Upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Wed Oct 13 10:18:50 UTC 2010

On 12/10/2010 16:38, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 12 October 2010 06:04, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>> Why not simply run the Update Manager (Systems>Administration) which
>> will tell you that there is a version upgrade available; click on it and
>> let nature take its course?
> Actually it probably wont. 10.04 is an LTS release and by default it
> doesn't offer to upgrade to non-LTS releases (of which 10.10 is one).
> You need to open update-manager and click 'settings' then make sure
> that you "Change the Release Upgrade drop down to "Normal Releases"
> and close the application", as per:-
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MaverickUpgrades
> Al.

Well, I have 10.04.1 LTS installed and the Update Manager is 'telling' 
me that there is new upgrade available.

When I clicked on "Do It!" it went away and came back some minutes later 
'telling' me which packages are no longer supported by Canonical, how 
many MBs will be downloaded, how many packages will be upgraded, and 
gave a very broad statement, "this may take several hours" to get the 
upgrade done.

I didn't proceed with this.

So, I cannot argue against your comment, "Actually it probably wont".

However, if what you suggest is correct then I would really expect the 
Update Manger not to play silly buggers with me and simply tell me 
straight out at the start that it cannot upgrade my 10.04.1 LTS to 
10.10. At least that's my thinking.


There comes a time in the affairs of a man when he has to take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
                          W C Fields

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