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Thread: Upgrading to 9.04, what about present installations?

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    Upgrading to 9.04, what about present installations?

    Hi all, Currently I'm using Ubuntu 8.10. But I want to upgrade to 9.04. I've installed many add-ons to my current version. My doubt is - if I upgrade to 9.04, will my current add-ons/installations like JRE, JDK, JDownloader, XAMPP, etc., be erased and should I have to download & install them again for 9.04 ??
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Upgrading to 9.04, what about present installations?

    Will you be performing an in place upgrade or a fresh install using a LiveCD? I have only performed an in place upgrade one time and all installed programs were unaffected.

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    Re: Upgrading to 9.04, what about present installations?

    I will be using the Upgrade button in Update Manager.

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    Re: Upgrading to 9.04, what about present installations?

    When you do a fresh installation, all additional programs and all files are gone. So if you do this, you should backup all your data. This results in a clean install.

    But when you do an upgrade (via update manager or sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) all programs should be preserved. But it might result in an unstable install.

    And another warning: if you have manually installed the driver for the Nvidia video card, uninstall it before you upgrade
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    sudo nvidia-uninstall
    Of course, the display will not work any more or doesn't work properly. There are ways to fix it if you are not so used to the command line:
    Code:
    sudo cp -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsave /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
    This should restore the display but results in a low resolution.
    But if you have installed the driver via restricted drivers manager, it should go well.

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    Re: Upgrading to 9.04, what about present installations?

    Thanks you very much avl555

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