[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu 12.04 Paingolin

William Walter Kinghorn williamk at dut.ac.za
Wed May 9 11:14:54 UTC 2012

Hi Wikus,

Something to look at

DPKG (--get-selections --set-selections) usage

Also, if you want the same packages on all the PCs
Clone Your Ubuntu installation

From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Wikus [wikus at cheetah-microsystems.com]
Sent: 09 May 2012 11:41
To: ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Ubuntu 12.04 Paingolin

In my opinion fresh install is the way to go. I personally never upgrade
the OS.
One see so many problems that start with "I upgraded.........."

Fresh install is the way to go. Yes you have to do alot of apt-get's to
get all the codecs and software you need.
But it's worth it. And if you use a seperate /home partition then you
don't even need to reconfigure anything anyway.

I can honestly say I have had minimal problems with all my ubuntu
installs , including 12.04.
And at work I am running it on a little 6 year old laptop with only
512mb ram.
And looking at the big problems it looks to me that the biggest failure
rate is on upgrades and not fresh installs.

- Wikus

On 05/09/2012 10:57 AM, Wesley Werner wrote:
> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM, frans<dormakorp at vodamail.co.za>  wrote:
>> I do not use much advanced features so the transition was easy enough.
> It's rueful to hear of all the upgrade pains, it looks like you had
> the right idea Frans ;-)
> Keeping it simple and functional is key, think I'll hold onto my
> stable system for the while.

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