LTS upgrade

Roberto J. Dohnert robertdohnert at
Wed May 16 20:35:47 UTC 2007

If it aint broke, dont fix it.

mdunigan62 at wrote:
>  Hello to all from a new list member.
>     I am new to Ubuntu, so if this is the wrong list, please point me 
> to the correct list for my question.
>     I have built a couple of new servers (for my home and church) and 
> used v6.06 LTS.  I used v6.06 LTS because it is a server and I wanted 
> the machines to be as stable as possible.  No GUI, as they are 
> primarily just file servers.  I may add additional features as I 
> better understand using them, but I am also pretty new to Linux. 
>     So given those light requirements, is there any real reason to 
> upgrade the servers to v7.04?  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.  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)
>     My general mode of operation is to keep my software up-to-date, 
> without being on the bleeding edge.  Can any of you shed some light on 
> best practices in this area related to Ubuntu and specifically Ubuntu 
> servers?
> MDunigan62 at aim dot com
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