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Failure on Lubuntu 13.08 -> 13.10 update

Started by patmolloy, July 30, 2014, 05:26:48 pm

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Hi, I have installed 13.08 to a hard disk and am booting from there.

When I run the "do-release-upgrade" it fails with the error "The error message is 'No such file or directory'"

I'm not sure what's missing .. but can anyone help ? Here is a console log ...

login as: linaro
linaro@'s password:
Welcome to Linaro 13.08 (GNU/Linux 3.4.79 armv7l)

* Documentation:
Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore.
For upgrade information, please visit:

New release '13.10' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

Last login: Wed Jul 30 21:16:18 2014 from
linaro@cubietruck:~$ sudo su - root
root@cubietruck:~# do-release-upgrade
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore.
For upgrade information, please visit:

Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [198 B]
Get:2 Upgrade tool [1134 kB]
Fetched 1134 kB in 6s (51.6 kB/s)
authenticate 'saucy.tar.gz' against 'saucy.tar.gz.gpg'
extracting 'saucy.tar.gz'
Can not run the upgrade
The error message is 'No such file or directory'.
root@cubietruck:~# find / -print | grep saucy


I'm having the same issue.

Did you find any solution?

It doesn't seem that google can help in our case. :(


It seems that I found a solution.

In order to do do-release-upgrade you need to have python-apt package installed.

Unfortunately raring distro is out of date so it's not possible to install it via apt-get.

In order to do this I switched to saucy temporary in the package list.

Just go edit /etc/apt/sources.list and replace raring with saucy.

Then apt-get update - just to update list of available packages.
Then install python-apt.
After that I switched back to raring (just in case).
Then I did do-release-upgrade and the process had started.

The process isn't finished at this time but I think the main issue is fixed. :)
Hope it'll help you too.


Great. I will give it a try later when I get home :)




There is one more option.

Since raring is out of date the packages seem to be removed from the repository. But they were not removed actually, instead they were moved to old-release repository.

So instead of messing with packages from different release, it may seem as a better solution to switch to

Just comment out
#deb raring main universe
#deb-src raring main universe

and add the following lines
deb  raring main universe
deb-src  raring main universe

P.S. Upgrading to saucy went fine. I'm gone to the next release upgrade stage - trusty :)


Hi, all upgraded !

Thanks so much for your most excellent help. Much appreciated !



Trusty upgrade (14.04) also worked without any issues ...



--Just FYI, this is one reason that I'm sticking strictly to LTS releases when it comes to Ubuntu - it's much less hassle.