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If you really want to use the gaim beta I would suggest upgrading to "dapper drake" as the package is built for it.

CAUTION THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS COULD POSSIBLY RENDER THE OPERATING SYSTEM USELESS:

That being said, iv' tried this method on a laptop running 5.04 to 5.10 and a virtual machine going from 5.10 to 6.06.

Step 1: Back up your sources.list.

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.old

Step 2: Edit it and change every instance of breezy to dapper so..

from

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)]/ breezy main restricted


## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch updated software from the network
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch major bug fix updates produced
## after the final release of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe

#plf
deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

to

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)]/ breezy main restricted


## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch updated software from the network
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch major bug fix updates produced
## after the final release of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe

#plf
##deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf free non-free

Step 3: Update all packages.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get -y upgrade

(this step may or may not be nessecary but this is what I used.)

sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

This could take quite some time to complete depending on your hardware.

If everthing went well you should be able to reboot into "dapper drake", I will say again this is not a well tested method, use at your own risk.

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You can do the 5.10->6.06 upgrade through update-manager. Run it with the -d switch once to pull in the beta versions of apt and update-manager and again to upgrade to 6.06.

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as to naraku9333's directions to upgrade. you can use the following command to do step two. This will automatically replace all instances of "breezy" with "dapper" , and create your new updated sources.list file

sudo sed s/breezy/dapper/g /etc/apt/sources.list.old  > /etc/apt/sources.list

Edited by shanenin

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I popped in vmware player on this machine and installed ubuntu 5.10 to test the upgrade process Naruku mentioned. I must be one of the numerous people at the Ubuntu forums that end up with a dead OS on attempting this. totally borked the system to the point where I would have to reinstall from scratch.

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Since you already installed gaim2 correctly, if you decide you want to use it, just enter this command into the terminal

/opt/bin/gaim

now you are running gaim2

by the way, I like your signature. My attitude sucks quite often. It is nice to read something positive

Today Was A Good Day

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I popped in vmware player on this machine and installed ubuntu 5.10 to test the upgrade process Naruku mentioned. I must be one of the numerous people at the Ubuntu forums that end up with a dead OS on attempting this. totally borked the system to the point where I would have to reinstall from scratch.

I've read the same thing about Debian proper that is doing an apt-get dist-upgrade to go from sarge to Sid results in breakage issues.

So when Ubuntu 6.0.6 is released in June I'll do a clean install on my Ubuntu box at work. I'm also going to back up my files and do clean installs on my Debian boxes when I upgrade to Sid in December.

Dapper Drake looks to be a good distro.

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The update-manager procedure worked fine for me a couple days ago. The only problems I encountered were a half-dozen unimportant packages that couldn't be updated and a broken ramdisk.

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You can do the 5.10->6.06 upgrade through update-manager. Run it with the -d switch once to pull in the beta versions of apt and update-manager and again to upgrade to 6.06.

I just tried to run update manager show a shell and it failed. It tried to open a window. Is their a non-gui way of doing this?

edit adeed later//

I am going to try and update the way naruku*** said. I will let you know if it breaks. by the way I am going to try updating from hoary

edit added later//

I got some errors when running 'apt-get -y upgrade' . I then copyied the sources.list file naruku*** used in his example, then ran apt-get update. Now apt-get -y upgrade is working.

Edited by shanenin

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shanenin,

Let me know if that upgrades the kernel also please. if it does then I need to make sure I ftp my kernel src to my server to make sure I get everything working correctly again. I might just go ahead and give it a run on the actual machine. It could just be my vmware that did it to me.

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I seem to have broke it. I think my system was already a little borked, plus I upgraded from 5.04. I was kind of hoping to have screwed it up. I messed with my sound up beyong repair a while back. Now I have a reason to reinstall

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based on that I will wait until the June release date and then burn a copy of the ISO, I spent the last two weeks setting this thing back up the way i want it after putting it on a new hard drive. :)

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I think the problem may have been my fault. I updated it from my gentoo system in a chroot environment. The updater must have did a uname, because I got an error during 'apt-get -y upgrade' saying the module directory /lib/modules/2.6.13-gentoo-r3 could not be found.

When I rebooted into ubuntu my network and other things failed. I think this was because something did to get updated which affected me being able to load my modules. This is all just a hunch based on a little observation

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shanenin,

Let me know if that upgrades the kernel also please. if it does then I need to make sure I ftp my kernel src to my server to make sure I get everything working correctly again. I might just go ahead and give it a run on the actual machine. It could just be my vmware that did it to me.

What you really want to save is the kernel config, I have yet to have a problem giong to different kernel versions with the same config. And yes it does upgrade to 2.6.15-21-386.

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I think the problem may have been my fault. I updated it from my gentoo system in a chroot environment. The updater must have did a uname, because I got an error during 'apt-get -y upgrade' saying the module directory /lib/modules/2.6.13-gentoo-r3 could not be found.

When I rebooted into ubuntu my network and other things failed. I think this was because something did to get updated which affected me being able to load my modules. This is all just a hunch based on a little observation

If you can get your network up you should be able to continue the apt-get dist-upgrade. As a thought what kernel did ubuntu boot when you rebooted? May have booted the new kernel prematurely.

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thanks naruku, I may just go ahead and do it, I have backed up my important files already. still need ftp my kernel to my server so it's easily accessible.

Edit: as an after thought, in my case would it actually downgrade to that kernel since I'm running 2.6.16.10?

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since we hijacked that thread unintentionally I split all relevent part dealing with upgrading to dapper drake to a seperate topic.

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thanks naruku, I may just go ahead and do it, I have backed up my important files already. still need ftp my kernel to my server so it's easily accessible.

Edit: as an after thought, in my case would it actually downgrade to that kernel since I'm running 2.6.16.10?

It will most likel install the 2.6.15 kernel and change menu.lst to boot that kernel, all that should be necessary is editing menu.lst.

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thanks naruku, I may just go ahead and do it, I have backed up my important files already. still need ftp my kernel to my server so it's easily accessible.

Edit: as an after thought, in my case would it actually downgrade to that kernel since I'm running 2.6.16.10?

It will most likel install the 2.6.15 kernel and change menu.lst to boot that kernel, all that should be necessary is editing menu.lst.

cool thanks

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I was booting my old 2.6.10 kernel. After changeing my menu.lst to use the newer 2.6.15-21-386 kernel, everything seems to be working well. I did notice one error during the bootup scripts; it went by to fast to see what it was. I also got a few errors during the upgrade process. I get the feeling a lot may be broken

I decided to install gaim. I am still getting the older version, but I do have the dapper beta wallpaper installed

[email protected]:/home/shane # apt-get install gaim
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Suggested packages:
libzephyr3
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gaim
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 836kB of archives.
After unpacking 2200kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main gaim 1:1.5.0+1.5.1cvs20051015-1ubuntu7 [836kB]
Fetched 836kB in 3s (275kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package gaim.
(Reading database ... 74102 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking gaim (from .../gaim_1%3a1.5.0+1.5.1cvs20051015-1ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...
Setting up gaim (1.5.0+1.5.1cvs20051015-1ubuntu7) ...

I know next to nothing about using ubuntu, so I am kind of lost.

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I installed gaim2 beta using this package (direct link). It contains 4 .deb's install gaim-data*.deb and gaim2*.deb. I dont believe I needed any other dep's.

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sorry can't help it.. but it was easy on gentoo..

echo "net-im/gaim ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

echo "net-im/gaim gnutls" >> /etc/portage/package.use

emerge -aDuv gaim

screenshot.png

Edited by iccaros

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