Ubuntu upgrade 8.04 to 10.04 (server)

I am trying to update to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. In order to do so I am following these steps: http://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/system/os/ubuntu-hardy-to-lucid-distupgrade?destination=node%2F14679

However I get stuck. When trying to install apache2 it says that apache2 is already the newest version. Then when trying to install virtualmin-base it complains about the apache2-suexec-custom package. It cannot be found.

My apt-sources list has the following lines added to those of the original ubuntu 8.04 installation:

What am I doing wrong?

Hmm… after adding those other repositories, did you by chance run “apt-get update”?

Ubuntu would only notice that there were new repositories after running that.


Yea, did that. To no avail :frowning:

Hrm, it looks like there may be a step missing from the instructions. It says to upgrade to the Apache from Lucid, but it never goes through the step of having you add the Lucid repo to your sources.list.

You’d need to add a line like this to your sources.list before you’d be able to start pulling in Lucid’s applications:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted

After that, then you can run “apt-get update”, and at that point you should be able to pull in Apache as documented.


Thank you for your input. I’ll try that some time tomorrow or the day after. Looks like something that should help. I’ll report back with the result.