||[Apr. 23rd, 2007|10:48 am]
|||||Steve Conte - Seven Rings in Hand||]|
I just finished upgrading from edgy to feisty a couple of hours ago. The dist-upgrade was great, I haven't found a single installing misshap as of yet. The only problem I had was prior to the installing, similar to this bug. I had to uninstall about 15 programs to free enough space - I decided against modifying the script by hand as described in another bug report, so I decided to give update-manager what it wanted. First it asked for 775MB of free space over my apt cache folder, an apt-get clean fixed that. Then I began uninstalling software and ended up with 1.1GB of free space, but update-manager still wanted more space over /usr. Two kernels and 15 programs later, I had to forcefully break the ubuntu-desktop dependencies as I was running out of stuff to uninstall.
Emdee previous to the dist-upgrade. You can see my partition table and my /usr folder.
Finally, around 1:35 AM, the bloody update-manager decided that I finally had enough disk space for an installation averaging 800MB. I went upstairs, slept till 8 AM, woke up and came back to check. I'd personally love it if the ubuntu upgrade were to be unattended, but since it isn't, I had to fill some blanks first. There was nothing to worry about - half an hour later, Emdee rebooted without any apparent trouble, and here I am on Feisty.
Graphically, my desktop looks the same - my gdesklets prefs weren't modified, I kept the only gnome applet I had (the weather applet) in the exact position I'd left it, and my desktop theme wasn't modified either. The only difference is that I can finally see synaptic and update-manager (along with other apps requiring sudo to start) on the system menu, something I'd lost on Dapper. No need to reinstall from cd now, as my permissions seem to be the way they were back on my Breezy days. Yay! (And eat that, Javi! Now you can't say my permissions are shitty, I fixed all of the permissions problems now. =P)
Emdee Feisty. Testing Pidgin, which forced me to break my ubuntu-desktop dependencies as gaim is on the default installs. Oddly enough, Feisty seemed to recognize my Dell Rescue partitions and mounted them too. O_o
I haven't tested other applications besides the gdesklets daemon, firefox and automatix. I yet have to remove other software too -hey, I can live without ubuntu-desktop till Gutsy stops by. =P
Oh, there's Network-Manager, which is now one of Ubuntu's default packages. Did you notice a pattern there? =P
Stuff I've got to do ASAP:
- Uninstall Network-Manager - I love the nm daemon on my laptop, but I'd wish it wouldn't eat so many resources from it. And, honestly, there's no need to have it on a desktop whose only contact to the intarwebs is an ADSL modem. =P
- Check any extra daemons and disable unnecessary ones
- Uninstall other packages
- I guess unmounting the rescue partitions by default would help, too.