Re: etch-to-lenny upgrade problem...
On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 02:20:17 +0200, Steve Witt wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jun 2009, Adriano Trentini wrote:
>> I'm not professional. I have Lenny installed in a AMD Duron. Why to
>> upgrade etch if you can simply install Lenny?
> Because it is easier to upgrade than to reinstall in most cases. Usually
> the machine's configuration is not affected during the upgrade and
> usually upgrades go pretty smoothly.
For a single user, I suggest that this is a BIG reason for upgrading etch
instead of installing lenny from scratch, Adriano.
You won't have to answer all those setup questions (keyboard type,
locale, timezone, etc.). If you are using X and a desktop (Gnome, KDE,
etc.), your email will still be set up, with all your mail and folders in
place. Your bookmarks will still be installed and working. Basically,
your home directory will have all the data and configuration files as you
left them -- you won't have to reconfigure email, your browser, your word
Sometimes problems do occur with an upgrade. But the upgrade is usually
easier than a fresh install.
Be sure to follow the recommendations on the Debian web site. In
particular, update etch before upgrading to lenny, and back up your data
and config files, just in case ;-)