Linked by Shahar Weiss on Thu 1st Mar 2007 18:58 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu I've been an Arch user for roughly 3 years. I'm pretty much familiar with it all - The way it boots, its configuration and its package management. I've also heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, and wanted to try it for a long time. So, two weeks ago, I took the plunge. These are my findings.
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RE[2]: From Arch to Ubuntu
by brewmastre on Thu 1st Mar 2007 23:06 UTC in reply to "RE: From Arch to Ubuntu"
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I agree this sometimes happen, but did you just apt-get dist-upgrade or did you use Synaptic? I think Synaptic automatically selects a default choice for you for most packages.

Whenever I do a dist upgrade on Ubuntu I use "sudo update-manager -d" which still causes all of the prompts (i.e. doesn't take defaults)

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RE[3]: From Arch to Ubuntu
by apoclypse on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 00:43 in reply to "RE[2]: From Arch to Ubuntu"
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The best way to do an upgrade without prompts is to do it from a terminal (tty1-6) using sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. Better yet use aptitude which handles the dependencies better. I really suggest you DON'T use the graphical tools when you do these things. Using the graphical tools will give you prompts besides, even though apt-get supports it doing an upgrade that may entail upgrading x while you are in it is not a good idea. I know its not really necessary but its an old habit from the mess that was fedora upgrades.

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RE[4]: From Arch to Ubuntu
by h-milch-mann on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 19:28 in reply to "RE[3]: From Arch to Ubuntu"
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I'm sorry but this is not true. I just updated a machine yesterday from edgy to feisty with your method and I got half a dozen prompts.

Edited 2007-03-02 19:28

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