Upgrade from 6.06 LTS to 10.04 LTS

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 22 23:00:30 UTC 2011

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:58:11 -0400
Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> didst polemicize thusly:

> On Thu, 2011-07-21 at 21:45 +0100, Avi wrote: 
> > Ric Moore wrote:
> > > Surely one would not want to just merely upgrade with all of that
> > > old cruft intact?
> > 
> > 'that old cruft' is four years worth of configuration tweaking.
> > 
> > Dpkg really doesn't do a bad job of keeping a system in such a
> > position as it doesn't need to 'breathe fresh air'. There's rarely
> > good reason to just hose an install of any system managed by anyone
> > half competent.
> Ah! So, if you fresh install, and do a selective restore, that makes
> one half competent then? <chin quivers> My... I didn't know! I guess
> I'll just nip off and shoot myself. :) Ric

Self-shooting aside, regular upgrades have worked well for me, not
only for the lifetime of Ubuntu, but for Libranet Linux before that,
and Debian before that.  All Debian-based, the upgrade process has long
been almost always error-free (and, therefore, the envy of other

I agree, why re-install something that works?  

Sometimes there are slight gotchas but no more that one would expect
from a new installation.

Cybe R. Wizard
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