I wish I could be more specific. I installed the upgrade from the update manager and after the computer rebooted, I found I could not run a lot of programs. I tried running them from the command line to see what errors I would get:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 32, in from UpdateManager.UpdateManager import UpdateManager File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/UpdateManager/UpdateManager.py", line 36, in import apt ImportError: No module named apt
so I need to install python-apt, right?:
Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... python-apt is already the newest version. You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: amarok: Depends: phonon-backend-xine but it is not installable or phonon-backend Depends: libmtp8 (>= 0.3.1) but it is not installable Recommends: kdemultimedia-kio-plugins (>= 4:4.2.0) but it is not going to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution). [300+ lines omitted]
It looks like I was half way through the upgrade when something broke. apt-get -f install gives the same errors as above. I have tried a few commands from the forums all with no luck so far:
apt-get install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false -f apt python-minimal ran into the same dependencies problem removing 3rd party sources from /etc/apt/sources.list these were already commented out
I can run synaptic, but it tells me I have 181 broken packages. Is there any hope of restoring this system? I would rather not reinstall from CD, but it looks like I may have to.