Add a better distribution upgrade feature

Asked by Frantique on 2010-04-14

the major problem with "update-manager -d" that it disables all the third party sources. It would be nice if UT could do the distribution upgrade using all the sources. What do you think?

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Best Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #1

Thanks for your question.

Because it will cause a lot of problems if the update-manager doesn't disable all the third-party source while upgrading, such as package conflicts.

But I will try to add support to enable the third-party source after a successful upgrade.

Frantique (undernetangel) said : #2

Thanks, this sounds great! :)

A 2 level upgrade would be just fine. I think that the steps should be like this:
1. Upgrade the system in Ubuntu way.
If upgrade completed, reboot (for activating new kernel, etc.). After reboot start automatically the 2nd phase:

 a) Test if the new souces really exists;
   If so, enable them and do the upgrade of the packages.
 b) Show a list of eventually disabled sources and conflicting/not upgraded packages.

As a suggestion, UT could mark for himself (for ex. #UT waiting) the not enabled sources and to test them every time UT is started. This is good if it is a delay in publishing of the 3rd party sources.

Frantique (undernetangel) said : #3

Thanks TualatriX, that solved my question.