docs for dapper upgrade?

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Mon Feb 4 14:32:44 UTC 2008

On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 01:08:12AM -0500, Dan Trevino wrote:
> We need to document how people will be expected to upgrade server
> installation, IMO.  I tried this evening and udev blew up.  I can probably
> work around it, but I think we should have this in the server guide (and
> other places).

Agreed - It should be documented in the Server guide. Usually there is
also a note in the Release Notes (it was the case for Gusty).

> I did try googling around the wiki and h.u.c, but found only references to
> using update-manager, which comes with a ton of gui dependencies, and so I
> assume is oriented to the desktop, so if there is documentation, it should
> be more prominent.

The supported way to perform an upgrade is to use the command
do-release-upgrade. It comes with the update-manager-core package, that
doesn't have any graphical dependencies. The package should be installed
by default on a server.

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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