Will there be a supported upgrade path from Edgy to 8.04?
SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux
i-ubux at synass.net
Thu Apr 10 11:25:57 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 18:37 -0600, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 08:25 +0800, SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 22:46 +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 16:04 -0400, stan wrote:
> > > > I have a production machine, that I was surprised to just notice is running
> > > > Edgy. Should I upgrade now, or wait for the 8.04 release to upgrade?
> > >
> > > Regarding your subject: no, not a supported one. There will be a
> > > supported path from 6.06 (Dapper) and from 7.10 (Gutsy).
> > >
> > > You can do Edgy -> Feisty -> Gutsy -> Hardy, but you are much better off
> > > reinstalling. Omitting releases is also not recommended, again it is
> > > faster to just reinstall.
> > >
> > > By the way, Edgy was end-of-life'd on March 25:
> > > http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu610end-of-life
> > Hi Mario, Ubuntu experts and users
> > This upgrade topic interests me very much too !!
> > Since Oct'07 I am an Gutsy with a simple ROOT / SWAP installation.
> > With Hardy 8.04 LTS I am planning some changes, i.e a separate HOME
> > partition.
> > Above in the answer "a reinstall" is suggested to be faster !!!
> > How does this really work with an existing productive environment ???
> > All data are in HOME, sure and good ...
> > ... with a reinstall I am getting a new setup into ROOT and etc !
> > This new setup has no applications one is used to !!
> > Assuming I activate Evolution and Thunderbird, their user data are
> > already available in HOME ...
> > ... are these exisiting data reactivated OR overwritten ???
> > Well, Evolution offers a backup and I can restore after
> > reinstallation ...
> > ... but a more complex productive enviironment may not be that easy !!??
> > Any enlightening available ?
> > TIA and cheers, svobi
> Relax, my good man.
> The suggestion to reinstall in this case was made because the OP was
> asking how to upgrade from Edgy, which is version 6.10 to Hardy, version
> 8.04. This would require upgrading to 7.04, 7.10, then to 8.04, quite a
> lengthy process. It is faster then to simply reinstall directly to 8.04.
> If you are already at version 7.10, Gutsy, it is just as fast to upgrade
> to 8.04.
> good luck, Charlie Kravetz
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