Edgy in the news

Matthew Kuiken matt.kuiken at verizon.net
Wed Nov 1 02:40:27 GMT 2006

Carsten Agger wrote:
> m c wrote:
>> On 10/29/06, Daniel Robitaille <robitaille at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>>> The negative stories and blogs about Edgy are
>>> starting to pile up:
>>> Upgrading to Ubuntu Edgy Eft a "Nightmare"
>>> http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/06/10/28/239258.shtml
>>> Edgy upgrade pains and fixes
>>> http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3291004537.html
>> Although it is very difficult to diagnose problems from blog and forum
>> posts (hence the analysis below is probably wrong, incomplete and
>> unhelpful) I think a large number of problems fall into the following
>> categories:
>> * Using apt-get dist-upgrade rather than upgrade-manager
>>    - Could this be  reduced by emphaising on the release notes, on
>> ubuntu.com and in the support channels, the correct way to upgrade?
>>    - Could apt be patched to give clearer warnings that dist upgrading
>> could break your system, and recommend that the user run upgrade
>> manager instead. In fact, just run update-manager when the user tries
>> this, whilst siulanousy taking their pony away from them
> Actually, I am just now running an apt-get dist-upgrade on my Xubuntu box.
> Why?
> Because I saw on the xubuntu.org homepage that there's issues with using 
> update-manager and the apt-get method is the upgrade path that's 
> supposed to work for xubuntu.
> I find it interesting that after reading this on the home page and 
> starting the upgrade (!), I read here that actually its apt-get 
> dist-upgrade, not the update-manager, that might break my system.
> So when it finishes downloading and I reboot my machine, what will 
> happen? Nobody knows ... but i HOPE I'll just be able to boot into 
> Xubuntu Edgy

The update-manager does have a bug which affects Xubuntu, but does not 
affect the other variants.  For Xubuntu this is the proper upgrade path. 
  Hopefully the bug will be found soon, and the update-manager will work 
for Xubuntu again.


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