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Old 10-12-2006, 09:45 AM   #1
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Upgrading from Kubuntu 6.10 Beta to final release version

Hi everyone
I have a question about upgrading Kubuntu 6.10. I have Kubuntu installed on a HP laptop and it appears to be working fine at the moment. I am wondering if it is a good idea to upgrade my existing installation when the final release comes out using my existing installation or whether a fresh, clean install is preferable? I am aware that a Debian based installation can be upgraded but would like to know if there will be issues further down the road in doing this? I also use Suse 10.2 and it seems to be widely agreed that a clean install of an RPM based distro is always preferable to an upgrade.

Any thoughts on this? I would like to avoid installing afresh if I can avoid it since my existing beta installation seems to be running fine without any issues.
Old 10-13-2006, 12:07 PM   #2
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Upgrading an APT-based distribution normally should happen without any errors. This is not RPM, and this is not SUSE...
Old 10-13-2006, 01:29 PM   #3
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Like robbbert said, you just need to keep upgrading and you'll end up with the final release. If you want to check which version you have, type lsb_release -a
Old 10-13-2006, 11:27 PM   #4
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Thanks guys...

Thanks to both of you for your responses, really appreciate it!


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