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Thread: [SOLVED] Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

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    Question [SOLVED] Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    I know this is probably a dumb question, but......

    Do I need to do a completely fresh install to get all of Hardy, or can I just use the upgrade? I'm currently running Gutsy.

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    Smile Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    The upgrade is fine if your getting updates.

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    Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    I did an upgrade a few hours ago
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    Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    The recommmended way is to upgrade: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades

    There have already been discussions of this topic, with opinions differing, see e.g.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=754994
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=623320

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscious View Post
    The recommmended way is to upgrade: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades

    There have already been discussions of this topic, with opinions differing, see e.g.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=754994
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=623320
    That's exactly why I was asking - I don't know if it's in either of the threads you posted, but I remember seeing somewhere over the last week that if you truely wanted Hardy you had to do a fresh install to get all the improved pieces - including something about speed. I could never find that post again. I guess I'll go with the recommended upgrade and see how it goes!

    Thanks!

    (even though I can't currently marked this as solved, please consider it so)

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    Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    I just upgraded with 0 problems or hassles. Works fine and everything is up to date. I say go upgrade route unless problem is hit then clean install. Maybe download onto disc then upgrade for failsafe. But it should work fine as mine did on HP laptop.
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    Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    The recommmended way is to upgrade: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades
    That is not a recommendation, but a way to upgrade without doing a fresh install. It is best to do a fresh install. If you do do an upgrade, be sure to have all your data backed up. (The same applies for a fresh install.) Upgrades are known to fail at times. So if you do upgrade either have Gutsy 7.10 on hand, or Hardy 8.04 on hand.
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    Angry Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    After I upgrade to 8.04 from 7.10 Gutsy I cant install xmms player.by apt-get install xmms following error I got.

    dush@dush-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install xmms
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package xmms is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    E: Package xmms has no installation candidate
    dush@dush-desktop:~/Desktop$

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    Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    It is always a good Idea to at least download the disk. I have heard that updating from the update manager dosn't always give all the changes or that it is "risky"
    at any rate the download is short and upgrading from it seems to be a compleete deal.
    Also I like the security of having a burned disk.
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    Re: Upgrade or install to get Hardy?

    yeah, xmms no longer exists in Hardy, there is xmms2 though. Seems to have changed from the old version, i now use Exaile 0.2.13 instead.

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