dapper to hardy upgrade

vidd vidd at crosslink.net
Wed Mar 5 04:07:46 UTC 2008

Thanks for the links....
These were extremely useful


Changing the /etc/apt/sources.list and running sudo apt-get update && 
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Using synaptic
    Failed miserably
    I was left with a completely broken system, with too many failures 
to bother naming.
    (This was not unexpected, since these methods are for 
release-to-release, not intended for such a drastic update)

    Add a very prominent note to the website for users and administrator 
to NOT use these methods

Using the update-manager
    An up-to-date dapper install has update-manager installed
    As instructed, the -d switch was required (presumable will not be 
upon final release)
    Worked fairly well
    Required post-upgrade maintenace:
       sudo apt-get -f install to fix broken packages
       sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to get the 
updates that required the broken packages

    I had forgotten to do this one upgrade attempt, and ended up with a 
blue screen and a mouse pointer
    I was able to continue by switching to command line 
([ctrl]+[alt]+[F1]) and running sudo dpkg --configure -a

    Include a strong warning about screensaver, and include a "if you 
have trouble" paragraph.
    Three lines from the command line will fix all issues I encountered 
(in order)
             sudo dpkg --configure -a
             sudo apt-get -f install
             sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I have not been able to successfully test the server upgrade 
instructions at this time, and I dont believe I will have the time, as I 
will be working on pinpointing a specific java/web browser issue (a 
topic for a different post)

Thank you


Kaspar Kööp wrote:
> you should also check these links out:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTSUpgradesHowto
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/lts-upgrades
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTSUpgrades
> k
> On 20/02/2008, *vidd* <vidd at crosslink.net <mailto:vidd at crosslink.net>> 
> wrote:
>     I am preparing to test the ability to upgrade from 6.06.2 directly to
>     hardy, without the incremental steps between.
>     Dapper Install
>         I have no Dapper install disks handy, so I took a breezy install
>     disk and installed CLI-only
>         I edited the sources.list file to comment out the cd, enabled all
>     repo's, and replaced all instances of "breezy" with "dapper"
>         I upgraded from breezy to dapper via apt-get update and apt-get
>     dist-upgrade
>         I added xubuntu to the CLI-only with apt-get install
>     xubuntu-desktop
>     Hardy Install -- phase one
>         Manually edit sources.list , replacing "dapper" with "hardy"
>         Upgrade via CLI with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get
>     dist-upgrade
>         Report any issues
>     *****should sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade be
>     tested
>     as well?
>     Hardy Install -- phase two
>         Format and re-install per "Dapper Install" (see above)
>         Upgrade via upgrade tool (is this available to test yet?)
>         Report any issues
>     Test system:
>         Pentium II 350 MHz
>         384 MB Ram
>         15 GB hard drive
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