LTS upgrade

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Wed May 16 19:38:33 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 15:14 -0400, mdunigan62 at wrote:

>     I am new to Ubuntu, so if this is the wrong list, please point me
> to the correct list for my question.

Correct list

> I have built a couple of new servers (for my home and church) and used
> v6.06 LTS.  

Good choice

> So given those light requirements, is there any real reason to upgrade
> the servers to v7.04?

Only you can know. Is there any feature that you absolutely want and
that is only available in 7.04 but not in 6.06? If yes, you might be
able to satisfy this need by installing backports for 6.06, or by other
If this proves impossible, and the feature in question is very
important, then and only then should you consider to upgrade.

> I searched the mail list archive and thought that my upgrade path
> might be easier if I keep them upgraded, until I saw one message that
> stated that when the next LTS version came out, I could upgrade to
> that directly. 

This is true, though I cannot find a definitive link right now.

>  Other messages stated that you had to do the upgrade by moving from
> version to version and could not skip versions  (i.e. v6.06 had to
> upgrade to v6.10 which could then be upgraded to v7.04)

This is true in general, but not for LTS releases. You can either go
6.06LTS -> 6.10 -> 7.04 -> 7.10 (presumably) -> 8.04LTS (presumably)

Or you can go
6.06 LTS -> 8.04LTS (presumably)

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