upgrade with aptitude ?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Tue Jul 5 08:32:25 UTC 2011


On 5 July 2011 09:10, Pierre Meurisse <pierre.meurisse at laposte.net> wrote:
> I'm managing 12 machines in a school, with ubuntu 10.10. I have to upgrade to
> 11.04.
>

Have you tested the upgrade on one of them first?

> I would like to know if I can do that with aptitude from my home (I have
> ssh-access to every machine).  I would replace every occurence of
> 'maverick' with 'natty' in /etc/apt/sources.list, and then run aptitude.
>
> Does it work if I do that ?

It will work but it's not the recommended way.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/upgrade
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes#From%2010.10%20to%2011.04
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NattyUpgrades
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NattyUpgrades#Network%20Upgrade%20for%20Ubuntu%20Servers%20(Recommended)

Al.




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