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.


  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?



  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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