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Upgrade failed well into actual installation because of problem with gcc package. There was an error message claiming system may be unstable. Not sure how to proceed to recover system.

Excerpts from Log Files

May 21 08:11:58 clientscope-01 kernel: [ 0.000000] Linux version 3.13.0-119-generic (buildd@lcy01-06) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3) ) #166-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 3 12:19:45 UTC 2017 (Ubuntu 3.13.0-119.166-generic 3.13.11-ckt39)

May 21 10:05:10 clientscope-01 dbus[783]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.Accounts' May 21 10:05:12 clientscope-01 gdm-password][1919]: GLib: Source ID 39 was not found when attempting to remove it May 21 10:05:13 clientscope-01 gdm-simple-slave[1246]: GLib: Source ID 4 was not found when attempting to remove it May 21 10:05:13 clientscope-01 gdm-simple-slave[1246]: GLib-GObject: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed May 21 10:05:13 clientscope-01 gdm-simple-slave[1246]: GLib-GObject: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed May 21 10:05:13 clientscope-01 gdm[1215]: Could not spawn command: Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/gdm/gdm-simple-slave" (No such file or directory) May 21 10:05:13 clientscope-01 gdm[1215]: Could not start command '/usr/lib/gdm/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Displays/_0': Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/gdm/gdm-simple-slave" (No such file or directory)

  • Can you please edit your question to provide additional detail? 'Problem with gcc package' could mean a lot of different possible causes, and the exact error message can tell us which one. Some are easy to fix, some are not. Backup your data. Be prepared to do a fresh install. Was the old version of gcc from the Ubuntu repositories? Or someplace else? – user535733 May 24 '17 at 18:29
  • Where would I find the log files? I would be happy to remove and reload the gcc package. – Clientscope May 24 '17 at 18:35
  • Try /var/log/ for logfiles. Several possibilities in there: apt, dpkg, and upgrades keep logs there. – user535733 May 24 '17 at 18:36

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