ubuntu upgrades

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bazzjazz

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I am running Dapper for quite a while now on my main pc and have been reluctant to upgrade to Edgy -> Feisty -> Gutsy.

However, i want to take the plunge now! Is it a relatively smooth process? Will all my installed packages still be there?

I will use 'gksu "update-manager -c" ' as this seems to be the best and most stable option.

Any hints or tips appreciated!

regards,

Barry
 

gav240z

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Hi Barry,
Good to see another Ubuntu enthusiast. I am not using your version of Ubuntu however I did try updating from Fiesty Fawn (6.X???) to 7.4 / 7.10 and had a couple of problems because of non-standard components (I think in my case Beryl).

I was instructed to remove this component and try upgrading after that. Had I had a standard Ubuntu I think it should have gone fine, however since I had played around alot with Ubuntu I had a couple of issues.

There is help on the forum and a Mirc channel which is really helpful. Do let us know how you got on. Each version of Ubuntu seems to be a significant improvement in terms of plug and play ability and easy to use features.
 

bazzjazz

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Hey Gav,

Thanks for the reply.

I am writing this from a nice shiny iMac, so as you can guess the upgrade didn't go according to plan!

I had quite a few issues during the upgrade process and gave up eventually and got a Mac (which I had been threatening to do for quite a while anyway).

So I am using the Mac as my day to day machine and have Ubuntu (Edgy) on an older laptop to play with!

cheers,

Barry
 

mneylon

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Upgrading from one version of Ubuntu to another hasn't caused me that many issues apart from ones with my graphics card. That always seems to cause issues :(
 

bazzjazz

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I think the upgrade was more due to having a bit of a flaky pc rather than the upgrade process itself. Too many disks, problems with Grub, and a lack of Linux experience....

tbh I was looking for an excuse to get a Mac :)

Gimp is good but, for me, couldn't replace Photoshop!
 
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