[clug] Ubu 10.04 apt upgrade fail / low disk space / old kernel removal problems

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 02:39:46 MDT 2012

On 24/03/12 19:10, Ben Davies wrote:
> On 24 March 2012 15:38, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 24/03/12 15:32, Ben Davies wrote:
>>> Fixed - manually copying/moving some old kernel dirs did the trick.
>> That might not have been the best way to do that.
>> uname to identify, and apt-get remove might have been kinder to dpkg's
>> database.
> The manual option seemed rough,

Rough, but unlikely to cause major problems.

> but an "apt-get clean" didn't clear
> enough space 

Aah. It was just the first place to look when making space.
My other suggestions would have been deborphan, debfoster, and
purgelocale if you had them installed - after that it's relocating /var
or parts of it.

> (and apt-get remove was failing with the missing
> dependency). Anyway, afterwards I removed up the "moved" kernel
> packages with synaptic & it didn't complain. I'm assuming that has
> cleaned things up ...
> Ben

All good.

Kind regards

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