[plug] upgrading from 6.06 to 8.04 ubuntu

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Mon Jun 30 18:43:20 WST 2008

Rob Dunne <rob.dunne at gmail.com> writes:

> I was trying to use the update-manager to upgrade from 6.06 to 8.04
> ie kdesu "update-manager -d"
> I got a few error messages about various packages ie things like


> The last error message on the screen (ie where the update manager was running)
> was
> ImportError: /usr/local/lib/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found
> (required by
> /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)
> Could not import module, is a package upgrade in progress? Error:
> /usr/local/lib/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by
> /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)
> Now X doesnt work and I have no network froma that machine (yppasswd
> etc). I dont know why anyting was looking for a library in
> /usr/local/lib and I suspect that this was the cause of the problem. 

Oh, very much so: someone installed a version of GCC they compiled by
hand, and the support library for that was loaded in preference to the
system library.

Sadly, when the system was updated this broke thoroughly.

> I am now burning an "alternate CD" to see if I can revive the system
> If I do get an alternate CD and try again -- what should I do to try
> and salvage it?

Reinstall.  Your system is probably thoroughly broken.

You likely need to remove the hand-installed GCC and support libraries
as part of this.  It /might/ come back to life if you do that, or it
might not.

Sorry.  In future I advice y'all to have a good backup to roll back a
failed upgrade like this.


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