Upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 13 10:28:27 UTC 2010

On 13 October 2010 11:18, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> 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.

I guess that means you have the setting at Normal Releases.


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