Open Office and / or Libre Office

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Dec 12 22:38:11 UTC 2011

On 12/12/2011 03:37 AM, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> On 12 December 2011 01:41, Ric Moore<wayward4now at>  wrote:
>> On 12/11/2011 10:09 AM, LinuxIsOne wrote:
>>> 3. I cannot upgrade from LTS to LTS?
>> Sure you can, theory. But with your limited knowledge of all things
>> Ubuntu/Linux it might be preferable to make small steps instead of giant
>> leaps. Some have reported success doing the LTS to LTS upgrade.
> Ric, that's just completely absolutely wrong.
> LTS to LTS upgrades are supported. non-LTS to LTS upgrades are only
> supported by going through every single release in between.
> Check various Ubuntu support pages if you don't believe me.

Read again, I said "in theory" and "Some have reported success doing the 
LTS to LTS upgrade". So, just how it that completely absolutely wrong? 
You need to brush up on your reading skills, IMHO, before making such a 
declarative statement.

Now, my perspective is that human beings make mistakes, on the 
statistical average, of 15% of the time. Then you take a 10.4 
installation and ramp it up past three releases in order to "upgrade" to 
12.4. It's not whether you can do it or not, the question is ~if~ you 
want to do that.

Will ALL of your newly installed package's config files be replaced 
properly with that giant of a leap? Again, no one is perfect, not even 
the Devels. The chance for mistakes to appear, to me, is greater and 
should be ~considered~. Especially when the newbie do'er can't even 
manage to use google and will need intensive hand holding as stuff breaks.

I never said it wouldn't work, I'm saying to take these things into 
consideration before you do, or advise others to do so. Check out my 
Linux Counter number, I've been around awhile and have seen much blow up 
in very interesting ways. And, I haven't run into anything I couldn't 
fix myself without crying, whining and running multiple threads ad 
nauseum, as I ignorantly proceed to break my own stuff and drag others 
into the day-to-day unfolding drama.

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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