can I "just" apt-get dist-upgrade

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 16 22:57:25 UTC 2009


hi,
Am Donnerstag, den 17.09.2009, 00:39 +0200 schrieb Markus Schönhaber:
> Oliver Grawert:
> 
> > Am Mittwoch, den 16.09.2009, 21:10 +0200 schrieb robert rottermann:
> 
> >> I am new to ubuntu and inherited the support of an Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS box.
> >>
> >> on that computer there was never an upgrade executed.
> >>
> >> now I am a bit afraid to just apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.
> > right, dont do that ever on an ubuntu system you want to move from
> > release to release,
> 
> OK, but what makes you think that the OP wants to upgrade to a newer
> Ubuntu release?
> Actually, I'd consider apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade a rather
> sensible thing to do, since "6.06.1" seems to indicate that the box
> hasn't been updated for quite some time ("6.06.2" was released January
> 2008).

indeed you are right ... apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade for
getting security fixes and the like should indeed be done regulary on
servers, i definately made a wrong assumption here ... sorry for that

ciao
	oli
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