killerkiwi2005 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 01:12:59 GMT 2008
if your running a few machines take a look into apt-cacher
saves on downloads and updates
2008/11/4 Paulus Herewini <paulus.h at paradise.net.nz>
> Dave Lane wrote:
> > Paulus,
> > If you want to retain your existing Ubuntu install and simply upgrade it
> > to the next distribution version (Hardy to Intrepid, for example), then
> > I don't recommend doing it via the CDROM - I've always done it via a
> > network upgrade: do-dist-upgrade on the command line or via "dist
> > upgrade" option on the update manager window (usually shows up the day
> > of the official dist release by Ubuntu).
> > I've upgrade - in situ - from Breezy on up, and, although there've been
> > a few wrinkles along the way, I've never had any major problems. I
> > upgraded from Hardy to Intrepid over labour weekend (to the Release
> > Candidate of Intrepid) and didn't have any big issues, except those I'd
> > created for myself by introducing non-Ubuntu repositories, etc., but
> > managed to work those all out without too many hassles.
> > Personally, I think the apt/deb approach to upgrades is amazing, and
> > given the huge complexity of something like a Linux distro (far more
> > complex than, say, a Windows upgrade, due to the potentially 20,000
> > additional packages that might be installed and all need upgrading as
> > well), it's quite awe inspiring that it works at all.
> > Cheers,
> > Dave
> Thanks, yes I agree. A few years ago after being put off by Red Hat, the
> first time I discovered debian's apt-get's "super cow powers" I was
> amazed and converted to linux that day.
> I would usually do a network upgrade but I have to upgrade several
> machines and wanted to save on bandwidth (around 1GB per upgrade?).
> Although I will not bother in the future and just stay up till 12am
> (off-peak bandwidth) and initiate the network upgrades then =).
> Now I'm backing up my /home and /var/svn dirs, around 55,000 files.
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