How do I know which release I have?

Kipton Moravec kip at
Thu Nov 3 13:02:17 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 15:14 +1300, David A' Rebel wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 02:04, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> > How do I find out what release I have?  The About Ubuntu sends me to a
> > website.
> >
> Easiest way is to ctrl-alt-F1 the top line in the tty tells you. ctrl-alt-F7 
> gets you back to the gui.

O.K. So I have Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog

> > I use Snaptic Package Manager to get upgrades every month. Can it (or
> > does it) also get the latest version of Ubuntu?
>  Yes it can but no it doesn't unless you tell it to and point the repositories 
> to the new version.

Where do I find what I have to change to do the upgrade to the latest

I went to the Wiki and typed "upgrade ubuntu". The search found nothing
in the titles.

I did find AutomaticUpgrade but that looks like a proposal to have a
function to do the upgrade, and it seems like there is a lot of problems
with doing it.

When upgrading from Warty Warthog, do I have to upgrade to Hoary
Hedgehog then to Breezy Badger, or do I go directly to Breezy Badger?

If I get the download, I am assuming it will give me the option to
upgrade as opposed to do a fresh install.

The note on the release said to use bittorrent if possible. So I
installed bittorrent. 

The Wiki for bittorrent is a joke. I guess I am installed by snaptic.
But I have no clue if it is setup.  And where do I find a .torrent? How
do I start it?

I went to bittorrent FAQ and they said to use a bittorrent search. So I
typed "5.10" no results. "BreezyBadger" no results. "badger" matched
something I have no clue to what it is. "Breezy Badger" matched nothing.
"Ubuntu" gave a list of ISO images.  I am not sure that is what I want.
Because then I have to figure out how to burn A CD to use it. But at
least it is progress.

The documentation said to click on a .torrent to download.  So I clicked
on it and got the binary on the screen. Not Downloaded using bittorrent.

Why does it have to be so hard to find out how to upgrade? 

> >
> > Finally, does loading a new version kill everything I already have setup
> > on my computer? Like home directory, samba, networking, email archives,
> > etc?
>  If you do a fresh install yes, if you upgrade to the new version no.
> -- 
> *~~~~~DakaR
> linux user #215413
Kipton Moravec <kip at>

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