Re: [dwm] musca wm

From: Haomin Wen <>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 22:46:33 +0800


I upgrade my Ubuntu from 7.04 to 7.10, 8.04, and finally 8.10
successfully. I did not upgrade from 8.10 to 9.04 because I got a new
hard disk on which I installed a fresh new Ubuntu 9.04.

Frankly speaking, there are always something wrong after an upgrade,
but it is not hard to keep Ubuntu working if you can spare several
hours to fix those problems. For example, some old xorg.conf does not
work with newer version of Xorg, dynamically compiled programs no
longer work because old libraries are purged, or certain programs are
no longer supported. These problems are common in most, if not all,
distributions, and unavoidable if your distro keeps up to date.

Haomin Wen
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 10:12 PM, Jacob Todd <> wrote:
> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 01:17:40PM +0000, Kurt H Maier wrote:
>> On 5/17/09, Jacob Todd <> wrote:
>> > On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 12:55:27PM +0200, Preben Randhol wrote:
>> >  > As to Ubuntu, you can say what you like, but at least for me the
>> >  > maintenance time reduced dramatically after going from Debian to
>> >  > Ubuntu on the 5-6 machines I maintain. And that is something I
>> >  > appreciate, not how small space I can get a distribution to use...
>> >  >
>> >
>> > The time it takes you to go from one version Ubuntu to another takes less time
>> >  than upgrading a Debian machine? I don't think so.
>> >
>> Saying Ubuntu is faster than Debian or vice versa is like saying a
>> green wagon is faster than a blue wagon.  They're the same thing, and
>> most of my admin time is spent undoing the stupid changes to upstream
>> code.
>> --
>> # Kurt H Maier
> What I meant to imply was that you usually can't (or couldn't last time I check
> ed) go from one release of Ubuntu to the next, with out reinstalling the whole
> thing, unlike Debian, where you can do that.
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