[xubuntu-users] From edgy to hardy heron?

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Thu Jun 5 21:04:26 UTC 2008

Hey all,

Thanks much for the help. I'll do a back up and a 
new install. Also, thanks for the tip on home on a 
different partition.

Good advice.


David Curtis wrote:
> 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 installs so out of date these packages are no 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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