LTS to LTS upgrade path

Onno Benschop onno at
Sat Sep 15 02:43:41 UTC 2007

Since installing Dapper for several clients I've been wondering about
the path they need to take to migrate to the next LTS. (I realise that
there is a whole different discussion here about whether they should
upgrade or not - but at some stage that discussion stops when security
upgrades are no longer released.)

While I can imagine going on-site with a DVD with Edgy, Feisty, Gutsy
and Hardy CD iso files and doing the upgrade one at a time, this is
really not that appropriate, nor is it something that I could imagine an
end-user achieving without lots of headaches.

There is this spec:


This is what I'm talking about, but there does not appear to be a lot of
activity (yet). As subscribers to this spec go, I'm it at the moment.
The author is Michael Vogt and it was approved by Scott James Remnant.

Now I understand that resources are limited and that we're a little way
away from needing this functionality, but if I look back at the gap
between Edgy and Feisty, it was all over way too soon, so I suspect that
it would be useful to start some discussion about this.

I'm happy to stick up my hand to help.

Onno Benschop

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