How to determine version of Ubuntu

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Sat Aug 4 21:38:22 UTC 2007

Davide Corio wrote:

> Il giorno sab, 04/08/2007 alle 15.58 -0400, Yanni Enya ha scritto:

>> I ran that command and got 
>> lsb_release -r
>> Release:        6.06
> edit your /etc/apt/source.list and search/replace edgy with feisty.

Which will find/replace nothing if the above output of lsb_release is

A quote from
"An upgrade is the process of going from an earlier version of Ubuntu to
a newer version of Ubuntu. An example of this would be going from Ubuntu
6.06 (Dapper Drake) to Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft). Skipping versions is not
advised and can cause a lot of damage to your installation. If you are
using an earlier version, and want to 'skip' a version, the only safe
way is to backup your data and do a fresh install, or to progressively
upgrade to each successive version. An example of this would be if your
are running 6.06 (Dapper) and want to upgrade to 7.04 (Feisty). You
would have to first upgrade to 6.10 (Edgy), and then again to 7.04
(Feisty) or simply do a clean/fresh install of 7.04 (Feisty)."


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