[CoLoCo] Ubuntu 8.04 Beta Released

Neal McBurnett neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Fri Mar 21 20:51:17 GMT 2008

get-selections is a good approach for testing your suite of apps or
moving to a new machine.

And we absolutley need folks to test the upgrade option - I agree that
it is critical that this be supported well, and that takes real-world
testing more than just about any other aspect of a new release.

But I suggest that folks that do this testing have a really good
fallback plan if the upgrade goes badly.  Either do it on a testing
machine, or have good backups that you're ready to go back to.


On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 02:41:38PM -0600, Chomafin wrote:
> 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>
> wrote:
>     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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