[sf-lug] Linux Server Preferences

Akshay Shah akshay at akshayshah.org
Fri Nov 6 12:43:51 PST 2009

On 06 Nov 2009, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>Akshay, thank you.  I had not known about the "do-release-upgrade"
>tool, which appears to query the Ubuntu package mirrors and find out
>whether there's a new release, and, if so, conduct additional package
>fetches to migrate the system to that new target.  (Thus, you don't
>actually have to go about manually editing "dapper" to "hardy" in
>/etc/apt/sources.list, etc.)

Glad I could help.  I think that do-release-upgrade does a little more
than just updating your apt sources and upgrading packages - I think it
also updates usplash to xsplash, implements any changes in the boot
scripts, etc.  Sadly, those changes probably make it more error-prone,


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