Upgrade 6.06 LTS --> 8.04 LTS

Michael Hipp Michael at Hipp.com
Thu Oct 18 21:59:00 UTC 2007

Soren Hansen wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 12:23:11PM -0500, Michael Hipp wrote:
>> My understanding is that the next version of Ubuntu (8.04?) will be an 
>> LTS release.
> That's right.
>> What will be the upgrade procedure/policy from the current LTS
>> release?
>> - Can I upgrade in one step from 6.06 -> 8.04?
> Yes. Hardy will be a special release in this respect since we'll be
> support upgrading from both 7.10 and 6.06. It is not trivial, but it's a
> high priority for us.
>> (I'm only speaking of server releases, not desktop.)
> I actually belive desktops will have the same options, but I'm not the
> one to say that, though :)

Thanks, Soren. Good news all the way around.

To the idea that such upgrades shouldn't be attempted, but should do a 
clean install. That's certainly would be preferred ... in a perfect 
world, that is. Reality is that it isn't feasible in many cases.

And I submit that release upgrades ought to be a "must have" feature of 
any distro worthy of being considered for production server use. IMHO.


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