Kubuntu CD Upgrade
rohangarg at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 31 12:13:15 BST 2010
Serhiy is right, when you put in a Ubuntu Alternate CD it automatically asks
for a upgrade, but the same thing with a kubuntu alternate CD is not
There are actually instructions for the alternate CD upgrade dialog on the
Ubuntu Wiki : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades#Upgrading
Using the Alternate
should really be fixed for 10.10
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Serhiy Kachaniuk <serzholino at gmail.com>wrote:
> 31.08.2010 6:11, Pan Shi Zhu написав(ла):
> > On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM, Tomasz Dudzik<madsheytan at gmail.com>
> >> Please implement a device action for KDE that will allow to easli run
> >> to the next release of Kubuntu when user puts a CD to the drive.
> > This is, generally impossible for ubuntu/debian based distributions.
> > Because ubuntu is a huge distribution which is more than 60GigaBytes.
> > the installation CD/DVD is only a tiny subset of the ubuntu
> > distribution itself and every installation of kubuntu or ubuntu are
> > "partial install".
> > After you had done your flavor of tiny installation (kubuntu CD could
> > be called a "flavor" of subset of the ubuntu), you almost always need
> > to install additions from a network called "ubuntu repository".
> > When upgrade, you get a CD which contains only a tiny subset of the
> > whole ubuntu, and many packages cannot get upgraded from CD if you do
> > not have internet access to ubuntu repository.
> > If you do have direct internet access to ubuntu repository, it seems
> > that it makes no sense providing such a CD. because upgrade from
> > internet is much easier and more stable.
> > If all you want is to upgrade multiple computers without download
> > those packages multiple times, the best way IMO is to set up a cache
> > proxy server which caches all downloaded packages and all computers
> > can upgrade quickly.
> AFAIK Ubuntu does offer this option when alternate CD is inserted.
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