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I'm trying to upgrade from Ubuntu Karmic to Lucid, but it fails because etckeeper detects changes which happen during sudo do-release-upgrade and prevents the running of apt. How do I temporarily turn it off?


** etckeeper detected uncommitted changes in /etc prior to apt run
** Aborting apt run. Manually commit and restart.

Exception during pm.DoInstall():  E:Problem executing scripts DPkg::Pre-Invoke 'if [ -x /usr/sbin/etckeeper ]; then etckeeper pre-install; fi', E:Sub-process returned an error code

Could not install the upgrades

As I said, it's claiming there's changes, even though I just committed.

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The hook should be in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/05etckeeper. Moving it away should let you disable it.

However, it does not seem that it should prevent upgrades. What sort of error do you get?

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I've used etckeeper during Ubuntu upgrades without any issues - only if it's failing during the APT hooks is it likely to cause problems. Question is poor quality as it doesn't specify the exact error message. –  RichVel Jun 28 '11 at 7:23
That did it Bittrance. Thanks for actually answering my question instead of saying it-works-for-me and criticizing. –  mclin Jun 28 '11 at 8:37

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