Why I Run Old System Software

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 05:40:46 PDT 2014

On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 5:31 AM, René J.V. <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually, you can. Either update the addresses in your
> /etc/apt/sources.list and sources.list.d/*

Ubuntu is moderately infamous for even stepping up one version not working;
multiple versions in a single go usually fails in my experience. (This may
actually be a shortcoming of dpkg, as while Debian isn't quite as bad about
upgrades, it also tends to fail when upgrading multiple versions at once in
my experience unless the system is completely vanilla. Note that I am not
counting things like switching from stable to testing, which is usually
risky because most of the rough spots get ironed out during release
engineering for the next stable.) Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu,
provides instructions for upgrades but very strongly recommends not doing
so because Ubuntu's upgrades are so touchy.

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