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Month: November 2009

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] upgrading from 8.04

From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@...>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 09:12:10 +0200
> I'll post my results should I change my mind and succeed in upgrading, tho it
> rather looks like a reinstall at the moment which I have about as much a head
> for as for a nazi row. (I haven't reinstalled since 2003 and I'm not willing
> to start now.)

You will find that installing the *buntus of today is much easier than
any distro was in 2003. In fact, I don't "upgrade" [K]ubuntu installs,
rather I fresh install and restore /home. It takes about half an hour
and there is no danger of some wayward or forgotten PPA messing things
up. I do keep track of which programs were installed though, and a
quick apt-get installs them all on the new system as well.

Sometimes a user's config file will be incompatible with the newer
version of the software, but that is very rare. In fact, in recent
memory the only time I saw that was KDE 4.1 to KDE 4.2 had a plasma
panel config problem. It was no big deal.

Dotan Cohen