Ubuntu – Could not calculate the upgrade, what happened


I am running sudo update-manager -d and start the upgrade process. I select upgrade option and when then manager enters Setting new software channels it throws an error.

Could not calculate the upgrade

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade.

 This can be caused by:
 * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
 * Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
 * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug using the command 'ubuntu-bug ubuntu-release-upgrader-core' in a terminal.

I have disabled all unofficial and third party packages, I am not running a pre-release version since I am at 13.04 and I am trying to update to beta 2 which is not a pre-release. Before I fill a bug report, since its happening to both of my systems I would like to figure out if anyone else had same issues.

EDIT: added output for comment.

$ sudo dpkg -l | grep -w "rc"`
rc google-chrome-beta 31.0.1650.16-1 amd64 The web browser from Google
ii sysv-rc 2.88dsf-13.10ubuntu15 all System-V-like runlevel change mechanism

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted
deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted

deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted
deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted

deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring universe
deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring universe
deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates universe
deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates universe

deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring multiverse
deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring multiverse
deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates multiverse
deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security multiverse

deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main
deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-proposed multiverse universe restricted main

$ lsb_release -c
Codename:   raring

$ sudo apt-get -y install aptitude && \
      sudo rename 's/\.list$/.list.disable/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list && \
      sudo aptitude update && \
      aptitude search '?narrow(?installed, !?archive(raring))'`

i   dropbox                       - cloud synchronization engine - CLI and Nautilus extension                      
i   google-chrome-stable          - The web browser from Google                                                    
i   google-talkplugin             - Google Talk Plugin                                                             
i   libdrm-intel1                 - Userspace interface to intel-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime           
i   libdrm-nouveau2               - Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime         
i   libdrm-radeon1                - Userspace interface to radeon-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime          
i   libdrm2                       - Userspace interface to kernel DRM services -- runtime                          
i   libegl1-mesa                  - free implementation of the EGL API -- runtime                                  
i   libegl1-mesa-drivers          - free implementation of the EGL API -- hardware drivers                         
i   libgbm1                       - generic buffer management API -- runtime                                       
i   libgl1-mesa-dri               - free implementation of the OpenGL API -- DRI modules                           
i   libgl1-mesa-glx               - free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX runtime                           
i   libglapi-mesa                 - free implementation of the GL API -- shared library                            
i A libgles2-mesa                 - free implementation of the OpenGL|ES 2.x API -- runtime                        
i   libllvm3.3                    - Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM), runtime library                              
i   libopenvg1-mesa               - free implementation of the OpenVG API -- runtime                               
i   libxatracker1                 - X acceleration library -- runtime                                              
i   nodejs                        - Node.js event-based server-side javascript engine                              
id  nvidia-persistenced           - Load the NVIDIA kernel driver and create device files                          
id  nvidia-settings-331           - Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver                                
i   simplescreenrecorder          - A feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL.                   
i A simplescreenrecorder-lib      - A feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL.                   
i   sublime-text                  - Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose         
i   vokoscreen                    - easy to use screencast creator                                                 
i   xserver-common                - common files used by various X servers                                         
i   xserver-xorg-core             - Xorg X server - core server                                                    
i   xserver-xorg-input-synaptics  - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server                                     
i   xserver-xorg-video-ati        - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper                               
i   xserver-xorg-video-cirrus     - X.Org X server -- Cirrus display driver                                        
i   xserver-xorg-video-intel      - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver                              
i   xserver-xorg-video-mach64     - X.Org X server -- ATI Mach64 display driver                                    
i   xserver-xorg-video-nouveau    - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver                                       
i   xserver-xorg-video-r128       - X.Org X server -- ATI r128 display driver                                      
i   xserver-xorg-video-radeon     - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver                                
i   xserver-xorg-video-vmware     - X.Org X server -- VMware display driver        

Best Answer

What worked for me was removing any broken packages, as they were preventing the upgrade.

First find out which packages are broken:

grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log

Then remove them:

sudo apt-get remove <packages to remove>

Some might be reinstalled during the upgrade, others you may have to reinstall yourself.