I’ve always been somewhat skeptical about doing my distro upgrades, as I’ve ended up with quirks afterwards. Instead, I always set up my installs with a separate /home and /var partition so I can just reinstall the main file system. So naturally, when upgrading to Jaunty Jackalope from Intrepid Ibex on my virtualized session of Ubuntu I was somewhat unsure of just how smooth it could go.
I decided to give it a shot. After backing up my profile I fired up the virtual computer, logged in and fired up the console.
$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
After confirming that I was going to download 89.5MB of archives, I wandered off for a while.
When I came back. It was waiting for me to reboot. So I restarted the session… And that was it. Just seemed too simple!