[CoLoCo] Ubuntu 8.04 Beta Released

Chomafin chomafin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 20:41:38 GMT 2008

You could always use :
dpkg --get-selections > my-pkg-list

This will list everything that you have installed and then to restore
cat my-pkg-list > dpkg --set-selections
sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade

This will install all packages you had on your previous install.

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Walter Lamia <walterlamia at buildingcoach.com>

>  I have to remark on this, it's one of my main Linux hot buttons. Clean
> installing to upgrade is just not a viable option, once you have installed a
> favorite set of non-standard applications. Going back through and figuring
> out what has been installed, and rebuilding, makes upgrading no better, and
> actually worse, than M$. The Linux community MUST address this long-standing
> issue in a user-friendly way.
> Jim Hutchinson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 9:27 AM, siblog <tehsiblog at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And I think you can just upgrade to the newest version by running
> > "update-manager -d" or "update-manager --devel-release", that way you don't
> > have to do a full re-install if you don't want to. I have done this for
> > some of the past Alpha releases of Hardy Heron and it has worked great. Here
> > is the link to the upgrade page -
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades
> >
> >
> I always do a clean install (I have a separate partition for /home). In my
> experience if you make too many changes the update doesn't go as smooth and
> I like cleaning things up anyway. My iMac install died anyway. Not sure why
> but fsck says something about something being shared and it dumps to command
> line and won't do anything. I think a clean install is called for. I just
> hope I can use a live cd to copy files off.
> -jim
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