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Gnuplot aborts Ubuntu 16.04 LTS upgrade installer

Posted 09-16-2016 at 01:02 PM by flshope

A week ago I decided to proceed with the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. I always dread having to do these upgrades because it always means trouble, and this one was no exception.

As instructed by the release notes

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes

I started from the Update Manager, which offers the LTS upgrade once it has been made available three or four months after the initial release in April. I have made it a practice...
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Upgrade of 2003 machine to Debian 8 -- a bumpy ride

Posted 10-19-2015 at 10:53 AM by flshope

I have a 2003-vintage machine that remains useful despite its age, and I am determined to keep it running as long as I can as a backup to my main machine. The 2003 machine was born with Red Hat 9, migrated to Ubuntu, and finally to Debian 7 last December when Ubuntu dropped support for the display card.

Yesterday, after much study of the release notes,

https://www.debian.org/releases/stab...e-notes.en.txt

I decided to proceed with the upgrade...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade succeeds on 3-yr-old computer

Posted 09-14-2014 at 01:55 PM by flshope

After my traumatic upgrade experience on my old computer, I was not looking forward to risking a disaster with my primary machine. However, after much backing up of data and hand-wringing, I went ahead with the Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade today. It went OK and took about 3 hours including package download. The machine appears to be operating normally, graphics and all. I don't detect any speed degradation with the display or applications software. Sometimes you win one!

The machine just...
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