Time to bite the Lucid bullet!

Clay Weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Fri Sep 17 17:18:56 BST 2010

On Friday, September 17, 2010 11:13:23 am Nils Kassube wrote:
> Clay Weber wrote:
> > On Friday, September 17, 2010 10:44:34 am Clay Weber wrote
> > 
> > > So in essence, any karmic-lucid method of upgrading can be
> > > considered 'whacky"
> > 
> > Sorry that should read "direct hardy-lucid"
> IMHO it was long known that Kubuntu Hardy wasn't LTS and therefore I
> would not expect a direct upgrade Hardy -> Lucid to work. But what
> happens if people have a Hardy system with both Gnome and KDE? Would
> that also be "whacky"?
> Nils

Long-known does not equal widely known. This question comes up regularly in 

If you had an Ubuntu base and, I would assume that Ubuntu's upgrade tool would 
upgrade Ubuntu to Lucid fine, but you still likely would have a busted KDE. I 
have no idea if, in a mixed Hardy system, the Ubuntu upgrade tools detect the 
presence of Kubuntu and only offers the upgrade to karmic.

If you started with a Kubuntu base (or use Kubuntu's upgrade tool) it would 
upgrade you to Karmic. Then in karmic you use the upgrade tools (either 
Ubuntu's or Kubuntu's) to get to Lucid. Now thats whacky :) but the only (in 
theory) safe way to upgrade Kubuntu from Hardy to Lucid.


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