I have a Ubuntu 9.04 server which has no packase support anymore. If I want to update my package lists, I get th following errors:
Err http://de.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 126.96.36.199 80] W: Failed to fetch http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 188.8.131.52 80] ....
I read at the official Ubuntu-Support-Page, that there is a
update-manager-core-Package to upgrade to a new release. Unfortunately I dont have this package installed and I am unable to install it because of the lack of package sources.
EDIT: Installing the package
update-manager-core from another release doesn't work because it depends on a higher version of
python-apt. (Tried with 10.04)
$ dpkg -i update-manager-core_0.134.7_amd64.deb Selecting previously deselected package update-manager-core. (Reading database ... 28743 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking update-manager-core (from update-manager-core_0.134.7_amd64.deb) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of update-manager-core: update-manager-core depends on python-apt (>= 0.7.13.4ubuntu3); however: Version of python-apt on system is 0.7.9~exp2ubuntu10. update-manager-core depends on python-gnupginterface; however: Package python-gnupginterface is not installed. dpkg: error processing update-manager-core (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: update-manager-core
So, whats the best way to upgrade to to current Release without reinstalling the complete (virtual) server?