[ubuntu-uk] upgrade

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Dec 18 08:55:50 GMT 2006


Matthew East wrote:

>>> You could try getting her to do the "download the cd, put it in the
>>> drive, follow the instructions" approach, I believe that works.

Maybe I should be brave and get her to do this, however, you need to
bear in mind that a few months ago she was just learning how to use a mouse!

>>> Alternatively, maybe ssh in and do the upgrade for her remotely?

I guess my original question was asking if that is a safe thing to do.
from the replies, I'm assuming it is.

> Sorry, having now read the rest of the thread, I see this has been
> extensively discussed already.

No problem. All input is useful!

> Using the apt-get dist-upgrade method should be acceptable if you are
> careful and ensure you have ubuntu-desktop installed, and check the
> repository list quite carefully.

It's an almost virgin Dapper install with only a couple of extra
applications installed (Thunderbird and Gnomebaker, IIRC), so I should
be OK in this respect.

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