Testing The Trisquel 8 Upgrade Process

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Magic Banana

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A rejoint: 07/24/2010

Either rely on the 'dpkg' low-level interface to the package manager like davidpgil suggested you... or see the message right above the one he is linking ("a fresh install after a backup of what matters").

soy comic
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A rejoint: 12/17/2016

Thank you both. I was able to proceed much further by dpkg purging the packages with conflicts, rebooting, and then doing apt-get upgrade and/or apt-get -f install and/or apt-get upgrade and/or apt-get autoremove and finally apt-get dist-upgrade again to get my missing packages. I think I have the tools and techniques needed to get it further along. Thanks again.

We would need quite a build farm and a bit of time to programmatically test every combination of existing trisquel 7 installs upgrading to trisquel 8, and even then that would not include ppas. I didn't have any ppas enabled at the time of upgrade, but I do recall doing some dpkg installs a while ago. I think it was related to multiarch.

If I had it to do over again I would probably just do a fresh install, but my system is working well enough that I probably won't.

soy comic
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A rejoint: 12/17/2016

Now apt is in a clean state. Thanks!

Also, MATE desktop exists and works!