14.04 to 16.04 -- upgrade or not?

Dale Trombley buzzmandt at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 21:16:43 UTC 2016

I just completed (yesterday) an upgrade on one of our many trusty systems.
It went completely flawless for me and now have a 16.04 lts system. your
mileage may vary. The upgrader won't prompt you until 16.04.1 is out, in
order to do so sooner I did sudo do-release-upgrade -d

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 2:39 PM, Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at kde.org>

> Hi all,
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 5:45 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Georgi Kourtev wrote:
> >> As 16.04 is live already, I was wondering if I should move my 14.04
> >> LTS PCs to the new release. Although the updater does not call for
> >> it...
> >
> > According to the release announcement [1] you should upgrade now. But I
> > think you should first try the live iso image and find out if you really
> > like the new appearence. And if you decide to do the upgrade, you should
> > also check the release notes for both Kubuntu [2] and Ubuntu [3],
> > especially the sections about known problems.
> >
> +1
> Also keep in mind that this is a big leap, as Plasma 5 has changed
> quite a few things, for example where configuration files are stored.
> In such circumstances I tend to do a fresh installation after a full
> backup of the previous system's important files (/home and /etc,
> mostly), then copy back what is needed from the user perspective.
> Even if you use a separate partition for your /home, you should be
> aware of the system change (Qt 4 -> Qt5, KDE 4.x -> Plasma 5.x) which
> implies quite a few things can go wrong.
> Since I have enough space on my hard disk, I first tested 16.04 in a
> virtual installation when it was still beta, and when it was released
> I made a second installation on a fresh partition. This needs a few
> adjustments for the startup menu, so maybe not the easiest approach,
> but at least I am on the safe side :-)
> Hope this helps.
> Regards, Myriam
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