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

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:34:54 +0200
On Thursday 27 of July 2017 02:05:07 Felix Miata wrote:
> 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?
>
> What does Ubuntu offer a TDE user over the Debian base on which Ubuntu
> is based anyway?
>
> 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.

On my test machine, I have encountered substantial problems when updating 
14.04 => 16.04. The network was not running, NIS was not working ... it 
was not good. The only function I've found is to update through all the 
versions in between 14.04 => 14.10 => 15.04 => 15.10 => 16.04.

It was terrible, but otherwise I did not have a properly functioning 
system. Therefore I definitely do not recommend updating from 12.04 
directly to 16.04.

-- 
Slávek