[ubuntu-uk] From 10.04 to 11.10?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 18 13:33:08 UTC 2011

On 18 October 2011 14:17, Avi Greenbury <lists at avi.co> wrote:
> Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>> I presume I can't do an in-place upgrade?
> 10.04 - 10.10 - 11.04 - 11.10 should be easy enough
>> I'm currently saving the contents of my Home directory as I write
>> this so as to be able to install 11.10 and the copy the Home
>> directory back. Is that the only procedure?
> That's probably the easiest if you'd rather not do three
> do-release-upgrades, though if it's a separate partition you could
> just have the installer not write to it.
> The switch to Gnome 3 will make things more complex, though
> - you'll want to make sure you don't overwrite any Gnome 3 config with
> Gnome 2 bits instead, and some packages are bound to have changed names.

That is the advantage of not formatting the partition, so the
installer leaves home as is.  Then as each package is installed it
will update any existing settings it finds.  Or perhaps this happens
when the app is first run, not sure.


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