[ubuntu-studio-users] Trying to update 14.04.1 to 14.10

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Oct 25 14:20:13 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-10-25 at 16:07 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 2014-10-25 at 06:59 -0700, leo wrote:
> > Backup back up backup.
> So Mike, Leo and Ralf confirm with this: Backup!
> We seemingly go conform regarding release upgrades too.
> My main disro is a rolling release. Using a rolling release you need to
> to care a lot on your own about what's happening. The one release
> follows another release approach is easier to maintain for the user, but
> I've got doubts that maintainers can care about all issues that come
> with upgrading from one to another release. IMO it's safer to do a fresh
> install, instead of upgrading from one to another release.

PS: Just imagine that the file-hierarchy and/or init process changes
from one release to another. This comes with issues that can't simply be
fixed by smart packages. Very likely intervention of the user is needed
to fix such an upgrade, IOW for many users it's less work to do a fresh
install. I guess Ubuntu soon will go (or already did) the step from
upstart to systemd. I wouldn't risk a release upgrade. I even did a
fresh install when Arch switched for SysVinit to systemd, while it IMO
is easier to handle such a transition for this kind of distro approach,
than for an upgrade from one to another release.

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