dist-upgrade to dapper? (not edgy)

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Wed Nov 15 22:00:22 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 16:43 -0500, Kent Borg wrote:
> How do I dist-upgrade to Dapper, now that Edgy it out?

In short, don't. Using the Update Manager application is much safer
because its algorithms are tuned to this specific upgrade*. This link
has all the info:


If you really want to upgrade by changing sources.list and running
dist-upgrade manually, you should read the above link especially
carefully and follow -exactly- what it says. 
However, contrary to the information given there, I'd recommend using
aptitude instead of apt-get since it is much better at dependency
resolution. (The upgrade notes for Dapper>Edgy recommend it now too.)

* There was a long discussion recently on the sounder list where the
Ubuntu folks confirmed that using Update Manager is the officially
recommended way. 

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