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    Lubuntu upgrade query

    HI group. I had Lubunto installed on an Acer Aspire One netbook some years ago. Then, I loaned it to my daughter. It came back today and surprise, surprise, it still works, even though it hasn't been switched on for about three years. As soon as it was turned on it started updating itself....but gave an error message saying that it could only complete a partial upgrade. It has now completed two upgrade cycles, but maybe I should just get the newest district and install it from a USB drive?

    yours,

    phil

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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    I would try an in vivo upgrade first since a live-install failure will just leave a bigger mess.

    Whether there are pros/cons, I have no clue.


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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    Philip_Edwards; Hi ! Welcome to the forum.

    Yeah, 'buntu is very robust -> release upgrade; maybe YES, maybe not so yes,
    Factors:
    a) Was the starting release 13.10 ?
    b) no to 13.10, did you alter the sources.list to "old.releases" ?
    c) What method did you employ to effect the release upgrade ? command line, GUI update manager ?

    The bottom line is to look and see where you stand presently:
    activate a terminal, and post back - Between code tags - the outputs of terminal commands:
    Code:
    cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list
    tail -v -n +1 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo dpkg -C
    code tag tutorial:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12776168

    The current LTS releases are 12.04 & 14.04, the most recent release is 14.10 and upcoming in April is 15.04. There are those times when it is advisibe to do a clean fresh install - this may NOT be one of those times.

    let's see what tale gets told
    before we go there
    Last edited by Bashing-om; 1 Week Ago at 10:19 PM. Reason: LTS releases
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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    As soon as I turned it on, a message appeared on the screen saying that an upgrade was available. Pretty sure it said 14. Something. Anyway, it did the upgrade and everything is working. What do I do to find which version of the distro I have?


    you know, turning this old computer on was a bit like finding an old friend..

    thanks,
    phil

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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    To see the current version try:
    Code:
    lsb_release -a
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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    Code:
    Tried that. It says Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS code name precise

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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    Philip_Edwards' Hello;

    Quote Originally Posted by Philip_Edwards View Post
    Code:
    Tried that. It says Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS code name precise
    12.04 is good but is up to 12.04.5 now.
    What returns:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo dpkg -C
    See if we can get ya updated.

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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    12.04.2 seems about right.
    Lubuntu 12.04 only had 18 months support...
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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    12.04.2 seems about right.
    Lubuntu 12.04 only had 18 months support...
    Uhhhh !
    My error, thought it were 3 years (ubuntu is 5 years). Past time to go for 14.04 . Huh ?

    What returns:
    Code:
    ubuntu-support-status --show-all
    goes to show what I do not know
    Last edited by Bashing-om; 1 Week Ago at 10:34 PM.
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    Re: Lubuntu upgrade query

    I think some of the other flavors like lubuntu's and xubuntu's support cycle's are confusing when compared to that of normal Ubuntu.
    In that they are supported for briefer periods than normal Ubuntu, but also contain the Ubuntu base, which indeed does get a full 5 years support for lts releases.

    I'm not sure if it is meant to be set to 12.04.2, but it certainly correlates with it's support cycle.

    12.04.2's point release would have been a year into the release, and I don't think moving Lubuntu 12.04 onto the 12.04.3 and up point releases would have been of any use, since it (12.04.3) would have only been supported for a couple of months at that point...

    Having stated all that garblish stuff, I'm not sure which way would be best to move forward.
    First off, I'm not sure how well a release-upgrade works for Lubuntu >> going from 12.04 to something supported like 14.04.
    So i hesitate to recommend such a method.
    Might be best to a quick personal file backup and download and install a fresh copy of 14.04, or even newer.
    I think a clean install will save a lot of headaches down the road.
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