[Ubuntu-ZW] upgrading ubuntu

Kalpesh Thaker luminary06 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 08:22:02 UTC 2012

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On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Kalpesh Thaker <luminary06 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> ideally, upgrades keep all your settings and applications intact, and
> only the operating systems is upgraded.
> however you might find that things like mysql and php will upgrade to
> the latest versions as well (and can bring alot of compatibility
> issues with it).
> upgrading should work okay, but in my experience it can cause issues
> with previously installed apps...the other problem, is that you are
> using quite an old version of ubuntu, so upgrading to the latest would
> mean having to upgrade to 11.04, then to 11.10, then 12.04. there are
> shortcuts you can take to upgrade directly to the latest version..but
> there have been alot of changes between the version you have, and the
> latest...and mostly likely will end up breaking your installation. so
> its definitely not advisable.
> for now, i'd recommend backing up your data, then installing the
> latest version from scratch.. rather than upgrade. thats what i will
> be doing myself after 12.04 release day
> kalpesh
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:12 PM, Humphrey <hamub at shellmix.com> wrote:
>> Hi Guys
>> I have been using Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick) for the past two years.I have
>> updated and installed various packages like net beans,audacious, mysql
>> server to mention but a few.My question is: if upgrade to Precise Pangolin,
>> will i be able to retain my software or i will  have to download and
>> reconfigure of the software i heard. It has taken me a while and effort to
>> download these packages,that is why i am scared to move over to the next
>> releases. However i would love to have a feel of the latest releases without
>> loosing my software
>> Kindest Regards
>> Humphrey
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