Upgrading Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by antun, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. antun

    antun New Member

    I have Ubuntu 4.0.3-1ubuntu5 with ISPConfig 2.2.15. I'd like to upgrade to a recent version of Ubuntu (maybe 6.06).

    Is there anything I should consider other than running:

    apt-get upgrade

    ... as root?

    I'll perform a full backup, of course.

    Thanks,

    Antun
     
  2. chuckl

    chuckl New Member

    apt-get dist-upgrade would probably work better.
    That said, I've never heard of Ubuntu 4.0.3, 4.1 was the first version.
    4.0.3-1ubuntu5 is the gcc compiler.
     
  3. antun

    antun New Member

    When I do:

    cat /proc/version

    ... I get:

    Linux version 2.6.15-26-server ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.0.3 (Ubuntu 4.0.3-1ubuntu5)) #1 SMP Fri Sep 8 21:00:37 UTC 2006

    Is that the right way to tell what version OS I'm running?

    Thanks,

    Antun

     
  4. chuckl

    chuckl New Member

    It is indeed. Which says you are running Kernel 2.6.15-26. Which fortunately for you is already Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.
    You therefore definitely do NOT want to do a dist-upgrade, as that may well take you to one of the more recent, but shorter lived releases.
    This bit
    gcc version 4.0.3 (Ubuntu 4.0.3-1ubuntu5) is simply gcc Gnu compiler info.

    Returning to the apt-get upgrade, you should be running this at regular intervals to get bug fixes and updates. Sequence is

    apt-get update to get the new repository files, then
    apt-get upgrade to fetch and install any relevant stuff for you machine.

    I normally run an update 1-2 times a week, but weekly or fortnightly is fine.

    Current 6.06 kernel is 2.6.15-28 (or at least it is on my main 6.06 server).
     

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