I just ran the upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, since it's going to be EOL sooner than I'd expected, and had some weird issues with it. Slightly puzzled about whether it's actually worked properly or not.
Essentially, the installer hung for ages on some font. I opened Firefox to check something quickly, and then when alt-tabbing to a different window the dash disappeared momentarily, and then an error about the package
tex-common appeared. I submitted an error report, at which point another message appeared saying "The upgrade has aborted. Your system could be in an unusable state. A recovery will now run (
dpkg --configure -a)."
After a short while, and a few terminal prompts asking me if I wanted to keep certain config files that had changed (I opted to keep all of them) it popped up again saying "The upgrade has completed but there were errors during the upgrade process"
sudo apt-get purge tex-common as well as
sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean, since I figured if I got rid of that package the upgrade would work this time around. Ran the software updater again, and it told me to restart the computer to finish updates. I did, and now that it's rebooted the computer seems to think that it's running 13.10 now; "About this computer" tells me 13.10, and there is a new icon in the topright corner that has to do with my keyboard layout, which I can only assume is new with this distro.... but I'm not convinced that it's worked properly.
So, is this actually running 13.10 now, or could it be some odd hybrid? Software Updater tells me the system is up-to-date, but I don't know how to be sure of this. Is there anything I can do to check or, as I've been dreading, is my only option to nuke from orbit and start again? (Thankfully I keep the majority of my data on a different partition to my install, but it's still rather a hassle to deal with a reinstall, considering how long I've spent tweaking this to get it working the way I wanted...)