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do a release upgrade in ubuntu

Terminal - do a release upgrade in ubuntu
2009-03-25 07:25:33
User: dizzgo
do a release upgrade in ubuntu

release upgrades are major upgrades as from 8.04 to 8.10 or from 8.10 to 9.04

update-manager-core must be installed:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

in some cases you must edit '/etc/update-manager/release-upgrades' and set 'Prompt=normal'


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Comment by atoponce 341 weeks and 5 days ago

yeah, I upgraded a netbook from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS using just 'sudo do-release-upgrade' because the GUI update manager wasn't downloading stuff properly

Comment by rkulla 284 weeks and 2 days ago

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