Edgy in the news
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sun Oct 29 23:26:54 GMT 2006
On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 09:56:27 +1100
Alexander Jacob Tsykin <stsykin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Judging by the upgrade nots at help.ubuntu.com,  they are righ and shodl
> expect the dist-upgrade to work. It's one of the recommended methods.
Note that the following appears prominently on that page near the top of
the relevant section:
"Upgrading Ubuntu using apt-get
Please note - this method is much less reliable. Using Update Manager (see
above) is likely to be much less problematic. "
The CLI procedure also involves repeating the dist-upgrade command like
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get
And includes advice about using "sudo apt-get -f install" and
"sudo dpkg --configure -a"
Few people are aware of these caveats: - they tend to think that just using
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
should be enough.
Personally, I think there should be a mention of using aptitude in place of
apt-get, as well...
There are quite a few traps for the unwary here.
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