LTS upgrade

debian debiani386 at
Wed May 16 22:14:05 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 16:35 -0400, Roberto J. Dohnert wrote:
> 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

Adept, or synaptic will keep you  up to date if there are any
software/os updates, but thats for the gui only

the only updater i know of for the console is apt-get, but it would be
much easier to use the gui version.


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