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Thursday, August 25, 2011

upgrading from ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 (Jaunty to Karmic)

The upgrade
Please make sure you have the following sources.list (/etc/apt/sources.list remove all other entries you have there).

# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse
Update the package list and upgrade all the installed packages
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Perform the release upgrade.
sudo do-release-upgrade

you will get an error
do-release-upgrade 
Checking for a new ubuntu release
Failed Upgrade tool signature
Failed Upgrade tool
Done downloading            
extracting 'jaunty.tar.gz'
Failed to extract
Extracting the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the network or with the server. 
you can inspect the metadata for releases and you need to replace with release old-releases prefix (fixed by me)

to look like this for karmik (supported with old repository url)
Dist: karmic
Name: Karmic Koala
Version: 9.10
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:00:00 UTC
Supported: 1
Description: This is the 9.10 release
Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/Release
ReleaseNotes: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/EOLReleaseAnnouncement
UpgradeTool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/0.126.9/karmic.tar.gz
UpgradeToolSignature: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-proposed/main/dist-upgrader-all/0.126.9/karmic.tar.gz.gpg

wget https://raw.github.com/gist/1170565/22117e03db295388b507c59ea3f84a11bc4e9ff0/metarelease.rvg -O /etc/meta-release.rvg

Modified /etc/update-manager/meta-release so that it pointed to my local file rather than the incorrect URI on the ubuntu site - here is what it looked like after my change:

[METARELEASE]
URI = file:///etc/meta-release.rvg
URI_LTS = http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release-lts
URI_UNSTABLE_POSTFIX = -development
URI_PROPOSED_POSTFIX = -proposed

I then ran do-release-upgrade and everything worked like a charm

Next is to upgrade to 10.04 LTS , you can follow the generic instructions , no tricks needed

2 comments:

Randy Burrow said...

Hey, did you ever do the upgrade to 10.04 lts and beyond that as well? If so could you point me in the right direction as to how to do it? thanks

Adrian Marius Popa said...

You can follow the upgrade instructions it should work

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades/