[xubuntu-users] Upgrade Xubuntu Karmic to Lucid (via command line???)

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Jul 19 02:43:28 UTC 2010

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On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 22:26:16 -0400
"Joe(theWordy)Philbrook" <jtwdyp at ttlc.net> wrote:

> I need to to upgrade my Xubuntu Karmic to Lucid:
> The thing is I'm a LOT more comfortable trying to follow Command line
> instructions than I am trying to get my uncooperative hands to wrestle a
> mouse pointer onto the correct spot long enough to click on anything...
> Thus I was looking for a command line method I used to be a kde guy and
> way back the kubuntu method USED to be to edit the sources to replace all
> instances of old release name with new release name and then it was
> either sudo apt-get upgrade, or sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.  But that
> certainly wouldn't work anymore. 
> So {among other things} I searched for:
> "upgrade ubuntu karmic to Lucid howto command line"
> and I came across this:
> http://icewalkerz.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-upgrade-ubuntu-910-karmic-to.html
> Which basically says:
> Add the below line to Software Sources list
> deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid multiverse
> on terminal execute the below command
> sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
> sudo do-release-upgrade -d
> Could it be that easy? wouldn't I at least need to edit all instances of
> "karmic" to say "lucid"?? 
> Of course I'd be well advised to BACK-UP Karmic so I can restore it if
> the upgrade don't work and all that.  And I wouldn't dream of doing this
> without first doing an "sudo apt-get upgrade" or sudo apt-get
> dist-upgrade. The later of course being (If I understand it) the same as
> using synaptic to mark all available upgrades and clicking on apply.
> But somehow the above how-to seems very short. Does anyone know if the
> method works??????

Since I did not know the correct answer, I went searching and found the
following in [1]:

Network upgrade for Ubuntu servers (Recommended)

   1.   Install update-manager-core if it is not already

      sudo apt-get install update-manager-core 

   2.  edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal  
   3.  Launch the upgrade tool:   

      sudo do-release-upgrade

   4.  Follow the on-screen instructions.   

These instructions lead me to believe it should work for a desktop, too.

[1] http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/upgrade

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