[ubuntu-uk] Best way to contribute to Ubuntu? - was Re: 12.04 has locked me out of my account

Piskie ub.untu at btinternet.com
Fri May 4 06:21:54 UTC 2012

On 04/05/12 07:00, kpb wrote:
> On 03/05/12 23:22, Alan Pope wrote:
>> If everyone just re-installed the OS whenever the wind changed 
>> direction we'd end up with a significantly worse OS as a result. When 
>> everyone keeps telling everyone else to reinstall, we end up with the 
>> state that Windows is in. Everyone thinks that's the solution, and it 
>> isn't, by some margin. My advice is if you don't know how to fix 
>> something, find someone who does, don't just bulldoze the house down 
>> and build another one when a pipe leaks. 
> Hello Alan and all
> Right ok, this has challenged a basic assumption I have been making 
> since the days of 6.06/8.04. Assumptions are meant to be challenged of 
> course, so that's fine.
> I have always had a separate /home and reinstalled when changing 
> version. I have done that partially because that was the advice when 
> using Mac OS before I started using Ubuntu, and partially from advice 
> about Ubuntu that was around then.
> During 12.04 testing there were appeals from Canonical people and 
> Ubuntu members to get involved in iso testing, especially installation 
> using 'default settings', so I did.
> What would be the best way to contribute during the 12.10 cycle? Are 
> you suggesting that I should have a test box that I keep 12.04 on and 
> then try upgrading it to 12.10 at regular intervals? My recollection 
> is that an upgrade path does not become available until late in testing.
You can upgrade now - I have a 12.10 partition up.

I use these commands to do so

sudo sed -i 's/precise/quantal/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update&&  sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I follow the u+1 sub-forum on ubuntuforums as well - tend to have a look 
prior to any updates after that.


Hope that helps


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