upgrade with aptitude ?

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 09:24:41 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 4:10 AM, 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.
> 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 does but I wouldn't just change sources.list but adapt the Debian
upgrade procedure to your case, even though an upgrade from 10.10 to
11.04 isn't as involved as an upgrade from Lenny to Squeeze:


A simpler way would be to use an Ubuntu tool, do-release-upgrade,
that's installed through update-manager-core.

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