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Upgrading to Gutsy Gibbon

Succeeding Feisty Fawn, the new release of Ubuntu 7.10 i.e Gutsy Gibbon will be out in coming October (scheduled data is 18th October 2007).
This week alpha release of “Tribe 5” is already out and the countdown for the final release has begun.

As usual the process of upgrading is simple. You just need to issue following commands to upgrade.

sudo replace feisty gutsy - /etc/apt/source.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

It will download some 570 MB to upgrade and you are done. So far I have not faced any issues.

There is always a way to do the same using UI also. Follow the instructions here to achieve this.

Jono Bacon has also made the announcement for the Gutsy Gibbon’s successor, Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron which has been scheduled for release in April 2008.



"Everyone is welcome to participate,
everyone is welcome to get involved,
and everyone is welcome to
help shape the form of the Hardy Heron."

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6 Responses

  1. rand0mwalker says:

    Hardy Heron, eh?! Nice name for the next time.. Can’t wait to upgrade to Gutsy. I am planning on a rip-and-riplace since I’m still running Edgy ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. LaptopZZ says:

    sudo replace feisty gutsy /etc/apt/source.list should be sudo replace feisty gutsy — /etc/apt/sources.list

    Thanks for the clever way to do this!

  3. nisheet says:

    I think that is the smartness shown by wordpress but thanks for pointing that out

  4. rdaugherty says:

    Would I use a similar set of commands for upgrading from Dapper Drake? e.g.:

    sudo replace dapper gutsy /etc/apt/source.list
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    LaptopZZ, pardon my ignorance, but what is the double dash you used in your correction of nisheet’s list of commands?

  5. kahping says:

    The “–” seems to be part of the syntax. You can read more here:

    Btw, nisheet, your blueprints url seems to have an extra “.” which causes the page not to load.

    Anyway, thanks for an informative post. I didn’t know about the “replace” command ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks. Just a little correction for the first line

    sudo replace feisty gutsy – /etc/apt/sources.list

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