[xubuntu-users] From edgy to hardy heron?

David Curtis dcurtis at uniserve.com
Wed Jun 4 23:49:33 BST 2008


Skip Evans wrote:
> Hey all,
> 
> I've been running a small shop of edgy installs 
> for quite a while, love Xubuntu and sure want to 
> stay with it, but right now I'd like to get a 
> couple of the machines up on some Koffice apps, 
> specifically Kplato and Kivio, and but can't get 
> these with
> 
> apt-get install koffice
> 
> This results in a lot of 404 errors. Are my 
> installs so out of date these packages are no 
> longer available?
> 
Edgy hit EOL (end of life) on April 25th 2008. In my view if these
machines are online its best to have security updates available. Hardy
is LTS (long term support).

> My questions is two fold. First, can I get Koffice 
> from another repository, or do I need to upgrade 
> to hardy heron now?

You might have to do a major search for a mirror that hasn't removed
6.10 packages.
> 
> If so, is there a way to upgrade from edgy to 
> hardy heron without losing the current machines' 
> configurations, locally stored email, etc?
> 

If your going to upgrade instead of a new install, absolutely do a
backup as its a cross your fingers senario.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks!
> Skip



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