UBUNTU 10.04 and rails?

I'm currently running ubuntu 9.10 karmic , and i know that 10.04 is
coming out this week.

I'm currently in the middle of a project, and I'm not sure if Rails
still works with 10.04.

Also, do i lose all my database tables, files, ruby, rails, etc if i
update? Thanks

Upgrading your operating system is non-destructive - that means "no,
you don't".

David Zhu wrote:

I'm currently running ubuntu 9.10 karmic , and i know that 10.04 is
coming out this week.

I'm currently in the middle of a project, and I'm not sure if Rails
still works with 10.04.

I'd be surprised if it didn't.

Also, do i lose all my database tables, files, ruby, rails, etc if i
update? Thanks

No -- or at least, you didn't on earlier upgrades. It's just an OS
upgrade, not wiping your HD.

But make a backup if you're nervous.

Best,

I don’t update my Ubuntu during 6 months between releases. It’s easier for me to format HDD and setup everything from scratch in one day. When you do automatic updates, or release update without reinstallation - the strange things could happen. I always had to fix something with my hardware after updates. When it was 7.04. That’s easier for me to not upgrade my system when everything works, then be like “Aahh. Not again :(”. And spend half a day for fixing.

That’s funny when guys in forums complains: “OMG Help! The system won’t start after update!”. And I’m always want to ask: why do you need that? Backup all data and do a fresh install when you got a time for that. And If you don’t - just let it be. Upgrade later, when you’ll be ready to spend a time, if something will go wrong.

As a long time Debian (and Ubuntu more recently) user, I've been using
`apt-get dist-upgrade` for nearly a decade. I've never had a problem
with it. I have 3 servers in my garage that started as Ubuntu 5.04
systems, they now run 9.04.. all upgrades after the first install. My
desktop system at work started as a 7.04 system several years ago, it
now runs 9.04, upgraded it twice with no issues.

I gotta think you're not doing something right when you upgrade. I
just don't have the problems you describe. And using your own words..
even if you do have an issue, taking half a day to fix it still beats
taking a whole day reinstalling from scratch.

I just couldn't imagine reinstalling every system I own or use
everytime a new version was released.