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dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Hi Guys

Can ubuntu be setup to automatically update.Does this also work from one Major release to another.

THanks
Dev

Rex Bouwense
January 29th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Sure enough. Go to System>Administration>Software Sources and then to Updates. Under automatic updates you have your choice.

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 09:02 PM
Sure enough. Go to System>Administration>Software Sources and then to Updates. Under automatic updates you have your choice.

Does this also apply to updates like version 8.0 to 9.0
etc

THanks
Dev

chaanakya_chiraag
January 29th, 2010, 09:05 PM
I don't think that can be configured to occur automatically, because those a) take a lot of time and b) could be interactive, in which case the automating thing wouldn't work anyway. When you are ready to upgrade to the next release, go to System->Administration->Update Manager and click the button at the top next to "New Release Available"

Rex Bouwense
January 29th, 2010, 09:07 PM
That is an upgrade and I do not know if it will automatically upgrade for you. That will only happen every six months anyway. Let me see if I can find out anything else.
That didn't take long. See previous posting (#4)

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Thanks Guys

So how long is a release supported for.I mean lets take version 7.0
Is it still supported with updates.

Dev

snowpine
January 29th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Thanks Guys

So how long is a release supported for.I mean lets take version 7.0
Is it still supported with updates.

Dev

Most Ubuntu releases are supported 18 months, except for the LTS (long term support) releases, which are supported 3 years. 10.04, coming in April will be LTS.

8.04 is the oldest release that is still supported.

tom.swartz07
January 29th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Thanks Guys

So how long is a release supported for.I mean lets take version 7.0
Is it still supported with updates.

Dev

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Release_history

Hope this helps!
Anything before 8.04 is unsupported.

Rex Bouwense
January 29th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Thanks Guys

So how long is a release supported for.I mean lets take version 7.0
Is it still supported with updates.

Dev
I believe that the LTS releases are supported for three years and a normal release is supported for 18 months.

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 09:46 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Release_history

Hope this helps!
Anything before 8.04 is unsupported.

What about 6.06.That should be supported till the middle of 2011

See the timeline at the link above

Dev

tom.swartz07
January 29th, 2010, 09:48 PM
What about 6.06.That should be supported till the middle of 2011

See the timeline at the link above

Dev

Thats the server edition, I was referring to normal desktop editions.

If you want to use Dapper server edition, more power to you!

For best support, I would recommend the newer versions though.

Rex Bouwense
January 29th, 2010, 09:49 PM
That is only the server release. The desktop release is no longer supported.

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Thank guys..

Ok suppose I am using 6.06 LTS.Can that be setup to automatically
update till 2011 or will there upgrades along the way that would
require interaction.

Also how often do we get updates and how often do we get upgrades
with LTS

Also was 6.06 LTS based on debian ver 3.0 or 4.0



THanks
Dev

penguinv
January 29th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Hi Guys

Can ubuntu be setup to automatically update.Does this also work from one Major release to another.

THanks
Dev

I just found out (by being stupid and just trying it) that it works on wubi-ubuntu too. Well it should work because it asked me to update it.

But when it auto-rebooted it gave me a blank screen and I thought, "All is lost!" So I hard-shutdown and restarted and all is fine.

snowpine
January 29th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Also was 6.06 LTS based on debian ver 3.0 or 4.0

Neither. Ubuntu is based on Debian testing/unstable, not a particular Debian stable release.

I would not recommend automatic updates for a server (which is the only type of 6.06 install that's still supported).

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 10:47 PM
Neither. Ubuntu is based on Debian testing/unstable, not a particular Debian stable release.

I would not recommend automatic updates for a server (which is the only type of 6.06 install that's still supported).

So when Debian says that it is not supporting a version anymore
it does not affect Ubuntu

http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100121

Dev

snowpine
January 29th, 2010, 10:47 PM
So when Debian says that it is not supporting a version anymore
it does not affect Ubuntu

http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100121

Dev

Correct; there is no relationship.

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 11:00 PM
how often do updates come out

Dev

snowpine
January 29th, 2010, 11:02 PM
how often do updates come out

Dev

Daily at first, then they slow down over time as the release matures. I personally update once a week.

I feel like this is all leading up to something... what is your actual question? :)

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 11:21 PM
what is your actual question? :)

;) None..I am just empowering myself with knowledge as I would need this when a client asks.

Also like what happens during an updates,Like with windows
sometimes it reboots,does that happen with ubuntu as well.
Do I have to start anything after the update,is it all automatic.?

Dev

snowpine
January 29th, 2010, 11:28 PM
;) None..I am just empowering myself with knowledge as I would need this when a client asks.

Also like what happens during an updates,Like with windows
sometimes it reboots,does that happen with ubuntu as well.
Do I have to start anything after the update,is it all automatic.?

Dev

:)

Ubuntu does not automatically shut itself down after an update. (I hate that about Windows!)

If your update includes a new version of the kernel, you need to reboot into the new kernel for the change to take effect.

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 11:41 PM
will a LTS system ever need a reboot update with the updates

Dev

snowpine
January 29th, 2010, 11:45 PM
will a LTS system ever need a reboot update with the updates

Dev

As I mentioned, you will need to reboot if you wish to take advantage of a kernel update.

dd1313
January 29th, 2010, 11:59 PM
if I go cat /etc/*version its tell me 4.0
I assume that this is ver 4.0 of debian.Is there
any information on what debian testing ver is linked to
Ubuntu

Thanks
Dev

snowpine
January 30th, 2010, 12:02 AM
if I go cat /etc/*version its tell me 4.0
I assume that this is ver 4.0 of debian.Is there
any information on what debian testing ver is linked to
Ubuntu

Thanks
Dev

Debian testing does not have "versions"; it is rolling release.

Normal Ubuntu releases come from Debian Unstable (Sid) and LTS releases from Debian Testing.

Maybe comparing these will give you a better idea:
http://www.distrowatch.com/ubuntu
http://www.distrowatch.com/debian