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Attempt to upgrade to 4.9 failed.

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Attempt to upgrade to 4.9 failed.

Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:43 pm
Linux Mint 13 KDE. Attempted to upgrade to 4.9 from 4.8.5 via Terminal. Over an hour later of downloading I got everything except 3 that "failed to fetch" I'm still on 4.8.5, 4.9 upgrade never took. Do I have to redownload all those files again or can I just get whatever is missing?
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It will depend on your package manager, and it's configuration. As you are using Mint, which is Ubuntu/Debian based you will be using apt/dpkg - which should keep all the packages you previously downloaded.

I would recommend refreshing your repository state (apt-get update) and trying again at this point. If it still fails, contact the maintainers of the repository you are using to upgrade to KDE 4.9.


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Hi, so I understand, at the end of the download/install process it came up with 3 failed to fetch which means:

- all but three packages were downloaded, nothing installed

- all but three packages were downloaded and installed

-I need those three packages to complete the upgrade

-I can get missing packages by using the command apt/dpkg ?

Thanks.
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I think apt will not install anything if some packages failed to fetch, I'm not sure however, it has been a while.
Did you run apt-get update, then retry? If the problem persists, then contact your distro people, there's probably something wrong with their repos in that case.

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Trying to sort now. At the moment I get an error of unvalid command for dist-upgrade error (should it be dist-update?).
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No, dist-upgrade is correct.
Can copy/paste what you typed plus the error message? That's more exact than a circumscription of what happened.

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