looking for upgrade instructions to 10.10 without formatting

Tapas Mishra mightydreams at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 07:11:58 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Imre Gergely <gimre at narancs.net> wrote:
> On 10/14/2010 09:46 AM, Tapas Mishra wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Imre Gergely <gimre at narancs.net> wrote:
>>> On 10/14/2010 09:15 AM, Tapas Mishra wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I am having Ubuntu 10.04 server running.
>>>> In my previous messages I had mentioned some cron.dead letters in
>>>> root's home directory.
>>>> I would like to upgrade my production servers which are currently
>>>> running on 10.04 to 10.10 release without formatting them.
>>>> I am looking for instructions for same.
>>>> I have checked the community page for the same
>>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MaverickUpgrades
>>>> can some one provide me a relevant how to for the same.
>>> Further down on that page is:
>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MaverickUpgrades#Network Upgrade for
>>> Ubuntu Servers (Recommended)
>> Yes I had seen this part.
>>> But why would you upgrade a 10.04 LTS production server to a 10.10 non-LTS ?
>> Sorry I had missed that part what is the difference between LTS and non-LTS
>> is non-LTS not better updated or fixed than 10.04 LTS server edition.
> LTS releses are supported longer (5 years on server), but non-LTS
> releases receive updates "only" for 18 months. So after 18 months you
> won't have security fixes and other bugfixes for 10.10. If you're
> planning to keep your server in production for longer than that and
> you're using non-LTS, you will have to upgrade to a newer release more
> often. Depending on your situation this may or may not be what you want.
> If you install non-LTS over and over, you're getting more recent
> software (like newer apache, newer php, newer kernel). If you install
> LTS, you're "stuck" with older versions of stuff (then again, there are
> backports, too). Again, it depends on your needs.
> I personally have a 8.04 LTS installed which is a bit older but it still
> works great, and I don't plan on reinstalling anytime soon. Had I
> installed 7.10 or 8.10 back then, I would've stopped receiving updates a
> long time ago. Which, again, could be fine if your server is not on the
> Internet for example ;) like an internal server for developers, or
> something like that.
> (IMHO).
> --
Ok thanks for the detailed reply.

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