Edgy in the news

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 31 17:34:14 GMT 2006

On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 04:51:35PM +0000, Matthew East wrote:
> * Daniel Robitaille:
> > The negative stories and blogs about Edgy are
> > starting to pile up:
> As with the last release cycle, people *expect* "apt-get dist-upgrade"
> to work, and are losing their systems when they try. The negative
> implications of not supporting upgrades via apt-get are starting to hit
> Ubuntu really hard in terms of reputation.

apt-get cannot and will not handle all upgrade scenarios; there's no way
around that.

How do you think we can better message the need to use the upgrade tool?
Perhaps dist-upgrade should warn the user that it is likely to cause
problems if they're using it for inter-release upgrades.

 - mdz

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