Time to bite the Lucid bullet!

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 20:16:57 BST 2010

On 17 September 2010 20:04, Kevin Hunter <hunteke at earlham.edu> wrote:

> I have had enough troubles with the update process, even between current
> and current +1 distros, that I've stopped trying.


I've been using and upgrading Ubuntu since 5.04. The Ubuntu upgrade
process is not trustworthy, full stop. This has been discussed at
length on Sounder. Anything other than upgrading the bare basic
install to the version after is "not supported."

I was surprised when 10.04 to 10.10 worked. I shouldn't have to be surprised.

Debian gets this right, Ubuntu somehow managed not to.

There are all sorts of excuses for why this is. But having excuses
doesn't mean the upgrade process is not unreliable rubbish, because it

- d.

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