On Sunday, January 16, 2011 11:10:54 am Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-01-15 at 08:00 +0000, Fredrik Jonson wrote:
> > Jay Ridgley wrote:
> > > I am attempting to upgrade one of my systems from 08.04 LTS [and] the
> > > following message appears:
> > >
> > > E:Couldn't configure pre-depend jre for openoffice.org-writer2latex,
> > > probably a dependence cycle.'
> > In cases like this one you can probably uninstall the offending package
> > and then attempt the upgrade again.
Was Open Office the normal Hardy or one of the PPAs? In any case, the un-
installing cure should work. It can be reinstalled from your working upgraded
system. I have never had to do it though.
> > Though, as mentioned, I'm not sure a upgrade over two versions is a great
> > idea, see the upgrade documentation:
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes
> > I recommend doing a backup and starting over with a fresh install instead
> > of upgrading a such old release. It's a great opportunity to relieve the
> > computer of old cruft too.
> +1 I concur. I get copies of the Devel list and I have yet to see any
> discussion checking if 8.04 updated correctly to 10.4 ...nary once. It's
> a noble goal to be able to update from one LTS to the next, but I am
> leery of that big a jump and to have all of your .dot and /etc files go
> along with the plan successfully. I see nothing but a potential trail of
Well 39 machines so far have been directly upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04,
however, since it was in the instructions, everyone of them was done from
gnome rather then from the normal KDE each of them always use. None had a
problem. Of course, none of them had nvidia anything on them.
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