[mythtv-users] How to upgrade from Mythbuntu 8.04 to 10.04?

Marc Randolph mrand at pobox.com
Tue Apr 20 20:22:18 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Vince Coen <vbcoen at btconnect.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 Apr 2010, Allen Edwards wrote:
>> I am starting to think about how I should upgrade my system from 8.04 LTS
>>  to 10.04 LTS .  My fear is that if I just do an upgrade, it will almost
>>  certainly quit working and my wife will divorce me.  But buying a new box
>>  to build a new system might have the same result.  I could put a new HD in
>>  and put the new system on that but it isn't clear that is a very smooth
>>  transition and besides there are other programs installed that were non
>>  trivial to get working, particularly the squeeze box server.  I also have
>>  a process running that needs to run every hour day and night to trigger a
>>  program remotely.
> When I upgraded from the same version I backed up the entire partition to
> another and configured grub to work on the partition and verified that myth and
> other key s/w worked.
> Then:
> Upgraded to the next ubuntu version 9.04 I think and did a quick test not but
> not bothered for minor problems.
> Upgraded to mythbuntu 9.10 (uses 0.22 of myth) and made any adjustments
> needed.
> Fairly straight forward.
> In your case then upgrade to 10.04 after full release and when it has been out
> 5 weeks or more to help clear out any important bugs.
> Vince

In the case of Ubuntu LTS releases, there are dot releases that
follow... the ultra safe thing to do would be to wait until the first
dot release (10.04.1).  I'm not sure of the time frame on that, but
I'd expect it to be ~3 months.


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