unpacked but not yet config‐
ured. If -a or --pending is given instead of package, all
unpacked but unconfigured packages are configured.

second one, apt-get install -f attempts to fix broken dependencies.
from man page...
-f, --fix-broken
Fix; attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place.
This option, when used with install/remove, can omit any packages
to permit APT to deduce a likely solution. If packages are
specified, these have to completely correct the problem. The option
is sometimes necessary when running APT for the first time; APT
itself does not allow broken package dependencies to exist on a
system. It is possible that a system's dependency structure can be
so corrupt as to require manual intervention (which usually means
using dpkg --remove to eliminate some of the offending packages).
Use of this option together with -m may produce an error in some
situations. Configuration Item: APT::Get::Fix-Broken.

Powerful stuff for a couple small words.

@executioner above, upgrading is fine, I guess, but better option is clean install for for a new numbered release.
Mint 18 mate on 2 identical Thinkpad T420's

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by Fla » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:57 pm

I ran into the same issue. I used dpkg to configure dbus-x11 as explained here, but then

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apt install -f
did nothing

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(0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1913 not upgrade)
. So I ran

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apt upgrade
and

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apt dist-upgrade
and then reboot to finish the installation.

For the record, I ran

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mintupgrade check
before launching the upgrade and it was unable to detect that coming configuration problem. So maybe there's a bug report to open there.

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Re: dbus-x11 - Issue upgrading to 19

Post by Executioner » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:51 pm

rickNS wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:27 pm
The man command is your friend.
first one, dpkg --configure -a
from man page...
--configure package...|-a|--pending
Configure a package which has been unpacked but not yet config‐
ured. If -a or --pending is given instead of package, all
unpacked but unconfigured packages are configured.

second one, apt-get install -f attempts to fix broken dependencies.
from man page...
-f, --fix-broken
Fix; attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place.
This option, when used with install/remove, can omit any packages
to permit APT to deduce a likely solution. If packages are
specified, these have to completely correct the problem. The option
is sometimes necessary when running APT for the first time; APT
itself does not allow broken package dependencies to exist on a
system. It is possible that a system's dependency structure can be
so corrupt as to require manual intervention (which usually means
using dpkg --remove to eliminate some of the offending packages).
Use of this option together with -m may produce an error in some
situations. Configuration Item: APT::Get::Fix-Broken.

Powerful stuff for a couple small words.

@executioner above, upgrading is fine, I guess, but better option is clean install for for a new numbered release.
Thanks for the explanation.

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