Upgrade or Re-install - Edgy to Feisty

Paul Oppenheim paul at pauloppenheim.com
Fri Mar 16 19:34:26 UTC 2007

How important is this machine to these 5 people? Critical, or just kinda 
nice? If it's important at all,

* get a test machine and stage the upgrade.

If you can't do that, you need to either

1) not upgrade
2) not care about downtime / data loss

If there is any valuable data on that machine, you should have nightly 
backups of homedirs anyway, so that shouldn't be an issue.

If you're not familiar with linux system adminstration, there's the basic

and for more about the duties of system administration

and many other documents available. There's far too much to read, but 
it's better to read about the basics than have to rediscover everything 
from scratch. (like the consequences of not staging an update :P)

+ paul

Anthony M Simonelli wrote:
> I'm running LTSP 5 / Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy on a HP Proliant server at work
> for about 5 users (in the process of adding more).  I'm wondering the
> following:
> -  Will it be very difficult to upgrade from Edgy to Feisty when Feisty
> is released?  
> -  Should I wait about a month before upgrading to make sure there are
> no bugs in the upgrade process?
> -  Will I have to upgrade the entire system and the Chroot environment
> as well?
> -  Will it be easier to backup everyone's home directory and re-install?
> -  Will I get all of the changes in Feisty EXACTLY like I'd installed a
> fresh copy?  (i.e. Gnome Control Center)

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