do a release upgrade in ubuntu

do-release-upgrade
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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By: dizzgo
2009-03-25 07:25:33

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Commands here should be as generic as possible, covering as many Linux distributions and Unix derivatives as possible. However, this is a good command for the general Ubuntu user who wants to do it via the command line.
atoponce · 481 weeks and 4 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
rkulla · 424 weeks and 1 day ago

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