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Thread: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

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    Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    I upgraded to the 8.04 release candidate a week or so ago. I've kept the system updated since then. Is it necessary to upgrade to the official 8.04 LTS release? Or has my system updated itself into the current version?

    Update Manager shows that the system is up to date.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    Its not necessary if you have kept up with the updates.

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    Re: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    Thanks. I'll save the ISO bandwidth for somebody who needs it.

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    Re: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    Is there a terminal command I can run to print the name of the current Ubuntu release the system is running? I'd like to check out if it says "Hardy beta" or not, if just for peace of mind.

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    Re: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssj3strife View Post
    Is there a terminal command I can run to print the name of the current Ubuntu release the system is running? I'd like to check out if it says "Hardy beta" or not, if just for peace of mind.
    You can check the installed version as shown below; it doesn't distinguish between beta and final, though. If the update manager doesn't show any updates you have Hardy final.

    SYSTEM MONITOR TOOL

    system > administration > system monitor > system

    COMMAND LINE

    cd /etc
    cat issue

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    Re: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    Code:
    lsb_release -a

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    Re: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    Thanks for this. It always help to read the forum beofre posting as I was just about to do with this very question! I, too, will now save the bandwitdth for other users/convertees..

    Great work guys, thanks a lot.

    Kam

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    Re: Necessary to upgrade from 8.04 Release Candidate?

    Yup! Thank you, gentlemen.

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