Re: etch to lenny upgrade
On Thursday 17 May 2007 09:06, Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 08:42:19AM -0500, Randy Patterson wrote:
> > I have changed my sources.list to read as below. I just changed the old
> > one by changing etch references to lenny.
> > My current sources.list
> > deb ftp://debian.mirrors.tds.net/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
> > deb-src ftp://debian.mirrors.tds.net/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
> > When I do, "aptitude upgrade"
> > debian:/home/randy# aptitude upgrade
> > Reading package lists... Done
> > Building dependency tree... Done
> > Reading extended state information
> > Initializing package states... Done
> > Reading task descriptions... Done
> > Building tag database... Done
> > The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
> > mkisofs
> > The following packages have been kept back:
> > libdjvulibre15 libgphoto2-2 libgphoto2-port0 openoffice.org-calc
> > openoffice.org-core
> > openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-kde openoffice.org-writer python-uno
> > The following packages will be upgraded:
> > <snip>
> > The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
> > checkpolicy debconf-utils iproute-doc libjaxp1.3-java-gcj
> > libxerces2-java-gcj mdetect
> > mime-construct sane-utils setools vcdimager
> > 204 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
> > Need to get 172kB of archives. After unpacking 32.8MB will be used.
> > Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
> > Writing extended state information... Error!
> > E: I wasn't able to locate file for the linux-image-2.6.18-4-486 package.
> > This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
> > E: Couldn't lock list directory..are you root?
> > I'm not sure how to continue from here?
> > Thanks!
> Do you recall any file that you manually removed or any thing that
> happended to your system that might be related to this error?
> Wait, did you do this as 'root'? You need to be root.
I have done nothing to the system without aptitude except for installing
Eclipse and the Java runtime.
Yes, I did try this as root. I should have included that in my original post.