Lubuntu 13.04: EOL due to on January 27th

Aere Greenway Aere at
Sat Jan 25 03:23:53 UTC 2014

On 01/24/2014 06:41 PM, Iberê Fernandes wrote:
> Friendly reminder: Lubuntu 13.04 EOL (end of life) is due to January 27th.
> Suggestion for this weekend: upgrade your Lubuntu 13.04 as I just did.
> I use Lubuntu in a partitioned HD. /home and /swap are separate from /root.
> Usually I format /root and do kind of a fresh install of Lubuntu.
> This time I decided to just upgrade due to some Lubuntu 13.10 issues
> that everybody is aware of.
> Conclusion: for me, this time the upgrade worked better than the kind
> of fresh install I used to do.
> If you're upgrading like me, some suggestions before upgrading:
> 1) sudo apt-get update
> 2) sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> 3) reboot to have the latest updates online.
> 4) sudo apt-get autoremove
> 5) sudo apt-get autoclean
> 6) sudo apt-get clean
> 7) disable any PPAs that you have added previously
> 8) sudo do-release-upgrade
> Wait... take some coffee, go watch a movie... Reboot.
> 9) Be a happy Lubuntu 13.10 user.
> Best regards,

You can also just apply updates using the software-updater system tool, 
after which it will offer the upgrade to 13.10, and you just choose that 
option and follow the instructions.  And yes, it does take a long time.

But no need for all those (8) steps (and all that typing).

Years ago, upgrades to a new level were very risky.  But in the last 
several releases, I have upgraded, and it hasn't failed yet.  It's nice 
to not have to re-install (and configure) all the extra software I use.


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