Breezy to Dapper upgrade tips

Dariusz J. Garbowski thuforuk at
Tue Jun 13 20:56:33 BST 2006

On 06/13/2006 08:15 PM, Per wrote:
> Oscar Carlsson skrev:
>> tisdag 13 juni 2006 19:57 skrev Jose Gomez-Dans:
>>> Hi!
>>> I want to upgrade my Kubuntu install from Breezy to Dapper. Rather 
>>> than do
>>> a clean install (I have loads of extra software installed, and I 
>>> don't want
>>> to reinstall all that as well), is it safe and trouble free to change my
>>> sources to dapper and do an apt-get update  and an apt-get 
>>> dist-upgrade? Is
>>> there anything I should bear in mind before attempting this?
>> It should be safe.
>> Just make sure you have a fast broadband and something to do for a few 
>> hours - I recommend watching Star Trek ;)
>> Oscar
> Nothing is safe in this world, of course something will go wrong when u 
> upgrade.
> Unless you have a total backup of everything......

This kind of update failed totally on my machine :( not only eventually 
the machine hanged up during upgrade (I had to hard reset it) but also 
completely messed up the system so it was unbootable. I ended up 
installing Dapper from scratch.

My take would be: do it right, do clean install and be done with it.

Have fun, anyway!


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