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How To: Upgrading from Ubuntu Breezy to Ubuntu Dapper

Posted by chantra on April 1st, 2006

Even though I'm a console fan, I like to have bleeding edge softwares install on my computer. In case I run into troubles, my knowledge of linux is enough to be able to fix common trouble.
So here I go, I'm going to upgrade my ubuntu system to Dapper, which should be out around June 2006.

Even though I'm a console fan, I like to have bleeding edge softwares install on my computer. In case I run into troubles, my knowledge of linux is enough to be able to fix common trouble.

So here I go, I'm going to upgrade my ubuntu system to Dapper, which should be out around June 2006.

Ubuntu Dapper is actually accessible for testing. Upgrading to dapper means that you will be able to access to the lattest softwares available under Linux.

Caution: doing this could break some package, or even your system. Therefore you need to be understand Ubuntu/Linux enough to face troubles.

Otherwise, wait until Dapper is officialy released.

The first thing you have to do, is to update /etc/apt/sources.list and change all repository name from breezy to dapper.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted universe multiverse

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

to

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted universe multiverse

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted

and add

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse

Then, update your repository database:

root@laptop#apt-get update

And upgrade your system

root@laptop#apt-get dist-upgrade

Your system is going to download all packages and install them. After downloading, you will have to answer some question about some services and software default.

All packages are installed.

WARNING: Make sure that you install a 2.6.15 kernel and that grub is reloaded. you can run

root@laptop#grub-install /sda

or

root@laptop#grub-install /hda

depending on your main hardisk

Problems Encountered: dpkg error with /var/cache/apt/archives/xfwm4-themes_4.3.0svn+r20625-0ubuntu1_all.deb, run apt-get -f install to fix this.

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