Ubuntu – Is “no new release” found after I’m told its available


New release 'oneiric' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

2222222-desktop:~$ do-release-upgrade
Checking for a new ubuntu release
No new release found

why does it say there is an upgrade then says it does not find it?

I have been slowly upgrading from 9x to 11.04. I had some issues along the way but nothing google could not help me with. Now this has me stuck.

I have tried

sudo apt-get update

this worked so it was not the issue I had before where my keys were invalid.

sudo apt-get upgrade

after that did nothing.

sudo do-release-upgrade returned with "no upgrade found"

do-release-upgrade -d. did the trick. I should have tried it since I did come across the -d tag in researching this. I had thought since the terminal itself knew there was an update available, it should find it. Thank you all for helping.

Best Answer

  • do-release-upgrade

    should be prefixed with sudo

    sudo do-release-upgrade

    and you may want to run the following command first

    sudo apt-get update

    although if you have been upgrading from 9.xx then you probably know that anyway,

    so I apologise for stating the obvious if that is the case. :o)