Upgrade to 8.10 from 8.04 or Install?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Nov 2 21:51:16 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> 2008/11/1 Rick Bilonick <rab at nauticom.net>:
>> I'm running 8.04 on an HP 2133. Is it safe to do an upgrade or should I
>> install 8.10 (wiping out 8.04) after doing a backup?
>> Rick B.
> If you are using only official repos then do a full backup and then
> upgrade. The upgrades are usually safe. If you have third-party repos
> enabled then you should probably reinstall. I did, it takes 30 minutes
> and it is nice to start with 0 entrophy.

I'm getting twitchy.  I want to upgrade, but the wife/business partner has
threatened my life if I try it before we finish the workshop we're
conducting until Wednesday :-)

If it works like the last upgrade, it'll disable your third-party repos

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