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Cake day: July 7th, 2023


  • Yes, Ubuntu DOES only do security updates. They don’t phase major versions of point releases into distro release channels after they have been released. You have no idea what you are talking about in this thread. You need to go do some reading, please. People are trying to help you, and you’re just responding by being rude and snarky. The worst snark as well, because you think you are informed and right, and you’re just embarrassing yourself and annoying the people trying to help you.

  • That doesn’t even have anything to do with this. Phased upgrades are about CHANNELS. As in a select number of systems get the upgrades before anyone else. This is similar to a staging environment in that it minimizes risk. You clearly do not understand what you are asking for here, and are unable to articulate it well enough for us to understand either. I suggest you ask in a different way with more information.

  • You should be more courteous to the guy who has been responding to you, because he’s giving you exactly what you’re asking for, you just don’t know how to ask for it properly. Just a piece of advice 🤌

    That being said, since you don’t know what you’re afraid of exactly, I can tell you in my long history of running thousands of Linux machines, containers and VMs at scale, I’ve never ever once since an unattended upgrade do anything that couldn’t immediately be rolled back or fixed. The worst I’ve seen is services impacted that do not start. So why don’t you just chill out a tiny a bit about your Jellyfin server or whatever you’re being rude about.

  • Never heard of it, but it will stop working eventually not because of QT, but due to updated distros replacing aging or insecure libraries or compilation tools that will be incompatible with this software. You would have the option of keeping it running on an older LTS release of something, but eventually that will also run out. Best to just find an alternative that is actively developed at some point.

  • Just using DD like this is not doing a bit clone of your drive. What you want to do can be done with DD on a blank disk (no filesystem), but you might as well just use gparted and make it easy on yourself. Otherwise, you need make sure the source and destination disks have the exact same geometry and such…it’s just more steps you seem to not want to take. Just take the easy route.

  • The only solid reason I can think carry anything on a USB stick is if you’re going to be in an area without Internet. If you’re in an IT role where you’re interacting with end-user machines all the time, then the answer would obviously be some sort of live environment to troubleshoot or fix issues. In that case, load a Ventoy partition with a few different images, and and be done with it I guess.

    If you’re thinking like a Prepper or whatever, keep a copy of Wikipedia, and some survival books maybe? Maps? That’s all I can think of. If you’re going this far, better carry a backpack with portable solar panels, a large battery, and a lifejacket. None of this matters when you don’t have food and water though, so…