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Re: Will It be good to migrate from ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10?

Subject: Re: Will It be good to migrate from ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10?
From: ms
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:34:52 +0530
I will go for the option 3.
My question,  Is direct upgrading from 9.04 ti 9.10 will lead to any
problem like crash or data loss. Do I need to install the apps again>?
On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 20:26 +1300, Tim Frost wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 07:06 +0530, ms wrote:
> > Will It be good to migrate from ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10?
> > 
> > 
> It depends on your definition of "good".  If you need/want features that
> are included in 9.10, that are not in 9.04, then it will make sense to
> upgrade immediately.  Otherwise, you need to consider the implications
> of staying at 9.04.
> 
> The most important consideration is that Ubuntu provides migration
> utilities that will perform an upgrade from one release to the next (in
> your case 9.04 to 9.10), or from one LTS release to the next (e.g. from
> 8.04 to 10.04).  Ubuntu does not support an upgrade that bypasses an
> intermediate release.
> 
> This philosophy means that the easiest method to upgrade is to either:
> 1: keep to LTS releases 
> OR
> 2: upgrade to each new release as it becomes available
> OR
> 3: do a clean install of the new release
> 
> Obviously, options 1 and 2 will preserve configuration information but
> option 3 will lose all configuration (except that user data, including
> configuration, may be preserved if /home is on its own partition and
> that partition is not formatted).
> 
> Tim
> 


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