[Linux4christians] Upgrading Debian Sarge to Ubuntu
samuel.clough at trumpetsofzion.org
Thu Aug 17 13:09:19 EDT 2006
Yes, I've googled and discussed it in the Ubuntu
forums. I just know there are a lot of ubuntu
users on this list so I thought I'd put it out
here as well. I'm finding mixed information, but
more people saying that it works than that say it
At this point I plan on installing Sarge into a
VMWare machine at home, connecting via ssh and
then trying the upgrade and seeing what I get
before I try it on a remote server. If that
doesn't work, I get to fall back to one of the
"fun" ways of remoting installing in a chroot and
then manually pointint to the new install like you
do on a gentoo install.
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: Re: [Linux4christians] Upgrading
Debian Sarge to Ubuntu
From: michael at hipp.com
samuel.clough at trumpetsofzion.org;linux4christians at thelinuxlink.net
Date: 08-17-2006 12:40 pm
> > From: "Samuel Clough"
<samuel.clough at trumpetsofzion.org>
> > Hmm. I wonder if this used to work? Some
> > reported that it has worked. The problem is
> > I only have remote access to the server, so I
> > can't really install ubuntu manually so I'm
> > to trying to "install" it remotely. Can I
> > the packages that install ubuntu (i.e.,
> > ubuntu-base, or whatever it's called) via
> > and force overwrite the Debian versions?
> > I was thinking of using this procedure:
> > Keep in mind I'm talking about a server here
> > a minimal install, not an X workstation, or
> > configured LAMP server.
> My recollection is that when Ubuntu first came
out there were scads of articles about upgrading
from Debian. Have you Googled this?
> No way I'd attempt it remotely. Unless the
consequences for failure were minimal and I'd
clear my schedule beforehand to make the drive to
the remote site and do a manual recovery.
> I find it nervewracking just doing a remote
upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to another.
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