Open Office and / or Libre Office

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Dec 15 09:12:32 UTC 2011

On 15 December 2011 06:33, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> On 12/13/2011 02:19 AM, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
>> On 13 December 2011 05:20, LinuxIsOne<reallife at>  wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Ric Moore<wayward4now at>  wrote:
>>>>> Ric, that's just completely absolutely wrong.
>>>> 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.
>> <snip>
>>> Ric, might be Hakan just wrote your name but his intention was something
>>> different I guess. I read and have found LTS to LTS upgradations
>>> successful
>>> too.
>> No, the target is Ric. Spreading FUD is just that. FUD.
> Sorry, but I was around during the lost cycle of LTS to LTS and it was a
> bumpy ride FOR SOME, as I mentioned. Not to mention that there was a
> complete update to the filesystem that a clean install would handle where an
> update won't. Grub was also upgraded between the LTS's, and a clean install
> would have incorporated it. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt??
> Sometimes not a bad thing... if it leads to ~discernment~.
> So I would advise a newbie to watch and read about other's attempts first,
> to see if it blew up and how. Someone that has been around awhile just might
> survive the journey better and easier than someone brand new.
> Since no one has tried yet, you cannot say that it will work like a cool
> breeze or end in tears. The adage "Fools rush in, where angels fear to
> tread" comes to mind. :) Ric

There is never any harm trying an upgrade rather than re-install.  The
worst that can happen is that you end up having to do the re-install
anyway, so there is nothing lost apart from some time.

That is assuming that you have your backups up to date, which should
be the case whichever route one is taking.


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