[Linux4christians] Ubuntu upgrade
raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za
Sat May 21 17:10:38 EDT 2011
First of all, can you please start a /new/ e-mail, rather than replying to a
current e-mail and just changing the subject? There's a mailing list thread id
in the headers of each e-mail, and thus this e-mail showed up in my mail
client (and a number of others on the list, I'm sure) as a reply to an
existing thread (ie. way down the list), instead of a new thread.
I actually opened your mail and had to re-read it twice because I was thinking
about the other mails in the thread - I didn't even notice the differing
On Saturday 21 May 2011 17:15:13 Billy Staggs wrote:
> I currently have some servers running Ubuntu Server 10.10 and now that
> 11.04 has been officially released I am being prompted to "Run
> 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade". Personally I have always avoid the
> whole in place upgarde and simply re-installed at a convention season,
> however I just recently rebuilt them to 10.10 and seeing as they are
> critical servers (mail, DNS, web, etc) I really don't care to hassle
> with this again so soon. So my question is, does anyone do release
> upgrades this way? Has anyone on the list actually preformed an Ubuntu
> Server 10.10 to 11.04 upgrade?
I haven't specifically, but I did recently do an 8.04 to 10.04 upgrade on my
VPS, which was a much bigger jump, and it went super-smoothly. This machine
runs a mail and a web server, amongst other things, and upgraded without a
One of my servers at home is prompting me to upgrade it (same as yours, 10.10
to 11.04), it runs DNS, DHCP, etc, and I have no hesitation to upgrade - I
just haven't had the chance! I don't expect any issues either.
Generally, the LTS to LTS upgrades are far more dangerous than the release to
release upgrades. This is because less changes between releases.
> 10.10 is supported until April of 2012 so I don't have to be in a hurry,
> but if I am going to start doing in place upgrades I would prefer to not
> get to far behind.
Yes, it's better to upgrade sooner rather than later.
Raoul Snyman, B.Tech IT (Software Engineering)
m: 082 550 3754
e: raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za
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