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Old 04-26-2008, 06:57 AM
Charly Avital
Default From 7.10 to 8.04 - Linux beginner.


This is update to the message I posted on 4/24/08, immediately after
downloading (update-manager -d) all the packages, without problems.
The only problem at the time what that I was not getting any traffic
from the list. After switching from digest mode to current mode,
everything went back to normal.

System Monitor indicates:
Ubuntu 7
Release 8.04 (hardy)
Kernel Linux 2.6.24-16-generic
Gnome 2.22.1
The new desktop now sports a The Heron.
I don't understand why the "Ubuntu 7".

During installation, I had warning (about openoffice.org
The critical warning was:
"upgrade aborts now, system could be in unusable state, recovery will
run now (dpkg --configure -a).

I have now a working 8.04. I am almost sure it is lacking X-server,
because the virtual software under which Ubuntu is running uses a
version that is not compatible with 8.04, according to the virtual
software technical People (Parallels 3.0 build 5584), who are working on
a updated build that might be available end June, May 2008. I have no
problem with that, my experience with Parallels is that it's better to
give them ample time to update/test new builds.

I ran $ sudo dpkg --configure -a. The output indicated that a certain
extension was added to openoffice. I have tested openoffice, not in
depth, it seems to be working correctly, no crashes.

Since then I have run the same command line a few times, the output is
always a return to the prompt, therefore I reckon there's nothing more I
can do about this.

Synaptic Package Manager indicates that FF 3.0b5 is installed. But in
fact I am still running

Heron, in spite of whatever component(s) it is lacking, is running well
and stable. Faster and more stable that Gutsy 7.10.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

MacOS X 10.5.2 - Ubuntu 8.04 (under virtual ware) - GnuPG 1.4.9 - gpg2
2.0.9 - Thunderbird (20080227) - Enigmail 0.95.6

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