Upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Wed Oct 13 11:00:01 UTC 2010


On 13/10/2010 21:28, Colin Law wrote:
> 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>  Â 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.
>    

Yes. Which is something one guru in this list suggested should be done - 
and, NO, I am not talking about Karl, or even Tapas.

BC


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