Re: [Maverick] Install - was: Re: difference between "do-release-upgrade" and "apt-get dist-upgrade"

On 06/10/2010 14:07, NoOp wrote:


Howver (aside from the usual backup this/that warnings):
1. Ensure that you have ubuntu-desktop installed. Several of us may have
UD uninstalled for various reasons - reinstall it before upgrading:
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
For some reason the rev upgrades do not do well without it installed.
2. Of course ensure that you've:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
and it certainly can't hurt to:
$ sudo apt-get install -f
$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
3. *Be sure* to *read* the release notes et al:

There is information in the above links which is confusing.

In the first it states,

You can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure.

1. Press Alt-F2 and type update-manager --devel-release

while in the second it states,

To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and
type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes)

Both probably have the same required result, but consistency would be
less confusing to people, wouldn't it?


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