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Thread: Why are so many packages removed for the upgrade??

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    Re: Why are so many packages removed for the upgrade??

    Quote Originally Posted by mivo View Post
    I should add a disclaimer, though: I always do a fresh install when I upgrade to the next Ubuntu version (separate home partition, so it's painless), because it's faster and, I feel, cleaner. So take my opinion with a grain of salt, though I think accepting the upgrader's choices is relatively risk-free.
    Hmm I have seen this recommendation fairly often and it puzzles me no end. I do have a separate home partition, but adapting a fresh install to the configuration i have now would be an extremely hard task that would need an extreme amount of effort to prepare:
    There are dozens if not hundreds of configuration files for Apache, Mysql, etc, there are many packages I have installed in addition to what a default fresh install provides, many of them with their own system-configuration files. There is even data that is stored outside of the home partition by default (e.g. mysql databases, files for certain web applications etc.)

    For anyone who is not just using a very basic system I think doing a fresh install is asbolutely not an option.

    The bottom line is this: I had rather severe trouble during the last two upgrades (which I performed on about 3 computers each) and I am a bit scared of things getting messed up this time, because I need my computer for my work and for private matters.

    I have waited a few days to let the mirrors cool down and to also let major problems surface.

    I would love to upgrade this thing (if only because eventually all support questions will assume that I have Hardy) but I must admit that I am worried and that long list of packages to get deleted reinforced my worries somewhat.

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    Re: Why are so many packages removed for the upgrade??

    If you have no really compelling reasons to upgrade at this point I would suggest that you wait until the "enterprise" release of 8.04.1 due out in June when many of these issues will be cleared up. Or work-arounds known.

    There could be many reasons for the removal of those packages, Most likely they are not compatable with hardy as yet, dependency issues with hardy packages, depeciation of packages that these programs use and such... Many 3rd party packages do not upgrade gracefully.

    My philosophy is... if it's fixed don't break it...

    If you depend on your machine for work and everyday tasks, I would wait until these things are fixed, or you have researched the reasons why and what you have to do to solve these issues.

    good luck!
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    Re: Why are so many packages removed for the upgrade??

    Quote Originally Posted by arpanaut View Post
    If you have no really compelling reasons to upgrade at this point I would suggest that you wait until the "enterprise" release of 8.04.1 due out in June when many of these issues will be cleared up. Or work-arounds known.

    There could be many reasons for the removal of those packages, Most likely they are not compatable with hardy as yet, dependency issues with hardy packages, depeciation of packages that these programs use and such... Many 3rd party packages do not upgrade gracefully.

    My philosophy is... if it's fixed don't break it...

    If you depend on your machine for work and everyday tasks, I would wait until these things are fixed, or you have researched the reasons why and what you have to do to solve these issues.

    good luck!
    Thanks for that advice, I think I will wait till June then and observe this ...

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