I’m sure everyone is just dying to see me upgrade Ubuntu again after it went so well last time, so, as Ubuntu 7.04 (codename Feisty Fawn) went beta last night, I have upgraded my laptop.
Things that currently seem to work just fine that I tend to worry about on upgrades:
- Ability to read photos from my camera over USB
- Suspend to RAM
- Network manager
- Power management in general
Things I haven’t tested:
- Hiberate to disk
- Network Manager’s three million race conditions all meaning that it needs to be fully restarted after any resume
Bug fixes that I’m really hoping are genuine: 68818, 61423 and 49221.
Pipe dreams (stuff that I haven’t even worked out how to think about doing):
- Getting Network Manager to automatically choose a network appropriately even if, for example, I haven’t logged in the ‘mary’ user, which has bitten me a few times trying to give people (houseguests) a user account on my laptop and be able to sleep while they check their email.
Andrew ran into two very annoying problems: he used the recommended upgrade tool (update-manager) rather than aptitude to do the update and:
- Bug 73463: update-manager in its infinite wisdom decided that custom apt sources should be replaced with archive.ubuntu.com. In our case this meant that Andrew didn’t download packages via our apt-proxy install which meant that when I went to download them this morning, I had to download them all again rather than getting any cached versions. (Attention US residents: bandwidth is still not infinitely fast nor priced at a flat rate everywhere yet). It also means that all of Andrew’s non-main repository software (such as things in universe, the less well supported packages), got removed.
- an Apache fast-cgi package upgrade failed, which managed in turn to crash update-manager, which then couldn’t be restarted because update-manager relies on dbus, and dbus was in the process of being upgraded at the time of the crash. (He had to finish the upgrade with aptitude in the end.)