upgrading to latest version of Ubuntu

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My version of Ubuntu (13.04) is no longer supported. I want to install 14.04. Pipelight is working great at the moment. Will it be possible to simply copy the pipelight folder in my home directory and migrate it to the new installation?

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Sebastian Lackner (slackner) said :


Ubuntu packages are always created for a specific version, and there might be differences between Ubuntu 13.04 and 14.04, which will have the effect, that copying files is not sufficient. Besides that Pipelight also has a lot of dependencies (wine-compholio, a lot of 32-bit libraries, ...), so a lot can go wrong when doing this, resulting in a non-working installation.

A way to keep your current installation would be to _upgrade_ Ubuntu, instead of reinstalling it. Nevertheless based on my experience, updating can also go wrong, so there is still no guarantee that everything works afterwards (and you should create a backup, if you have important files).

If you plan to reinstall everything: By following exactly the instructions on our website http://pipelight.net/cms/installation.html there cannot really go much wrong. Just make sure that you really follow all the steps:

* Install package: http://pipelight.net/cms/install/installation-ubuntu.html
* Enable Silverlight (or any other plugins you need): http://pipelight.net/cms/plugin-silverlight.html
* Don't forget to install the user-agent switcher: http://pipelight.net/cms/installation-user-agent.html#section_2

If something goes wrong or doesn't work after reinstalling, feel free to ask your question here, and we'll try to help you. ;)


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