[ubuntu-uk] Regular updates, and alpha/beta releases .....

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Thu Feb 9 09:53:33 UTC 2012

On 2012-02-09 09:30, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 09/02/12 09:07, Barry Drake wrote:
>> And when we get to April release date,
>> will I then have an installation exactly the same as the newly released
>> Precise Pangolin, or ought I to re-install?
> Debatable. There may be the odd setting here or there which you may be
> carrying from an earlier update, but it's pretty much identical. Some might
> suggest creating a clean user or deleting certain dot-directories in your
> home, or doing a clean install. Up to you really.

Indeed. The installed system (outside /home) will almost certainly be the
same as if you did a base install with the final release. However, you may
have to delete some dotfiles in your home directory if default
configuration options changed.

There is a very tiny chance that software packages installed in the alpha
will be removed by the final, and that these won't be automatically removed
from your system. In that case, just run:

sudo apt-get autoremove

I'd suggest not to worry about it and see how it turns out. It'll probably
be just fine.


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