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Month: May 2018

Re: [trinity-users] another upgrade

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 21:48:50 -0400
Mike Bird composed on 2018-05-08 17:50 (UTC-0700):

> dep wrote:

>> if i were to try to go from ubuntu-14.04 to 16.04 and i were simply to
>> change the repositories from trusty to xenial and the tde repository to the
>> preliminary stable builds, did apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade, is
>> it likely to break things? that's how i upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, and
>> it worked well, but i kind of don't want to screw it all up with surprises.
>> seems the best way to get stuff i need to run working.

> It might work.  It might not.  Ubuntu doesn't guarantee upgrades to the
> same extent that Debian does and neither recommends skipping versions.

> A much safer (but still not guaranteed approach) is to upgrade one version
> at a time, and to read and follow all relevant release notes for each
> upgrade.

Is skipping from one LTS to the next formally considered skipping versions? I
don't think it is.
seems to agree with me. I just did a Kubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 last month without
any apparent issues I can recall. It should be little different than "skipping"
from Wheezy to Jessie. Also, 16.04 is over 2 years old, so should have virtually
all its kinks worked out.

That said, unless one is using Ubuntu's latest primary DE flavor, what's the
point using it instead of Debian anyway? Favoring whatever latest version of its
proprietary init system happens to be? Every stable Debian is an LTS release,
and a foundation for some *buntu or another. Without Debian, there would be no
*buntu (nor Mint), right?

All that said, for some few users, there is a gotcha in 16.04 that shouldn't
affect 14.04 - GTK-3.18:

AFAIK, only openSUSE users have a built-in fix for that Gnome imposition.
Everybody else affected by it has to work harder to figure out what's going on
and work around it.
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