Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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by kosmic on Mon 24th Sep 2007 09:51 UTC
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I only know one OS in the world that you can upgrade without problems and is the BSD systems.

With linux when you want to upgrade, the best and "only" way is a fresh install...

just my 0.2 cents ;-)

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by lemur2 on Mon 24th Sep 2007 10:28 in reply to "FreeBSD"
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With linux when you want to upgrade, the best and "only" way is a fresh install...

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In my experience, more often than not an upgrade without a fresh install is fine. When a fresh install is required, the release notes will tell you so.

In any event a fresh install is often easier anyway than an upgrade, especially if you have a separate /home partition.

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RE[2]: FreeBSD
by kosmic on Mon 24th Sep 2007 10:46 in reply to "RE: FreeBSD"
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Yes you are right, whenever I want to upgrade ubuntu, i will erase the root partition, and let home intact.

I think it should be considered an upgrade...

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RE[3]: FreeBSD
by ashigabou on Mon 24th Sep 2007 13:16 in reply to "RE: FreeBSD"
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I have always upgraded ubuntu from the former version without any trouble for official releases: I am coming from debian, and there is just no way I would have considered ubuntu on my workstation for work if this was not the case (I cannot waste one week to reconfigure everything as before).

You may not know, but gutsy is still beta software: if gutsy was released, it would have been a big problem, but that's really the kind of things to be expected in beta version. I have broken my installation several time testing alpha/beta versions of ubuntu, but there is nothing wrong with that (as long as it is fixed, of course, before release).

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by GhePeU on Mon 24th Sep 2007 11:06 in reply to "FreeBSD"
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ghepeu@KazeNoTani ~ $ last |tail -n 1
wtmp begins Fri Aug 1 22:35:22 2003

That installation (Gentoo) migrated flawlessly through three different hard disks in two different machines and it keeps working without any problem.

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