upgrade solves other issues?
kassube at gmx.net
Mon Apr 7 20:58:59 UTC 2014
John R. Sowden wrote:
> I am having a problem whereby gcc and other low level programs cannot
> be upgraded (even by root).
How do you try to upgrade and what is the error message?
> I have written about this before with
> varying responses. I do not want to (unless I _have_ to) remove
> Ubuntu from my computer and "reinstall the operating system", as
> Microsoft says. I will not know what programs I have added, written,
> etc. over the years that will be lost. Will upgrading to 14.04 solve
> this issue?
> Also what directories will be left alone?
Generally an upgrade leaves /home and /usr/local alone (and maybe others
as well). But if you really mean a release upgrade (and not a fresh
install where you keep you /home directory), it will probably not work,
if you can't upgrade low level programs like you wrote above.
BTW: You should install your own programs in /usr/local and I would also
suggest to use checkinstall to make deb packages out of your programs.
Then you can keep the packages to reinstall them in case you want to use
a fresh install of a new release instead of an upgrade.
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