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Old 03-16-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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regarding upgrading ubuntu


hi,
I want to upgrade to 5.04(Hoary Hedgehog) preview.
I have a large network band width. Is there neway I can do the upgrade over network Without downloading the CD.
another issue is I need a suggestion from ur point of view wether a clean install is better than upgrade or not.
Waiting for ur reply.
Thanks in anticipation.
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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I'm a newb too, but I have been reading...

I read that you can safely do a distro upgrade from any debian based box, but it is always better to do a full install clean. There is also the option of a network install, which I have never tried. Safest would be to d/l the isos and burn them, though I have heard you can mount isos and install from them. I would assume you'd need a basic running system to do this.

Here's what I found:
Performing a System Upgrade
Debian provides a ready means to update your entire system at any time to the latest state of released packages. If you're following the stable track, these will only be security and bugfixes. If you're on the more bleeding-edge testing or unstable tracks, these periodic updates can be substantial -- I've seen then exceed several hundred MiB, though typically they fall into the low to mid two digits.


apt-get dist-upgrade
In general, you would not run the command above without checking to see what it's going to do to you. Rather, first download new packages (possibly running this as a cron job ), then check to see what packages will be updated, then run the updates. This sequence is:


apt-get -d dist-upgrade # download only -- cron if you want
apt-get -s dist-upgrade # "simulate" mode, shows what will be installed/updated.
apt-get dist-upgrade # do it for real

I think this should work for Ubuntu, but don't depend on it. I'm a newb.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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Its not working.It is saying the following

chinna@pranith:~ $ sudo apt-get -d dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


wat shud i do now

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Old 03-17-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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You need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list, so that all repositories with "warty" are changed to "hoary" then do,
Code:
#apt-get update
#apt-get dist-upgrade
 
Old 03-18-2005, 02:30 AM   #5
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hi,
Plz let me know where the sources.list for hoary is
thanks,
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Old 03-18-2005, 02:49 AM   #6
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You need to edit your current /etc/apt/sources.list in warty and change all the instances of "warty" to "hoary". I believe I had already mentioned this in my previous post.

Last edited by reddazz; 03-18-2005 at 08:11 AM.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:56 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
You need to edit your current /etc/fstab in warty and change all the instances of "warty" to "hoary". I believe I had already mentioned this in my previous post.

This is wrong! The sources file for synaptic can be found at /etc/apt/sources.list. This is the file you need to comment your update repositories for Hoary.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 08:10 AM   #8
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Sorry typo, I guess I didn't read through what I typed.
 
  


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