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Verifying/fixing a failed (?) upgrade to 13.04

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Yesterday I upgraded a machine from 12.10 to 13.04 using the GUI from
the update-manager. Something mysteriously died towards the end (I
got some /var/crash/_whatever) & I can't figure out how to tell if the
upgrade worked or not. When I log into the machine it shows this:

Welcome to Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic i686)
Graph this data and manage this system at

New release '13.04' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

But do-release upgrade does nothing:

/home/xxxxx $ sudo do-release-upgrade
[sudo] password for xxxxx:
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found

and aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade do nothing either. I've checked that all the entries in /etc/apt/sources.list and sources.d/*.list have "raring".

How do I verify that my system is upgraded? If it is, how do I fix the "New release" message?

posted May 14, 2013 by anonymous

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
achieve anything or produce any errors?
I always forget about apt-get these days, but it does nothing:

/home/xxxxx $ sudo apt-get update

/home/xxxxx $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

3 Answers

+1 vote

Remove the file

answer May 14, 2013 by anonymous
OK, but how can I tell what else got missed in the mostly-done upgrade? What part of the release upgrade is supposed to remove that file?
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The aptitude equivalent would be "aptitude update && aptitude
safe-upgrade && aptitude full-upgrade".

answer May 14, 2013 by anonymous
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answer May 14, 2013 by anonymous
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