Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade

[sc:linux-category ]A little while ago I moved from OpenSUSE to Ubuntu which went reasonably well, however just a week or so later it turned out that a new long-term support version of Ubuntu was released.

My first thought of course was that I was going to have to do a complete re-install on my server.  That didn’t make me happy and I was kicking myself for not checking the release schedule before installing my server 😉

However Ubuntu comes with an upgrade script, either through the GUI or through the CLI.  Since I was logged on to my console anyway I used the GUI.

The process worked fine, however there were two things stood out as issues:

  1. The upgrade takes a VERY long time and intermittently asks you for confirmations which is a real pain if you aren’t sitting right in front of the system while the upgrade happens.
  2. It wiped out all my perl modules that I had installed.

Honestly I can accept the fact it took a long time and asked a pile of confirmations, the Perl modules on the other hand were a lot more annoying.

It took a while to track down all the modules I needed again and get them working (cpan is great, but sometimes things just don’t work as you would expect).

In the end it was successful and I haven’t had any issues so far so.

 

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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