fronk is my 32-bit file-server & quazi back-up machine. I use this for random bits of development, testing, and primarily as a backup destination.
Saturday & Sunday I performed the 9.10 upgrade on this machine — in place. I made sure to backup my xorg.conf, smb.conf, fstab, and source.list (apt) as those have been clobbered in the past.
- KPackageKit exited with a failure — I think the servers were overloaded. Rerunning it got all of the packages downloaded.
- KPackageKit exited with an error code of <1> — whatever that means. I ran sudo aptitude full-upgrade from the CLI. The only thing remaining to do was to remove packages.
- sudo apt-get upgrade showed nothing to do, and all repositories queried were karmic (9.10)
So, only one reboot, some hiccups that were resolved with persistence, and a lot of leaving this computer to do its own thing, the upgrade took about 16 hours. I think that time is due to heavy traffic on the server. I’ve never had it take this long.
Update from my future self: yes, it was the server traffic. Two other upgrades took about an hour.