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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri May 26 19:17:18 PDT 2006

Quoting David Reber (morpheus2485 at gmail.com):

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

Well, there's now a better answer, in the form of the release candidate
announcement as of yesterday
I just downloaded and burned to CD the PowerPC version, to try it out on 
my G3 iBook.

Partial announcement text follows:

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Release Candidate for version
6.06 LTS of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu - codenamed "Dapper Drake".
The Release Candidated includes installable live Desktop CDs, server
images, alternate text-mode installation CDs and an upgrade wizard for
users of the current stable release.

We consider this release candidate complete, stable and suitable for
testing by any user. We would especially recommend that current Ubuntu
5.10 ("Breezy Badger") users and developers use the upgrade procedure
described below.

Upgrade information for Ubuntu and Edubuntu 5.10 ("Breezy Badger") users

 * Make sure you have good bandwidth since the upgrade requires 
   that you download several hundred megabytes of new packages!

 * Because this is the Release Candidate, you need to invoke the
   update manager explicitly.  To do this, press Alt-F2 (or open 
   a Terminal using Applications -> Accessories ->Terminal)

      gksudo "update-manager -d"

   This step will not be necessary on the final release.

 * Make sure you are up to date - click the "Check" button. If you 
   are connected to the network the update manager should now tell 
   you about the 6.06 LTS ("Dapper Drake") release

 * Further information about this upgrade procedure is given at

Upgrade information for Kubuntu 5.10 ("Breezy Badger") users

 * In Adept go to Manage Repositories and change "breezy" to "dapper"

 * Click "Fetch Updates"

 * Click "Full Upgrade"

 * Click "Commit"


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