8.04 to 10.04 dist upgrade

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 30 09:23:30 UTC 2010

On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:59:19 -0400
Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:

[upgrade vs re-installation]
> Someone must have been VERY diligent moving or removing config files
> in the users home directory and /etc. I would have thought/expected it
> would blown to blooming smithereens. 
> Good job, then! I certainly stand corrected. I fervently hope this
> becomes the norm. 

It has been the norm for years now.  I have had wonderful success doing
up/grades/ ever since Warty.  The move to Lucid was my first
re-installation since then and I first upgraded, then re-installed just
to remove old cruft.  Granted, there have been some minor problems from
release to release, but no show-stoppers.

> But, it will remain my personal preference to
> re-format, install clean and then restore backup data for anything I
> considered 'mission critical". That's just me from my personal
> experience. Ric
Hey, whatever works for you, works for you.

Cybe R. Wizard
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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