Ubuntu upgrade -- was: Re: [HLUG] HLUG Monthly Meeting - 18th
April 2007 7pm
ralphkj at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 13:49:23 BST 2007
I personally have no experience with skipping a release when upgrading,
but perhaps this might help:
On Tue, 2007-04-17 at 12:46 +0100, Richard Smedley wrote:
> > > and yesterday my problem with ubuntu606 not writing to my ntfs data
> > > was solved
> > > when i was advised tow ait till thursday
> > > then download ubuntu 7.04
> > >
> > > hurrah!
> > >
> > > but upgrade or clean install?
> > As ubuntu is based on debian then upgrade - I maintain several debian
> > installations that had been only ever been upgraded (install was done
> > around around 'potato' time).
> Same here - upgrades from Slink and Potato have been close to
> flawless :-)
> For Ubuntu, I would advise upgrading today to 6.10 and making
> sure nothing is broken, then after Thursday (maybe days after,
> when others have finished hammering the server, and you can
> get a reasonable download speed) go for 7.04.
> I've no idea if Ubuntu support direct upgrading over two versions,
> although they certainly didn't in the past (and nor does Debian),
> but it seems sensible not to take the chance.
> You should find both upgrades relatively painless, unless you
> have particular third-party extras.
> - Richard
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