Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Apr 2006 18:52 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu team is proud to present the beta release of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake). With Ubuntu 6.06 Beta comes loads of bug fixes, a new look-and-feel, a new live-CD installer, GNOME 2.14.1, and much more." You can download it as both live-CD and install CD, and as always, available for x86, x86-64, and PowerPC.
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Upgrading a Debian based distribution....
by leech on Thu 20th Apr 2006 23:32 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

I've been running debian based distributions for years now. Going from one release to the next is easy enough, but what I do to have the least problems is to first change the repository to the one you want to use (i.e. from Breezy to Dapper) then open up Synaptic and click the reload button.

Then go through and first update the packages that you think will not break things. Also when you double click on a package, it will come up and say whether it will remove or install a new one. Keep track of what it says, if it's going to remove something, then cancel and try to up date the next package. Unless it's something where it is removing libgtk1 and installing libgtk1.1 (as an example).

Once you've done this a few times, you'll learn which ones will remove everything and which ones won't.

Eventually you'll get to the packages like X.org, which can possibly break things, but just make sure they are all properly installed BEFORE you reboot.

Leech

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