[lubuntu-users] how to update 14.04 to 16.04 Lubuntu?

Gary Knott garyknott at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 22:16:22 UTC 2018

Dear Walter,  Thanks for the reply.   yes, I do want exactly
a 16.04 Lubuntu update.   I goto  Preferences> Software & Updates, and
I verify that "notify" me of a new LTS Ubuntu version" is checked.

[Maybe I have Lubuntu installed "on top of"  a  plain  Ubuntu system
("trusty"   - whichever version that is.]   Then I goto
Preferences> Software Updater, and it automatically
starts checking the US repository for updates to my packages.
I eventually get offered Firefox, and the non-existent flash-installer
program.   I DO NOT get offered "update to  Lubuntu 6.04"!

You suggest I can use  "do-release-upgrade"  -- that
must be part of an apt-get command, right?
Can you tell me what the full command is I should type?

Thanks,  gary knott, garyknott at gmail.com

PS, As long as I'm asking questions about Lubuntu,
Can anyone tell me how to get an icon on my LXDE desktop  that
"points" to a binary excutable file I have  (called mlab).

These icon are called "shortcuts" in  LXDE (and in Windows)
They actually point to a little file xxx.desktop
in one of the Desktop directories - there is
one for each user, and seem to be others scattered around on the disk.
I tried to set-up such a file for my program mlab, copying from
the icon for emacs.  But here is the catch:
I need my program to be run in a terminal window.

Thus, I have the "run in terminal" option set to 'yes', and I
specify where my executable is. But when I double-click ithe icon , I get
terminal window, but I DO NOT get my program run within it.
Any tips as to how to get this right?  I can't find any documentation
that I can follow about LXDE *.desktop files - where they should
go, what protections they must have, who must own them,
and other gotchas.  Any pointers to documentation would be appreciated.


On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 3:06 PM Walter Lapchynski <wxl at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 09:12:41AM -0700, Aere Greenway wrote:
> > On 11/9/18 10:45 PM, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
> > > On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 12:23:27AM -0500, Gary Knott wrote:
> > > > I don't get any offer from the update manager to update to 16.04
> > > > (i used to, but not now)
> LTS releases will not usually give you a new update notification until
> the first point release, but that was long ago for 16.04. It may be that
> you don't have it set up appropriately. In Preferences » Software &
> Updates, go to the Updates tab and look at the bottom. What does it say
> for "Notify me of a new Ubuntu Version?" If you have it set to "Never,"
> that's your problem. If you have it set to anything else and you're not
> getting updates, that deserves some further investigation. It should be
> consistent with the value of "Prompt" in
> /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades.
> > > > How do I update to Lubuntu
> > > > 16.04?  (not do an overwrite install, but do an update.)
> `do-release-upgrade` should do it or System Tools » Software Updater.
> > > Why not 18.04?
> > My past experience says it only let's you go from one LTS release to the
> > very next-higher LTS release.  If you want to go to the next one, you
> have
> > to do another upgrade.
> Actually, I think you're right about. Seems silly in one sense but
> sometimes there are changes that require the stepwise fashion.
> --
>        @wxl | polka.bike
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