How do I upgrade my 8.10 server to 9.04?

David Curtis dcurtis at
Mon Jun 8 06:03:27 UTC 2009

On Sun, 07 Jun 2009 21:38:30 -0500
Roy Smith <amigaman at> wrote:

> Knute Johnson wrote:
> > I've upgraded my desktops to 9.04 using the package manager.  How do I 
> > upgrade my server that doesn't have the GUI package manager?
> >   
> Simple....
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Only if you know what your doing. The recommended method is to use do-release-upgrade [0].
One would use the dist-upgrade method if the preferred upgrade path (hint files) conflict with your preferred setup. Dist-upgrade is for experts only. 


David Curtis <dcurtis at>

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