Time to bite the Lucid bullet!

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Sat Sep 18 14:07:19 BST 2010

Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 3:16 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> is.
> Not always.  The last Debian Etch to Lenny upgrade I did on a server
> at work brought dependency hell problems during the upgrade at a level
> I have never seen in any of the Ubuntu upgrades I have ever done.
> Bottom line:  upgrades are often messy, no matter which distro.
> Sometimes it works great; sometimes it doesn't.  And you go that
> route, have backups, and be ready to go the re-install route if
> needed.

Ahem. The OpenSolaris upgrades I did rarely gave me problems.

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