Ubuntu 8.04 on 1505n [bayes]
tom at haddons.net
Mon Apr 28 10:52:48 CDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 11:41 -0400, Art Alexion wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Haddon <tom at haddons.net>
> To: Art Alexion <art at rhd.org>
> Cc: Jose_De_La_Rosa at dell.com <Jose_De_La_Rosa at dell.com>,
> linux-desktops at lists.us.dell.com <linux-desktops at lists.us.dell.com>
> Subject: RE: Ubuntu 8.04 on 1505n [bayes]
> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:14:06 -0400
> On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 10:57 -0400, Art Alexion wrote:
> > If there is a 7.10 install that includes the proprietary drivers, but
> > not an 8.04, I would install 7.10 and then do a dist-upgrade to 8.04.
> > That way you get the drivers and the new distro version.
> > If you haven't done it before,
> > 1. Install 7.10
> > 2. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list
> > 3. comment out any references to the 7.10 CD
> > 4. replace every other reference to 'gutsy' with 'hardy'
> > 5. save
> > 6. sudo aptitude update
> > 7. sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
> Er, no...
> Instead run "update-manager -d", or just use the update distro button
> from within the package manager itself:
> This has more details, but this is the preferred way of doing things
> rather than messing with apt sources directly - and this way is known to
> be a fair amount smarter as well...
> I've never gotten a clear answer on this, perhaps you know.
> First, I don't use the GUI update managers, adept and synaptic. For me,
> they take 3x as long as the command line. They are great for searching
> and getting details, but not installing.
I understand there's a "do-release-upgrade" command for servers, not
sure if it works as well on the desktop, that's command line.
> Second, I prefer aptitude to apt-get because it tracks and handles
> dependencies better. The question for which I have never found a
> definitive answer is whether the GUI managers use the aptitude
> dependency tracking, or the less thorough apt-get, or something else
Not sure to be honest.
> Speed (or lack) aside, I don't want to compromise the power of aptitude
> just to get pretty boxes to interact with.
> Can you clear this up?
> I'm looking at the command line update manager scripts and they seem
> only to be wrappers to the apt tools.
I'd suggest that upgrading an OS is something that happens so
infrequently that accuracy is more important than speed, no?
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