upgrades 12.04 -> 12.10

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed Oct 17 06:02:36 UTC 2012

On Tue, October 16, 2012 9:26 pm, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> Recommend to stay with the LTS or to do a new install. A "normal"
> release is able to aim at getting upgraded to the next release, while a
> LTS has got another priority.
> Ubuntu is halfway between a rolling release and something outdated as
> Debian is. That upgrading from a LTS to the hasty standard releases
> could cause issues doesn't surprise me.

Actually, for this release I don't care too much. I am thinking about the
next LTS and how I can support an upgrade at that time. I am thinking it
is best to figure a fix now because we remember what the issue is.

It seems no matter what we recommend, we still have people do something
else. We still get asked for help for people upgrading gnome to xfce and
the issues that causes. It is for that reason I would like LTS to LTS
upgrade to work (boot and run). Keeping the old hard drive/ware intact and
installing on a new hard drive seems the safest way to go. That way any
old projects can be completed on the system they were started on if things
go wrong. (not suggesting not to have backups as well either)

Len Ovens

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