[sf-lug] committing to a distro, automated updates

David Reber morpheus2485 at gmail.com
Sun May 21 22:15:24 PDT 2006

Being new to ubuntu, and as the release of dapper looms, I am wondering how
updating will work.

If I run an update utility on 6-1-6, will it upgrade to dapper? I wouldn't
really expect that, but I'm kinda unsure as to how I am supposed to upgrade.

Will I have to download the install disk and upgrade with that?


On 5/16/06, Lx Rudis <lx_rudis at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> sarah:
> > > So is there a distribution or an application that
> > makes updates as
> > > easy as they are under Windows?
> i'm using ubuntu in a dualboot system.  one of the
> first things ubuntu does is check the ubuntu servers
> for updates. it then asks me if i just want to install
> them or if i would like to see what they are first.
> rick:
> > apply needed security updates, with much more
> > reliable and satisfactory
> > results than with the infamous Security Pack drill
> > under MS-Windows.
> yuck.  i just had to deal with that on another machine
> here.  it's like the gift that keeps on giving.  :P
> >
> > > By this I mean OS updates as a fully automatic,
> > you-never-see-it
> > > background feature,
> you're much braver than me.  :)
> ...but most of the time all i'm doing is saying 'yeah,
> go ahead and install that', so i understand where
> you're coming from, desktop computing-wise.
> on the other hand, i often monkey around with weird
> peripherals and apps that can get finicky about
> drivers, app conflicts, version conflicts etc.  under
> those circumstances, i really can't let my machine
> enter an unknown state - so much can go wrong, and if
> i haven't left a trail of crumbs behind me i can lose
> a lot of manhours getting back to a known state where
> all the tools and peripherals were working correctly.
> x
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