dist-upgrade to dapper? (not edgy)

David Symons ubuntu at liberatedcomputing.net
Wed Nov 15 22:32:16 UTC 2006

On 11/16/06, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> wrote:
> 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:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DapperUpgrades

Unfortunately that page seems to be oriented towards systems with a
GUI.  It's "Upgrading by changing sources and the command line"
section advises installation of ubuntu-desktop which cannot be right
for installations with no X environment.

For a non-X environment my method would be:

1. Modify /etc/apt/sources.list and disable (comment out) non Ubuntu
2. Ensure fully up to date with current release (ie. 'apt-get update'
then 'apt-get dist-upgrade')
3. Modify /etc/apt/sources.list and change "breezy" to "dapper".
4. 'apt-get update' and 'apt-get dist-upgrade'

If there's no major cluebat onslaught to this then I'll add it to that
help.u.c page.

Cheers, Dave.
David Symons

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