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Thread: dist-upgrade "broke" my system!

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    Default dist-upgrade "broke" my system!

    Hi all,

    I definitely did something soppy here!

    After months of Googling "dist-upgrade" I finally decided to go for it. It failed so I decided to bite the bullet and

    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    Now I've ended up in a situation where I seem to have Ubuntu 10.7! It updated/upgrade a LOAD of packages, OK fine. And here is the "big BUT"...

    My Grub2/Plymouth settings have been overwritten (OK, I should be able to fix that) but my apt sources.list now reads

    Code:
    # deb http://all.repository.backtrack-linux.org revolution main microverse non-free testing # disabled on upgrade to maverick
    # deb http://64.repository.backtrack-linux.org revolution main microverse non-free testing # disabled on upgrade to maverick
    # deb http://source.repository.backtrack-linux.org revolution main microverse non-free testing
    # deb http://updates.repository.backtrack-linux.org revolution main microverse non-free testing # disabled on upgrade to maverick
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu maverick main # disabled on upgrade to maverick
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu maverick main # disabled on upgrade to maverick
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main universe restricted multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main universe restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security universe main multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security universe main multiverse restricted
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates universe main multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates universe main multiverse restricted
    # deb http://updates.repository.backtrack-linux.org revolution main microverse non-free testing # disabled on upgrade to maverick
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-backports universe main multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-backports universe main multiverse restricted
    uname -a
    Code:
    Linux bt 3.2.6 #1 SMP Fri Feb 17 10:34:20 EST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    So it looks like the kernel is OK.
    ... and I get "Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore" (...) when invoking Upgrade Manager

    So the question is, can I simply return my sources to the backtrack defaults and re-run apt-get update, etc or have I potentially borked the install?

    TIA

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    Default Re: dist-upgrade "broke" my system!

    I am not completely sure, but I believe when you boot, your boot loader should give you the option to into the older kernal. From there, you can remove the new boot option from grub. Though, I am not sure.

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    Default Re: dist-upgrade "broke" my system!

    have you tried changing the packages back to lucid and seeing if update manager works then?

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    Default Re: dist-upgrade "broke" my system!

    @ thad0ctor

    Well that's exactly the question. Since I'm now on 10.10 and it's repo's, will an Update/Upgrade screw up my Backtrack packages/kernel, etc?

    If I return the repo's back to the Backtrack defaults, am I gonna get problems with packages that have been (say) upgraded to version 1.3 when the BT5 repos have version 1.1?

    The bootloader is still listing the "older" kernel as default, so it looks like a kind of half-and-half upgrade has been done.

    Hope I'm making sense!

    eVAPor8

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