[xubuntu-users] 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS with xubuntu-desktop, e17, and do-release-upgrade?

theuteck at gmail.com theuteck at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 01:17:43 UTC 2012

On 09/24/2012 04:44 PM, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
> Well it looks like it's time for me to upgrade to the next LTS release. 
> I'm thinking that do-release-upgrade should work. but I have a few worries
> about the process. 
> 1) There were several releases between 10.04 and 12.04.
> 	I'm hoping that since 12.04 is the first "LTS" since 10.04
> 	that I won't need to walk the process through each of the 
> 	NON-LTS releases in between???
> 	BUT I'm unsure how to specify to the do-release-upgrade process
> 	that the target is 12.04 etc... (is it as simple as manually
> 	replacing all instances of the string "lucid" in the apt sources
> 	list(s) with the string "precise"???????
> 2) What online clues I've been able to find strongly suggest ensuring that
> "ubuntu-desktop" IS installed first... 
> 	But I originally installed as Xubuntu because I was running away
> 	from kde4 and I never could stand gnome. Worse yet, I added E17
> 	and except for an occasional romp with E16, I haven't booted any
> 	other WM/DE in a Looooooonng time. But I don't think there is an
> 	enlightenment-desktop (e16 OR e17) meta package So I'm thinking
> 	that since Xfce is arguably still installed that maybe just having
> 	xubuntu-desktop installed would be enough. (though I'd be a LOT
> 	more comfortable if there was an e17-desktop metapackage) ??
> 	Also how do I verify that I never uninstalled the xubuntu-desktop
> 	package???
> 3) do I need to do that as do-release-upgrade -d or what?
> Could someone point me at a good, up to date, step by step how-to doc?
> Thanks
1. Upgrading from 10.04 directly to 12.04 is possible.  Upgrading from
one LTS to the next will always be supported.

2. "apt-cache policy xubuntu-desktop"  will tell you if the XFCE meta
package is installed.  ubuntu-desktop is the unity desktop,
lubuntu-desktop is the meta package for LXDE, ect.

3. I have already upgraded and can't remember, but "do-release-upgrade
-h" show the help file and it says -d will check for the latest
development version, which at this point would be 12.10.  Just run
"do-release-upgrade" and it will tell what version it will pull in and
ask you if you want to continue.

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