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I had 13.04 and started to upgrade to 13.10. But the computer hanged and I rebooted it.

I did instructions from How do I resume a release upgrade/update?

Now OS launches, but I upgrade is incomplete: there is no panels in Unity (just a background with some files on Desktop). I think that some post-install scripts didn't launch.
Please help me with this trouble.

P.S. Or how can I completely reinstall unity (with all of the dependencies)? My be it helps.

ubuntu@ext:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release 
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.10"
ubuntu@ext:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade 
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found
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PSA: Please do backups before upgrading. How to back up my entire system?


Even if your system says that you are already on 13.10, some packages may still not be configured and troubleshooting from the answer to that question might help: How do I resume a release upgrade?

If that doesn't work, you could try this workaround from the german Ubuntuusers Wiki, which saves a list of all currently installed packages and then reinstall them, that should give you a consistent system state.

dpkg --get-selections | grep "\binstall" | awk '{print $1}' > /tmp/dpkg.log 
sudo xargs -n1 apt-get --reinstall install -y < /tmp/dpkg.log
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There is a script to do the upgrade from the command-line:

$ do-release-upgrade

It managed to resume a botched upgrade, when I had the same problem a while ago. It has to be run as superuser

  • It's already saucy. I've added console output. – Dmitry Oct 20 '13 at 9:12
  • let's hope someone else has a better idea ... . – mirk Oct 20 '13 at 9:38

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