[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade to Fiesty ??

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Dec 14 20:18:51 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-12-14 at 13:41 +0000, Michael Wood wrote:
> Ted Wager wrote:
> > tim matthews wrote:
> >   
> >> I don't think you can update from dapper to Feisty, you can only update from edgy to feisty (so I think).
> >>     
> I'm pretty sure it's possible to jump a release for upgrading, just make 
> sure you use the upgrade manager. The repositories will be the same 
> addresses but changing dapper to feisty

You can, but it isn't recommended.  Quoting [0] "Skipping versions is
not advised."

> >> and what's the point of using feisty? at this point, feisty should only 
> >> be used by developpers who can fix things when they go wrong.
> >>
> >>     
> I'm running feisty but i'm not a developer, developers only find out the 
> things they need to fix if people test the release and report the bugs.

Ditto. I have feisty on my main desktop, but I am somewhat more careful
about how I manage it - picking and choosing what I upgrade. I am not
suggesting others do this, it's just what I do.

I also have numerous Virtual machines running all the previous versions
which I user for screencasting [1], but also for testing stuff. For
example when people ask questions in the support tracker [2] I sometimes
spark up a VM running an older release to make sure what I am telling
someone is correct.


[0] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes
[1] http://quickones.org/
[2] https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+tickets

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