about new release which will be on 10th Oct

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Mon Oct 4 14:17:39 UTC 2010

On Mon, October 4, 2010 15:53, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-10-04 at 09:40 -0400, Kai Presler-Marshall wrote:
>> Open a terminal, then enter: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>> Enter your PW and tell it to download the packages
> This is a fallacy unless you elaborate it.  For example, he needs to run
> dist-upgrade because he manually edited /etc/apt/sources.list, but you
> need to show him the proper, Debian way to do it which is:
> edit /etc/apt/sources.list replace lucid with maverick
> apt-get update
> apt-get install apt aptitude dpkg
> apt-get install linux-image
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> If you are on a system with a shared kernel, skip linux-image step.
> It's better on Ubuntu to use do-release-upgrade, but if you're on 10.04
> you'll need to edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set
> Prompt=normal and then do 'sudo do-release-upgrade -d' right now, or
> just 'sudo do-release-upgrade' when it's final release and no longer
> development.

Please do not recommend manual edits to sources.list!!!
The Ubuntu upgrade process does a bit more than just "the Debian way".
do-release-upgrade will work just fine.

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