This is a critical bug. It led to a path requiring a clean install of
Ubuntu and a restore of user data from backups. The upgrade was
ultimately unrecoverable even when booting to a Live USB stick to
continue the upgrade.
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Could not install 'gconf2' and upgrade frozen
Status in gnome-software package in Ubuntu:
When performing a distribution upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04.3 xenial to
17.04, a dialog is generated with the following messages:
Could not install 'gconf2'
The upgrade will continue but the 'gconf2' package may not be in a working
state. Please consider submitting a bug report about it.
dependency problems - leaving triggers unprocessed
The dialog has a Close button. Clicking it closes the dialog but it
then reappears again immediately. It is stuck in a loop.
The distribution upgrade dialog continues in the background for a
while. However, it then freeze having last reported "Configuring
libpam-systemd (amd64)" in the "Installing the upgrades" step.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-software 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-91.114-generic 4.4.76
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-91-generic x86_64
Date: Sat Aug 12 10:54:28 2017
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2017-08-12 (0 days ago)
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