Originally Posted by CaptainBlame
By definition an upgrade is changing the version of your packages from one synchronized state to another, we call this a release, if you having inconsistencies with the package versions that is a problem with the capabilities of the OS upgrade process.
OP did you interrupt the upgrade? Like rebooting it during the upgrade process? If not then that is a problem with the capabilities of the OS upgrade process.
Xaero stop making excuses for Ubuntu, there is no excuse for a broken upgrade. Also have you upgraded a BSD system before, because if anyone is spreading FUD, it's you.
I understand what an upgrade is by definition. And no, its not a limitation of the OS's upgrade process - incompatibilities between major package version changes are relatively common. Dist-upgrade and a simple update from the current repos are two vastly different things. You might go from KDE 4.0 to KDE 4.01 with a regular update. With dist-upgrade you could go from 4.0 to 4.2. Config files, etc.. may not be compatible between the two versions:
This ISN'T the responsibility of the distribution or OS maintainer. It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY as the SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR.
Secondly; do you have any idea what FUD stands for? Fear Uncertainty and Doubt. All of your posts imply that Linux is inherently inferior and unstable by design. This simply isn't true, and scaremongers people away from FOSS software. They aren't going to choose BSD over linux because of the things you say - they are going to stop persuing change and go back to their comfort zone. Thanks! You're making our community smaller and more closed minded.
Anyways, if you wish to discuss this further - please do so via PM; we're clouding up a thread intended to help a user resolve an issue. I don't like that, OP - I apologize for this; I'll hopefully be able to come back with some solid help, presuming the already posted potential solutions do not solve your problem.Edited by Xaero252 - 3/26/14 at 8:13pm