[ubuntu-us-ma] Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 Upgrade script extremely inefficient (downloads from the internet, ignores local CD image)

Bill Simonds wtsimonds at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 05:02:48 GMT 2009

My upgrade was fast, took one hour from start to reboot. Went
flawlessly, everything works. All I did was click the upgrade button
in the Update Manager.

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 4:29 AM, Randy Cole <randyokc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am very disappointed with the Ubuntu upgrade process this time.
> After attempting to perform a distribution upgrade, I find it would be
> much faster to download the CD using bittorrent.  After downloading the
> desktop cd, I find out I need the "Alternate" CD.   So I download that.
> I run the cdupgrade script, which gives me the option of allowing
> packages to also download over the network.  I say yes.  But it says 1+
> day.  (Why would I need to download so many packages on day zero)?  So I
> cancel, re-run the script and say no.  Still downloads.  I untar the
> python, type
> ./karmic --cdrom=/cdrom --without-network .  It still downloads from the
> network!!!
> Also, version upgrade "terminal" window doesn't open, unlike the window
> in regular updates.
> It should finish downloading the packages in either 10 hours, or 2 days,
> 1 hour.
> Yuck.
> --Randy
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