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Upgrade across releases
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:01:26 AM »
 

Amit Gholap

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Hello All

It is known that Lite does not upgrade from 3.x to 4 and so on.
To have a better understanding on why so many distros cannot upgrade across major versions, could Lite devs or someone explain why such release upgrades are difficult or impossible?

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Re: Upgrade across releases
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
 

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Quite simply put for Ubuntu based distros, sudo do-release-upgrade has a high failure rate and is an extremely complex process that requires specific intervention for each pc. I doubt there's a dev in existence who would dare take on the task of writing GUI software for this process. You could pay me $10k and I still wouldn't do it.
 

Re: Upgrade across releases
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Quite simply put for Ubuntu based distros, sudo do-release-upgrade has a high failure rate and is an extremely complex process that requires specific intervention for each pc. I doubt there's a dev in existence who would dare take on the task of writing GUI software for this process. You could pay me $10k and I still wouldn't do it.

Just installed kernel 4.19 and cannot wait for LL 4.2 - it comes out before Xmas fortunately :)
It is up to you guys if you can / can afford / cannot support Linux Lite project, and we all have
our special situations. If you have a few dollars /euros etc. extra, just help the team, you help
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With that said, I hope I've learned my lesson
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You're welcome to say what you think, that is indeed my style, but it should be balanced with politeness. Welcome back :)
 

Re: Upgrade across releases
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 02:19:19 AM »
 

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Thx very much for the infos.
Since Ubuntu itself supports upgrades across releases or LTS, I was hoping that even Ubuntu derivatives like LL will support it. I guess I dont have enough knowledge about Linux to understand why Ubuntu can, but Ubuntu derivatives cannot.

Rgds,
Amit
 


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