ubuntu-kubuntu-xubuntu on one box

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Thu Nov 16 15:51:09 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 08:12 -0700, Scott wrote:

> But then either way it's the same.  If you don't have the metapackages
> installed when trying to upgrade from say Dapper to Edgy, you'll run
> into problems.

Except that Upgrade Manager is supposed to make sure they are (even
though it seems from some reports that it doesn't always work out like

> I don't see why. It's worked quite well for me.  Not too many hours
> before I wrote this, the above command netted me upgrades to several
> xorg related packages.

Sure, it's just that updates are not that frequent in a released
distribution and those that happen will be picked up by Update Manager
anyway (and show an icon in the notification area).
Plus, in a released distribution it should suffice and be safer to use
"upgrade" instead of "dist-upgrade" since then there is no danger of
inadvertently removing needed packages due to packaging bugs. (And FYI,
in case you wonder: I think I am not saying this so much to you, but to
less knowledgeable users that might read this thread :)

> > 2. Upgrading this way is NOT the Ubuntu-recommended way. Read the whole
> > discussion on sounder (see GP's link) and/or
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EdgyUpgrades
> The original post wasn't about upgrading. It was about simply adding
> Kubuntu and Xubuntu to an existing Ubuntu installation.

Yes, but in the current subthread it was then mentioned that doing so
would be completely safe, which it isn't as correctly pointed out by GP.

Kind regards,

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