[Ma-linux] Migrating from 32-bit to 64-bit Ubuntu
keithrbennett at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 13:28:09 EDT 2009
I'm getting a new VM at work with more memory than can be handled by a
32-bit OS, and want to install 64-bit Ubuntu. I have some questions...
To save time, I'd like to copy the information as to which software I
have installed with apt-get/synaptic. I found this page that shows a
simple way to do this using dpkg's --get-selections and --set-selections
However, I'm concerned that installing the 32-bit versions on the 64-bit
OS might screw something up. I'm aware that the 64-bit OS can run the
32-bit software, but am wondering if it might do some other damage
regarding configuration, dependencies, etc. Could it? I grepped the
output of the installed packages and found the following entries
Would the 64-bit version of these be installed by the OS install so that
the 32 bit versions are ignored? Or should I remove these from the
set-install list? And, if so, am I missing anything important that
doesn't happen to have 32 in the name?
Another question...would I be better off waiting until 9.10 comes out?
I am assuming that 9.04 plus upgrades == 9.10...is that true?
Thanks for any help,
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