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Old 05-25-2006, 09:15 AM   #1
morrolan
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Ubuntu Dapper BETA to Official Dapper?


Hi,

I can't seem to find much about this subject around, but how easy is it to upgrade from Dapper 6.06 BETA to the official Dapper release when it's out?

I'm on Hoary at the moment, will be updating to Breezy tonight (seems to be required to move to Dapper) and then on to Dapper. Should I move to Dapper BETA (I'm impatient ) and then on to Final, or should I just wait until the Final release?

Many thanks in advance,
Morrolan
 
Old 05-25-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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how easy is it to upgrade from Dapper 6.06 BETA to the official Dapper release when it's out?
It's really easy. You just paste this command into the terminal:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
 
Old 05-25-2006, 02:16 PM   #3
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It's really easy. You just paste this command into the terminal:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
aysiu,

would you recommend a double upgrade (hoary>breezy>dapper) or would you just do a clean install of dapper. I ask because, the last time I did breezy>dapper upgrade I had to download a huge file (>680MB) and with bandwitdth limitations, it was just as good to download the dapper iso and keep the cd for furture re-installation (if needed). Just curious? Secondly, with this 2 stage upgrade are things not more likely to go wrong? (breakages, configuration issues, etc).

On the dapper site many have recommended a clean install, but then I am not an expert.

thanks,
SL
 
Old 05-25-2006, 03:13 PM   #4
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If you're going from Hoary to Dapper, do a clean reinstall.
If you don't have a separate /home partition, think about creating one before the reinstall--that way future reinstalls will be painless.
 
  


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