Upgrade Ubuntu fail (again)

A couple of weeks ago Ubuntu released their new version (10.04). This time I waited a bit to perform the upgrade of my laptop. The promosed very fast startups (sub 10 seconds). So yesterday night I upgraded. This morning booting took twice as long as before, some tools didn’t even work, my wifi didn’t want to connect anymore,…

I’ve been a ubuntu user since the very first  release. Pretty much every time they did an upgrade to the next version I ended up reinstalling everything. So like always I reinstalled my Ubuntu. But this time is really the last time, if with the next release I have to reinstall I’ll just switch to basic Debian. In the end it just has to work, right?

Maybe it’s also my mistake to add extra repositories to install tools that are not available in default Ubuntu. But I prefer that over installing straight from a .deb file.

Anybody else also having these issues? (I know a friend of mine had to reinstall as well, broken wifi)

3 Replies to “Upgrade Ubuntu fail (again)”

  1. Come on, you say it yourself, install which ever distro, if you customise stuff to the point where you install important packages through other repositories, you risk it to break stuff. Especially if those extra packages are intrusive (upgrading important libs etc). Even Debian will chuckle in those situations.

    Which upgrade procedure did you use? Don’t upgrade Ubuntu like you would do that on Debian, by just replacing the distro version codename in your sources. The regular Ubuntu procedure (do-release-upgrade) will first disable all third party repo’s before doing the upgrade.

    I did upgrades both on Debian and Ubuntu several times through last years. Whilst I occasionally had to fix things (often due to me customizing stuff, or traditionally having to fix X) I cannot recall things were that broken I had to reinstall.

    Yes, overall, Ubuntu might tend to feel a bit more unstable, but IMHO you should compare normal Ubuntu releases to Debian testing, whilst sticking to Ubuntu LTS releases for stability and compare that to Debian stable.

    Or will you tell me that Debian testing is *allways* stable?

  2. I upgraded 3 laptops and a server to Lucid without any problem. I also installed Lucid on a new laptop (with an SSD) and it is really fast (boot, shutdown and overall).

    I did stick with “do-release-upgrade”…

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