[clug] Upgrading question
ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Fri May 1 06:13:22 GMT 2009
The upgrade to Ubuntu Jaunty this time around appears pretty clean. I
have now done 3 computers with the only problems evident were my Acer
Notebook wouldn't play well with compiz and my AMD 64 Desktop didn't
carry over Virtualbox. I discovered the next day however the Virtualbox
problem was associated with the repository not being available for some
reason and it is now functioning Ok.
In my experience, i'ts a little difficult to predict what impact an
upgrade is going to have on a particular setup but providing you have a
backup of all the important stuff it is generally a fairly painless
excercise. Issues with older ATI graphics and with some Intel graphics
stuff have already been posted on this list and the ubuntu forum are now
filling with problems and solutions being discovered as people migrate.
Dave Upton wrote:
>> In theory no. That said there will always be small things that might
>> break but certainly most things will "just work" with a polished
>> distro such as Ubuntu. What specifically in terms of settings do you
>> want to keep? or are afraid to loose?
> I am thinking along the lines of Wine and programs that are installed under that and then such things as my mic which took me ages to get working. But also stuff like additional repositories that were added or adobe or flash and those sorts of things. The little things that make life easier and more pleasant. For experienced users it is probably a stroll in the park to get them up and running again but for me it will be more like a marathon or maybe by now a half marathon. I am not averse to doing it just wondering although Andrew's answer suggests these things will migrate (mostly/probably/usually)
> Then again I am also wondering if upgrading to the the latest version every six months is worth it? Oh dear I think that last question means I haven't truly morphed into a fully fledged Linux user.
> I liked the descriptions of the various fests. I realise I missed one which was a fixfest but I think I can guess what it is now and that pony tails, pizza and computers will be involved.
> Dave U
> From: Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com>
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Sent: Thursday, 30 April, 2009 10:43:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [clug] Upgrading question
> Hi Dave,
> 2009/4/30 Dave Upton <dave.upton at y7mail.com>:
>> If I choose to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 via their update manager will I then have to go in and set everything up again or do those settings migrate across?
> In theory no. That said there will always be small things that might
> break but certainly most things will "just work" with a polished
> distro such as Ubuntu. What specifically in terms of settings do you
> want to keep? or are afraid to loose?
>> What exactly is an installfest and a hackfest?
> InstallFest: A bunch of happy helpful linux geeks/nerds/users in a
> room. You bring your computer, they help you install it. Expect
> pony-tails, pizza and other things stereotypically associated with
> linux. Although not the smelling bad part.
> HackFest: Either the same bunch of geeks from above or/and their
> cousins in a room or connected via the internet working together
> (hacking) to solve problems (bugs) in code or writing new code to make
> your favourite linux/bsd/other distro do new things. Expect even more
> pony-tails, black t-shirts, pizza and various gurana enhanced fizzy
> Andrew Janke
> (a.janke at gmail.com || http://a.janke.googlepages.com/)
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