Help upgrading to 10.10

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Oct 14 14:49:25 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 7:49 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> On 14/10/2010 21:44, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 14 October 2010 11:33, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>  wrote:
>>> On 14/10/2010 20:39, Tom H wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>> I don't see what your problem is.
>>>> The OP asked how he could upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 at the CLI and I answered.
>>>> Jordon objected to some extra typing and Marius objected to being careful/unixy.
>>> And you don't see any problem with any of this?
>>> A person, a newbie, just installed 10.04, say, last month and now wants
>>> to upgrade to 10.10 which is available.
>> A newbie is not likely to ask how to upgrade via the command line,
>> which was the whole point of the question I think.
> Ah, OK.
> So how *IS* s/he likely to upgrade the system?
> Please, pray tell.
> OK, here I am, a total newbie, I read on the 'net that Ubuntu is the
> "ants pants"and installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS ("What the heck does LTS
> mean!?") - and then read in *the Inquirer* that 10.10 has been released.
> 10.10 sounds like the latest, bestest, to be used. What now? What do I
> do to upgrade to 10.10?
> Oh, I know.....I think I saw (I'm not totally out of my mind, you know)
> something which showed, "Update Manager". I click on that and.....I see
> nothing. Oh dear.... :-( .
> It's not until weeks later that I discover that I should have selected
> "Normal Releases" in my 'Software Sources' :-( .
> BUT, I am even - or at least consider myself to be (grandeurs of
> delusions run in the family..) - a somewhat intelligent persona (an IQ
> is above the size of my shoe size!)[1] - and have read the Ubuntu
> Documentation on how to upgrade. So I then find that I am faced with
> something which appears to be conflicting command line instructions to
> execute to get this upgrade done.

"Normal Releases" isn't selected in "Software Sources" but in
update-manager; and the file that's modified is

What are the conflicting CLI instructions?

You'd hope that a newbie (assuming that the OP is a newbie, which
isn't clear to me) would check or or to find instructions. From past experience, they're
posted in multiple locations.

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