Lubuntu 13.04: EOL due to on January 27th

Iberê Fernandes ibere.fernandes at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 14:41:20 UTC 2014


2014-01-25 Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>:
> 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.
>>
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2014-January/000178.html
>>
>> 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,
>
> All:
>
> 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.
>
> --
> Sincerely,
> Aere
>


Aere,

Thank you for your reply.

True, those 8 steps are not necessary once *almost* everything can be
done thru GUI using software-updater tool.

However, how do you usually perform cleaning of the local repository
of retrieved package files and remove packages that were automatically
 installed to satisfy dependencies for other packages and are now no
longer needed?

I mean:
>> 4) sudo apt-get autoremove
>> 5) sudo apt-get autoclean
>> 6) sudo apt-get clean

Besides, from upgrade to upgrade, there might be some residual config
that can be clear using Synaptic (click on the Status button) and
check if the category "residual config" appears to you. Those files
are usually useless and might be cleaned.

Finally, sometimes I also have to manually clean the sources.list  and
sources.list.d under /etc/apt/ because the GUI *sometimes* is not
responsive.

Best regads,

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