Upgrade notes Warty -> Hoary: some important things are missing
mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue Mar 29 09:35:21 UTC 2005
On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 09:12 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> No changes are required unless you wish to change from using another
> character set to using UTF-8. This is not done automatically, because the
> effects are too far-reaching.
> A migration tool was developed, but it was not ready in time to be used for
> the release (utf8-migration-tool).
I think in that case it would be good to remove the reference to the
migration tools in the Hoary release notes (in yelp) as it is prone to
"Ubuntu 5.04 uses UTF-8 as the default encoding and locale, and includes
migration compatibilities for upgrades. UTF-8 allows support for
international character sets throughout the filesystem and
Since I use a German character set and had on-and-off minor problems in
the past with charsets, I was happy to see I can convert to utf-8. Now I
find the text quoted above a bit misleading :)
> > On upgrades from Warty, enabling this needs manual user intervention:
> > /etc/sudoers has to be changed from the Warty version of "<username>
> > ALL=(ALL) ALL" to the Hoary version of "%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL".
> This is a risky procedure for an average user to attempt,
> and in most cases
> it is unnecessary. I do not recommend that users perform this conversion as
> a matter of course when upgrading to Hoary. The existing configuration will
> continue to work
Just a thought: won't this create a bit of confusion? There will be 2
kinds of Hoary users. It will be hard to give a correct answer on the
mailinglist when someone asks how to give additional users sudo rights.
> > cd /etc/udev/rules.d; ln -s ../cd-aliases.rules;
> You added this to the WartyUpgradeNotes page in the wiki, which is not where
> it belongs. I moved it to HoaryUpgradeNotes.
oops, very sorry. Will pay more attention
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