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Month: July 2017

Re: [trinity-users] trying to avoid rebuilding whole system

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:26:57 -0400
said Felix Miata:
| dep composed on 2017-07-26 19:47 (UTC-0400):
| > while i'm here -- there was talk that there was something wrong with
| > 16.04 and that 14.04 was preferable. as my current situation
| > demonstrates, i'm not a big fan of upgrading distributions, and going
| > only to 14.04 means i get to do this all over again in two years. so
| > -- have the issues with 16.04 been ironed out, or is it still to be
| > avoided?
| Are you sure the problem with 16.04 wasn't about KDE users upgrading
| from a mature KDE4 to a buggy Plasma 5 rather than 14.04LTS itself?

no, i'm not. if that is an issue that stops the show, then i'll do 14.04LTS 
and hope for something happier by 18.04LTS.

| What does Ubuntu offer a TDE user over the Debian base on which Ubuntu
| is based anyway?

in my case, the fact that i'm using it, and unless i'm much mistaken (a 
distinct possibility, maybe a probability), changing sources to debian and 
giving it the dist-upgrade command would produce surprises of a kind i'm 
hoping to avoid.

| Is going straight from 12.04 to 16.04 even supported? To keep trouble to
| a minimum or nil probably requires going to 14.04 first.

this is what i'm trying to find out, from someone more familiar with it 
than i am -- i used to keep current on all this stuff but simply lack the 
time for it anymore. hence discovering i've reached the point where my 
12.04LTS has expired and i need to tend to it. (i am certain that i've 
never gone 5 years without upgrading my OS anymore -- i remember covering 
the rollout of new versions of OS/2 in new york so as to get the new 
release earliest, and going from office to office in armonk until i found 
someone with a copy of 2.0 when the initial all-IBM release came. then, we 
*had* to keep backups of everything because there were several issues the 
lone cure to which was the dreaded rf/ri -- reformat, reinstall. which i 
am here kinda hoping to avoid.)

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