elementaryos rant, sorry 

So, @elementary Juno was released yesterday but there is no mention anywhere in the release announcement or installation guide about how to update from eOS Loki. Googling around brought up an github issue about this from March 2017. Apparently there's a $25 bounty on this, lol.

On reddit someone wrote you have to re-install the whole OS but I swear if they make me do this I'm gonna distro-hop right away.

elementaryos rant, sorry 

@gka @elementary Yes, you will have to do a fresh install.

There is no drama to it. Really.

elementaryos rant, sorry 

@Linux @elementary interesting. I'm new to linux, eOS loki was my first serious attempt on using it. one of the reasons I switched from macOS was that with each OS upgrade half of my system was broken and I had to re-install and configure most of it.

so you're saying this is normal in the linux world? does "fresh install" mean I have to reinstall all apps? redo my whole setup? or is there a way not to spend 2 days on this?


elementaryos rant, sorry 

@gka I can't speak for Elementary, but Ubuntu proper does not rely on the CLI to upgrade major versions, and Ubuntu (and Debian) do not require you to reinstall your OS with every upgrade.

Some people do it out of habit, to clear out the cruff.

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