Upgrade Trail

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 07:36:08 UTC 2012

On 15/04/12 09:26, Leslie Anne Chatterton wrote:
> The next long term support version is 12.04, coming out in a few weeks.
> I'm pretty sure you can't upgrade directly from 10.04. If you have a
> separate home directory you can do a clean install without losing any
> data, but you will need to reinstall all applications.
> Sent from my XOOM Android Tablet
> On Apr 15, 2012 3:06 AM, "Bill Vance" <kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org
> <mailto:kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org>> wrote:
>     Howdy;
>     I'm using 10.04 at the moment.  Which of the newer distro's
>     is the long term support one?
>     Using apt-get/synaptic/et al, is there a direct path there,
>     or do I have to go through each intervening one to get to
>     the wanted distro?
As noted, next LTS is 12.04 end of April. Upgrade methods will be 
published at the time, I am sure.

However, at least in my experience, something always goes belly up 
during upgrade whether it is due to bad internet or the complexity of 
the whole procedure or whatever.

I would backup all my data and make a clean sweep install instead. If 
you have a separate /home partition you are then ready to go, if not you 
have to restore your data. And then of course reinstall your favorite 

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